Geneviève Sauvé

Associate Professor

Millis 418B

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Education: PhD, California Institute of Technology


Materials & Energy, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Functional Polymers, Structure-Property Relationships, Nanoscale Morphology, Solar Energy Conversion, Organic Electronics

Education and Experience

  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1999
  • Senior Development Chemist, PPG Industries, 1999-2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002-2008
  • Visiting Scientist, Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy, 2008-2009
  • Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Fellowship, 2008
  • DAAD Faculty Research Visit Grant to Germany, 2009
  • Glennan Fellowship, UCITE, Case Western Reserve University, 2011-2012
  • Mentor Fellowship, UCITE, Case Western Reserve University, 2011-2012
  • Active Learning Fellow, ITS, Case Western Reserve University, 2014-2015


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Selected Publications

  • Vogelbaum, H. S.; Sauvé, G.* “Recently developed high-efficiency organic photoactive materials for printable photovoltaic cells: a mini review” Synth. Met. 2017, 223, 107-121.
  • Etheridge, F. S.; Fernando, R. J.; Pejić, S.; Zeller, M.; Sauvé, G.* “Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorinated Azadipyrromethene Complexes as Acceptors for Organic Photovoltaics” Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12, 1925-1938
  • Sauvé, G.*, Fernando, R. “Beyond Fullerenes: Designing alternative molecular electron acceptors for solution-processable bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics”, J. Phys, Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 3770-3780.
  • Etheridge, F. S.; Fernando, R.; Golen, J. A.; Rheingold, A. L.; Sauvé, G.* “Tuning optoelectronic properties of core-substituted naphthalene diimides by the selective conversion of imides to monothioimides”, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 46534-46539.
  • Fernando, R.; Etheridge, F.; Muller, E.; Sauvé, G.* “Tuning the optical and electrochemical properties of core-substituted naphthalenediimides with styryl imide substituent”, New J. Chem. 2015, 39, 2506-2514.
  • Mao Z.; Senevirathna, W.; Liao, J.-Y.; Gu, J.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Guo, C.; Gomez, E. D.; Sauvé, G.* “Three-dimensional non-fullerene acceptors for high performance organic photovoltaics”, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 6290-6294.
  • Senevirathna, W.; Sauvé, G. “Introducing 3D conjugated acceptors with intense red absorption: homoleptic metal (II) complexes of di(phenylacetylene) azadipyrromethene”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 6684-6694.
  • Mao, Z.; Vakhshouri, K.; Jaye, C.; Fischer, D. A.; Fernando, R.; DeLongchamp, D. M.; Gomez, E. D.; Sauvé, G. “Synthesis of perfluoroalkyl end-functionalized poly(3-hexylthiophene) and the effect of fluorinated end-groups on solar cell performance” Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 103-112.
  • Gao, L.; Senevirathna, W.; Sauvé, G. “Azadipyrromethene-based conjugated oligomers with near-IR absorption and high electron affinity” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 5354-5357.

For a more complete list of publications: Publications page.

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