2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Symposium Sessions


  • Characterization and Theory (CT)
  • Electronics and Photonics (EL)
  • Energy, Storage and Conversion (EN)
  • Nanoscale and Quantum Materials (NM)
  • Soft Materials and Biomaterials (SM)

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:

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

Symposium Organizers

Xiaodan Gu
The University of Southern Mississippi
Polymer Science and Engineering

Aram Amassian
North Carolina State University

Brian Collins
Washington State University <br />
Materials science and engineering

Eva M. Herzig
University of Bayreuth
Experimental Physics VII

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