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Dr. Juan Cabanillas González

Position: Assistant Research Prof. (tenure track)
PhD: Imperial College London, UK
Previous Position: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Research: Pump probe and photoinduced absoption spectroscopies
Researcher ID: M-1026-2014
Joining Date: October, 2009
User Name: juan.cabanillas
Telephone: +34 91 299 87 84
Cabanillas González

Juan Cabanillas–Gonzalez graduated in Physics at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 1999. He got a PhD in Physics from Imperial College London working with photophysics of conjugated polymers with Prof. Donal Bradley. In 2003 he started a post-doctoral stage at Politecnico di Milano with Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani. In 2009 he was appointed Ramon y Cajal fellow at IMDEA Nanociencia (Madrid). His main research interests concern with excited state dynamics in conjugated polymers and the application of these materials to different fields such as lighting, light detection and chemical sensing.

Research Lines

The group investigates the use of time-resolved spectroscopy (transient absorption and time-resolved photoluminescence) for the understanding and optimization of fundamental processes in organic-based devices. Additionally we fabricate and characterize devices such as polymer laser resonators, polymer waveguides or photodectors. Currently, our research is focused on these topics:

  1. Photophysics of novel conjugated polymers with improved emission and light amplification properties. Interchain interactions in solid state often lead to unwanted broad photoinduced absorption which overlaps spectrally with stimulated emission. We study the excited-state dynamics of polymers with chemical structures which promote optical gain upon reducing inter-chain interactions. Examples of these poly- mers are conjugated polyrotaxanes with cyclodextrin rings surrounding the backbone, polymers with bulky side-chain substituents or polymers with backbone encapsulated by cyclic side-chain substituents.

Relevant publications

  • “Role of Amorphous and Aggregate Phases on Field-Induced Exciton Dissociation in a Conjugated Polymer”, Marta M. Mróz et col. Phys. Review B 87, 035201 (11pp) (2013)
  • “Pump-Probe Spectroscopy in Organic Semiconductors: Monitoring Fundamental Processes of Relevance in Optoelectronics” J. Cabanillas- Gonzalez et col. Adv. Mat. 2011, 23, 5468-5485
  • “Photoinduced Transient Stark Spectroscopy in Organic Semiconductors: a Method for Charge Mobility Determination in the Picosecond Regime”, J. Cabanillas-Gonzalez et col. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96,  106601 (4pp) (2006)