ISFOE15 Invited Speakers

2015 Plenary Speakers

Prof. Donal Bradley is the Lee-Lucas Professor of Experimental Physics, Director of the Centre for Plastic Electronics and Vice-Provost (Research) at Imperial College London. He is a co-inventor of conjugated polymer electroluminescence (1989) and a co-founder of Cambridge Display Technology Ltd (1992). He also co-founded Molecular Vision Ltd (2001) and sits on the Board of Solar Press (UK) Ltd. He is a named co-inventor for 25 patent families. Professor Bradley has published 563 ISI journal papers with > 48,800 citations (h-index = 95) and is a 2014 ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science. His contributions have been recognized by the award of a CBE (2010), Fellowship of the Royal Society (2004) and many prizes including the Royal Society Bakerian Lecture (2010), the Institute of Engineering and Technology Faraday Medal (2010), the Institute of Physics Faraday Medal (2009), The European Latsis Prize for Nanoengineering (2005), The Society for Information Display Jan Rachman Prize (2005) and the EU Descartes Prize (2003).


Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1957. After obtaining a B. Sc from Aristotle University in Greece, he received his Ph D. in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1984. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University from 1985 to 1987 and is currently the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. Mercouri moved to Northwestern in the fall of 2006 from Michigan State University where he was a University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry since 1987.His Research Interests are: Inorganic chemistry, solid state and coordination chemistry of chalcogenide compounds. Design of new materials, exploratory synthesis, thermoelectric materials, nanostructured materials, intermetallics, mesoporous semiconductors, phase-change materials, conducting polymers, intercalation chemistry applications of new materials. He has an h-index of 80, having thus far published some 548 ISI listed publications with > 25000 citations (ISI Web of Knowledge).

2015 Keynote Speakers

bradley small Prof. Donal Bradley, Imperial College, UK
"Polymer Photonic Nano-structuring and Patterning"
bruetting Prof. Wolfgang Brütting, Augsburg University, Germany
"Reducing energy losses in small-molecule organic photovoltaic cells"
facchetti Prof. Antonio Facchetti, Dept. of Chemistry and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern Uni., USA
"Polymeric Semiconductors for Printed Circuits and Energy Storage"
kippelen Prof. Bernard Kippelen, Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics, USA
"Organic Electronics: the Endless Frontier"
russell  Prof. Thomas Russell, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
"Understanding Morphology Evolution and Device Performance"
ravi silva Prof. Ravi Silva, University of Surrey, UK
"Nano-Engineered Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Organic heterojunctions for Improved Photovoltaic Performance"
sekitani Prof. Sekitani Tsuyoshi, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan
"Imperceptible sheet-type active matrix sensors for cyber–physical systems"
briseno Ass. Prof. Alejandro Lopez Briseno, Polymer Science and Engineering, Uni. of Massachusetts, USA
"Oligothiophenes as Model Systems for Investigating Relationships in Polymer Semiconductors"
gillner Dr. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT, Germany
"High speed multi beam laser processing for flexible electronics"

ISFOE15 Invited Speakers (Preliminary list, updated daily)

anthopoulos Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dept. of Physics, Imperial College London, UK
"Advanced materials and patterning paradigms for plastic electronics, energy generation & harvesting systems "
campoy Prof. Mariano Campoy-Quiles, ICMAB, Spain
"On the origin of light absorption in organic semiconductors"
yanglong hou Prof. Yanglong Hou, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China
"High Performance Electrodes for Advanced Energy Storage Systems: Lithium Ion Battery and Supercapacitors"
aihua liu Prof. Aihua Liu, Qingdao Inst. of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology, China
"Bio-mimetic Nanostructures Self-assembled from Genetically Engineered Phage or Fusion Proteins: Towards Applications in Biosensing and Biomedicine"
narayan Prof. K. S. Narayan, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India
"Non-Fullerene based Heterojuction Films for Organic Photovoltaics and Retinal interface"
singh Prof. Raman Singh, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia
"Graphene Coating for Remarkable Corrosion Resistance: Current State and Challenges"
steenberge Prof. Geert Van Steenberge, Center for Microsystems Technology (CMST), Ghent University - IMEC, Belgium
"Laser processing for large area polymer photonic applications"
vasilopoulos Prof. Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Concordia University, Canada
"Polarized spin and valley transport across ferromagnetic silicene junctions"
owens Assoc. Prof. Roisin Owens, Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne, France
"Multi parameter monitoring of live cells using organic electronics"
feng yan Assoc. Prof. Feng Yan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
"High performance biosensors based on solution-gated flexible transistors with functionalized gate electrodes"
amassian Ass. Prof. Aram Amassian, Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics (OEPV) Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
"Two-Step Nucleation and Its Potential to Enable High Performance Large-Area Organic Electronics"
carvalho Ass. Prof. Sandra Carvalho, University of Minho, Portugal
"MC3T3-E1 cell response of PVD-grown antibacterial thin films on piezoelectric PVDF Substrates for sensor applications"
papagelis Ass. Prof. Konstantinos Papagelis, Dept. of Materials Science, University of Patras, Greece
"Mechanical performance of a prototype graphene-based touch panel display"

polini Ass. Prof. Marco Polini, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
"Loss mechanisms in graphene plasmonics"
tsetseris Ass. Prof. Leonidas Tsetseris, Dept. of Physics, NTUA, Greece
"Emerging electronic materials: insights from first-principles studies"
schwab Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Germany
"Barrier coatings based on hybrid polymers (ORMOCER®s) with extended shelf life, controlled quality,
environmentally friendly"
bludov Dr. Yuliy Bludov, University of Minho, Portugal
"Linear and nonlinear graphene plasmonics"
boeffel Dr. Christine Boeffel, Fraunhofer IAP, Germany
"Influence of substrate and barrier stack technology on the barrier performance"
bonaccorso Dr. Francesco Bonaccorso, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Graphene Labs, Italy
deligiorgis Dr. George Deligeorgis, FORTH - IESL, Greece
"Graphene ballistic high frequency integrated circuits"
falk may Dr. May Falk, BASF SE, Germany
"OLED Research at BASF: Simulation and Device Results"
fenwick Dr. Oliver Fenwick, ISI, University of Strasbourg, France
"Asymmetrically functionalised electrodes for organic electronics"
fostiropoulos Dr. Konstantinos Fostiropoulos, Institute for Heterogeneous Material Systems, HZB, Germany
"All-dry processed high efficient perovskite photovoltaic devices"
janietz Dr. Silvia Janietz, Dept. of Polymers and Electronics, Fraunhofer IAP, Germany
"Smart chemical strategies for high performance polymers in organic devices"
kymakis Dr. Emmanuel Kymakis, Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I) of Crete, Greece
"Solution processable graphene derivatives and related 2D crystals for high efficient organic and perovskite solar cells"
magliulo Dr. Maria Magliulo, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
"Organic electronics biosensors for point of care applications"
noimage Dr. Christoph Merschjann, FU Berlin & Institute of Methods for Material Development at HZB, Germany
"Ultrafast optical spectroscopy unveils charge transport in polymeric carbon nitride: dimensionality, mobility and functionality"
meyer Dr. Nico Meyer, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Germany
"Flexible & Large-Area Organic Electronics: Equipment Solutions to transfer Processes from Lab to Fab"
parthenios Dr. John Parthenios, FORTH/ ICE-HT, Greece
"Strain Engineering in two dimensional atomic crystals"
peyrade Dr. David Peyrade, MicroTech for Health, LTM CEA - LETI, France
popa Dr. Daniel Popa, Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, UK
"Ultrafast photonics with graphene and related materials"
sauermann Dr. Tobias Sauermann, Belectric OPV Gmbh., Germany
"Stability of OPV and Current Application Showcases"
smits Dr. Edsger Smits, Holst Centre / TNO, The Netherlands
"Photonic processes in printed electronics"
sperlich Dr. Andreas Sperlich, University of Würzburg, Germany
"Spin-Sensitive Probing of Charge Transfer and Triplet States in Organic Solar Cells"
stadlober Dr. Barbara Stadlober, Joanneum Research - Materials, Austria
"Advanced micro- and nanomanufacturing of large area organic electronics and functional surfaces"
noimage Dr. Roland Steim, Empa, Switzerland
"Electrode materials and barrier foils for organic electronics – an overview on the R&D activities within the EU funded project TREASORES"
torrisi Dr. Felice Torrisi, Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK
"Large-scale Manufacturing of Graphene and Related Materials Inks for Flexible (Opto)electronics"
voigt Dr. Monika Voigt, ZAE BAyern Regenerative Energies, Germany
"Towards the development of printed semitransparent OPV modules"
volonakis Dr. George Volonakis, Oxford University, UK
"Perovskite/Graphene interfaces: a first-principles study"
zenou Dr. Michael Zenou, Orbotech Ltd., Israel
"Digital Printing of 3D metal micro-objects by laser transfer methods"
glawe Ms Andrea Glawe, KROENERT GmbH & Co KG, Germany
"Challenging developments for advanced R2R printing application for organic electronics"

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