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Symposium EL03-Frontiers in Electrochromic Materials and Devices

Electrochromic devices (ECDs) that reversibly modulate optical transmittance or reflectance under applied potentials are key components for a variety of energy-saving and color-tuning applications, especially when integrated into “smart windows” that switch between a colored (dark) state and a colorless (bleached) state to increase the energy efficiency of automobile and buildings and bring visual comfort to people. Electrochromic materials and devices are also expected to play a key role in the future meta world as a critical component for VR/AR. Further, electrochromic displays feature low power consumption and transmissive/reflective mode, which is complementary to emissive displays and presents unique application scenarios. To fulfill the potentials of ECDs, advances in materials design, processing, device structures, mechanistic understanding of ion and electron transport, and the failure mode are essential. This symposium intends to bring together active researchers and business leaders in this field and discuss the advancements in technical developments, challenges in scalable manufacturing, and business opportunities in the real world.

This symposium welcomes a collection of abstracts that cover all aspects of electrochromic technology development from materials design, patterning, coating, device fabrication, and scalable manufacturing.

Topics will include:

  • Small molecule-based electrochromic materials and devices;
  • Polymer-based electrochromic materials and devices;
  • Metal-oxide based electrochromic materials and devices;
  • Plasmonic electrochromics;
  • Reversible metal deposition;
  • Mixed organic conductors;
  • Ion and electron transport;
  • Optical and electronic modeling of electrochromic thin films;
  • Electrochromic dynamic display
  • Emerging electrochromic functions and devices;
  • Scalable manufacturing of thin-film electrochromics
  • Technical challenges in scaling up
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Chris Barile (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)
  • Andreas Dahlin (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Jiazhi He (Ambilight Inc, China)
  • Masayoshi Higuchi (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Eunkyoung Kim (Yonsei, Republic of Korea)
  • Caroline Lee (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Pooi See Lee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Mike McGehee (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • Delia Milliron (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • John Reynolds (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Marco Schott (Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, Germany)
  • Gregory Sotzing (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Miko van der Boom (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Chunye Xu (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • Yumo Zhang (Jilin University, China)
  • Zhigang Zhao (Suzhou Institute of Nanotechnology and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Symposium Organizers

Jianguo Mei
Purdue University
Department of Chemistry

Haizeng Li
Shandong University
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Anna Österholm
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Fengling Zhang
Linköping University
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM)
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

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