Simil Thomas

Research Scientists & Postdocs

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.

 Publications:

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.