My doctoral study at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research focuses on charge transport in organic solar cells. With the aim of improving photovoltaic efficiencies, macroscopic properties of charge transport are traced back to the nanoscopic structures of organic semiconductors. These structure-property relationships are devised by combining results of experimental material characterization and methods of computational modeling.

The work involves close collaborations with groups at the University of Dresden (Prof. Dr. Karl Leo), the University of Ulm (Prof. Dr. Peter Baeuerle), and Seoul National Universty (Prof. Dr. Do Yeung Yoon). The project started in May 2009 and is supported by the German Research Foundation (IRTG 1404) and the German National Academic Foundation.

Published in the group


[pdf] Water-free proton conduction in hexakis(p-phosphonatophenyl)benzene nano-channels
C. Wehmeyer, M. Schrader, D. Andrienko, D. Sebastiani
J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 12366-12372, 2013, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Molecular ordering and charge transport in a dicyanovinyl-substituted quaterthiophene thin film
C. Elschner, M. Schrader, R. Fitzner, A. A. Levin, P. Baeuerle, D. Andrienko, K. Leo, M. Riede
RSC Advances, 3, 12117-12123, 2013, [doi] [abstract]


[pdf] Charge transport in amorphous and smectic mesophases of dicyanovinyl-substituted oligothiophenes
M. Schrader, C. Koerner, C. Elschner, D. Andrienko
J. Mater. Chem., 22, 22258-22264, 2012, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Comparative study of microscopic charge dynamics in crystalline acceptor-substituted oligothiophenes
M. Schrader, R. Fitzner, M. Hein, C. Elschner, B. Baumeier, M. Riede, K. Leo, P. Baeuerle, D. Andrienko
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 6052-6056, 2012, [doi] [abstract]


[pdf] Microscopic simulations of charge transport in disordered organic semiconductors
V. Ruehle, A. Lukyanov, F. May, M. Schrader, T. Vehoff, J. Kirkpatrick, B. Baumeier, D. Andrienko
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 7, 3335-3345, 2011, [doi] [abstract]