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Solvay Workshop on
"Charge, spin, and heat transport in organic semiconductors"

Brussels, 15 - 17 November 2016 (ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room)

This workshop is intended to be a brainstorming session in which the latest results on charge, spin, and heat transport will be presented and discussed. The aim is to get a comprehensive view of transport properties in organic semiconductors that differ from inorganic ones by many aspects. Current understanding of these phenomena based on both experimental and theoretical evidences is not absolute. Charge transport mechanism cannot be uniquely described by hopping or band-like models. Spin diffusion length are larger because of weak spin-orbit coupling. Heat transport is limited by low and anisotropic thermal conductivity coefficients. Internationally-recognized researchers, with very different backgrounds have been invited. Chemists, physicists, experimentalists, and theoreticians will confront their viewpoints to get a deep and comprehensive fundamental understanding of transport phenomena in organic semiconductors.



Chihaya Adachi (Kyushu, Japan)

John Anthony (Lexington, USA)

Narcis Avarvari (Angers, France)

Fabio Biscarini (Modena, Italy)

Jean-Luc Brédas (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)

Xavier Crispin (Linkoping, Sweden)

Daniel Frisbie (Minneapolis, USA)

Ferdinand Grozema (Delft, The Netherlands)

Georges Hadziioannou (U. Bordeaux, France)

Bert Koopmans (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Karl Leo (Dresden, Germany)

Yueh Lin Loo (Princeton, USA)

Christian Maes (Leuven, Belgium)

Erik McNellis (Mainz, Germany)

Ron Naaman (Rehovot, Israel)

Yoann Olivier (Mons, Belgium)

Alberto Saleo (Stanford, USA)

Guillaume Schweicher (Cambridge, UK)

Shu Seki (Kyoto, Japan)

Henning Sirringhaus (Cambridge, UK)

Zhigang Shuai (Beijing, China)

Jun Takeya (Tokyo, Japan)

Kazuo Takimiya (Riken, Japan)


Scientific & Organising Committee

Basab Chattopadhyay (ULB, Belgium)

Yves Geerts (ULB, Belgium)

Practical information for attendees

Fee and registration

Registration is now closed.


Name badges and WIFI codes will be distributed on site on Tuesday 15 November from 9:30 a.m.

Poster session

A poster session will be organized, poster presentation from attendees is strongly encouraged.
A title and a short abstract (maximum 500 words including references) of the proposed contribution
should be sent in a Word document format using the template below to Isabelle Van Geet by
email at, before 17 October 2016.


Word template: abstract.doc


Size of poster board: 114cm x114cm (suitable for A0 and A1 portrait poster)


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine - 1050 Brussels
(Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


A banquet will be held on Wednesday 16 November at 7:30 p.m.
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop.

Please send an email to Isabelle Van Geet ( if you wish to attend.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels:

Hôtel Astrid - Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - Visit Brussels -



***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (