We are interested in preparing and characterizing materials that are suitable for opto/electronic applications. Our research relates to the synthesis and the characterization of new materials with the aim of increasing the emission efficiency. We are also interested in the preparation and characterization of new functional materials. We are examining the structural effects on the photophysical, electrochemical, opto-electronic, and crystallographic properties by establishing structure-property relationships. Not only are we concerned with the fundamental excited state deactivation processes of these highly conjugated materials, but we also interested in tuning the properties to make these functional materials suitable for use in plastic electronics.