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Alan Sellinger

  • Chemistry and Geochemistry
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • BS - Eastern Michigan University, Chemistry
  • MS - University of Michigan, Macromolecular Science & Engineering
  • PhD - University of Michigan, Macromolecular Science & Engineering with Prof. Richard M. Laine
  • Postdoctoral Study - Sandia National Laboratories with Prof. C. Jeffrey Brinker


  • The Sellinger research group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of organic, polymeric, and hybrid based semiconductor materials for application in solar cells (organic photovoltaics-OPV), flat panel displays (organic light emitting diodes-OLED), white lighting, and thin film transistors (organic TFT).
  • Below is a list of ongoing projects in the Sellinger group:
  • Electron transporting organic semiconductors for photovoltaics (OPV)
  • Organic dyes and hole conductors for solid state dye sensitized solar cells (ssDSSCs)
  • Wide band gap host materials for organic light emitting diodes (OLED)


  • 1. Yang, X.H., Giovenzana, T., Feild, B., Jabbour, G.E., Sellinger, A., Solution Processeable Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Based on Pyrene Functionalized Mixed Cubic Silsesquioxanes as Emitters in OLEDs, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 12689-12694,. Impact Factor 5.97
  • 2. Chan, K.L., Lim,J.P.F., Yang,X., Dodabalapur,A., Jabbour, G.E., Sellinger, A. High-Efficiency Pyrene-based Blue Light Emitting Diodes: Aggregation Suppression using Calixarene 3D-Scaffold, Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 5106-5108. Impact Factor 6.17
  • 3. Leijtens, T., Ding, I.K., Giovenzana, T., Bloking, J.T., McGehee, M.D., Sellinger, A. Hole Transport Materials for Application in Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Sells (ssDSSC) with High Pore Filling ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (2), 14551462. Impact Factor 11.42
  • 4. Bloking, J.T., Han, X., Higgs, A.T., Kastrop, J.P., Pandey, L., Norton, J.E., Risko, C., Chen, C.E., Brdas, J.L., McGehee, M.D., Sellinger, A. Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiencies of 2.5 using Benzothiadiazole/Imide-Based Acceptors Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23, 5484−5490. Impact Factor 7.29
  • 5. Lim, Y.H., Park, Y.S., Kang, Y., Jang, D., Kim, J.H., Kim, J.J., Sellinger, A., Yoon, D.Y. Hole Injection/Transport Materials Derived from Heck and Sol-Gel Chemistry for Application in Solution-Processed Organic Electronic Devices, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133(5), 13751382. Impact Factor 9.91
  • 6. Sonar, P., Soh, M.S., Cheng, Y.H., Henssler, J.T., Sellinger, A. 1,3,6,8-Tetrasubstituted Pyrenes: Solution Processable Materials for Application in Organic Electronics, Organic Letters, 2010, 12(15) 3292-3295. Impact Factor 5.86
  • 7. Foong, T.R.B., Shen Y., Hu, X., Sellinger, A. Template-directed liquid ALD growth of TiO2 nano-tube arrays: properties, in-situ doping and potential in photovoltaic devices, Advanced Functional Materials, 2010, 20(9), 1390-1396. Impact Factor 10.18
  • 8. Ooi, Z., Tam, T.L., Shin, R.Y.C., Chen Z.K., Kietzke, T., Baumgarten, M., Mullen, K., deMello, J.C., Sellinger, A., Solution Processed Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells using a Small Molecule Acceptor, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2008, 18, 46194622. Impact Factor 5.97
  • 9. Lo, M.Y., Zhen, C., Lauters, M., Jabbour G.E., Sellinger, A., Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Based on Pyrene Functionalized Octavinylsilsesquioxane Cores for Application in OLEDs, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129, 5808-5809. Impact Factor 9.91
  • 10. Sellinger, A.; Weiss, P.W.; Nguyen, A.; Lu, Y.; Assink, R.A.; Gong, W.; Brinker, C.J., Continuous, Self-Assembly of Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Coatings that Mimic Shell. Nature, 394, 1998, 256-260. Impact Factor 36.28