The Georgia Tech-Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Distinguished Lecture Series provides the Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities a unique opportunity to interact with world-renowned scientists from across the globe. Chosen for their seminal contributions to research in organic photonics and electronics, invited Lecturers share their expertise in a wide range of topics relevant to this exciting field.


Recent Submissions

  • Serendipity in the Quest for New Organic Materials 

    Wudl, Fred (2016-09-14)
    On the way to the design of a new molecule for possible ambipolar organic field effect transistors, we discovered a crystal-­to-­crystal, essentially quantitative, monomer to polymer transformation. The crystalline polymer ...
  • Perovskite Solar Cells; Outshining Silicon 

    Snaith, Henry J. (2015-11-10)
    The cost of generating electricity from sun light using photovoltaic devices has continued to drop extensively over the last decade. Now in some locations in the world, PV generated electricity is cheaper than that from ...
  • Exploring the Synthesis and Applications of Graphene 

    Kaner, Richard (2015-05-04)
    Graphene is the ultimate two-dimensional material consisting of a single layer of sp hybridized carbon. Here we explore different approaches to synthesize this carbon allotrope, ranging from chemical conversion to vapor ...
  • Probing the Relationship Between Molecular Packing and Optoelectronic Properties in Molecular Electronic Materials 

    Nelson, Jenny (2015-04-03)
    The properties (electronic, optical, mechanical and thermal) of organic semiconductors are strongly dependent on the chemical structure, configuration, conformation and relative position of the component molecules or ...
  • New Polymerization Methods for Plastic Electronics 

    Leclerc, Mario (2015-03-13)
    Conjugated polymers have received a lot of attention since they combine the best features of metals or semiconductors with those of synthetic polymers. For instance, solar cells based on poly(2,7-carbazole) and ...
  • Energetic Disorder and Carrier Transport in Photovoltaic Polymers 

    So, Franky (2013-04-12)
    Solution processable polymeric solar cells have drawn a lot of attention due to their potential for low cost roll-to-roll manufacturing. Compared with inorganic semiconductors, polymer semiconductors have relatively low ...
  • White OLEDs for Displays and General Lighting 

    Kido, Junji (2014-06-06)
    Junji Kido presents a talk on the recent progress in white OLEDs. In 1993, white-light-emitting OLEDs were developed for the first time. Since then, the performance of white OLEDs has steadily improved and, today, they ...
  • Dynamic, Reversible and Hybrid Materials: Properties and Applications 

    De Cola, Luisa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-03-13)
    Dynamic systems that can undergo reversible processes are of great interest for the development of new materials, sensors, and biolabels. The talk will illustrate some of the recent results on soft structures based on metal ...
  • Recent Progress in Organic Solar Cells: From a Lab Curiosity to a Serious Photovoltaic Technology 

    Leo, Karl (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-07)
    Carbon-based organic semiconductors have many potential advantages like easy large-area preparation on flexible substrates, large variety of materials, and low cost. Although known for a century, organics have achieved ...
  • Materials Design for Highly Efficient Delayed Fluorescence 

    Adachi, Chihaya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-23)
    Although typical organic molecules are simply composed of carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N) and oxygen (O) atoms, carbon’s unique bonding manners based on sp3, sp2 and sp hybrid orbitals enable very complicated molecular ...
  • Electronic Processes and Phenomena in Organic Materials: A Materials Scientist’s Point of View 

    Stingelin-Stutzmann, Natalie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-07-12)
    In the past decade, significant progress has been made in the fabrication of organic semiconductor thin-film devices predominantly due to important improvements of existing materials and the creation of a wealth of novel ...
  • Efficient Polymer Solar Cells 

    Janssen, René (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-25)
    The power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells depends on the quantum and energy efficiency by which photons from the sun are converted into electrical power. Absorption of light, charge generation, transport and ...
  • Disorder effects in the electronic properties of organic solar cells 

    Street, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-02)
    Bulk heterojunction organic solar cells have a complex physical structure made up of nanoscale domains of donors and acceptors, each of which is a disordered material. Understanding the electronic properties has proved ...