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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 

Research Associate

Daniel grew up on Anglesey in North Wales.  His background is primarily in the design, synthesis and investigation of organic polycyclic materials for optoelectronics. He obtained an MChem at Bangor University, carrying out research with Prof. Igor Perepichka. Daniel obtained his PhD in June 2018 after working at Durham University with Prof. Martin Bryce, where he developed organoiridium complexes and all-organic thermally activated delayed fluorescent materials for light emitting diodes.  He next worked as a postdoc at the University of Cambridge in Dr Hugo Bronstein’s group, shifting emphasis toward organic solar cells and conjugated polymers. His research interests encompass anything where the interaction of organic molecules and light is key, and he believes that solving the underlying research problems in these fields will start with original structural chemistry and molecular design. In October 2020 Daniel was appointed as a Herchel Smith research fellow in organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry to focus on the development of new near-infrared organic dyes. Any significant advance here should bridge optoelectronic and biological research.

Publications

Inverted device architecture for high efficiency single-layer organic light-emitting diodes with imbalanced charge transport
X Tan, D Dou, L-L Chua, R-Q Png, DG Congrave, H Bronstein, M Baumgarten, Y Li, PWM Blom, G-JAH Wetzelaer
– Nat Commun
(2024)
15,
4107
Suppression of Dexter transfer by covalent encapsulation for efficient matrix-free narrowband deep blue hyperfluorescent OLEDs.
H-H Cho, DG Congrave, AJ Gillett, S Montanaro, HE Francis, V Riesgo-Gonzalez, J Ye, R Chowdury, W Zeng, MK Etherington, J Royakkers, O Millington, AD Bond, F Plasser, JM Frost, CP Grey, A Rao, RH Friend, NC Greenham, H Bronstein
– Nat Mater
(2024)
23,
519
Synthesis and intramolecular singlet fission properties of ortho-phenylene linked oligomers of diphenylhexatriene.
O Millington, A Sharma, S Montanaro, A Leventis, SA Dowland, DG Congrave, C-A Lee, A Rao, H Bronstein
– Chemical science
(2023)
14,
13090
Generating Long-Lived Triplet Excited States in Narrow Bandgap Conjugated Polymers
JM Marin-Beloqui, DG Congrave, DTW Toolan, S Montanaro, J Guo, IA Wright, TM Clarke, H Bronstein, SD Dimitrov
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2023)
145,
3507
Soluble Diphenylhexatriene Dimers for Intramolecular Singlet Fission with High Triplet Energy.
O Millington, S Montanaro, A Leventis, A Sharma, SA Dowland, N Sawhney, KJ Fallon, W Zeng, DG Congrave, AJ Musser, A Rao, H Bronstein
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2023)
145,
2499
Quantitative Singlet Fission in Solution Processable Dithienohexatrienes
KJ Fallon, N Sawhney, DTW Toolan, A Sharma, W Zeng, S Montanaro, A Leventis, S Dowland, O Millington, D Congrave, A Bond, R Friend, A Rao, H Bronstein
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2022)
144,
23516
Triplet transfer from PbS quantum dots to tetracene ligands: is faster always better?
V Gray, W Drake, JR Allardice, Z Zhang, J Xiao, DG Congrave, J Royakkers, W Zeng, S Dowland, NC Greenham, H Bronstein, JE Anthony, A Rao
– Journal of materials chemistry. C
(2022)
10,
16321
Synthesis of asymmetric indolonaphthyridines with enhanced excited state charge-transfer character
M Purdy, K Fallon, DG Congrave, DTW Toolan, W Zeng, H Bronstein
– Journal of Materials Chemistry C
(2022)
10,
10742
Simultaneous enhancement of thermally activated delayed fluorescence and photoluminescence quantum yield via homoconjugation
S Montanaro, P Pander, JR Mistry, MRJ Elsegood, SJ Teat, AD Bond, IA Wright, DG Congrave, MK Etherington
– Journal of Materials Chemistry C
(2022)
10,
6306
A solution-processable near-infrared thermally activated delayed fluorescent dye with a fused aromatic acceptor and aggregation induced emission behavior
DG Congrave, BH Drummond, Q Gu, S Montanaro, H Francis, V Riesgo-González, W Zeng, CSB Matthews, S Dowland, IA Wright, CP Grey, RH Friend, H Bronstein
– Journal of Materials Chemistry C
(2022)
10,
4831
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Telephone number

01223 336465 (shared)

Email address

dc704@cam.ac.uk