Erik Jonsson
School of Engineering & Computer Science
The University of texas at Dallas



February 12, 2016

TOBIN J. MARKS // Northwestern University

Materials Strategies for Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronic Circuitry

This lecture focuses on the challenging design, realization, characterization, understanding and
implementation of new materials for creating unconventional electronic circuitry. Fabrication
methodologies to achieve these goals include high-throughput, large-area, high-resolution printing
techniques. Materials design topics to be discussed include:
1. Rationally designed high-mobility p- and n-type organic semiconductors for printed organic CMOS
2. Self-assembled and printable high-k Nano dielectrics enabling ultra-large capacitance, low leakage,
high breakdown fields, minimal trapped interfacial charge, and device radiation hardness
3. Polycrystalline and amorphous oxide semiconductors for transparent and mechanically flexible electronics
4. Combining these materials sets to fabricate a variety of high-performance thin-film transistor-based circuitries
5. The relevance of these advances to unconventional photovoltaic materials.

This presentation emphasizes the symbiosis between materials synthesis, computational modeling
and simulation, materials characterization, and device fabrication and evaluation.


Dr. Tobin J. Marks is a Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Chemistry, professor of materials science and engineering, and professor of applied physics at Northwestern University; distinguished adjunct professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar; and BK21 (Brain Korea 21 Program for Leading Universities and Students) professor at Korea University. He received a BS degree in chemistry from the University of Maryland (1966) and PhD in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1971).

A member of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the National Medal of Science from the President of the United States of America, Marks has received more than a dozen national honors from the American Chemical Society. He has also received accolades from the North American Catalysis Society Pines Award, American Institute of Chemists, German Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Research Society of India, the Prince of Asturias Foundation in Spain, Italian Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, Technical University of Munich, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of South Carolina, and The Ohio State University.

11 a.m. in TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102).
Refreshments at 10:45 a.m. in the lobby.

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