Udayana University Faculty of Engineering Holds Guest Lecture with lecturers from the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University at Qatar with the topic "Thfazole Ladder Polymers for Plastic Electronics and Organic Solar Cells"
Guest Lecture with the topic "Thfazole Ladder Polymers for Plastic Electronics and Organic Solar Cells" which was held in Meeting Room II of the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University on Wednesday, December 7 2022. The material for this guest lecture was delivered by Mohammed Al-Hashimi, PhD, FRSC who is a lecturer from the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University at Qatar. This guest lecture was attended by students from 3 related study programs starting from the Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Study Programs within the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University.
As for the material presented, it is the electronic plastics that have made major commercial and scientific advances over the last decade, driven mainly by potential applications such as field effect transistors for flexible backplanes and e-paper, and solar cells for large area energy generation. ID TechEx, a UK-based market research firm, “estimates that over the past two decades global investment in plastic electronics technology has exceeded US$10 billion. The field of conjugated organic semiconductors has increased significantly over the last decade due to the extensive research that has been conducted for the cost-effective, pervasive, and flexible manufacture of printable plastic electronics. Among conjugated polymers, alternating donor-acceptor (DA) units are used extensively in the manufacture of organic photovoltaics (OPV), and organic field effect transistors (OFET). With special modifications of the D-A moiety, one can progressively adjust the energy levels and absorption properties as well as improve the coplanarity of the polymer backbone and inter-chain connectivity, leading to the development of superior organic semiconductors, including higher carrier mobility and photovoltaic power conversion efficiency. PCE).
Apart from discussing electronic plastic, he as the speaker also took the time to chat with the Deputy Dean II of the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, Prof. I Nyoman Suprapta Winaya, ST, MA.Sc., Ph.D. in his conversation he discussed how future collaboration would increase the interest of Udayana University Faculty of Engineering students to conduct a comparative study on the development of solar-based electronic energy.