Geneviève Sauvé


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Education: PhD, California Institute of Technology


Materials, Organic, Physical, Energy, Pi-Conjugated Molecules and Polymers, Organic Electronics, Solar Energy Conversion

Education and Experience

  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1999
  • Senior Development Chemist, PPG Industries, 1999-2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002-2008
  • 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

  • Zhao, M.; Jimenez, J. C.; Wang, C.; Rui, G.; Ma, T.Lu, C.; Rheingold, A. L.; Li, R.; Zhu, L.; Sauvé, G. “Monofluorination of the naphthyls promotes pi-pi Stacking and increase electron mobiity of non-planar zinc(II) complexes of. Di(naphthylethynyl) azadipyrromethene” J. Phys. Chem. C2022, 126, 15, 6543-6555.
  • Jimenez, J. C.; Zhou, Z.; Rheingold, A. L.; Parker, S. M.; Sauvé, G. “Tuning the properties of azadipyrromethene-based near-infrared dyes using intramolecular BO chelation and peripheral substitutions” Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 13320-13331.
  • Wang, C.; Wei, P.; Ngai, J. H. L.; Rheingold, A. L.; Gray, T. G.; Li, Y.; Pentzer, E.; Li, R.; Zhu, L.; Sauvé, G. “A zinc(II) complex of di((naphthylethynyl)azadipyrromethene with low synthetic complexity leads to OPV with high industrial accessibility” J. Mater. Chem. A. 2019, 7, 24614-24625.
  • Sauvé, G. “Designing alternative non-fullerene molecular electron acceptors for solution-processable organic photovoltaics” Chem. Rec. (Special Edition: New Directions in Organic Solar Cells), 2019, 19, 1-16. 
  • Pejić, S.; Thomsen, A. M.; Etheridge, F. S.; Fernando, R.; Wang, C.;  Sauvé, G. “Fluorination increases the electron mobility of zinc azadipyrromethene-based elecron acceptors and enhances the performance of fullerene-free organic solar cells” J. Mater. Chem. C 2018, 6, 3990-3998.       
  • Sauvé, G.*, Fernando, R. “Beyond Fullerenes: Designing alternative molecular electron acceptors for solution-processable bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics”, J. Phys, Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 3770-3780.
  • Mao Z.; Senevirathna, W.; Liao, J.-Y.; Gu, J.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Guo, C.; Gomez, E. D.; Sauvé, G.* “Three-dimensional non-fullerene acceptors for high performance organic photovoltaics”, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 6290-6294.
  • 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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