Jared Coyle, PhD

Email: jpc652@drexel.edu

Dr. Coyle received his Ph.D in Electrical & Computer Engineering with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in 2013. He is a former NSF IGERT Nanotechnology Fellow and an NSF GK12 Engineering Education Fellow. Jared's research focused on the applications of novel optoelectronic soft material composites (polymer, liquid crystal and carbon allotropes) in organic photovoltaics, display technology, RF electronics, and imaging systems. Jared is also a passionate educator who helps to connect high schools in inner city Philadelphia with partner schools in East Africa.

Jared research focus was the electrical percolation of onion-like carbon in conductive media. At relatively low loadings, highly conductive concentric spheres of nano-scale carbon are combined with a conductive polymer to create highly conductive, flexible films ideally suited for applications in many optoelectronic devices, such as solar photovoltaic cells, RF electronics, transport interlayers for thin film electronics, and high efficiency electromagnetic radiation blocking. Specifically, Jared's research focused on an understanding of the conductive mechanism of this two-part composite system through a comparison of applied laboratory results with theoretical nano-scale simulations.