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Seth Darling

  • Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Contact: darling@anl.gov
    630.252.4580
  • Office Location:
    Center for Nanoscale Materials
    9700 S. Cass Ave.
    Argonne, IL 60439-4806

Seth B. Darling is a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a fellow at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. After receiving his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago, he joined Argonne National Laboratory as the Glenn Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science Division, where he studied directed self-assembly of polymers and polymer/nanoparticle hybrid systems. Following his postdoc, Darling joined the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne as a staff scientist. His group’s research centers around polymer molecular engineering, with a particular emphasis on organic solar cells. He also serves as the solar energy strategy leader for Argonne, through which he interfaces with a spectrum of internal scientists, engineers, and managers as well as external domestic and international stakeholders in industry, government, museums and foundations, national laboratories, market analysis firms, academia, and the media.

Seth's research focuses primarily on organic and hybrid organic-inorganic photovoltaics, but he also explores self-assembling nanomaterials, advanced lithography, solar energy economics, and other topics. His recent studies have focused on rational design of morphologies for next generation solar energy devices, explorations of organic-organic and organic-inorganic interfaces in optoelectronic materials, and a new materials synthesis technique called sequential infiltration synthesis. 

Porphyrin Covalent Organic Framework (POF)‐Based Interface Engineering for Solar Steam Generation

Xia, Z., Yang, H., Chen, Z., Waldman, R., Zhao, Y., Zhang, C., Patel, S., & Darling, S. (2019). Porphyrin Covalent Organic Framework (POF)‐Based Interface Engineering for Solar Steam Generation. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201900254

Characterizing the Three-Dimensional Structure of Block Copolymers via Sequential Infiltration Synth

Segal-Peretz, T.; Winterstein, J.; Doxastakis, M.; Ramirez-Hernandez, A.; Biswas, M.; Ren, J.; Suh, H.S.; Darling, S.B.; Liddle, J.A.; Elam, J.W.; de Pablo, J.J.; Zaluzec, N.J.; Nealey, P.F.. Characterizing the Three-Dimensional Structure of Block Copolymers via Sequential Infiltration Synth. ACS Nano. 2015. Vol. 9, Pg. 5333–5347.

Characterizing the Three-Dimensional Structure of Block Copolymers via Sequential Infiltration Synthesis and Scanning Transmission Electron Tomography

Segal-Peretz, Tamar, et al. "Characterizing the three-dimensional structure of block copolymers via sequential infiltration synthesis and scanning transmission electron tomography." ACS nano 9.5 (2015): 5333-5347.

Process-Controlled Multiscale Morphologies in Metal-Containing Block Copolymer Thin Films

M. Ramanathan, S.M. Kilbey II, and S.B. Darling. Process-Controlled Multiscale Morphologies in Metal-Containing Block Copolymer Thin Films. J. Nanosci. Nanotechno.. 2014. Vol. 14, Pg. 2653-2657.

Additives for morphology control in high-efficiency organic solar cells

H.-C. Liao, C.-C. Ho, C.-Y. Chang, M.-H. Jao, S.B. Darling, and W.-F. Su. Additives for morphology control in high-efficiency organic solar cells. Materials Today. 2013. Vol. 16, Pg. 326-336.