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Fπ15 in Raleigh follows in a line of the Fπ conferences from Japan (Osaka 1989, 1999, 2006, Kobe 1992), USA (Santa Cruz 1995, Ithaca 2004, Atlanta 2010, Seattle 2015), Europe (Ulm-Germany 2002, Graz-Austria 2008, Arcachon-France 2013, Berlin 2018), and China (Beijing 2011, Hong Kong 2017). It initially started as the “International Symposium on Functional Dyes” in 1989. To broaden the scope of the conference and to adjust to the developments in academic and industrial research, it was renamed to the “International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems” in 2002.

Dates

Conference Dates

Location

Location

Registration

Registration



Raleigh Skyline at Night

We are excited to host the 15th International Symposium on Functional-pi Electron Systems in Raleigh, NC. This meeting is the second largest conference in the field of organic electronics and brings together experts and aspiring novices from around the world to showcase the important developments of pi-functional systems, their characteristics and applications. We look forward to seeing you in June in an exciting and interactive format!

Raleigh is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Our city has a large greenway system, great restaurants and close access to 3 major universities – NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke. This high density of higher education has attracted some of the largest companies in the world to call the Research Triangle their home, bringing talent and industry together in exciting and meaningful ways.

Co-Chairs

 

Harald Ade

Harald Ade
NC State
Oana Jurchescu

Oana Jurchescu
Wake Forest
Wei You

Wei You
UNC- Chapel Hill


Organizing Committee

 

Ying Diao

Ying Diao
UIUC
Dan Dougherty

Dan Dougherty
NC State
Enrique Gomez

Enrique Gomez
Penn State
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O’Connor
NC State
Dmytro Perepichka

Dmytro Perepichka
McGill University


John Reynolds

John Reynolds
Georgia Tech
Colleen Scott

Colleen Scott
MS State
Natalie Stingelin

Natalie Stingelin
Georgia Tech
Franky So

Franky So
NC State

Dali Sun

Dali Sun
NC State


International Advisory Board
Zhenan Bao Stanford University, USA
Paul Blom Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Peter Bäuerle Ulm University, Germany
Jean-Luc Brédas University of Arizona, USA
Lin X Chen Northwestern University, USA
Maxwell Crossley University of Sydney, Australia
Yong Cao South China University of Technology, China
Luisa de Cola University of Strasbourg, France
Georges Hadziioannou University of Bordeaux, France
Emil List-Kratochvil Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Christine Luscombe University of Washington, USA
George Malliaras University of Cambridge, England
Seth Marder University of Colorado, USA
Tobin Marks Northwestern University, USA
Klaus Müllen Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Thuc-Quyen Nguyen University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
John Reynolds Georgia Tech, USA
Ulrich Scherf University of Wuppertal, Germany
Yasuhiko Shirota University of Osaka, Japan
Zhigang Shuai Tsinghua University, China
Zen-ichi Yoshida Kinki University, Japan
Xi Zhang Tsinghua University, China
Deqing Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Daoben Zhu Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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