Richard R. Schrock

Stephen Forrest

December 14

FinTech Innovation Hub

591 Collaboration Way
Newark, DE 19713

SEMINAR: 3 p.m.


The Power of Applied Chemistry Seminar Series

“Waiting for Act 2: What is the future of organic electronics beyond LED displays?”

Please join Chemours and the University of Delaware College of Engineering for our next Power of Applied Chemistry seminar featuring Stephen Forrest, a renowned researcher known for inventing phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and for his group’s research innovations on organic LEDs, photodetectors and optoelectronic devices.


The extremely rapid adoption of organic LEDs in both mobile and television display markets has been driven by their ultrahigh efficiency, large color gamut, thin form factors and long lifetimes. But this successful experience has only given rise to the question: what’s next for organic electronics? To be sure, there are other opportunities waiting in the wings. Examples include OLED lighting, organic solar cells, and even organic transistor electronics. In this talk I will present a review of what is past and present in organic electronics, and most importantly, what lies ahead. The physics and engineering of a range of organic devices will be discussed. And I will try to answer the question: what is the next big application of this emerging and exciting field of optoelectronics.


Stephen Forrest is the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and former Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America) and is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors. He has received numerous awards and medals for his invention of phosphorescent OLEDs, innovations in organic LEDs, organic thin film and advances in photodetectors for optical communications. Forrest has authored around 650 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has more than 380 US patents, many of which are also granted worldwide. He is the co-founder or founding participant in several companies and serves on the Growth Technology Advisory Board of Applied Materials.

The Power of Applied Chemistry Seminar Series, presented by Chemours and the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering, promotes the advancement of chemistry, materials and engineering education and research through academic and industry partnership.

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