2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

In March of this year, MRS leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix for the safety and well-being our members, attendees, staff and the materials community, and to reschedule as much of the program as possible into a special 2020 Joint MRS Spring and Fall Meeting.

This one-time-only joint event will take place in Boston, from Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4—expanding by one day to provide programming capacity. The program flow for each symposium is under development and will be announced in early July.

Symposium S.EL14—New Materials Design for Organic Semiconductors Through Multimodel Characterization and Computational Techniques

The potential of next-generation flexible, printable, and biocompatible electronic devices made from organic materials continues to draw significant interest in the research community. This symposium focuses on the potential for the field by an interdisciplinary combination of advanced characterization on both morphology and device physics combined with state-of-the-art computational methods to enable breakthroughs in design of molecular materials. First results show exciting new high-performance devices within innovative application spaces. Of particular interest are novel in-situ or in operando experimental studies to reveal the dynamics of film formation into a final organic or hybrid nanostructure in connection to resulting properties. In addition, studies are called for which involve new computational techniques and algorithms that can simulate the statistically relevant structure and properties as well as intelligently combine such results with multimodal quantitative measurements. Finally, the emphasis is given to combining such experimental and computational insights to drive the design of the next generation materials and devices.

Topics will include:

  • In-situ/operando characterization of organic and hybrid materials addressing structure formation and resulting properties
  • Frontiers in multimodal nanostructure measurements involving electrons, X-rays, neutrons, and scanning probes
  • Merging experimental measurements with theory and simulation toward designed materials, structures, and properties​
  • Novel algorithms and big data approaches towards predictive methods of structure and properties
  • Engineering interfacial and bulk structures to influence excited state dynamics and performance
  • Understanding of the structure and dynamics of conjugated polymers for stable device operation​
  • Holistic design of molecules to address device processing, properties, and lifetime
  • Emerging device applications that harness the advantages of organic materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Harald Ade (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jean-Luc Brédas (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yongsheng Chen (Nankai University, China)
  • Dean DeLongchamp (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Enrique Gomez (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Alexender Hexemer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Anna Köhler (Bayreuth University, Germany)
  • Stephanie Lee (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Hanying Li (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Yueh-Lin Loo (Princeton University, USA)
  • Iain McCulloch (KAUST / Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Peter Müller-Buschbaum (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Joon Hak Oh (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Karsten Reuter (Technical University of Munich, USA)
  • Lee Richter (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Chad Risko (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • Jonathan Rivnay (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Simon Rondeau-Gagné (University of Windsor, USA)
  • Thomas Russell (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Alberto Salleo (Stanford University, USA)
  • Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Michael Toney (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, USA)
  • Cathy Wong (University of Oregon, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xiaodan Gu
The University of Southern Mississippi
Polymer Science and Engineering
+1 (601) 266-5646, xiaodan.gu@usm.edu

Aram Amassian
North Carolina State University
+1 (919) 515-5124, aamassi@ncsu.edu

Brian Collins
Washington State University
Materials science and engineering
+1 (509) 335-7816, brian.collins@wsu.edu

Eva M. Herzig
University of Bayreuth
Experimental Physics VII
+49 (0)921 / 55-2619, eva.herzig@uni-bayreuth.de

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