Geneviève Sauvé

Associate Professor


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, 2002-2005
  • Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005-2008
  • 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

  • Fernando, R.; Etheridge, F.; Muller, E.; Sauve, G.* “Effect of vinylphenyl N-substituent on the opto-electronic properties of core-substituted naphthalenediimides”, New J. Chem. ASAP. DOI:10.1039/c4nj01645a
  • Senevirathna, W.; Liao, J.-Y.; Gu, J.; Porter, M.; Wang, C.; Fernando, R.; Sauve, G.* “Synthesis, characterization and photovoltaic properties of electron accepting azadipyrromethene based dyes: effect of pyrrolic substituents”, J. Mater. Chem. A., 2015, 3, 4203-4214.
  • Mao Z.; Senevirathna, W.; Liao, J.-Y.; Gu, J.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Guo, C.; Gomez, E. D.; Sauve, G.* “Three-dimensional non-fullerene acceptors for high performance organic photovoltaics”, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 6290-6294.
  • Senevirathna, W.; Daddario, C. M.; Sauve, G.* “Density functional theory study predicts low reorganization energies for azadipyrromethene-based metal complexes”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 935-941.
  • Fernando, R.; Mao, Z.; Muller, E.; Ruan, F.; Sauvé, G.* “Tuning the organic solar cell performance of acceptor 2,6-dialkylaminonaphthalene diimides by varying a linker between the imide nitrogen and a thiophene group”, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2014, 118, 3433-3442.
  • 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.
  • 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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