Aristide Gumyusenge

  • Merton C. Flemings Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • B.S. Chemistry, Wofford College, 2015
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Purdue University, 2019

Electronic Materials; Polymers; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Aristide Gumyusenge

Research

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.

Recent News

Publications

2021

Z. Ke et al., “Thermally Stable and Solvent-Resistant Conductive Polymer Composites with Cross-Linked Siloxane Network”, ACS APPLIED POLYMER MATERIALS, vol. 3. pp. 1537-1543, 2021.
A. Gumyusenge, Melianas, A., Keene, S. T., and Salleo, A., “Materials Strategies for Organic Neuromorphic Devices”, Annual Review of Materials Research, vol. 51, no. 1. Annual Reviews, pp. 47-71, 2021.

2020

W. W. McNutt et al., “N-Type Complementary Semiconducting Polymer Blends”, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, vol. 2, no. 7. American Chemical Society (ACS), pp. 2644-2650, 2020.
A. Gumyusenge and Mei, J., “High Temperature Organic Electronics”, MRS Advances, vol. 5, no. 10. Springer Science and Business Media LLC, pp. 505-513, 2020.

2019

A. Gumyusenge, McNutt, W., and Mei, J., Conjugated Polymer Thin Films for Stretchable Electronics. CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, 2019, pp. 535-559.
D. T. Tran et al., “Effects of Side Chain on High Temperature Operation Stability of Conjugated Polymers”, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, vol. 2, no. 1. American Chemical Society (ACS), pp. 91-97, 2019.
X. Li, Perera, K., He, J., Gumyusenge, A., and Mei, J., “Solution-processable electrochromic materials and devices: roadblocks and strategies towards large-scale applications”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 7, no. 41. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), pp. 12761-12789, 2019.
A. Gumyusenge, Luo, X., Zhang, H., Pitch, G. M., Ayzner, A. L., and Mei, J., “Isoindigo-Based Binary Polymer Blends for Solution-Processing of Semiconducting Nanofiber Networks”, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, vol. 1, no. 7. American Chemical Society (ACS), pp. 1778-1786, 2019.
A. Gumyusenge, Luo, X., Ke, Z., Tran, D. T., and Mei, J., “Polyimide-Based High-Temperature Plastic Electronics”, ACS Materials Letters, vol. 1, no. 1. American Chemical Society (ACS), pp. 154-157, 2019.

2018

A. Gumyusenge et al., “Semiconducting polymer blends that exhibit stable charge transport at high temperatures”, Science, vol. 362, no. 6419. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), pp. 1131-1134, 2018.
A. Gumyusenge, Zhao, X., Zhao, Y., and Mei, J., “Attaining Melt Processing of Complementary Semiconducting Polymer Blends at 130 °C via Side-Chain Engineering”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 10, no. 5. American Chemical Society (ACS), pp. 4904-4909, 2018.

2017

A. Gumyusenge, Zhao, X., Zhao, Y., and Mei, J., “Complementary semiconducting polymer blends melt-processed at 130 degrees C for organic field-effect transistors with hole mobility approaching 1.0cm2/Vs”, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 253. 2017.
Y. Zhao, Zhao, X., Gumyusenge, A., and Mei, J., “Melt-processable complementary semiconducting polymer blends for organic field-effect transistors”, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 253. 2017.
Y. Zhao et al., “Continuous Melt‐Drawing of Highly Aligned Flexible and Stretchable Semiconducting Microfibers for Organic Electronics”, Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 28, no. 4. Wiley, p. 1705584, 2017.
X. Zhao et al., “Complementary Semiconducting Polymer Blends: Influence of Side Chains of Matrix Polymers”, Macromolecules, vol. 50, no. 16. American Chemical Society (ACS), pp. 6202-6209, 2017.
G. Xue et al., “Symmetry Breaking in Side Chains Leading to Mixed Orientations and Improved Charge Transport in Isoindigo-alt-Bithiophene Based Polymer Thin Films”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 9, no. 30. American Chemical Society (ACS), pp. 25426-25433, 2017.

2016

Y. Zhao, Zhao, X., Roders, M., Gumyusenge, A., Ayzner, A. L., and Mei, J., “Melt‐Processing of Complementary Semiconducting Polymer Blends for High Performance Organic Transistors”, Advanced Materials, vol. 29, no. 6. Wiley, p. 1605056, 2016.