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About the School
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Programme
Registration
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About the School

The Advanced Optical Materials and Devices International School has taken place on 1 – 3 March 2016 in London. The School addressed basics and recent progresses in organic electronics and photonics with sessions on the following themes:

  • Material design and synthesis
  • Organic optoelectronic and photonic devices
  • Material and device characterization techniques

The School has been organised in the framework of three EU-funded projects, namely SYNCHRONICS, iSwitch and OSNIRO.

 

The event has also been advertised on the International Year of Light UK website!

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Organising Committee

Franco Cacialli, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London
Giulia Tregnago, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London
Ullrich Scherf, Chemistry Department and Institute for Polymer Technology, University of Wuppertal
Sybille Allard, Chemistry Department and Institute for Polymer Technology, University of Wuppertal
Paolo Samorì, Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, University of Strasbourg
Nicolas Weibel, Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, University of Strasbourg

Confirmed invited speakers

  • Harry L Anderson (University of Oxford) – Design and Synthesis of Functional π-Systems
  • Frank Würthner (University of Würzburg) – Supramolecular Photosystems based on Perylene
  • Ulrich Scherf (University of Wuppertal) – Tuning the Luminescence Properties of Conjugated Polymers
  • Hugo Bronstein (University College London) – Understanding and Controlling Triplet Excitons in Conjugated Polymers
  • Xinliang Feng (University of Dresden) – Synthetic 2D Soft Materials
  • Jérôme Cornil (University of Mons) – Theoretical modelling of interfacial electronic properties in organic-based opto-electronic devices
  • Annamaria Petrozza (Italian Institute of Technology) – Interface Engineering in Metal Halides Perovskites: from molecules to devices
  • Jenny Nelson (Imperial College London) – Understanding charge generation and recombination in organic photovoltaic devices
  • Fabio Biscarini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) – Morphology of organic thin films: a primer on quantitative descriptors
  • Sandro Francesco Tedde (Siemens) – Are organic and hybrid photodetectors ready to be the next generation medical X-ray imagers?
  • Davide Comoretto (University of Genova) – Photonic structures for photovoltaic applications
  • Francesco Scotognella (Italian Institute of Technology) – Ultrafast spectroscopy of organic/inorganic hybrid heterostructures
  • Rainer Mahrt (IBM) – Conjugated Polymers for Photonics: From Lasing to Polariton Condensation
  • Paolo Samorì (University of Strasbourg) – When light meets matter: the use of photochromic molecules to fabricate multifunctional systems and devices
  • Sophia Hayes (University of Cyprus) – The use of Resonance Raman spectroscopy in organic electronics
  • Riccardo Sapienza (King’s College London) – Silk-based Random Lasing for Bio-sensing
  • Johan Hofkens (University of Leuven) – Silver clusters for fluorescence applications

 

Programme

Mar 1st (Tue)Mar 2nd (Wed)Mar 3rd (Thu)
09.00-10.40LecturesLectures
10.40-11.10Coffee breakCoffee break
11.10-13.00LecturesLectures
13.00-13.10Welcome AddressBuffet LunchBuffet Lunch
13.10-14.00Lectures
14.00-15.40LecturesLecturesLectures
15.40-16.00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
16.00-16.50LecturesLecturesLectures
16.50-17.00Closing Remarks
19.00Social dinner

 

Registration

The registration is now closed.

General information

School venue

The school has taken place in London at the Senate House (Malet Street WC1E 7HU UK).

Accommodation

Here is a list of hotels nearby the Senate House:

How to find us

From the airport

  • From Heathrow Airport. Take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to Russell Square Underground Station (1 h 10 min travelling time). Walk to Malet Street (10 min walking time).
  • From Gatwick Airport. Take a British Rail train to St. Pancras International station (1 h travelling time). Walk to Malet Street (20 min walking time). Otherwise take a British Rail train to Victoria station (30 min travelling time) and then by Underground (Victoria Line) to Warren Street Underground Station (5 min travelling time). Walk to Malet Street (20 min walking time).

By public transport

  • Closest bus stops. Tottenham Court Road or Russell Square (Numbers 7, 24, 29, 68, X68, 73, 91, 134, 168 and 188).
  • Closest London Underground stations. Russell Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, Euston Square, Warren Street and Holborn.
  • Closest railway stations. Euston, Kings Cross and St. Pancras.

Find out more travel information from Transport for London (www.tfl.gov.uk) and National Rail (www.nationalrail.co.uk).