Department of

Chemical Engineering

Designing molecular technology for the 21st century with biology and chemistry

Photo of Assistant Professor Enrique D. Gomez.

Associate Professor, Enrique D. Gomez

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Office: 106 Fenske Laboratory

Phone: (814) 867-3428


Room 6E Fenske Laboratory - (814) 867-4592
Room 28 Fenske Laboratory (lab) - (814) 867-3741
Room 47 Fenske Laboratory (student offices) - (814) 867-3742
Room 125 Fenske Laboratory (lab) - (814) 867-3740

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Research Summary

Our research focus is on understanding how structure at various length scales affects macroscopic properties of soft condensed matter. Though diverse, complex organic molecules share free energy landscapes dominated by non-equilibrium states and a theme of disorder. Understanding the fundamental processes that lead to, for example, charge transport and separation requires characterization of equilibrium, near equilibrium and far from equilibrium structures.

Current efforts are directed at understanding the structural parameters which affect the performance of organic solar cells through a combination of electron and light microscopy, X-ray and light scattering, electron diffraction, and device testing. Through model systems, we study the physics of charge injection and charge transfer at semiconductor-metal interfaces as well as organic heterojunctions.

Chemical Engineers Demonstrate Fundamental Shift In Organic Solar Cell Production.

Chemical Engineers Advance Flexible Organic Solar Cell Manufacturing Technology.

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