Dmitrii F. Perepichka, McGill University

Presented by Jonathan Veinot, Past Chair, Materials Chemistry Division (right)

Dmitrii Perepichka was born in Donetsk, Ukraine. He received PhD in chemistry in 1999 from the Institute of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, which was followed by post-doctoral training at Durham University with Martin Bryce and at UCLA with Fred Wudl. After his first independent appointment at INRS-EMT (2003), he moved as an assistant professor to McGill University in 2005, where he was tenured in 2010 and promoted to full professor in 2014.

The research of his group combines a variety of topics in advanced materials and nanoscience, with main focus on synthesis of novel organic electronic materials, their applications in molecular and thin film optoelectronics, and an overarching goal to discover novel electronic properties. The important contributions from his group include: asymmetric functionalization of single wall carbon nanotubes, high charge mobility luminescent organic semiconductors, use of complementary hydrogen bonding to control multicomponent organic semiconductors, use of molecular networks in nanopatterning of functional surfaces, and development of two-dimensional conjugated polymers.