Nam Chul Cho

Postdoctoral Fellow
Now, Assistant Professor at Soonchunhyang University in South Korea

Selected Publications

High-Dielectric Constant Side-chain Polymers Show Reduced Non-Geminate Recombination in Heterojunction Solar Cells

N. Cho, C. W. Schlenker, K. M. Knesting, P. Koelsch, H. -L. Yip, D. S. Ginger,and A. K.-Y. Jen

Advanced Energy Materials, 4, 1301857, (2014)


In-situ Doping and Crosslinking of Fullerenes to Form Efficient and Robust Electron-Transporting Layer for Polymer Solar Cells

N. Cho, C. -Z. Li, H. -L. Yip and  A. K. -Y. Jen

Energy Environ. Sci., 7, 638, (2014)


Morphology evolution by controlling solvent-solute interactions using a binary solvent in bulk heterojunction solar cells

N. Cho , H. -L. Yip, and A. K. -Y. Jen

Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 233903, (2014)


In-situ Crosslinking and n-Doping of Semiconducting Polymers and Their Application as Effi cient Electron-Transporting Materials in Inverted Polymer Solar Cells

N. Cho , H. -L. Yip , J. A. Davies , P. D. Kazarinoff , D. F. Zeigler , M. M. Durban , Y. Segawa , K. M. O’Malley , C. K. Luscombe , and A. K. -Y. Jen

Advanced Energy Materials, 1, 1148, (2011)


The impact of charge defects and resonance enhancement on the two-photon absorption activity of spirofluorene and ladder-type pentaphenylene derivatives

N. Cho, G. Zhou, K. Kamada, R. H. Kim, K. Ohta, S. -H. Jin, K. Müllen and K. -S. Lee

Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 185, (2012)


n-Doping of thermally polymerizable fullerenes as an electron transporting layer for inverted polymer solar cells

N. Cho, H. -L. Yip, S. K. Hau, K. -S. Chen, T. -W. Kim, J. A. Davies, D. F. Zeigler, A. K. -Y. Jen

Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 6956, (2011) 


Efficient photodetection at IR wavelengths by incorporation of PbSe-carbon-nanotube conjugates in a polymeric nanocomposite

N. Cho, K. R. Choudhury, R. B. Thapa, Y. Sahoo, T. Ohulchanskyy, A. N. Cartwright, K. -S. Lee, P. N. Prasad

Advanced Materials, 19(2), 232, (2007)


  • B. Sc., Polymer Science and Engineering, Hannam University, Daejeon, Korea, 2005
  • M. Sc., Polymer Science and Engineering, Hannam University, Daejeon, Korea, 2007
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, US, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2008, researcher, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
  • 2009-2015, research assistance, University of Washington, Jen research group, US
  • 2015, research scientist, STEM department, University of Washington at Bothell, US
  • 2015-current, Postdoc fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia