Our Mission


The Australian Community for Advanced Organic Semiconductors provides easy access to contacting and learning about what Australian leaders in the field do, a forum for discussions through the annual symposia, and opportunities to build collaborations with industry, and other academic and publically funded partners. The community members have expertise in: Theory & Modelling; Frontier Materials Development; Photophysics; Morphology; Transport & Electronic Properties; Devices; and Commercialisation of Organic Semiconductors. Follow the links to find out more and how you might interact with the community.

 

About


Semiconductor-based technologies are vital for the developed and developing world. They are core to sophisticated communications, central to our ability to generate electricity, and are the engines of electronics used in our daily lives. Organic semiconductors will lead to the next wave of technological advancement:

  • They are a thin film technology with the active layers <1┬Ám thick leading to lightweight devices with flexible form factors and the cost effective use of materials;
  • They are comprised primarily of earth abundant, non-toxic materials, ensuring there can be continuity of supply whilst being comparatively environmentally friendly;
  • They involve low embedded energy processing, leading to sustainable manufacturing;
  • The power of synthetic chemistry means that an almost limitless range of materials can be engineered at the molecular level for specific applications; and
  • They will create new markets.

Organisational Committee


Chair: Prof Paul Burn

Deputy Chair: Assoc Prof Chris McNeill

Engagement: Dr David Huang

Committee Members: Prof Ron White, Prof Alan Mark, Prof Mats Andersson, Prof Ian Gentle, Dr Nikos Kopidakis, Dr Ebinazar Namdas, Dr Shih-Chun (Lawrence) Lo, Dr Tamim Darwish, Dr Andrew Nelson