2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit Landing Banner

Call for Papers

Symposium SB01—Organic Electronics—Multimodal Characterization and Computation-Driven Material Design and Performance

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 how the community can realize this potential through advanced nanostructure characterization and device physics combined with state-of-the-art computational methods to enable breakthroughs in design of molecular materials. Recent results show exciting new high-performance devices within innovative application spaces. Of particular interest are novel in-situ or operando experimental studies that reveal the dynamics of film formation into a final organic or hybrid nanostructure in connection to resulting properties and performance. In addition, studies are called for which involve new computational techniques and algorithms that can predict the statistically relevant structure and properties as well as intelligently fuse 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
  • Frontiers in multimodal nanostructure measurements involving electrons, X-rays, neutrons, and scanning probes
  • Merging experiment with theory and simulation towards designed materials, structures, and properties
  • Novel algorithms, machine learning, and other 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, structure, properties, and lifetime
  • Emerging device applications that harness the advantages of organic materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Derya Baran (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Mariano Campoy-Quiles (Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting, Spain)
  • Michael Chabinyc (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Carsten Deibel (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Chong-an Di (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Ying Diao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Lei Fang (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Alessio Gagliardi (Technische Univeristät München, Germany)
  • David Ginger (University of Washington, USA)
  • Wenping Hu (Tianjin University, China)
  • Lynn Loo (Princeton University, USA)
  • Iain McCulloch (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Jianguo Mei (Purdue University, USA)
  • Marcus Noack (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Harald Oberhofer (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Jian Pei (Peking University, China)
  • Lillo Pozzo (University of Washington, USA)
  • Erin Ratcliff (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Jonathan Rivnay (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Simon Rondeau-Gagné (University of Windsor, Canada)
  • Bret Savoie (Purdue University, USA)
  • Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Wei You (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Yingping Zou (Central South University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Xiaodan Gu
The University of Southern Mississippi
Polymer Science and Engineering

Brian A. Collins
Washington State University

Eva M. Herzig
University of Bayreuth
Experimental Physics VII

Ting Lei
Peking University
School of Materials Science and Engineering

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature

Symposium Support