Aaron Massari has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation
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Aaron Massari has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research employing two-dimensional infrared vibrational echo spectroscopy (2D-IR VES) to understand how the molecular motions within conducting polymers influence the mobilities of electrical charges. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. This research project will study polymer samples incorporated onto electrode arrays, which will allow for the in-situ study of molecular motions and charge mobilities in polymer structures in the presence of an external electric field. The work will provide molecule design and polymer processing information that will be immediately relevant to future photovoltaic or molecular electronic technologies that are based on organic molecules.