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Symposium EQ06—Innovative Fabrication and Processing Methods for Organic and Hybrid Electronics

Fabrication methods of organic electronics can be generally divided into solution processing and vapor processing. Solution based methods at the laboratory scale are typically spin coating and doctor blading. For vapor deposition, the most common approaches include thermal evaporation and chemical vapor phase deposition of small molecules. These methods have been widely adapted for processing organic electronic devices including solar cells, light emitting diodes and transistors.

Recently, a number of novel processing approaches have been developed that act to enhance device performance, gain insight into device and material physics, and improve compatibility with scalable low-cost manufacturing. These newly developed processing methods allow one to dictate the morphology of the organic electronic active layers with unprecedented ability, providing better understanding of material and device properties.

This symposium will explore organic electronic device physics and applications enabled by novel processing methods and techniques for large area device integration. The symposium will cover various organic devices such as solar cells, transistors and light emitting diodes, as well as emerging devices such as temperature/bio sensors. The symposium will consider a range of organic and organic/inorganic hybrid material systems and their associated processing, microstructure and device performance.

The meeting will provide a forum for interaction among university and industry, researchers and practitioners, representing different perspectives across the value chain. The discussion will focus on the new paradigms for small molecule and polymer semiconductor processing methods emerging from research laboratories, as well as the continuous improvements to more traditional printing techniques and their intersection with electronics and optics. This symposium will assist in accelerating the adoption of processing methods between universities and industry and speed up the development of organic electronics.

Topics will include:

  • Organic electronics
  • Printed electronics
  • Hybrid electronics
  • Thin film transistors
  • Thin film sensors

Invited Speakers:

  • John Anthony (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • Derya Baran (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Emily Bittle (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Michael Chabinyc (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Suchi Guha (University of Missouri, USA)
  • Hagen Klauk (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
  • JJ Lee (eLux, Inc., USA)
  • Chuan Liu (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Bjorn Lussem (Kent State University, USA)
  • Conor Madigan (Kateeva, USA)
  • Tina Ng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Barry Rand (Princeton University, USA)
  • Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Gregory Whiting (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ioannis Kymissis
Columbia University
Electrical Engineering

Paddy Chan
The University of Hong Kong
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong

Oana Jurchescu
Wake Forest University
Department of Physics

Brendan O’Connor
North Carolina State University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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