KJ8107 - Advanced Organic Optoelectronic Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

Advanced organic optoelectronic materials focuses on the structure-property relationships of some of the most identifiable different classes of materials that give them these properties that make them ideal candidates for optoelectronic applications such as chemical sensors, molecular switches and machines, energy converting technologies or artificial intelligence. Through the lens of organic chemistry the course will attempt to elucidate the various techniques by which a synthetic chemist can enrich the properties and maximize their potential and furthermore, on how chemical functionalization paves the way for their successful integration into applications


The subject will first focus on the main different classes of organic electronic materials, namely conjugated polymers, small molecule semiconductors and carbon nanostructured materials (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene). Main concepts and fundamental physics will be explained, along with key-strategies for their synthesis.


The main focus will be on the wide variety of different functionalization routes that affect the properties of the resulting material. The attempted structure-property relationship will allow for a more informed decision on the synthesized molecule relative to the targeted application. Special attention will be given on the different characterization methods that exist in order to analyze these different material properties.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student can exhibit competence in the following traits



(i) Can demonstrate understanding of the various key classes of organic optoelectronics, their basic synthetic strategies as well as identify their fundamental advantages and disadvantages.

(ii) Is able to propose an appropriate characterization technique in order to characterize a specific property relating to the material and the targeted application.


(i) Can demonstrate ability to plan synthetic strategies at an advanced level in order to synthesize organic optoelectronic materials.

(ii) Is able to propose different functionalization routes in order to enrich the properties of the material through rational understanding of structure-property relationships

General competence:

(i) Can demonstrate ability to perform research at a high international level.

(ii) Has knowledge of an enabling technology meeting the needs of society, in the field of organic electronics and nanotechnology.

(iii) Has the ability to combine knowledge from different scientific disciplines.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (4hours)

Exercises and activities will take place throughout the course.

Required previous knowledge

Background in organic chemistry or material science.

Course materials

Suggested literature:

Wenping Hu , Organic Optoelectronics, 2013, Wiley-VCH;


Nikos Tagmatarchis, Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials: Science and Applications 1st Ed. 2012, CRC Press-Taylor and Francis

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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