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SCIENCE-KUTEM COLLOQUIUM by Prof. Niyazi Serdar Sarıçiftçi

Author: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Time: 14:30
Location: SNA A43

KOÇ UNIVERSITY SCIENCE-KUTEM COLLOQUIUM
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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 A43
    


Abstract:  

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.

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