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Maxwell - NanoDTC-Impulse Innovation Seminar Series

Organic semiconductors: from discovery to commercial impact

We are delighted to host Professor Sir Richard Friend as speaker in our monthly Innovation Seminar Series.

About this talk

Sir Richard will outline how his group's research in the Cavendish Laboratory on the electronic properties of molecules with semiconducting properties, started in the mid 1980s, provided the base for commercial exploitation through a number of start-up companies.  These materials are now employed in the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and solar cells.

 

About the Speaker

Professor Friend holds the Cavendish Professorship of Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is Director of the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and of the Maxwell Centre.

His research encompasses the physics, materials science and engineering of semiconductor devices made with carbon-based semiconductors, particularly polymers. His research group was first to demonstrate using polymers efficient operation of field-effect transistors and light-emitting diodes. These advances revealed that the semiconductor properties of this broad class of materials are unexpectedly clean, so that semiconductor devices can both reveal their novel semiconductor physics, including their operation in efficient photovoltaic diodes, optically-pumped lasing, directly-printed polymer transistor circuits and light-emitting transistors.

 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/impulse-maxwell-nanodtc-innovation-semina...

Venue: Maxwell Centre Seminar Rooms, JJ Thomson Avenue, CB3 0HE

 

 

About the Seminar Series

This series of seminars happens monthly and speakers will present their ideas and experiences on how innovation impacts their endeavours.

We have a varied list of speakers, from academics turned in to entrepreneurs all the way to established companies.

The format is a 45 minute talk, followed by Q&A, and drinks and nibbles immediately after.

Attendance is free but spaces are limited so do register today.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

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Date: 
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 16:00 to 19:00
Event Type: 
Enterprise related events (Impulse, etc)