Welcome to the Nanoscale Optoelectronics Group
The Nanoscale Optoelectronics Group, headed by Professor John Lupton, is a condensed matter research group in the Physics Department at the University of Utah.

The mission of our group is to develop and implement new spectroscopic techniques to gain a fundamental understanding of the elementary properties of optoelectronic materials. The goal of our activities is to identify strategies to improve the performance of devices such as light-emitting diodes and solar cells, as well as developing novel optical sensing techniques.

We have recently finished constructing our first optics lab comprising a variety of new, state-of-the-art spectroscopic equipment which is centered around a broadly tunable Ti:Sapphire laser. In addition to the optics lab, we also have a wet chemistry lab that is used for simple chemical reactions and sample preparation.

News & Updates


Molecular spontaneous symmetry breaking in wagon-wheel shaped macromolecules. Nature Chem.


P3HT solar cells unraveled in PNAS


Subdiffraction supercontinuum hotspots in Scientific Reports


Room temperature hopping and spin dephasing of polaron pairs in organic semiconductors reported in Phys. Rev. Lett.


New, inexpensive and robust magnetometer based on organic semiconductors reported in Nature Communications: link

See highlight in Nature Materials: link
and in Nature Nanotechnology: link
See also U. of Utah press release: link