Simil Thomas received his Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India. After completion of his degree, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea. In the summer of 2014 Simil joined the group of Prof. Jean-Luc Bredas at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and moved to Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 2017. He is currently working on electronic structure properties of two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks and non-fullerene acceptors.
1. Improving the Stability of Organic Semiconductors: Distortion Energy versus Aromaticity in Substituted Bistetracene, Simil Thomas, Jack Ly, Lei Zhang, Alejandro L. Briseno, and Jean-Luc Bredas, Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 8504-8512.
2. Thieno [3, 4‐c] pyrrole‐4, 6‐dione‐3, 4‐difluorothiophene Polymer Acceptors for Efficient All‐Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, S Liu, Z Kan, S Thomas, F Cruciani, JL Brédas, PM, Beaujuge Angewandte Chemie 2016, 128, 13190-13194.
3. Unipolar Electron Transport Polymers: A Thiazole Based All-Electron Acceptor Approach, Zhibo Yuan, Boyi Fu, Simil Thomas, Siyuan Zhang, Giovanni DeLuca, Rui Chang, Lauren Lopez, Chaker Fares, Guoyan Zhang, Jean-Luc Bredas, and Elsa Reichmanis, Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 6045-6049.