Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) offer tremendous potential for use in full-color displays and solid-state lighting. To fabricate more efficient and less expensive devices that produce strong luminescence, a better understanding of the electronic and optical processes in OLEDs is essential. To address these issues, we investigate numerous aspects, including: charge and energy transfer; aggregation effects on the electronic structure of the ground and excited states; electronic properties of host and guest materials; and spin-orbit effects in organo-metallic emitting complexes. The detailed understanding of these processes leads us to design with our partners new materials with enhanced emission characteristics and stability.
- Triplet Excimer Formation In Platinum-Based Phosphors: A Theoretical Study Of The Roles Of Pt-Pt Bimetallic Interactions And Interligand Pi-Pi Interactions, Kim, D; Bredas, JL,Journal Of The American Chemical Society, 131, 11371-11380 
- Simulations Of The Emission Spectra Of Fac-Tris(2-Phenylpyridine) Iridium And Duschinsky Rotation Effects Using The Herman-Kluk Semiclassical Initial Value Representation Method, Wu, YH; Bredas, JL, Journal Of Chemical Physics, 129, 214305
- Control Of Luminescence In Conjugated Polymers Through Control Of Chain Microstructure, Feast, WJ; Cacialli, F; Koch, ATH; Daik, R; Lartigau, C; Friend, RH; Beljonne, D; Bredas, JL, Journal Of Materials Chemistry, 17, 907-912 
- Charge-Recombination Processes In Oligomer- And Polymer-Based Light- Emitting Diodes: A Molecular Picture, Beljonne, D; Shuai, ZG; Ye, AJ; Bredas, JL, Journal Of The Society For Information Display, 13, 419-427