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    Priestley Medalist Tobin Marks, "How Do We Design Organic and Inorganic Materials for Flexible, Transparent Electronic Circuitry?"

    April 21, 2017
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Loyola University - Chemistry Department (Flanner Hall)
    1068 West Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60660

    Prof. Tobin Marks

    -  Northwestern University -
    Depts. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering

    "How Do We Design Organic and Inorganic Materials for Flexible, Transparent Electronic Circuitry?" 

    ABSTRACTTobin Marks flexible electronics

    This lecture focuses on the challenging design, realization, and implementation of new materials families for creating unconventional electronic circuitry. Fabrication methodologies to achieve these goals include high-throughput, large-area, high-resolution printing techniques. Materials design topics will include:
    1. Rationally designed high-mobility p- and n-type organic semiconductors for printed organic CMOS,
    2. Self-assembled and printable high-k nanodielectrics enabling ultra-large capacitance, low leakage, high breakdown fields, minimal trapped interfacial charge, and device radiation hardness,
    3. Polycrystalline and amorphous oxide semiconductors for printable 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.


    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration, Poster session, and Social Hour
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:45  Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
    • 7:45 - 8:30  Lecture by Tobin Marks



    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Loyola University, Flanner Hall
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: North Central College, (NEW!) Science Center
    • STREAMING LOCAITON #2: College of Lake County, Southlake Campus

    DINNER - Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE Loyola Univ. Cafeteria style at nearby de Nobili Cafeteria 
    REMOTE SITE #1   North Central College Choice of either Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich or
    Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)
    REMOTE SITE #2 College of Lake County Choice of either Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich or
    Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)


    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, April 18
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, April 20

    PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed.  Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email ([email protected]) if you have any questions.


    Undergraduates and graduate students are invited to present posters about their work during the social hour. Please register at the link below. Questions? Email [email protected]


    Tobin Marks is Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. degree from MIT. Among his recognitions, he received the 2006 U.S. National Medal of Science, the 2008 Principe de Asturias Prize in Science and Technology, the 2009 the MRS Von Hippel Award, the 2011 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences, the 2012 U.S. National Academy of Sciences Award in the Chemical Sciences, and the 2017 ACS Priestley Medal.   He is an elected member of the U.S., German, and Indian National Academies of Sciences, an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has 1245 peer-reviewed publications and 253 issued U.S. patents.


    Loyola FlannerLIVE LECTURE:

    Loyola University
    Flanner Hall, ROom 133
    1068 W. Sheridan Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60660

    Map & Directions:

    PARKING IN MAIN STRUCTURE: $7.00 cash/credit



    North Central College
    Room STEM 101
    131 S. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Map and directions:

    PARKING: free on the street


    College of Lake County
    Southlake Campus
    Room V336-340
    1120 S. Milwaukee Avenue
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3195

    Map and directions:

    PARKING: Free in Lot 1

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    $15.00 MAIN SITE (Loyola) - Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE (Loyola) - Non-member

    $0.00 MAIN SITE (Loyola) - Lecture only

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 (North Central) - Member ticket

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 (North Central) - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 (North Central) - Lecture-only

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 (CLC) - Member ticket

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #2 (CLC) - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 (CLC) - Lecture-only

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue