AMADEus Seminar - June 1, 2012
Dr Hany Aziz - University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Organic electronic devices aging studies
Dr Dario Bassani - University of Bordeaux, France
Material matters in supramolecular chemistry
Location: Amphi 3 ENSCBP, 2:00 pm
Professor Hany Aziz is renowned for his ground breaking work on studying degradation phenomena in OLEDs, and many of his publications on the subject are considered among the seminal contributions in the field; several of the publications exceeding the 100 citations milestone.
As an Industrial Research Chair in Organic Electronics, Professor Aziz is working to enable extra slim flat TVs with superior image quality; flexible screens for computers, cell phones, and navigation systems that can be rolled or folded; cheap solar cells that can successfully compete with fossil fuel on economic basis; and low cost disposable consumer electronics.
Professor Aziz obtained a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from McMaster University in 1999. Then he worked as a Research Scientist at Xerox Research Centre of Canada for 8 years, where he was involved in conducting and leading research in organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) and photoreceptor imaging devices. In 2007, Professor Aziz joined the University of Waterloo as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering where he holds the NSERC-DALSA Industrial Research Chair in Organic Light Emitting Devices for Flexible Displays.
- PhD, McMaster University
- BSc, American University, Cairo
Dario Bassani was born in Milan, Italy, and after obtaining a Licence en Chimie degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), completed a doctoral degree in the field of organic photochemistry in 1993 under the guidance of Professor F. D. Lewis at Northwestern University (USA).
He joined the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in 1997, and currently holds a senior researcher position at the Institut des Sciences Moléculaires in Bordeaux University, where he conducts research bridging photochemistry and supramolecular chemistry. He is the recipient of the Inter-American Photochemical Society Young Investigator Award (2003), the French Chemical Society Award (Physical Chemistry Division, 2004) and the Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society (2005).