- Merton C. Flemings Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
- B.S. Chemistry, Wofford College, 2015
- Ph.D. Chemistry, Purdue University, 2019
- Office: 13-5018
Electronic Materials; Polymers; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films
Dr. Gumyusenge received a BS in chemistry from Wofford College in 2015 and a PhD in chemistry from Purdue University. He was the GLAM postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University working with Prof. Zhenan Bao and Prof. Alberto Salleo prior to joining MIT as an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. His research background and interests are in semiconducting polymers, their processing and characterization, and their unique role in the future of electronics. Particularly, he has tackled long standing challenges in operation stability of semiconducting polymers under extreme heat and has pioneered high-temperature plastic electronics. At MIT, his research group will focus on organic materials for smart electronics (OMSE Lab). Through polymer design, novel processing strategies, large-area manufacturing of electronic devices, he is interested in relating molecular design to device performance, especially transistor devices able to mimic and interface with biological systems. He will hold the Merton C. Flemings Career Development Professorship.