Taniya Pathiranage

Ph. D. in Chemistry 2017

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Texas at Dallas

800 W Campbell, BE 26 Richardson TX 75080

Office: BE 2.526

Email: [email protected]

Research Topic:

Synthesis of liquid crystalline semiconducting block copolymers with P3HT for organic field effect transistors and photovoltaic applications

Research

  • Project I: Synthesis and characterization of side-chain thermotropic liquid crystalline copolymers containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene)
  • Project II: Synthesis of block copolymers of smectic methoxy biphenyl mesogens with regioregular P3HT via ATRP and its applications in OFETs and Solar cells
  • Project III: Pyrene incorporated block copolymer synthesis and characterization and study the effect on charge transport
  • Project IV: Synthesis, Characterization and application of poly(4-vinylpyridine)-block-poly(3-(2-ethylhexyl)thiophene) in Cd-Se quantum dot hybrid solar cells as an additive
  • Project V: Mechanical properties of block copolymers of poly(3-hexylthiophene)
  • Project VI: One pot block copolymer synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene) with lyotropic (N,Ní-dihexyl carbodimide)

Publications

  • Bhatt, Mahesh P., DU, Jia, Rainbolt, Elizabeth A., Pathiranage, Taniya M. S. K., Huang, Peishen., Reuther, James F., Novak, Bruce M., Stefan, Mihaela C., "A semiconducting liquid crystalline block copolymer containing regioregular poly (3-hexylthiophene) and nematic poly (n-hexyl isocyanate) and its application in bulk heterojunction solar cells", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2 (38), 16148-16156
  • Pathiranage Taniya M. S. K., Magurudeniya Harsha D., Bhatt Mahesh P., Rainbolt Elizabeth A., Biewer Michael C., Stefan Mihaela C., "Synthesis and characterization of side-chain thermotropic liquid crystalline copolymers containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene)", Polymer, 2015
  • Taniya M.S.K. Pathiranage, Minkyung Kim, Hien Q. Nguyen, Katherine E. Washington, Michael C. Biewer, and Mihaela C. Stefan, "Enhancing Long-Range Ordering of P3HT by Incorporating Thermotropic Biphenyl Mesogens via ATRP", Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (18), 6846-6857