Online seminar series

Due to the cancellation of many scientific conferences, the AUCAOS committee is pleased to announce an online seminar series. We intend to run monthly seminars until normal conferences can resume.

We are calling for speakers for the first seminar session. It is hoped that our speakers can adapt talks that they would have otherwise given at conferences that have been cancelled.

Date: Thursday 7 May
Time:
• 1pm (QLD, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas)
• 12:30pm (SA, NT)
• 11am (WA)
Format: Zoom meeting link to be distributed. Each session will consist of 1 – 2 talks of approximately 20 minutes each, followed by discussion.

To be considered for a speaking slot, please write a title and short abstract for your talk and email to bronson[dot]philippa[at]jcu[dot]edu[dot]au. We are calling upon the community to pull together to ensure that we can continue scientific communication in these times. Please consider giving a talk.


Ivan Kassal Awarded Le Fèvre Medal

AUCAOS member Ivan Kassal has been awarded the 2020 Le Fèvre Medal from the Australian Academy of Science, recognising “outstanding basic research in chemistry by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD”.

For more information, including a video, please follow the links below:

https://www.science.org.au/opportunities-scientists/recognition/honorific-awards/early-career-awards/le-f%C3%A8vre-memorial-prize

https://www.science.org.au/opportunities-scientists/recognition/honorific-awards/honorific-awardees/2020-awardees#fevre


AUCAOS Symposium 2019

85 delegates from around Australia and NZ attended the third AUCAOS Symposium at Katoomba, New South Wales.

The talks included an exciting range of topics in the field of organic semiconductors, including a keynote presentation by Priv.-Doz. Dr. Alexander Colsmann of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, whose talk was entitled, “Eco‐friendly solution processing of organic solar cells”.

We would like to thank our sponsors – Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, SCITEK Australia Pty Ltd, John Morris Group, AINSE, Lastek Pty Ltd and the Australian National Fabrication Facility, Queensland Node – once again for their kind contribution.


Paper co-authored by AUCAOS members selected as “Editors Pick” in Applied Physics Letters.

A paper co-authored by PhD student Stephen Sanderson and AUCAOS members Associate Prof. Bronson Philippa, Dr George Vamvounis, Prof. Paul Burn, and Professor Ron White entitled,

“Elucidating the effects of guest-host energy level alignment on charge transport in phosphorescent OLEDs”, has been chosen as “Editors Pick” in Applied Physics Letters.

See the following links for more details:

https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5131680

https://aip.scitation.org/topic/collections/editors-pick?SeriesKey=apl


Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo and Associate Professor Ebinazar Namdas awarded Discovery Project for 2020

Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo and Associate Professor Ebinazar Namdas have been awarded an ARC Discovery Project Grant in collaboration with Professor Adachi at Kyushu University, Japan.

Their research aims to apply new materials design theory in order to develop new classes of highly efficient materials and overcome device efficiency roll-off issues for next-generation transparent electronics.

For more details see: https://rms.arc.gov.au/RMS/Report/Download/Report/a3f6be6e-33f7-4fb5-98a6-7526aaa184cf/208


Paper co-authored by Prashant Sonar selected as “Hot Topic” in Advanced Materials

A paper co-authored by AUCAOS member Associate Prof. Prashant Sonar et al, entitled

“Developments of Diketopyrrolopyrrole‐Dye‐Based Organic Semiconductors for a Wide Range of Applications in Electronics”, has been selected as a “Hot Topic” in Advanced Materials.

See the following links for more details:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adma.201903882
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)2199-160X.hottopic-organicelectronics


Paper co-authored by Soniya Yambem and Prashant Sonar selected as “Hot Topic” in Advanced Materials

A paper co-authored by AUCAOS members Dr Soniya Yambem and Associate Prof. Prashant Sonar et al, entitled

“Biowaste‐Derived, Self‐Organized Arrays of High‐Performance 2D Carbon Emitters for Organic Light‐Emitting Diodes”, has been selected as a “Hot Topic” in Advanced Materials.

See the following links for more details:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adma.201906176
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-4095.hottopic-carbon