Two leading Polish technical universities join their forces to run the international conference ERPOS 2020

Gdańsk University of Technology and Lodz University of Technology kindly invite all researchers to the 15th International Conference on Electrical and Related Properties of Organic Solids, ERPOS 2020, that will be held from 12th to 16th July 2020 in the picturesque city of Gdańsk, Poland. Registration is open till the end of May, while the abstract submission deadline is 29th February.

 

ERPOS, initiated in Poland in 1974, is one of the longest-running international conference series in the field of organic electronics. It has been organized every three years since 1996, every second time in Poland. In 2020, Gdańsk will have the privilege of hosting the forthcoming 15th edition of the ERPOS conference and its Guests from all over the world.

Since the beginning of the series, the field of organic electronics, that merges chemical, physical, biological, and technical sciences, has changed remarkably. As a result of this rapid progress, the scope of the ERPOS conference, covering fundamentals as well as applications, has been extended, and it is no longer limited to organic solids. The conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of electrical and optical properties of organic materials, such as:

• Photophysics and charge transport

• Organic light-emitting diodes and lasers

• Organic and perovskite photovoltaics

• Transistors and molecular electronics

• Organic bioelectronics and biophotonics

• Organic nonlinear optics and nanophotonics

• Conducting and semiconducting organic and carbon materials, such as electronic polymers, molecular materials, and novel carbon architectures

The size of the conference fosters fruitful scientific discussions, collaboration and social interactions between researchers working in different fields of science and technology. Apart from the interesting scientific program, the organizers have planned several social events, during which the Attendees will have a chance to discover the beauty of Gdańsk and its surroundings, as well as, to initiate or strengthen their scientific cooperation and personal acquaintance. Thanks to the collaboration between the Department of Physics of Electronic Phenomena of the Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics of Gdańsk University of Technology and the Department of Molecular Physics of the Chemical Faculty of Lodz University of Technology we have managed to invite excellent scientists related to organic electronics, like professor Henning Sirringhaus from the University of Cambridge, professor Paul W.M. Blom, the director of Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, professor René Janssen from Eindhoven University of Technology, or professor Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, who have already agreed to contribute to our exciting program. 

–Such a high scientific level of our conference is a result of mutual support and common efforts of both of the organizing institutions –says PhD Justyna Szostak from Gdańsk University of Technology, who co-chairs the conference together with professor Wojciech Pisula from Lodz University of Technology. -The idea of solidarity and collaboration, not only in science but also in everyday life, is very important for us and it is something that we would like to promote among our colleagues, for example during the Opening Ceremony that will be held in the European Solidarity Centre.   

Scientists that would like to take part in the ERPOS 2020 conference should submit their abstracts through the online registration before the end of February. All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the end of March. Conference proceedings will be published in the special issue "Electrical and Related Properties of Organic Solids" of Materials, an Open Access journal. The details regarding the conference can be found at www.erpos.eu. All the inquiries should be sent to erpos2020@pg.edu.pl. 

 

Photo.: PhD Marcin Łapiński