International Collaborations

Center for Advanced Flexible Display Convergence (CAFDC) at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)


The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in  natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation in China. It is headquartered in Beijing, with institutes all over China.

The Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) of the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, U.S.A. and the Key Laboratory of Organic Solids (KLOS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), People's Republic of China have signed an MOU to establish a partnership to promote stronger collaborative relationships between our two institutions in the areas of organic photonics and electronics.


The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is providing five-year grant support (which started July 01, 2008) through the Global Research Partnership (GRP) to four interdisciplinary scientific research Centers engaged in path-breaking work in the areas of applied mathematics, molecular photovoltaics, nanomaterials and computational science.

The KAUST GRP Centers Grant Recipients are:

The Brédas Research Group in the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, partners with the Stanford University Center on Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics and provides its expertise in electronic-structure calculations to model the electronic processes that take place in organic solar cells. In particular, they will evaluate the contributions of the various parameters that influence the rate of charge separation at the donor-acceptor interface, such as the driving force, the reorganization energy, the molecular packing, and the medium dielectric constant. They will also evaluate strategies to minimize the exciton binding energy and its associated energy loss, and to identify good candidates for exciton fission by looking for molecules that have a triplet energy level slightly less than half the singlet energy. The Georgia Tech work will guide the molecular synthesis and will contribute to the advancement of a fundamental understanding of how molecular structure affects function in energy conversion devices.


 Imperial College of London