Flexible Electronics


Organic Semiconductors for Flexible Electronics  

Prof. Henning Sirringhaus

Department of Physics
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

co-founder Plastic Logic


Conjugated polymer semiconductors offer new opportunities for the controlled manufacturing of active electronic circuits by a combination of solution processing and direct printing. We will review current understanding of their device physics with a particular emphasis on understanding the electronic structure of polymer heterointerfaces governing the device performance. Recent advances include realization of ambipolar organic transistors which allow easy integration of information processing and light-emission functions. We will also review recent progress towards manufacturing of organic transistor circuits by high-resolution printing techniques for applications in displays and low-cost intelligent labels. 


Speaker Background

Henning Sirringhaus is the Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He has been working in the field of organic transistor devices since 1997. He has an undergraduate and PhD degree in physics from ETH Zürich (CH). From 1995-1996 he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University (USA) on a-Si TFTs for active-matrix liquid crystal displays.

His current research interests include the realization of functional nanostructures using solution self-assembly, the charge transport physics of molecular, and polymeric semiconductors, the development of printing-based high-resolution patterning techniques, and the use of scanning probe techniques for electrical characterization of molecular nanostructures.

He is also co-founder and Chief Scientist of Plastic Logic Ltd., a technology start-up company commercialising printed organic transistor and flexible display technology for applications in electronic readers.




Thursday, July 10


Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline Park
2960 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
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6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture


$30 with advance registration
Half price for students, retired, and unemployed. (late fee still applies, if applicable)
Free if you attend just the lecture at 8PM. (but please let us know for headcount)
$40 after registration deadline, if possible -- please contact us to inquire.


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Len Radzilowski
phone 650-361-3264

Deadline for registration:

5 PM, Wednesday July 9

Dinner Selections:

broiled salmon with a lemon buerre blanc
chicken marsala
vegetable napoleon and grilled polenta

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