Bernard Kippelen

Vice Provost for International Initiatives

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Bernard Kippelen is the Vice Provost for International Initiatives and the Steven A. Denning Chair for Global Engagement at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Kippelen joined Georgia Tech in 2003 as a member of the faculty. From 2011-2019 he served as Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. He is a co-founder and co-President of the Institut Lafayette, an innovation platform located on Georgia Tech’s European campus Georgia Tech Lorraine (Metz, France).

His research interests range from the investigation of fundamental physical processes (nonlinear optical activity, charge transport, light harvesting and emission) in organic-based nanostructured thin films, to the design, fabrication and testing of light-weight flexible optoelectronic devices based on hybrid printable materials.

​​​​​​​He holds 26 patents and has co-authored over 700 scientific communications, including over 275 peer-reviewed journal publications and 14 book chapters. His work has received over 30,000 citations and his h-index is 89 (Google Scholar). He served as chair and co-chair of numerous international conferences on organic optoelectronic materials and devices. He has graduated 28 Ph.D. students and advised 23 postdoctoral fellows. He was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2006), and a Fellow of SPIE (2007). He served as a Deputy Editor for Optics Express (2009-2012) and was the founding Editor of Energy Express (2010-2012).