Hi, everyone! We got only two more weeks to finish the quarter 🙂 It has been a pretty intense one. I have been spending a lot of time on my grad school applications and my ChE classes keep me pretty busy too. I worked full time in the lab over the summer. We got a lot done in our project involving polymers with very low band-gap based on strong donor and strong acceptor.
Next quarter will be fun to work in the lab, since I will be done with the grad school applications and will have a few classes left. My work in the lab involves synthesis and characterization of compounds that can be used in organic solar cells. For those who enjoy organic chemistry, this is a really cool area of studies. Besides, organic photovoltaics have the potential to become an inexpensive and clean source of energy.