COPE is a premier national research center that creates organic photonic and electronic materials and devices serving the information technology, energy, and defense sectors.
- Combines a fundamental understanding of the essential chemical and physical phenomena in organic-based materials with advanced materials processing and device engineering.
- Addresses underlying scientific problems relating to organic-based photonic and electronic materials and devices.
- Employs faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and students from groups with expertise in theory, synthesis, material science and characterization, device physics, and materials engineering.
- Provides a multi-disciplinary research environment conducive to close collaboration with other Georgia Tech groups.
- Encourages paradigm-shifting innovations by undertaking high-risk, high-payoff research.
- Develops theory at multiple length scales that couples strongly to experimental studies.
- Has resulted in more than 300 publications and 30 patents or patents pending over the last five years.
- Transfers technology to industry and government including commercializing technology by forming start-up companies.