Our Research Group
The “Pecunia Research Group – Sustainable Optoelectronics” is a multidisciplinary research group investigating environmentally friendly, printable semiconductors for optoelectronics and photovoltaics. The group was founded in 2016 and is led by Dr. Vincenzo Pecunia.
The Pecunia Research Group is based at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) of Simon Fraser University, Canada. We have a wide range of state-of-the-art experimental facilities for materials and device preparation as well as characterization.
Our research is at the intersection of physics, materials science, and electronics engineering. It involves the investigation and conditioning of the optoelectronic properties of environmentally friendly, printable materials such as organic semiconductors, lead-free perovskite derivatives, amorphous metal-oxide semiconductors, and carbon nanotubes. In addition, we investigate the application of these materials for easy-to-make optoelectronic devices such as thin-film transistors, solar cells, and photodetectors. By gaining a detailed understanding of their optoelectronic and device properties, we seek to rationally realize the full potential of these semiconductors for green optoelectronics and sustainable energy.
Dr. Abhisek Chakraborty
Dr. Luis Portilla
Dr. Chaewon Kim