WELCOME! The Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Optoelectronic Nanomaterials (LIMNO) is part of the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at EPFL. Research in LIMNO is directed to engineering new, inexpensive, and solution-processable semiconductor materials for implementation into high performance devices. We are especially driven by the goal of inexpensive solar energy conversion. As such, we focus on materials systems with sufficient earth abundance and environmental compatibility, and we employ techniques that are highly scalable and economically feasible.
Overall LIMNO incorporates competences of semiconductor synthesis, characterization, and device fabrication while individual projects concentrate on directing the composition, crystallinity, self-assembly, and morphology of our new materials using bottom-up techniques in order to control the semiconductor band gap, light absorption, charge transfer, carrier transport and device performance. Click the links above to discover more about our group.