Dr. Karuthedath now Professor

01 March, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Safakath Karuthedath who has been appointed Assistant Professor and at the Institute of Material Research, Tsinghua Shenzen International Graduate School, China, he was offered the position in December 2021 and effectively took his position in January 2023.

Professor Karuthedath has been in our group almost since its begining and has largely contributed to its construction, including our transient absorption spectroscopy setup, and to bringing it where it is now.

Some of his most outstanding articles published with us include:

- M.A. Filatov, S. Karuthedath, et al. "Generation of Triplet Excited States via Photoinduced Electron Transfer in meso-anthra-BODIPY: Fluorogenic Response toward Singlet Oxygen in Solution and in Vitro", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 18, 6282–6285, https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b00551 

- S. Karuthedath, J.Gorenflot, C. de Castro, et al. "Intrinsic efficiency limits in low-bandgap non-fullerene acceptor organic solar cells", Nature Materials 2021, 20, 378–384, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-00835-x

- Y. Lin, Y. Firdaus, M. I. Nugraha, F. Liu, S. Karuthedath et al. "17.1% Efficient Single-Junction Organic Solar Cells Enabled by n-Type Doping of the Bulk-Heterojunction", Adv. Sci. 2020, 7, 1903419, https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201903419

- Y. Firdaus, V. M. Le Corre, S. Karuthedat et al. "Long-range exciton diffusion in molecular non-fullerene acceptors", Nat Commun, 2020, 11, 5220. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19029-9

We wish him all the best for the continuation of his career and hope to have chances to pursue fruitful collaborations.