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Electronic Processes in Organic Materials
July 20-25, 2008
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

The field of organic electronics and photonics has enjoyed tremendous progress since the discoveries in the late seventies of conducting polymers and in the late eighties of efficient electroluminescent devices based on small organic molecules or polymers. The market for organic electronics-based products is now projected to reach over $30 billion by 2015.

Yet, there is still a lack of understanding of a number of basic processes and many advances are still to be realized. For instance, at this point in time, the prediction of the room-temperature charge carrier mobilities in organic crystals or amorphous films remains a challenge; the mechanism by which charges separate in organic solar cells is unclear; and the exploitations of many opportunities offered by nanoparticles in electronics or photonics have still to be developed.

The Gordon Research Conference on “Electronic Processes in Organic Materials” will provide an ideal setting to discuss in depth these and related topics with leading scientists from academia, government, and industry. Various sessions will be devoted to the chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, optical science, nanoscience, engineering, and device fabrication of electrically-active and optically-active organic materials.


SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 11:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:45 pm - 9:25 pm Organic Optoelectronics
Discussion Leader: Prof. Jean-Luc Brédas (Georgia Institute of Technology)
7:45 pm - 8:25 pmProf. Richard Friend (University of Cambridge)
"Electronic states at molecular semiconductor heterojunctions"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmDr. Ana Arias (Xerox PARC)
"Printed organic electronics: Large area displays and sensor applications"
9:15 pm - 9:25 pm Discussion
9:40 pm - 10:40 pmWelcome Reception
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 10:40 am New Materials
Discussion Leader: Prof. Zhenan Bao (Stanford University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amProf. Luisa De Cola (University of Muenster)
"Metal complexes and nanomaterials for optoelectronic devices"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:30 amProf. Fred Wudl (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Novel low bandgap materials and PCBM variants for organic photovoltaics"
10:30 am - 10:40 am Discussion
10:40 am Coffee Break
10:50 am - 12:30 pm Biosystems
Discussion Leader: Prof. Lynn Loo (Princeton University)
10:50 am - 11:30 amProf. Thomas Bjornholm (University of Copenhagen)
"Single molecule studies of electron transport and (bio)chemical reactivity. Prospects for molecular electronics"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:20 pmProf. Olle Inganas (Linköping University)
"Conjugated polymers and polyelectrolytes as probes of biomolecules and biosystems"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:10 pm Organic Photonics
Discussion Leader: Prof. Ronald Chance (Georgia Institute of Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmProf. Joseph Perry (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Organic photonic materials for all-optical processing and limiting"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm Discussion
8:20 pm - 9:00 pmProf. Ted Goodson (University of Michigan)
"Nonlinear optical and time-resolved properties of novel organic marcromolecules and quantum sized gold clusters"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:40 am Organic Photovoltaics
Discussion Leader: Prof. Ronald Osterbacka (Abo Akademi University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amProf. Bernard Kippelen (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Optics and engineering of organic solar cells"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:30 amProf. Mike McGehee (Stanford University)
"Charge transport in transparent carbon nanotube electrodes and bulk heterojunction solar cell"
10:30 am - 10:40 am Discussion
10:40 am Coffee Break
10:50 am - 12:30 pm Theoretical Insights
Discussion Leader: Prof. Eric Bittner (University of Houston)
10:50 am - 11:30 amProf. Abraham Nitzan (Tel Aviv University)
"Beyond molecular conduction: Considerations of optical and thermal effects in molecular junctions"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:20 pmDr. Jérôme Cornil (Université de Mons-Hainaut)
"Electron transfer processes at organic/organic interfaces: A quantum-chemical insight"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I (continued)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:10 pm Interfacial Prospects
Discussion Leader: Prof. William Salaneck (Linköping University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmProf. Antoine Kahn (Princeton University)
"Energetics of organic interfaces: From small molecule to polymer films"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm Discussion
8:20 pm - 9:00 pmProf. Jürgen Rabe (Humboldt University, Berlin)
"Charge transport control through single molecules and molecular complexes"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:40 am New Materials
Discussion Leader: Prof. Georges Hadziioannou (ULP Strasbourg France)
9:00 am - 9:40 amProf. Chun Ning Lau (University of California, Riverside)
"Quantum transport in graphene"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:30 amProf. Tobin Marks (Northwestern University)
"Engineered interfaces in organic and hybrid electronics and opto-electronics"
10:30 am - 10:40 am Discussion
10:40 am Coffee Break
10:50 am - 12:30 pm Molecular Electronics
Discussion Leader: Prof. Robert Silbey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:50 am - 11:30 amProf. Stuart Lindsay (Arizona State University)
"Single molecule electronics: From basics to devices"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:20 pmProf. Rachel Segalman (University of California, Berkeley)
"Molecular thermopower: Insight into molecular junctions and potential applications"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:10 pm Charge Transport
Discussion Leader: Heinz Baessler (Philipps University, Marburg)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmProf. Vitaly Podzorov (Rutgers)
"Intrinsic charge carrier transport in small-molecule organic semiconductors"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm Discussion
8:20 pm - 9:00 pmDr. Deepak Shukla (Kodak)
"Structural effects in naphthalene diimide based organic thin film transistors: Effect of configurational control on charge mobility"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:40 am Theoretical Insights
Discussion Leader: Dr. David Beljonne (Université de Mons-Hainaut)
9:00 am - 9:40 amProf. Paulette Clancy (Cornell University)
"Molecular-level insight into the thin film growth of organic electronic materials"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:30 amProf. Frank Spano (Temple University)
"The role of intermolecular coupling in the photophysics of disordered organic semiconductors"
10:30 am - 10:40 am Discussion
10:40 am Coffee Break
10:50 am - 12:30 pm Organic Optoelectronics
Discussion Leader: Prof. Natalie Stingelin-Stutzmann (Queen Mary, London)
10:50 am - 11:30 amDr. Lin Chen (Argonne National Laboratory)
"Structure-dynamics correlations of photoinduced electron transfer processes in Conjugated D - A arrays for OPV applications"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:20 pmProf. Paul Blom (University of Groningen)
"Injection and charge transport in organic (opto)electronic devices"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II (continued)
6:00 pmTraditional Lobster Dinner
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Plasmonics
Discussion Leader: Prof. Gregory Scholes (University of Toronto)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pmProf. Naomi Halas (Rice University)
"When plasmons interact, worlds collide: Science and applications at the 'hot' metal-molecule interface"
9:00 pm - 9:15 pm Discussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Closing Remarks
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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