TOM 7 - Organic & Hybrid Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Adlershof con. vent. Exhibition Centre - Rudower Chaussee 17 - 12489 Berlin - Germany
26 September 2016 - 30 September 2016


  • David Lidzey , University of Sheffield (GB)
  • Guglielmo Lanzani, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT)
  • Davide Comoretto, University of Genova (IT)

Program Committee

  • Gianluca Farinola, University of Bari Aldo Moro (IT)
  • Francesco Quochi, University of Cagliari (IT)
  • David Beljonne, University of Mons (BE)
  • Giuseppe Gigli, University of Salento (IT)
  • Larry Luer, Institute Imdea, Madrid (ES)
  • Margherita Zavelani Rossi, Polytechnic University of Milan (IT)
  • Michele Muccini, ISMN, Instituto per lo dtudio dei materiali nanostrutturati, Roma (IT)
  • Konstantinos Petridis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete (GR)
  • Carlos Silva, University of Montreal (CA)
  • Stephane Kena-Cohen, Polytechnique Montreal (CA)
  • Malte Gather, University of St Andrews (UK)
  • Natalie Stingelin, Imperial College London (UK)
  • Guglielmo Lanzani, Instituto Italiano di Technologia (IT)
  • Davide Comoretto, University of Genoa (IT)

Plenary Speaker

  • Karl Leo,Technische Universität Dresden (DE)

Invited Speakers

  • Jana Zaumseil, Universität Heidelberg (DE)
  • Aldo Di Carlo, University of Rome Tor Vergata (IT)
  • Natalie Banerji, Université de Fribourg (CH)
  • Felix Deschler, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Sergey Sadofev, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (DE)
  • Franziska Fennel, Universität Würzburg (DE)
  • Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Anna Painelli, Parma University (IT)
  • Emilio Palomares, Insitute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ES)
  • Elizabeth von Hauff, VU University Amsterdam (NL)
  • Marcel Schubert, University of St. Andrews (UK)


Many organic semiconductor materials are able to absorb or emit light with high-efficiency, providing the foundation for applications in technologies ranging from optical communication devices to energy harvesting and storage. By combining organic and inorganic materials together, so-called hybrid systems can also be created that possess properties not achievable in either material system alone. For example, organometal halide perovskites are now of significant interest as materials for photovoltaics and lasers. This topical meeting aims to bring together the community of physicists, chemists, material scientists and engineers having an interest in the application in photonics and light-harvesting, in order to provide an overview of the state of the art and a vision for future technologies. Our session considers fundamental theory, basic spectroscopy and device studies. We aim to cover a broad range of topics, including organic lasers and laser devices, perovskite photovoltaics and lasers, organic light emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices, biologically inspired photonics and devices, nano-photonic materials and systems, microcavities and polariton-based optics, photonic-crystals and self-assembled photonic structures, and spectroscopy of organic and hybrid semiconductors.

Topics include

  • Spectroscopy of functional organic and hybrid-semiconductor materials
  • Photovoltaics and photodetectors based on organic-semiconductors and perovskites
  • Lifetime, stability and manufacture-techniques for emerging photovoltaic devices
  • Lasing and amplification in organic and perovskite materials
  • Polaritons in strong-coupled organic and hybrid-semiconductor microcavities
  • Photonic crystals and self-assembled photonic structures
  • Biologically-inspired photonics
  • Organic light emitting diodes and light emitting transistors
  • Light-sources for optical communications
  • Sensor devices based on organic and hybrid semiconductor materials
  • Theory of optical and electronic excitations
  • Synthesis and design of new materials for photonics