Ghiggino's group study excitonic processes in various systems including luminescent concentrators, non-coherent light upconversion and light harvesting systems for photovoltaic and artificial photosynthesis applications. He has access to sophisticated spectroscopic equipment including ultrafast transient absorption and fluorescence instrumentation to follow these processes. 

Qualifications: 
DipEd, University of Melbourne 1983
PhD, University of New South Wales 1976
BSc(Hons), University of New South Wales 1973
ORCID iD: 
0000-0001-6621-4

Publications

Journal Articles
Soleimaninejad, H.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Smith, T. A.; Paige, M. F. Fluorescence anisotropy imaging of a polydiacetylene photopolymer film. Canadian Journal of Chemistry 2019 DOI: 10.1139/cjc-2018-0360. doi: 10.1139/cjc-2018-0360
Zheng, F.; Chen, W.; Bu, T.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Huang, F.; Cheng, Y.; Tapping, P.; Kee, T. W.; Jia, B.; Wen, X. Triggering the Passivation Effect of Potassium Doping in Mixed‐Cation Mixed‐Halide Perovskite by Light Illumination. Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 1901016 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201901016. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201901016
Gan, Z.; Wen, X.; Chen, W.; Zhou, C.; Yang, S.; Cao, G.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Zhang, H.; Jia, B. The Dominant Energy Transport Pathway in Halide Perovskites: Photon Recycling or Carrier Diffusion?. Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 9 (20), 1900185 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.v9.20,10.1002/aenm.201900185. doi: 10.1002/aenm.v9.20,10.1002/aenm.201900185
Zhang, B.; Gao, C.; Soleimaninejad, H.; White, J. M.; Smith, T. A.; Jones, D. J.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Wong, W. W. H. Highly Efficient Luminescent Solar Concentrators by Selective Alignment of Donor–Emitter Fluorophores. Chemistry of Materials 2019, 31 (8), 3001 - 3008 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00647. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00647
Bo, Y. - F.; Liu, Y. - Y.; Soleimaninejad, H.; Yu, M. - N.; Xie, L. - H.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Huang, W. Photophysical Identification of Three Kinds of Low-Energy Green Band Defects in Wide-Bandgap Polyfluorenes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2019, 123 (13), 2789 - 2795 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b00188. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b00188
Stevens, A. L.; Novakovic, S.; White, J. M.; Wong, W. W. H.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Paige, M. F.; Steer, R. P. Exciton Dynamics of Photoexcited Pendant Porphyrin Polymers in Solution and in Thin Films. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2018, 122 (50), 9605–9614 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b09321. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b09321
Zhang, B.; Banal, J. L.; Jones, D. J.; Tang, B. Zhong; Ghiggino, K. P.; Wong, W. W. H. Aggregation-induced emission-mediated spectral downconversion in luminescent solar concentrators. Materials Chemistry Frontiers 2018, 2 (3), 615 - 619 DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00598A. doi: 10.1039/C7QM00598A
Lv, C. - K.; Zheng, F.; Yang, X. - Y.; Bi, P. - Q.; Niu, M. - S.; Wang, Y. - Z.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Hao, X. - T. Optimizing the Crystallinity and Phase Separation of PTB7:PC 71 BM Films by Modified Graphene Oxide. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (5), 2572 - 2581 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11726. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11726
Xu, W. - L.; Niu, M. - S.; Yang, X. - Y.; Bi, P. - Q.; Zhang, K. - N.; Xiong, C.; Yuan, H. - C.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Hao, X. - T. Spatially Resolved Photophysical Dynamics in Perovskite Microplates Fabricated Using an Antisolvent Treatment. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121 (47), 26250 - 26255 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09844. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09844
Rautela, R.; Joshi, N. K.; Novakovic, S.; Wong, W. W. H.; White, J. M.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Paige, M. F.; Steer, R. P. Determinants of the efficiency of photon upconversion by triplet–triplet annihilation in the solid state: zinc porphyrin derivatives in PVA. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2017, 19 (34), 23471 - 23482 DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04746K. doi: 10.1039/C7CP04746K
Zheng, F.; Yang, X. - Y.; Bi, P. - Q.; Niu, M. - S.; Lv, C. - K.; Feng, L.; Qin, W.; Wang, Y. - Z.; Hao, X. - T.; Ghiggino, K. P. Poly(3-hexylthiophene) coated graphene oxide for improved performance of bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells. Organic Electronics 2017, 44, 149 - 158 DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2017.02.021. doi: 10.1016/j.orgel.2017.02.021
Zhang, B.; Soleimaninejad, H.; Jones, D. J.; White, J. M.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Smith, T. A.; Wong, W. W. H. Highly Fluorescent Molecularly Insulated Perylene Diimides: Effect of Concentration on Photophysical Properties. Chemistry of Materials 2017, 29 (19), 8395 - 8403 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02968. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02968
Banal, J. L.; Zhang, B.; Jones, D. J.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Wong, W. W. H. Emissive Molecular Aggregates and Energy Migration in Luminescent Solar Concentrators. Accounts of Chemical Research 2017, 50 (1), 49 - 57 DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00432. doi: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00432
Breukers, R. D.; Smith, G. J.; Stirrat, H. L.; Swanson, A. J.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Raymond, S. G.; Winch, N. M.; Clarke, D. J.; Kay, A. J. Light losses from scattering in luminescent solar concentrator waveguides. Applied Optics 2017, 56 (10), 2630-2635 DOI: 10.1364/AO.56.002630. doi: 10.1364/AO.56.002630
Zheng, F.; Yang, X. - Y.; Bi, P. - Q.; Niu, M. - S.; Lv, C. - K.; Feng, L.; Hao, X. - T.; Ghiggino, K. P. Improved compatibility of DDAB-functionalized graphene oxide with a conjugated polymer by isocyanate treatment. RSC Advances 2017, 7 (29), 17633 - 17639 DOI: 10.1039/C6RA28652F. doi: 10.1039/C6RA28652F