Electronic Materials research encompasses a variety of materials, including semiconductors, magnetic materials and optical materials. They can be both inorganic and organic. The most common applications for electronic materials are for computer chips, optical devices such as LED’s and diode lasers, sensors and materials designed to take advantage of unique quantum properties. At UF, we’re examining novel methods of creating and doping semiconductors and growing interesting new materials with unique magnetic and electrical properties for future devices. We’re even investigating ways of making organic photovoltaic devices that offer the promise of inexpensive energy harvesting.
Kevin Jones, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Frederick N. Rhines Professor of Materials Science and Engineering