Sung-Yu Ku

Post Doc
Sung-Yu Ku

Sung-Yu was born on June 30, 1980 in Taiwan. He began his master’s research at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2003 studying spirobifluorene bipolar systems under Prof. Ken-Tsung Wong. Upon completion of his master’s in 2005, he decided to pursue his Ph.D. in the same lab. His doctoral study involved the synthesis of oligomers for application in OLEDs and electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL). During the course of his thesis work, he also spent time at Kyoto University in Prof. Masahiro Murakami’s lab learning Ru metathesis on June 2006 and surface patterning methods in Prof. Allen J. Bard’s lab in University of Texas at Austin in 2007. Upon finishing his doctorate on October 2008, Sung-Yu sifted to the polymer chemistry to do his post-doctoral work with Prof. Craig J. Hawker at UCSB on July 2009.


Sung-Yu has developed tetrabenzoporhyrin (BP) thin film’s preparation by using polycarbonate binder and Donor-acceptor copolymer based on DTT unit for photovoltaic applications.  His current work is to demonstrate a module synthesis of conjugated block copolymer.

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