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‘Dr Ramunas Lygaitis’ from the PHEBE project is a new confirmed speaker

We are happy to announce that Dr Ramunas Lygaitis from Kaunas University of Technology will be presenting at the workshop this summer. Alongside Prof. Andy Monkman and Prof. Sebastian Reineke he will be giving an overview of the developments achieved through the EU H2020-funded PHEBE project. Dr Lygaitis will be presenting on the synthetic pathways of new blue TADF emitters for use in white OLED devices.


Fifth speaker ‘Prof. Eli Zysman-Colman’ confirmed

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Eli Zysman-Colman, from St. Andrews University, will be presenting at the workshop this summer. Prof. Zysman-Colman’s research focuses on TADF for OLEDs and light-emitting electrochemical cells.

Eli Zysman-Colman

Fourth international speaker ‘Prof. Peter Gilch’ confirmed

We can happily announce that Prof. Peter Gilch, from Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, will be presenting again at this year’s workshop. One of our original speakers from the first event two years ago Prof. Gilch is happy to return to talk more about the transient photophysics of novel organic molecules. After the first event a new collaboration was established between Durham and Düsseldorf, which has already led to a new joint publication. Thus demonstrating the networking potential of a workshop such as this.

Peter Gilch

Third international speaker ‘Prof. Sebastian Reineke’ confirmed

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Sebastian Reineke will be presenting at our workshop this summer. Prof. Reineke, from TU Dresden,  is a member of the EU H2020 funded PHEBE project looking into new blue thermally-activated delayed fluorescence emitters for white OLEDs. His research focuses on the theoretical, photophysical and device properties of novel donor-acceptor molecules and OLEDs.

Sebastian Reineke

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.