David Moermangraduated in Physics from the University of Mons in 2010 where he also obtained his PhD in Physics in 2014.
His main research topic was the understanding of chargetransport in self-organized semiconducting polymers for photovoltaic devicesand field effect transistors.
He then joined David S. Ginger’s group at theUniversity of Washington in Seattle as a postdoctoral BAEF fellow for two years.
He first studied, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, theimpact of ultra-thin Titania interlayers on open circuit voltage and carrierlifetime in thin film solar cells.
Additionally, he used correlated confocal photoluminescencemicroscopy and atomic force microscopy to understand the local photo-physicalproperties of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite thin films for solar cellsand light emitting diodes.
From October 2016, he joined the CMN and MateriaNova Research Center as a FNRS fellow to study the electronic properties at thehybrid perovskite/metal oxide interfaces for photovoltaic devices.
His researchinterests include device physics, nanotechnologies, metrology, and scanningprobe microscopy development in hybrid optoelectronics.
A few relevant publications of the past five years
- Moerman, D.; Kim, H.; Colbert, A. E.;Graham, S.; Ginger, D. S., The impact of ultra-thin titania interlayers on opencircuit voltage and carrier lifetime in thin film solar cells. Applied Physics Letters 2016, 108 (11), 113301.
- Moerman, D.;Sebaihi, N.; Kaviyil, S. E.; Leclere, P.; Lazzaroni, R.; Douheret, O., Towardsa unified description of the charge transport mechanisms in conductive atomicforce microscopy studies of semiconducting polymers. Nanoscale 2014, 6 (18), 10596-10603.
- Willot, P.; Steverlynck, J.; Moerman, D.; Leclere, P.;Lazzaroni, R.; Koeckelberghs, G., Poly(3-alkylthiophene) with tuneableregioregularity: synthesis and self-assembling properties. Polymer Chemistry 2013, 4 (9), 2662-2671.