Personal Marie Curie grant for Dr. Mengmeng Li

Dr Mengmeng Li has been awarded a personal ‘Marie Curie grant’ from the European subsidy program Horizon 2020. The grant is worth nearly 166,000 euros for two years.

Officially, the grant is classified as Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (SKCA) by Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s current subsidy program. The grant, an Individual Fellowship, amounts to nearly 166,000 euros for two years.

Semiconductors made of plastic are cheap and easy to produce, and are therefore highly promising as an application in solar cells and transistors, among other things. However, the yield is not yet up to the level of current commercial semiconductor materials, like silicon. Mengmeng Li hopes to find out more about the mechanism of charge transport in such types of plastic in order to boost their performance.