Advanced MAterials by DEsign 

AMADEus Seminar - Tuesday 16 June 2015, 2:00 pm - ICMCB (Amphi) - Pr. Masahiko Hirao & Pr. Kenneth Carter -

le 16/06 à 14h
  • Life cycle assessment for the design of materials and processes

Pr. Masahiko Hirao

Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo - Japan

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Abstract

Life cycle assessment (LCA) has been successfully used for understanding environmental burden of products, such as electric appliance, vehicle, packaging and food. Consequently, life cycle thinking has spread over the industrial world and even enterprises are evaluated by LCA. However, LCA can be used not only for the analysis or evaluation of products but also for the design of products, processes, materials, social systems and besides consumer’s behavior.

We have been performed several case studies on the design of production processes employing scenario analysis technique. There are several difficulties in carrying out LCA in the design process, such as the estimation of inventory data, scenario generation and multi-criteria.

In this talk, an activity model for designers incorporating LCA as a design tool as well as several case studies on process design, raw material selection, and social design will be presented.

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  • Thiol-ene Enabled Functional Film Formation Strategies for Organic Semiconductors

Pr. Kenneth R. Carter

Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA

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Abstract

By making the semiconducting layers robust and solvent-resistant after processing, a path is opened for more complicated fabrication processing. Additionally, the “locking” of polymer chains into position has been shown to improve certain electronic characteristics by significantly reducing their tendency to re-align during device operation. We have achieved this through the development of thiol-ene crosslinked conjugated polymers.


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