The 9th International Symposium on Functional Pi-Electron Systems

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  • Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:00 am - Friday, May 28, 2010 8:00 pm
Location: Ferst Center for Arts and Student Center
Fee(s): Fee Varies

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Veronique Bredas
Chemistry & Biochemistry
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The 9th International Symposium on Functional Pi-Electron Systems (F-Pi-9) will take place on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, from May 23 to 28. It is chaired by Seth Marder and Jean-Luc Bredas.
F-Pi-9 will follow the success of previous F-Pi conferences organized in Japan (Osaka in 1989, 1999, and 2006 and Kobe in 1992), USA (Santa Cruz in 1995 and Ithaca in 2004), Germany (Ulm in 2002) and Austria (Graz in 2008). The conference started as the "International Symposium on Functional Dyes"; however, to broaden the scope of the conference and to adjust to developments in academic and industrial research, the name was changed to the "International Symposium on Functional Pi-Electron Systems" in 2002.
F-Pi-9 will attract around 500 participants from all over the world to discuss their new results in the context of conjugated polymer/oligomer synthesis, organic semiconductor materials, photovoltaic and electroactive materials and devices, graphene, functional Pi-systems for therapeutic applications and more. Six plenary speakers including the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Roger Tsien will present their latest research along with 35 invited speakers. The program also includes some 80 invited short talks and three poster sessions, which will allow students and others to highlight their recent work.

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