Timothy P. Bender

Tim BenderProfessor
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Carleton)
Associate Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator
Principal Investigator, Bender Lab for Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

Room: WB212 | Tel.: (416)-978-6140 | Email: tim.bender@utoronto.ca

Research Interests

Organic electronic materials design, synthesis and engineering.
Organic solar cell (OSC) device engineering.
Organic light emitting diode (OELD) device engineering.
Sustainable organic process development and engineering.

Selected Publications

“Boron subphthalocyanines as Singlet Fission Harvesting Materials within Organic Photovoltaics.” Castrucci, J.S.; Josey, D.; Thibau, E.; Lu, Z-H.; Bender, T.P.*; J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6 (15), 3121–3125.

“Boron Subphthalocyanine Polymers: Avoiding the Small Molecule Side Product and Exploring their use in Organic Light Emitting Diodes.” Lessard, B.H.; Sampson, K.L.; Plint, T.; Bender, T.P.*; J. Polym. Sci. A., 2015, 53, 1996–2006.

“Assessing the Potential Roles of Silicon and Germanium Phthalocyanines in Planar Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaic Devices and How Pentafluoro Phenoxylation Can Enhance π–π Interactions and Device Performance” Lessard, B.; Plint, T.; Castrucci, J.; White, R.; Josey, D.; Lu, Z.H.; Bender, T.P.*; ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 2015, 7(9), 5076-5088.

“Acceptor Properties of Boron Subphthalocyanines in Fullerene Free Photovoltaics.” Beaumont, N.; Castrucci, J.S.; Sullivan, P.; Morse, G.E.; Paton, A.S.; Lu, Z.H.; Bender, T.P.*; Jones, T.S.; J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118(27) 14813–14823.

“Halogen bonds can direct the solid state arrangement of phenoxy-boron subphthalocyanines.” Virdo, J.D.; Kawar, Y.H.; Bender, T.P.*; CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 3187-3199.

“Utilizing the π-Acidity of Boron Subphthalocyanine to Achieve Novel Solid-State Arrangements.” Paton, A.S.; et al. Crystal Growth & Des., 2013, 13 (12), 5368–5374.

“Boron subphthalocyanine polymers by facile coupling to poly(acrylic acid-ran-styrene) copolymers and the associated problems with autoinitition when employing nitroxide mediated polymerization.” Lessard, B.H.; Bender, T.P.*; Macro. Rapid. Comm., 2013, 34(7), 568-573.

“Boron Subphthalocyanines as Organic Electronic Materials” Morse, G.E.; Bender, T.P.; ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 2012, 4(10), 5055–5068.

“A Boron Subphthalocyanine Polymer: Poly(4-methyl styrene)-co-poly(phenoxy-boron-subphthalocyanine).” Dang, J.D.; Virdo, J.D.; Lessard, B.H.; Bultz, E.; Paton, A.S.; Bender, T.P.*; Macromolecules, 2012, 45(19), 7791–7798.

“Pentafluorophenoxy boron subphthalocyanine as a fluorescent dopant emitter in organic light emitting diodes.” Helander, M.H.; Morse, G.E.; Qiu, J.; Castrucci, J.; Bender, T.P.*; Lu, Z.H.; ACS Appl. Mater. & Inter., 2010, 11(2), 3147–3152.

“Fluorinated Phenoxy Boron Subphthalocyanines in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes” Morse, G.E.; Helander, M.H.; Maka, J.; Lu, Z.H.; Bender, T.P.*; ACS Appl. Mater. & Inter., 2010, 2(7), 1934–1944.