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The University of Electro-Communications 
Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, School of Informatics and Engineering 
Department of Engineering Science, Cluster III (Fundamental Science and Engineering) 

顔写真 Assistant Professor 
Varun VOHRA 

Year of birth:1984  
Tel.042-443-5359  
 
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Academic degrees
DEUG equivalent in Materials Science Possibility to pass the exam for prestigious engineering schools in France  Chaptal (Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles)  2003/06/27 
Engineering Diploma in Materials Science (Polymer speciality)  European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials  2006/09/15 
Master's Degree in Materials Science  Louis Pasteur University  2006/09/22 
PhD in Materials Science  Milano-Bicocca University  2009/12/17 

Current research areas
Device related chemistry 
Composite materials/Surface and interface engineering 
Structural/Functional materials 
Material processing/Microstructural control engineering 

Current research subjects
Multi-level self-assembled systems  2006/11/01-2009/12/17  Zeolite L based organic/inorganic hybrid system to enhance the PL properties of organic dye molecules. 
electro-spinning  2006/11/01-Present  Process to produce various types of functional polymeric nanofibers. white-light emitting nanofibers, electro luminescent nanofibers. 
Polymer-Polymer self-assembly  2006/11/01-Present  Breath Figures Array (BFA) Electrospun self-assembled nanofibers Formation of nanostructures through polymer-polymer self-assembly (phase separation) 
organic light emitting devices  2007/09/01-Present  Development of new and innovative types of light-emitting devices based on conjugated polymer materials. Integration of conjugated polymer nanofibers into device architecture. 
Organic Solar Cells  2010/05/15-Present  Formation of donor-acceptor concentration gradients in active layers. New materials for OPV New Device architectures Molecular orientation and morphology of the active layer 

Published books
Book  Interface Engineering: A Key Aspect for the Potential Commercialization of Printable Organic Photovoltaic Cells  Varun VOHRA, Nur Tahirah Razali, Hideyuki Murata  Wiley-Scrivener  2017/05 
Book  Systematic study of organic solar cells cross-section by EDS to correlate donor-acceptor vertical concentration gradients and device performances  Varun VOHRA Nur Tahirah Razali Hideyuki Murata  One Central Press  2017/01  978-1-910086-19-3 
Book  Chemical Science of π-Electron Systems  Varun Vohra, Koichi Higashimine, Keisuke Ohdaira, Shogo Tsuzaki, Hideyuki Murata  Springer  2015  978-4-431-55356-4 
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Published papers
Paper  Yes  Polarized Emission from Conjugated Polymer Chains Aligned by Epitaxial Growth during Off-Center Spin-Coating  Takuya Anzai William Porzio Varun Vohra  Journal of Chemistry  2017, 8637108-  2017/10/17 
Paper  Yes  All solution-processed micro-structured flexible electrodes for low-cost light-emitting pressure sensors fabrication  Rie Shimotsu, Takahiro Takumi, Varun Vohra  Scientific Reports  7, 6921-  2017/07/31 
Paper  Yes  Low-Cost and Green Fabrication of Polymer Electronic Devices by Push-Coating of the Polymer Active Layers  Varun Vohra, Wojciech Mroz, Shusei Inaba, William Porzio, Umberto Giovanella, Francesco Galeotti  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  9, 25434-25444  2017/07/07 
Paper  Yes  Fabrication Processes to Generate Concentration Gradients in Polymer Solar Cell Active Layers  Shusei Inaba Varun Vohra  Materials  10/ 5, 518-  2017/05/09 
Paper  Yes  Transfer-printing of active layers to achieve high quality interfaces in sequentially deposited multilayer inverted polymer solar cells fabricated in air  Varun Vohra, Takuya Anzai, Shusei Inaba, William Porzio & Luisa Barba  Science and Technology of Advanced Materials  17, 530-540  2016/09/12 
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Research presentations
Oral presentation for an academic conference  Oriented conjugated polymer films with polarized photoluminescence properties.  IRAGO 2017  GSS2-9  Yes  Takuya Anzai, Varun Vohra  2017/11/02 
Oral presentation for an academic conference  Formation of adequate donor-acceptor vertical concentration gradients in polymer solar cell active layers  IRAGO 2017  GSS2-3  Yes  Shusei Inaba, Varun Vohra  2017/11/02 
Oral presentation for an academic conference  Tuning the dimensions of self-assembled porous structures for enhanced light in-coupling in organic photovoltaic devices  IRAGO 2017  P38  Yes  Takahiro Takumi, Chiara Botta, Umberto Giovanella, Francesco Galeotti, Varun Vohra  2017/11/01 
Oral presentation for an academic conference  Integration of self-assembled polymer nano- and microstructures into opto-electronic devices  IRAGO 2017  PPS1  Yes  Takuya Anzai, Takahiro Takumi, Chiara Botta, Umberto Giovanella, Francesco Galeotti, Varun Vohra  2017/11/01 
Oral presentation for an academic conference  Eco-friendly Processes for Polymer Photovoltaic Device Fabrication  International Symposium on Novel Energy Nanomaterials, Catalysts and Surfaces for Future Earth  O-57  Yes  Varun Vohra  2017/10/30 
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Awards
NENCS Poster Award (Student)  Multilayer Active Layer Polymer Solar Cells with Enhanced Charge Collection and Power Conversion Efficiencies  2017/10/30 
ICOE2017 Poster Award  Push-coating: a low-cost and green fabrication approach to polymer electronic devices  2017/06/06 
UNIMAS Silver Innovation Award  Lamination and Spray Coating of Organic Solar Cells  2017/05/18 
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