Organic Materials: New Opportunities for Synthetic Chemists

The application of organic materials to contemporary technological contexts has mushroomed in the last decade. Organic electronics, organic LEDs, organic photovoltaics have all developed commercially and scientifically during this time. The progress made has relied on accessing molecules with improved physical properties. Accordingly, progress is dependent upon the marriage of synthetic endeavour with physical assessment. The future growth of this area will offer exciting opportunities for synthetic chemists seeking new challenges and materials scientists seeking new synthetic solutions.

This event will be held on Wednesday 9 April 2014 at Burlington House, home of the Royal Society of Chemistry and is ideally suited towards synthetic chemists and postgraduate materials chemists. Participants will gain an invaluable insight into research that is currently being undertaken, as well as future research potential and their real-world applications. Regular breaks and a wine reception will also allow attendees to meet with others in the field and provide further discussion and networking opportunities.



10.30   Registration and refreshments
10.55   Welcome and introductory remarks
11:00   Synthesis of molecular wires for nanotechnology and neuroscience
Prof Harry Anderson, Oxford
11:50   Liquid crystalline organic semiconductors
Prof Stephen Kelly, Hull
12:40   Lunch
13:40   Conjugated polymers of many flavours – short, long and round
Prof Michael Turner, Manchester
14:30   Complex conjugated architectures – from synthesis through to device applications
Prof Peter Skabara, Strathclyde
15:20   Refreshment break  
15:40   New functional organic materials for light-emitting devices and lighting technologies
Prof Martin Bryce, Durham
16:30   Solution processable OLED for TV applications
Dr Jeremy Burroughes, Cambridge Display Technologies
17:20   Close  
17:30   Wine mixer  

For fees and registration information, please visit the event webpage by clicking here.