Welcome To OML @ IIT Roorkee!

  • Anupam Das, Sunil Kumar and Kamal Verma joined the group as Ph.D. students. Welcome
  • V. Joseph successfully defended his Ph.D thesis (19-07-2018). Congratulations
  • Sunil Kumar successfully defended his Ph.D thesis (10-07-2018). Congratulations
  • Ankita Saini successfully defended her Ph.D thesis (06-07-2018). Congratulations
  • Congratulations Ankita Saini, for new assignment as Assistant Professor in Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala.
  • Congratulations Diksha Saklani, for securing All India First Rank in Joint CSIR/UGC test held on December 2017.
  • Dr. K. R. Justin Thomas became Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London.
  • Congratulations Diksha Saklani, for securing All India First Rank in GATE 2018.
  • Dr. K. R. Justin Thomas received Bronze Medal (2018) from Chemical Research Society of India.
  1. Organic electronics and optoelectronics, including LEDs, Solar Cells
  2. Electroactive and photoactive materials for imaging, electrochromic devices, batteries and sensors
  3. Dendrimers and polymers, synthesis and photonic applications
  4. Organic energetic materials, synthesis of nitrogen-rich heterocyclic compounds
  • To elucidate the structural impact on the electronic and photonic properties of organic materials.
  • To develop methodologies to improve/control the photophysical, charge transport, photoelectric and magnetic properties of organic materials.
  • To synthesize triplet-harvesting organic emitters incorporating multiple photophysical channels.
  • Density functional theoretical design and lab scale synthesis of organic materials.
  • Physicochemical (spectral, electrochemical, thermal) and photophysical (absorption & emission) measurements.
  • Structure-property correlations.
  • Functional evaluation by device (LED, Solar Cell) fabrication.

Recent Publications

Polarity tuning of fluorene derivatives by chromophores to achieve efficient blue electroluminescent materials
K. R. J. Thomas, A. Venkateswararao, V. Joseph, S. Kumar, J.-H. Jou,Org. Electron., 2019, 64, 266-273.
Effect of electron rich π-linkers on the functional properties of dyes featuring dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]pyrrole donor
S. Kumar, K. R. J. Thomas, C.-T. Li, M.-S. Fan, K.-C. Ho, Dyes Pigm., 2019, 160, 614-623.
Design-to-Device Approach Affords Panchromatic Co-Sensitized Solar Cells
C. B. Cooper, E. J. Beard, Alvaro Vazquez-Mayagoitia, L. Stan, G. B. G. Stenning, D. W. Nye, J. A. Vigil, T. Tomar, J. Jia, G. B. Bodedla, S. Chen, L. Gallego, S. Franco, A. Carella, K. R. J. Thomas, S.Xue, X. Zhu, J. M. Cole, Adv. Energy Mater., 2018, 42, 1802820.
Enabling a 6.5% external quantum efficiency deep-blue organic light-emitting diode with a solution-processable carbazole based emitter
J.-H. Jou, J.-L. Li, S. Sahoo, D. K. Dubey, R. A. K. Yadav, V. Joseph, K. R. J. Thomas, C.-W. Wang, J. Jayakumar, C.-H. Cheng, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 42, 24295-24303.
Vinyl-Linked Cyanocarbazole-Based Emitters: Effect of Conjugation and Terminal Chromophores on the Photophysical and Electroluminescent Properties
V. Joseph, K. R. J. Thomas, J.-L. Li, S. Sahoo, M. Singh, J.-H. Jou, ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 16477-16488.
Tuning the Photophysical and Electroluminescence Properties in Asymmetrically Tetrasubstituted Bipolar Carbazoles by Functional Group Disposition
R. K. Konidena, K. R. J. Thomas, A. Pathak, D. K. Dubey, S. Sahoo, and J.-H. Jou, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 24013-24027.

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Ph.D studentship available for CSIR/UGC/INSPIRE fellowship holders. Check the rolling advertisement here!

Ph.D fellowship available for OBC & SC/ST candidates.

Post-doctoral fellowship available for fresh Ph.Ds committed to work for minimum two years. Check here!

Post-doctoral fellowship available for women candidates for upto five years. Check here!

Post-doctoral fellowship available for SC/ST candidates.


Tip: The fellowships shown above are funded by IIT-Roorkee, UGC, DST-SERB, etc. Some fellowships require a research proposal and authorization letter from host institute. If you need any assistance to apply for these fellowships contact me with confidence.