Speaker : Prof. Niyazi Serdar Sarıçiftçi, Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells (LIOS), Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Title : Organic and bio-organic electronic devices
Date : November 21, 2019, Thursday
Time : 14:30
Cookie&Tea : 14:15, SNA A43
Place : SNA A4
Organic electronic devices are maturing from the academic research into the industrial development, entering the markets.
In order to account for a sustainable future, the application of biodegradable and biocompatible systems for organic
optoelectronics are needed. The use of cheap electronic devices in a large scale will introduce a “consumable
electronics” into the market of “consumer electronics”. Therefore environmentally friendly materials are important to use.
This is a next great challenge to material science in organic electronics. New developments of bio-inspired and/or bio-origin,
bio-compatible materials are interesting. Such materials can also be used to interface the biological and biomedical research
with the organic electronics field.
Last but not least the conversion of CO2 to methane (or other synthetic fuels) using solar energy is an important step to make
an efficient, large scale energy storage. At the same time this will make a cyclic and sustainable CO2 economy. We report
organic as well as bio-organic catalysts which can be used in photo-electro-catalytic conversion devices. Such bio-catalysts
can be enzymes as well as living bacteria immobilized on electrodes. Selectivity of such bio-catalysts is very high and combined
with the room temperature operation of such bio-electro-catalytic systems makes them industrially highly attractive.