ISFOE17 Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers

yoonProf. Seth Marder, Georgia Tech IEN, USA
The Use of Dopants to Modulate the Properties of Organic Semiconductors, 2D Materials and Electrodes

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Seth Marder is currently the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency and Regents’ Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (courtesy) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Dr. Marder received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. After completing his postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford from 1985–1987, he moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Marder has serves on numerous advisory boards for journals and is the Founding Chair of the Editorial Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry flagship materials journal, Materials Horizons.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003), the Optical Society of America (2004), SPIE (2006), the Royal Society of Chemistry (2007), the American Physical Society (2009) the Materials Research Society (2014) and The National Academy of Inventors (2016). He received a American Chemical Society A.C. Cope Scholar Award, and the MRS Mid-Career Award.
seiradakisProf. John Seiradakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
The Antikythera Mechanism: Decoding an astonishing 2nd century BCE astronomical computer

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John Seiradakis was born in Chania, Crete. He obtained his degree in Physics (1971) from the University of Athens and his M.Sc. (1973) and Ph.D. (1975) from the Victoria University of Manchester.
From 1975 to 1985 he worked as a Post Doc researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, at the University of Hamburg and at the University of California, San Diego. In 1985 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in 1996 full Professor. In 2011 he was elected Director of the Laboratory of Astronomy of the Aristotle University, a position that he held until his retirement in August 2015. In December 2015, he was appointed Professor Emeritus.
His major scientific interests in Astronomy, focus on neutron stars, neutral hydrogen in nearby galaxies, the galactic centre, flare stars, the Sun, the Moon and Archaeoastronomy. He has written 3 course books and has published more than 100 articles in refereed (mainly) and other scientific journals, volumes or conference proceedings. He has also written popular astronomy books and published several tens of articles in newspapers or popular magazines.
He has represented Greece in large European networks (OPTICON, ILIAS, CRAF, etc) and in international resolutions.
In December 2005, the highest EU prize “Descartes” was awarded to the neutron stars research network, PULSE, in which he is a founding member.
He is a member of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Group. Since 2007, he has given more than 200 lectures, public or scientific, in Greece and around the world for the Antikythera Mechanism.
Finally, he has served as Member, Chairman or Director in several national or international scientific Committees or Organizations, including the Greek National Committee for Astronomy and the Hellenic Astronomical Society.
snaithProf. Henry J. Snaith, University of Oxford, UK
Metal halide perovskites: a new class of semiconductors for photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices

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Prof. Henry J. Snaith FRS is a professor of physics at Oxford University and is CSO and Founder of Oxford PV Ltd. His research is focussed on developing new materials for photovoltaics and understanding and controlling the optoelectronic processes occurring within the devices and at heterojunctions. He has made a number of significant contributions to the field of photovolatics research, with the most notable being the discovery of the remarkable PV properties of metal halide perovskites.
He was awarded the institute of Physics Patterson Medal in 2012, named as one of "natures ten" people who mattered in 2013, received the Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator award in 2014, elected as a member of the Royal Society in 2015 , assessed to be the 2nd "most influential scientific mind" in 2016 and will be awarded the Royal Society Kavli Medal and Lecture in 2017.

Keynote Speakers

amassianProf. Aram Amassian, Organic Electronics & Photovoltaics Group, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Next Generation Printed Electronics & Photovoltaics: Harnessing Ink-based Manufacturing
deangelisDr. Filippo De Angelis, Computational Laboratory for Hybrid/Organic Photovoltaics (CLHYO), CNR-ISTM, Italy
Modelling metal-halide perovskites for solar cells application
hadziioannouProf. George Hadziioannou, LCPO, Bordeaux University, France
High Performance Polymer and Polymer/Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials
kamataProf. Toshihide Kamata, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Development and device performance investigation of a printed flexible TFT array
pchenitchnikovProf. Maxim Pchenitchnikov, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Organic Photovoltaics Materials
frankysoProf. Franky So, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA
Direct observation of localized charge transfer states by photothermal deflection spectroscopy
volonakisDr. George Volonakis, University of Oxford, UK
Designing Lead-Free Halide Double Perovskites from First-Principles

ISFOE17 Invited Speakers

anthopoulosProf. Thomas Anthopoulos, Materials Science & Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Multicomponent organic blend semiconductors for thin-film transistor applications
baptistaProf. Pedro Baptista, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
RNA detection via BioCode spectral codification
barberoProf. David Barbero, Dept. of Chemistry, Umea University, Sweden
Nano-­Engineering of Organic Semiconductor Films and Nano-­Carbon Composites with High Out-­of-­Plane Mobility
biscariniProf. Fabio Biscarini, Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Biorecognition and transduction in ultrasensitive label-free organic biosensors
caironiDr. Mario Caironi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Fully printed polymer field-effect transistors on tattoo-paper: a strategy for ingestible electronics
campoyDr. Mariano Campoy, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Spain
High throughput evaluation of organic photovoltaic materials using controlled lateral gradients in the parameters of interest
deligeorgisDr. George Deligeorgis, FORTH IESL, Greece
Advances in 2D material electronics
dicarloProf. Aldo di Carlo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Graphene and related materials for perovskite solar cells
echtermeyerDr. Tim Echtermeyer, The University of Manchester, UK
Graphene-Silicon Schottky diodes for fast and broadband photodetection

Prof. Jacky Even, CNRS, INSA Rennes, France
Physical properties of 2D Ruddlesden-Popper halide perovskite semiconductors

farinolaDr. Gianluca Farinola, Chemistry Department, University of Bari, Italy
Photoconverters with Organic Semiconductors and Photosynthetic Enzymes
fountiProf. Maria Founti, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
An innovative concept for energy independent districts exploiting mCHP technologies
frantzMr. J. Patrick Frantz, Haydale Limited, Thailand
Towards Graphene-based Printed Electronics
garciaDr. Cesar Pascual Garcia, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Reversible proton exchange reactions in functionalised electrodes and a prototype strategy to control the pH in Miniaturised environments
giannoulesDr. Paulos Giannoules, g|t Consulting , Germany
Prerequisites for Novel Technologies Commercialization
Comprehensive Renewable Energy Generation Concepts
giourkaDr. Paraskevi Giourka, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Understanding the components of a comprehensive entrepreneurial support system: How to know the right kind of support?
harmandarisProf. Vagelis Harmandaris, IACM/FORTH, University of Crete, Greece
Properties of Graphene/Polymer Nanostructured Systems through Atomistic Simulations
heeneyProf. Martin Heeney, Dept. of Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK
Tuning Acceptor Strength in Donor-Acceptor Polymers by pre- and post-polymerisation modification
hoppeDr. Harald Hoppe, Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena (CEEC Jena), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Imaging of Inhomogeneities and Defects in Organic Solar Cells
sahikaProf. Sahika Inal, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Tailoring Conducting Polymer Scaffolds for Bioelectronics
ioannouProf. Dimitris Ioannou, George Mason University, USA
A new Driving Methodologies and Circuits for Improved AMOLEDs
kaldellisProf. Ioannis Kaldellis, Head of the Soft Energy Application Lab, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
Tilos Project - Technology Innovation for the Local Scale Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage
kempDr. Neil T. Kemp, University of Hull, UK
A route to hierarchical control in artificial intelligent systems: memristors with optically tunable STDP synaptic plasticity
keramiotisDr. Christos Keramiotis, Public Power Company Renewables S.A., Greece
The Greek RES market. Current status and perspectives
kioseoglouProf. George Kioseoglou, University of Crete, Greece
Control of Exciton States and Valley Polarization in Single Layers of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
kousoulasProf. Konstantin Gus Kousoulas, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, Louisiana State University, USA
Developing an Entrepreneurial Environment in Academic Settings
kosekiMr. Yasuaki Koseki, Toyobo Co Ltd, Japan
Film substrates, stretchable conductive ink and smart textiles based on concept "Innovative materials enabling device revolution"
krebsDr. Martin Krebs, VARTA Microbattery GbmH, Germany
Printed Batteries – Why not rechargeable?
lifkaDr. Herbert Lifka, TNO, The Netherlands
Towards Roll2Roll processing of perovskites PV
lombardoDr. Antonio Lombardo, Cambridge Graphene Center, University of Cambridge, UK
High-mobility Graphene for High frequency and THz electronics
marszalekDr. Thomas Marszalek, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Role of substituents on molecular organization, surface morphology and charge transport in organic semiconductors
matskosMr. Vasileios Matskos, Organic Electronic Technologies (OET), Greece
3rd Generation Photovoltaics, OPVs and Organic Electronics
mclachlanDr. Martyn McLachlan, Dept. of Materials, Imperial College London, UK
Controlling structure, composition and electronic properties of interlayers and electrode materials in organic electronics
michelsDr. Jasper Michels, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Vapour-Induced Demixing in Solution-Processed Ferroelectric Films for Organic Memory Applications
muellerProf. Christian Müller, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University, Sweden
Interplay between Processing and Doping of Organic Semiconductors
munzenriederDr Niko Munzenrieder, Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, UK
High-performance InGaZnO TFTs for flexible analogue systems on plastic substrates
panProf. Genhua Pan, Wolfson Nanomaterials & Devices Laboratory, Plymouth University, UK
Graphene Biosensors for Ultrasensitive and Reproducible Detection of Disease Biomarkers
patilProf. Satish A. Patil, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, India
Donor-acceptor based ‘order in disorder’ conjugated polymers
pechlivaniDr. Eleftheria-Maria Pechlivani, Organic Electronics Technologies (OET), Greece
Progress and Challenges in Commercialization of Organic and Printed Electronics
petridisProf. Konstantinos Petridis, Electrical Engineering Dept., TEI of Crete, Greece
2D materials as building blocks in solution processable hybrid solar cells
pitsalidisDr. Charalampos Pitsalidis, Ecole Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Interfacing Organic Electrochemical Devices with Biological Systems
priniotakisProf. Georgios Priniotakis, Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece
Studying Textile Field Effect Transistors using TCAD simulation tools
rajeswaranDr. G. Rajeswaran, Grantwood Technologies Inc, USA
Next Generation Technologies for AMOLED Displays
The First Commercialization of AMOLED Displays Lessons Learned in the Journey from Invention to Industry
stavrinouProf. Paul N. Stavrinou, Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford & Lincoln College, UK
Sub-wavelength patterning and photonic structuring
stingelinProf. Natalie Stingelin, Dept. of Materials, Imperial College London, UK
Semiconducting:insulating polymer blends: processing, structure and opportunities for the organic electronics field
stratakisDr. Emmanuel Stratakis, FORTH & University of Crete, Greece
Ultrashort pulsed laser surface structuring for organic electronics and tissue engineering
tanDr. Phoebe Tan, Raynergy Tek Incorporation, Taiwan
Solution Processed Organic Photovoltaics Go Green: PCE>10% with Proven Reliability
noimageDr. Ashutosh Tomar, Jaguar Land Rover, IDL, Warwick University, UK
tsimikliMs. Sofia Tsimikli, Organic Electronic Technologies (OET), Greece
Manufacturing of Large area, Fully Printed, Flexible & Semi-Transparent Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) in R2R process with In-line Quality Control
vaccaDr. Paolo Vacca, SAES Getters Group, Italy
SAES Functional Chemicals for lifetime insurance in Organic Electronics
vandewalProf. Koen Vandewal, Dresden integrated center for applied physics and photonic materials (IAPP), Germany
Intermolecular Charge-Transfer States for Organic Photovoltaics and Photodetection
vanlangenhoveProf. Lieva Van Langenhove, Ghent University, Belgium
yoshimuraProf. Masahiro Yoshimura, National Cheng Kung university,Taiwan
Soft Processing for Nano Carbons: Direct Fabrication of Functionalized Graphenes and Their Hybrids Inks via Submerged Liquid Plasma [SLP] and Electrochemical Exfoliation [ECE] under Ambient Conditions

EU Projects Presentations

colsmannDr. Alexander Colsmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
MatHero Project
MatHero: New materials for highly efficient and reliable organic solar cells - A project conclusion -
kaldellisProf. Ioannis Kaldellis, Head of the Soft Energy Application Lab, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
Tilos Project - Technology Innovation for the Local Scale Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage
noimageDr. Udo Klotzback, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany
Alabo Project
R2R suitable short-pulsed laser scribing of organic photovoltaics and close-to-process characterization
noimageDr. Katerina Kouravelou, Adamant Composites Ltd., Greece
Platform Project
PLATFORM - Open access pilot plants for sustainable industrial scale nanocomposites manufacturing based on buckypapers, doped veils and prepregs
laskarakisDr. Argiris Laskarakis, Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, AUTh, Greece
Smartonics Project
noimageDr. Pufinji Maclean Obene, Precision Varionic International, UK
Hi-Response Project
On the Use of Fine Resolution Electro-Static Jet Printing with High and Low Viscosity Materials
manessisDr. Dionysios Manessis, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Medilight Project
Developments towards a miniaturized smart system for light stimulation and monitoring of wound healing-EU Project MEDILIGHT
pechlivaniDr. Eleftheria-Maria Pechlivani, Organic Electronics Technologies (OET), Greece
Gladiator Project
Gladiator Project: An overview
turcoMs. Elena Turco, AMIRES s.r.o., Czech Rep.
InSCOPE Project
turcoMs. Elena Turco, AMIRES s.r.o., Czech Rep.
PI-SCALE Project


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