Organic Photovoltaics Symposium 2012 - "Advances in Organic Photovoltaics"
Kent State University announces a symposium to celebrate its traditional strength in advanced materials and launch a major research and development initiative (flexPV), a photovoltaics technology that is enabled by flexible materials. The symposium will bring together academic and industry researchers, regional business leaders and students who have an interest in the science and promising new technology of OPVs. Register today!
The symposium will provide a platform for local and national research and industry leaders to discuss opportunities and hurdles inherent in organic photovoltaics, including research, development and manufacturing challenges. With eight thought-provoking presentations, posters and an informal networking session, this half-day symposium is certainly a must-attend.
April 17, 2012
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Registration|
|12:30 - 1:00||Welcome - Opening Remarks
Todd Diacon, Senior Vice President and Provost, Kent State University
W. Grant McGimpsey, Vice President for Research, Kent State University
|1:00 - 2:00||Keynote Address: Alan J. Heeger - "Plastic Solar Cells: Self Assembly of Bulk Heterojunction Nano-Materials by Spontaneous Phase Separation" - Abstract [PDF]
|2:00 - 2:30||Yo Shimizu - "Liquid Crystalline Semiconductors: Self-Organizing into the Bulk Heterojunction Active Layer" - Abstract [PDF]
|2:30 - 3:00
||Paul Berger - "Plasmonics, Durability and Encapsulation of Organic Photovoltaics" - Abstract [PDF]
|3:00 - 3:15
||Break (refreshments served)
|3:15 - 3:45
||C. Daniel Frisbie - "Understanding the Factors Influencing Open Circuit Voltage in Polymer Solar Cells" - Abstract [PDF]
|3:45 - 4:15
||L. Jay Guo - "Towards Scalable Fabrication of High Efficiency Organic Solar Cells" - Abstract [PDF]
|4:15 - 4:45
||Brett Ellman - "When Structure Meets Function: Experimental and Computational Studies of Organic Semiconductor Crystals and Liquid Crystals" Abstract [PDF]
|4:45 - 5:15
||Robert Twieg - "Photocyclodehydrofluorination" - Abstract [PDF]
|5:30 - 6:30||Reception (Room 204, Kent Student Center)
Dr. Alan J. Heeger
Professor of Physics & Professor of Materials
University of California, Santa Barbara
(Nobel Laureate, Chemistry, 2000)
Widely known for his pioneering research in and the co-founding of the field of semiconducting and metallic polymers, Professor Heeger is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2000), the American Physical Society's Oliver E. Buckley Prize for Condensed Matter Physics, the International Balzan Prize for the Science of New Materials, the President's Medal for Distinguished Achievement from the University of Pennsylvania, the Chancellor's Medal from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is a member of the National Academy of Science (USA), the National Academy of Engineering (USA), the Korean Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Science.
Prof. Heeger has more than 800 publications in scientific journals and more than 50 patents. He founded UNIAX Corporation in 1990; UNIAX was acquired by DuPont in 2000. Prof. Heeger is a co-founder and serves on the Board of Directors Konarka Technologies Inc. He is co-founder and Chairman of CBrite Inc. in Santa Barbara. He is co-founder and Vice-Chairman of Cynvenio (micro fluidics for cell sorting and related areas) and Cytomx Therapeutics (novel technology for targeted drug delivery).