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“It is the doubt, the time and the tranquility needed for reflection and leaving the beaten path - in other words, the second thought - that leads to scientific breakthroughs.”

Research profile

Peter Bobbert is Associate Professor in the group Molecular Materials and Nanosystems in the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is a theoretical physicist and computational scientist active in the areas of organic and perovskite photovoltaics, nanowire thermoelectrics, and organic electronics. He focuses on theory and simulation of charge transport and spin dynamics, with applications in organic-light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and organic spintronics. He previously worked on Green-function techniques for the calculation of electronic excitations in semiconductors, on the theory of quantum phase transitions, and on the optical properties of rough surfaces.

Together with Philips Research, he developed organic device modelling software that is now being commercialized by the company Simbeyond, of which he is co-founder. In 2017, he took up the position of Associate Scientific Director of the Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER), which he helped establishing. He has the ambition to make the CCER a worldwide hub for computational energy research, developing and applying computational methods leading to solutions that will make the energy transition possible.  

Academic background

Peter Bobbert holds a BSc, MSc and cum laude PhD degree from Leiden University, where he studied Theoretical Physics with a minor in Mathematics at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics. After a brief postdoc project at Utrecht University in 1988, he worked at Delft University of Technology as a postdoc for 3 years, researching quantum phase transitions in arrays of Josephson junctions. In 1991, Bobbert took a position as Assistant Professor in the Applied Physics department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2001, he became Associate Professor. In 2016, Bobbert was appointed part-time professor in Theory of Organic and Hybrid Nanoelectronics at the University of Twente. Bobbert has held guest researcher positions at a variety of universities.

Affiliated with

  • Center for Computational Energy Research
  • Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
  • Dutch Research School for Theoretical Physics

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Simbeyond
  • Cynora
  • Fluxim

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Onderzoeksoutput 1986 2019

98 Citaties (Scopus)

Molecular-scale simulation of electroluminescence in a multilayer white organic light-emitting diode

Mesta, M., Carvelli, M., Vries, de, R. J., Eersel, van, H., Holst, van der, J. J. M., Schober, M., Furno, M., Lüssem, B., Leo, K., Loebl, P., Coehoorn, R. & Bobbert, P. A., 2013, In : Nature Materials. 12, 7, blz. 652-658

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Organic light emitting diodes (OLED)
137 Citaties (Scopus)

Operational stability of organic field-effect transistors

Bobbert, P. A., Sharma, A., Mathijssen, S. G. J., Kemerink, M. & Leeuw, de, D. M., 2012, In : Advanced Materials. 24, 9, blz. 1146-1158

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Organic field effect transistors
Describing functions
Semiconducting organic compounds
Redox reactions
75 Citaties (Scopus)

Scaling theory for percolative charge transport in disordered molecular semiconductors

Cottaar, J., Koster, L. J. A., Coehoorn, R. & Bobbert, P. A., 2011, In : Physical Review Letters. 107, 13, blz. 136601-1/4 136601

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temperature dependence
376 Citaties (Scopus)

Bipolaron mechanism for organic magnetoresistance

Bobbert, P. A., Nguyen, T. D., Oost, van, F. W. A., Koopmans, B. & Wohlgenannt, M., 2007, In : Physical Review Letters. 99, 21, blz. 216801-1/4 4 blz., 216801

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Open Access
magnetic fields
line shape
625 Citaties (Scopus)

Unified description of charge-carrier mobilities in disordered semiconducting polymers

Pasveer, W. F., Cottaar, J., Tanase, C., Coehoorn, R., Bobbert, P. A., Blom, P. W. M., Leeuw, de, D. M. & Michels, M. A. J., 2005, In : Physical Review Letters. 94, 20, blz. 206601-1/4 206601

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Open Access
carrier mobility
charge carriers
electric fields
electric potential


Computational materials science

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Introduction to quantum physics

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UT opens center for brain-inspired electronics

Peter Bobbert & Bernard Geurts


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Berekeningen van bandenstrukturen van (GaAs)m(AlxGa1-xAs)n-superroosters

Auteur: Arjona Gomez, F., 30 jun 1993

Begeleider: van Haeringen, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Bobbert, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Cuijpers, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Bipolaron mechanism for organic magnetoresistance

Auteur: van Oost, F., 30 jun 2008

Begeleider: Bobbert, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Computation of charge mobility in a disordered polymer system by solving the master equation

Auteur: Cottaar, J., 2005

Begeleider: Bobbert, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Redig, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


Correlation length in charge transport in disordered organic semiconductors

Auteur: van Rooij, J., 2013

Begeleider: Bobbert, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Massé, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


Device physics of blue organic LEDs: experiments and modeling

Auteur: Billen, J., 31 aug 2005

Begeleider: Bobbert, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Coehoorn, R. (Externe coach) & Vulto, S. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master