Nora Schopp

4th year Materials Chemistry PhD candidate
Link Energy Fellow

Office Location

Chem 3132


Characterization of Organic Photovoltaics:

Optical Simulations, Python Programming

Recombination Studies

Semitransparent OPVs



B.Sc. Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University 

M. Sc. Chemistry (Catalysis, Materials and Mesoscopic Systems), RWTH Aachen University


I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2015. I continued my studies with a Master’s program with specialization in Materials and Catalysis, and decided to explored a broad range of research fields related to polymer chemistry. An ACalNet scholarship brought me to UCSB in 2016. In 2017, I came back to UCSB for my Master Thesis working on organic photovoltaics characterization with focus on photoconductive AFM at CPOS and decided to continue my research in the Nguyen group by starting my PhD at UCSB in 2018. Since then, I learned about fabrication and characterization/device physics of OPVs and employed many electrical and optical characterization techniques in combination with computational tools.


Please find here my current list of publications