2016 Frank J. Padden Jr. Award Recipient

Dylan KippDylan Kipp
University of Texas, Austin

Background:

Dylan Kipp received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008. He then joined ExxonMobil where he worked as a process and applications engineer in the Research and Engineering company for a period of 3 years. In 2011, Dylan began graduate studies in the group of Professor Venkat Ganesan at the University of Texas where he received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2016. Since graduating, Dylan joined the Dow Chemical Company as a member of the Reaction Engineering group of Core R&D.

Dylan's Ph.D. research focuses on the use of conjugated block copolymer additives in organic photovoltaic devices. In his talk entitled, "Design of Bicontinuous Donor/Acceptor Morphologies for Use as Organic Solar Cell Active Layers" presented at the APS March Meeting 2016, he demonstrated how coarse-grained simulations can be used as a means to guide experiments in the rational design of donor/acceptor active layers with the desired morphological and photoelectronic properties.