TOM 7- Organic & Hybrid Semiconductor Materials and Devices


David g lidzey

David Lidzey
University of
Sheffield (UK)

Francesco scotognella Francesco

Politecnico of
Milan (IT)
Davide comoretto Davide Comoretto
University of
Genova (IT)






Many molecular and polymeric 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, nanocrystals and their polymer nanocomposites, graphene like materials, 2D semiconductors, and plasmonic nanostructuresare now of significant interest as materials for photovoltaics, LEDs and lasers. Bio-photonics also represents an emerging opportunity to develop new types of functional, hybrid system. This topical meeting aims to bring together the community of physicists, chemists, material scientists and engineers having an interest in the application in photonics, light-harvesting, light emission, and biophotonics 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 sensors, photonic-crystals and self-assembled photoactive macromolecular structures, and spectroscopy of organic and hybrid semiconductors.



  • Spectroscopy of functional organic, polymeric and hybrid-semiconductor materials
  • Photovoltaics and photodetectors based on organic-semiconductors and perovskites
  • Lifetime, stability and manufacture-techniques for emerging photovoltaic devices
  • Optically and electrically 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
  • Photonics for biological applications
  • Organic light emitting diodes and light emitting transistors
  • Light-sources for optical communications
  • Sensor devices based on organic, polymeric and hybrid semiconductor materials
  • Theory of optical and electronic excitations
  • Synthesis and design of new materials for photonics
  • Hybrid nanocrystal-organic systems
  • Polymers and polymer nanocomposites for photonics
  • Hybrid 2D materials-organic systems (including graphene and 2D transition metal dichalcogenides)
  • Macromolecular and organic photo-active mateirals and structures
  • Hybrid plasmonic-organic nanostructures for (bio)sensing and photonics


Program Committee

Margherita Zavelani-Rossi,
Polytechnic University of Milan (IT)

Michele Muccini,

Carlos Silva,
Georgia Tech (USA)

Stephane Kena-Cohen,
Polytechnique Montreal (CA)





Natalie Stingelin,
Georgia Tech (USA)

Guglielmo Lanzani,
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IT

Adam Pron,
Warsaw University of Technology, PL

Petra Cameron,
University of Bath, UK

Jana Zaumseil,
University of Heidelberg, DE

Begoña Milián Medina,
University of Valencia ES

Anna Painelli,
University of Parma, IT

Brigitte Voit,
Managing Director & CSO and
Head of IPF Institute of
Macromolecular Chemistry (DE)

Invited Speakers

Dr. Giuseppe Maria Paternò

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Center for Nano Science and Technology (IT)