Dr. Ayse Turak


Assistant Professor

Department of Engineering Physics

McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton
Ontario, Canada
L8S 4L7

Office: JHE/A321
Email: turaka@mcmaster.ca
Phone: (905) 525-9140 x 23348

B.Sc. Queens’s University
Ph.D. University of Toronto

Research Website: http://organicelectronics.mcmaster.ca/index.html

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Research Interests

My research is focused on interfacial chemical and structural engineering for improved device performance in organic optoelectronic devices (opvs, oleds), and on order-disorder transitions in granular media. I was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research (2008-2010), as project leader on Organic solar cells (EU IIF FP7 project: LiFOrgPV), before taking up a visiting professor position at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey (EU ERG FP7 project: NIOS).

Current research projects include:

  • Inorganic interlayers for organic solar cells by reverse micelle reactor growth technique (NIOS) — jointly with C. Ow-Yang, Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Interfacial structure of buried inorganic-organic interfaces in organic photovoltaics  (LiFOrganicPV)
  • Geometric packing and phase transitions in two-dimensional granular media – jointly with A. Diaz-Ortiz, Orsey, France
  • Interfacial adhesion strength at organic-inorganic heterojunctions – jointly with M. Kampermann, Wageningen University, Holland
  • Reactivity of LiF coated surfaces – jointly with L. P. H. Jeurgens, MPI-IS, Germany
  • Growth and structure of organic-organic heterojunctions – jointly with D. De Oteyza, Donostia International Physics Centre, Spain; R. Hayakawa, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan; Y. Zhang, Nankai University, China; J. Wachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  •  Processing effects on structure of polymer solar cells – jointly with E. Ahlswede, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany
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