21st-22nd June 2018

Second international speaker confirmed:

We are pleased to announce that Prof Christel Marian has confirmed that she will be our second plenary speaker! Prof Christel Marian is the director of the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf. Her research centers focus on the use and development of theoretical and computational electronic structure methods for the study of excited-states spin-forbidden transitions.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements !


First international speaker confirmed

We are pleased to announce that Prof Chihaya Adachi has confirmed his participation in our workshop as our first plenary speaker. Prof Adachi is the Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) at Kyushu University, Japan and pioneered the TADF generation in 2012 by successfully applying these emitters into an OLED structure. Such achievement has started the revolution that has become the third generation of OLEDs.

We will be announcing more speakers soon so stay tuned.


Maximising the rISC workshop II

We are pleased to announce that the second Maximising the rISC workshop is set for June 21-22nd, 2018. This year’s edition will be extended to two days to cover all new developments in the area of thermally-activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). Apart from the plenary board, in this second edition, you can get the chance of showing your own work in a poster or short talk to the world-leaders of the TADF area, both from academia and industry. So, save the date and see you in Durham!

The organisation committee.

Final Schedule is now online!

The final schedule is now online, so please feel free to browse and get a taste of what is to come tomorrow.

After a brief introduction to the event Jonathan Ward from Durham University will be kicking us off with  a talk about ‘Substituent effects on TADF molecules’.

This will be followed by Youhei Takeda, who is with us all the way from Osaka University, talking about ‘Syntheses, Properties, and OLED Applications of Novel and Efficient Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) Molecules based on a U-Shaped D-A-D Scaffold: The Synergy of Chemistry and Physics’.

Then to close the morning session Thomas Penfold, from the not so far-flung University of Newcastle, will present on ‘The Importance of Vibronic Coupling for Ecient rISC in TADF Molecules’.

After a short discussion and tea break Reinhard Scholz, from TU Dresden, will give some guidance on the question ‘Thermally activated delayed fluorescence – A new route to more efficient OLEDs?’.

Then our very own Andy Monkman will hopefully astound with the exciting topic of ‘Excited states of TADF molecules and how to control them’.

This will lead into arguably one of the most important sessions of the day the free lunch! ( and the football match depending on how people are inclined)

After lunch and learning about England going 2-0 down after five minutes we will get the afternoon session into motion with Mario Berberan-Santos, from the University of Lisbon, on the topic of ‘TADF kinetics and data analysis’.

Peter Gilch, from the University of Düsseldorf, will then present on ‘What Femtosecond Spectroscopy on Thioxanthone teaches us About TADF’.

The final session will then have Fernando Dias, another Durham representative, telling us about ‘Molecular Design for efficient TADF in polymers’.

The workshop will then close with a talk from outside of the academy with Jacob Gavartin, from Schrödinger Inc. telling us about ‘Excitation, fluorescence, dynamics, conductivity and more: Merits and challenges in modelling organic electronics materials’.

The day will then be wrapped up with some closing remarks, feedback (hopefully not in the form of rotten tomatoes) and journeys back home or to the pub.

See you all soon,




Schedule now online!

If you want information regarding the format of the event and the current list of speakers head over to the schedule page where all will be revealed.

Maximising the RISC

Welcome to the inaugural workshop on thermally-activated delayed fluorescence.

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