TCAD and circuit simulation of thermal effects in source-gated transistors


Dr. Radu Sporea is a Lecturer in Power Electronics and Semiconductor Devices and Royal Academy of Engineering Academic Research Fellow at the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), University of Surrey, UK. Prior to this appointment he has held the EPSRC PhD+ Fellowship in the Nanoelectronics Centre of the ATI and has studied for his PhD (2006 - 2010) in the same centre. After studying Computer Systems Engineering at “Politehnica” University, Bucharest, Romania, Radu has worked as a Junior Design Engineer for Catalyst Semiconductor Romania, now part of ON Semiconductor. Radu was awarded the 2014 EPSRC Rising Star distinction and the 2015 I K Brunel Award and Lecture for Engineering.

Dr. Sungsik Lee

University of Cambridge


Sungsik Lee received the PhD from University College London (UCL) in August 2013. He is currently working as a research associate at Cambridge University. During his PhD, he intensively investigated on device physics (e.g. carrier transport and instability mechanisms) and compact modeling of transparent semiconducting oxide-based thin film transistors (TFTs) for transparent electronic applications including optical sensors and interactive displays. His research has also enabled a design and simulation of fully TFT-based circuits and systems in a CAD environment. Previously, he worked at the Korean national lab - ETRI, where he developed a CMOS-based high performance readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for a capacitive touch sensor, which was sold in 2011. So far, he has published over 60 articles including invited/contributed journal papers, talks at flagship conferences (IEDM, SID, etc.), and US patents (all awarded). Dr. Lee won the prestigious IEEE EDS PhD Fellowship and the ABTA Doctoral Researcher Award in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He won both overseas research scholarship and graduate research scholarship from UCL for his PhD study. Regarding his professional activities, he has been being a member and referee of IEEE EDS and AIP, and a guest editor of IEEE Journal of Display Technology.


Threshold Voltage and Conduction Mechanisms in Disordered Semiconductor-based Thin Film Transistors


Dr Simon Ogier graduated in Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation from Leeds University, UK in 1996 and completed a PhD researching Molecular Ion Channels as Novel Biosensors in 2000. Since that time he has worked in the field of organic electronics, developing high performance organic semiconductors for transistor applications within companies such as Avecia, Merck, CPI and more recently with NeuDrive Limited. At CPI Simon had a major role in establishing the UK’s National Printable Electronics Centre (PETEC), housing a range of state-of-the-art fabrication equipment for pilot scale production of plastic electronic devices. Dr Ogier’s current position as CTO of NeuDrive is responsible for the development of high performance organic semiconductor material technology for electronic applications such as dynamically flexible displays, sensors and logic devices. He has submitted 13 patents, authored 26 journal articles, and is an active member of the IEC TC119 standards committee for Printed Electronics.

Dr. Simon Ogier




High performance flexible OTFT materials and processes for display, logic and sensor applications


Dr. Radu Sporea

University of Surrey


Dr. Ahmed Nejim



Ahmed Nejim obtained his PhD in 1990 in Ion-Solid interaction and ion beam modification of polymers from the University of Salford in Manchester. A wide experience in ion implantation

and semiconductor processing was obtained in 17 years of research in material science, semiconductor physics and microelectronic design. Experience in lecturing, mentoring and

facility management. 10 years of technical project management, European multinational projects, Liaison research fellow of a UK national research facility at the University of Surrey.

Since 2001 he has been working at Silvaco supporting TCAD software users in optoelectronics, power and large area electronic applications. He acts as an R&D Project Manager for Silvaco Europe. Involved in projects ranging from smart systems, power electronics, MEMS, solar cell design to organic and oxide based TFT model development.

Prof. Yong-Young Noh

Dongguk University

Republic of Korea

Prof. Yong-Young Noh is Professor in the Department of Energy and Materials Engineering at Dongguk University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He received Ph.D. at 2005 at GIST and then worked at the Cavendish Laboratory in University of Cambridge, UK as a postdoc. from 2005 to 2007. After then he worked in ETRI as a senior researcher from 2008 to 2009 and in Hanbat National University as an assistant professor from 2010 to 2012. Prof. Noh has awarded Merck Young Scientist Award (2013), Korean President Award (2014), IEEE George E. Smith Award (2014) and the author of book entitled “Large Area Flexible Electronics” (John-Wiley VCH). He has published more than 180 papers in top ranked international journals including Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, and Advanced Materials and 40 domestic and oversea patents. He is currently working as Editor for IEEE Transaction in Electron Devices and Editorial Board Member for Semiconductor Science and Technology.


TCAD for compact model development? Get real!


Development of high performance printed ambipolar polymer and carbon nanotube complementary integrated circuits for flexible electronics


Dr. Ta-Ya Chu

National Research Council



Development of Printed Logic Circuits


Dr. Chu has been working as a Research Officer at National Research Council Canada since 2008. He has more than fifteen years experiences in the field of organic electronics, such as OLED, organic photovoltaics (OPV), organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) and printable electronics. He received his PhD from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 2006 and worked for OLED R&D at Samsung SDI Korea for two years. In 2008, he joined National Research Council Canada and focused on the development of OPV. He broke the world record for efficiency in inverted OPV which received “Outstanding Research Achievement Award” from NRC-IMS in 2011. The world’s largest photovoltaic conference, EU PVSEC, invited him to serve as a member of the International Scientific Committee from 2011 to 2014. He also received “Technology Development” annual award for the achievement in the development of printed photo-detecotr array at NRC-ICT this year. He is the technical lead for the development of printed logic circuits under “Printable Electronics Flagship Program” at NRC. He has contributed more than forty publications which have been cited more than 2000 times (h index=17).

Dr. Mario Caironi

Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST)


Mario Caironi is Tenure Track researcher at the Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) of IIT, where he is leading the “Printed and Molecular Electronics” research line. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 at Politecnico di Milano and then joined Prof. H. Sirringhaus’ group at the Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, UK) to work on inkjet printed, downscaled organic field-effect transistors, and on charges injection and transport in high mobility polymers. He entered the Tenure Track programme at CNST in May 2014, formerly Team Leader from 2010 to 2014. His main research interests currently are high-frequency printed organic and hybrid transistors and circuits, charge injection and transport properties in high-mobility donor-acceptor copolymers, all-printed photodetectors, and polymer based energy harvesting devices. He has about 80 publications in the field of organic and printed electronics, comprising 3 chapter books on the printing of opto-electronic organic devices. He was recipient of a Marie-Curie Career Integration Grant “IPPIA” from 2011 to 2014 and he is a 2014 ERC Starting Grantee, with the project “HEROIC” on the development of printed electronics operating in the GHz regime.  

"Enhancing the speed of printed and direct-written polymer transistors"

Dr. Deyu Tu

Linköping University


Organic Power Electronics: AC-DC Conversion with High-Voltage Organic Thin-film Transistors

Dr. Deyu Tu is an assistant professor (tenure track, “Biträdande Universitetslektor” in Swedish) at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY), Linköping University, Sweden. He received the B.S. degree in mechanism engineering and automatization from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics and solid-state electronics from the Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the National Nanotechnology Laboratory, Istituto Nanoscienze, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Lecce, Italy, working on polymer nanofiber field-effect transistors. In 2010, he joined the current group, working on device modelling and circuit design based on organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs), organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), and electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors (EGOFETs). He has been a co-PI in the project “SiOS” funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, and a technical leader in the projects “SSF-LEC” and “MODULIT” funded by the “Batterifonden” programme of the Swedish Energy Agency since 2014. His current research activities focus on organic power electronics and silicon-organic hybrid electronics.

Prof. Dong-Ming Sun

Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Oxygen Adsorption Effects of Metal Oxide Thin Film Transistors

Dr. Shengdong Zhang

Peking University


Li Xifeng received the Ph.D. degree in physics electronics from Fudan Univeristy in 2006. He was a Senior Engineer with Shanghai Optronics Co., Ltd., from 2006 to 2008. He is currently a Professor with Shanghai University. His research interestings are in Dynamics, vibration and control, and Mechanical Design. He has published more than 50 SCI cited journal papers. He holds more than 20 authorized patents.

High stability of Low temperature and Flexible IGZO TFT by plasma treatment

Prof. Xifeng Li

Shanghai University


He joined Peking University in 2002 and has been a full professor with the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science since 2006. In 2009, he was appointed to Shenzhen Graduate School, Peking University as the Vice-Dean of School of Electronic and Computer Engineering. Prof. Zhang’s research focuses on microelectronic devices and integrated circuits. He has published more than 50 journal papers on IEEE EDL, IEEE TED, APL, Adv. Func. Mater., and Adv. Mater.. He has 67 patents granted.

He joined Peking University in 2002 and has been a full professor with the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science since 2006. In 2009, he was appointed to Shenzhen Graduate School, Peking University as the Vice-Dean of School of Electronic and Computer Engineering. Prof. Zhang’s research focuses on microelectronic devices and integrated circuits. He has published more than 50 journal papers on IEEE EDL, IEEE TED, APL, Adv. Func. Mater., and Adv. Mater.. He has 67 patents granted.

On the controversy of carrier mobility in organic TFTs

Prof. Chuan Liu

Sun Yat-Sen University


Chuan Liu received his B.S. degree in Physics from Tsinghua University (China) and received a doctorate degree from University of Cambridge (U.K.) for research in charge transport and charge transfer in polymer field-effect transistors. Then he joined National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Japan) as a researcher to work on organic crystalline field-effect transistors. After that, he joined Department of Energy and Materials Engineering in Dongguk University (Seoul, South Korea) as an assistant professor to work on thin-film transistors. Since 2014, he has been a professor in School of Electronic and Information Technology, Sun Yat-sen University (China). He has published over 60 papers in thin-film transistors, solution-processed electronics, and interface engineering for printed electronics.

Dr. Shan received Ph.D. from Fudan University in 2000. He had been working in Pusan National University and DongEui University as postdoc research associate and research professor for 11 years. He was promoted to be a full professor of Qingdao University in 2007. As the first author, Dr. Shan verified that the oxygen vacancies play the most important role in ZnO thin films fabricated by pulsed laser deposition. The most cited paper of Dr. Shan had been cited over 230 times by others. In the past 5 years, his research interests focused on the semiconductor thin film, ultra-thin dielectric thin film, and the integration of the thin-film transistors by solution process. As a milestone, Dr. Shan proposed the novel solution route for fabricating high-performance P-channel thin-film transistors. Dr. Shan had given over 20 plenary talks and invited talks in famous international conferences.

Qing Wan

Nanjing University


Oxide-based Electric-Double-Layer Thin-Film Transistors For Neuromorphic Systems

To be updated

Kai Wang

Sun Yat-Sen University


Beyond Display: Emerging Applications of Thin-Film Transistors

Kai Wang is currently an assistant professor at Sun Yat-Sen University-Carnegie Mellon University Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE) in the School of Electronics and Information Technology at Sun Yat-Sen University in China. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China in 2000, and M.A. Sc. degree in Microelectronics & Solid State Electronics from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China in 2003. He earned his Ph. D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada in 2008 and was thereafter appointed as a NSERC postdoctoral fellow in Thunder Bay Health Science Centre,Thunder Bay, Canada where he had been conducting research on biomedical X-ray imaging until he joined Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California in August 2011. At Apple Inc., he was involved in touch sensor development for various Apple products such as iPad and Apple Watch.

Dr. Fukai Shan

Qingdao University


The fully solution-processed p-type metal oxide thin film and its integration for thin film transistors

Lei Liao

Wuhan University


Rational hydrogenation for enhanced mobility and high reliability on ZnO-based thin film transistors: from simulation to experiment

Lei Liao is currently a professor at Department of Physics, Wuhan University, where he received his B.S. and PhD degrees, both in Physics from 2000 to 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Xiangfeng Duan’s group at University of California Los Angeles. His research focused on the high performance transistors based on low dimensional materials, and high-speed radio frequency devices. Lei has published nearly 80 scientific papers such as Nature, PNAS, Nano Lett., Adv. Mater., etc., and holds several patents. Lei also has received same awards, including Ten Thousand Program for Youth (2015), Hubei Province Natural Science 1st award (2012), NSFC Young Award (2012), and Scopus Young award (2011).

Prof. Chao Jiang

The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology


Prof. Dr. Chao JIANG, male, born in January, 1965. Being the Professor of Physics in National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China, from 2005. Awarded by the “Hundred Talent Program” of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007. He received his BS from Peking University in 1986, and PhD from Institute of Semiconductors, CAS in 1998. From 1998 to 2005, Prof. Jiang, as post-doctoral researcher and JSPS Foreigner Research Fellow working on fabrication of low-dimensional semiconductors and its characterization in Hokkaido University and University of Tokyo, respectively. He is the principal Scientist for the “973” project of “Standardization for the key Nano-measurement Techniques” (2006-2010).  His current research interests include (1) Organic electronics and its larger area circuit architectures; (2) Optical characterization and nano-metrology.

Dr. Lei Wang is associate research fellow at South China University of Technology (SCUT), and the CEO of Guangzhou New Vision Optoelectronic Technology Co. Ltd. (NVO). Dr. Wang is working on AMOLED technologies, including new oxide semiconductor materials and TFT backplane, printed OLED materials and displays. Dr. Wang and his team have successfully developed the first AMOLED display driven by oxide TFT (2011) and the first full-color flexible AMOLED display (2013) in China. Dr. Wang was supported by Pearl River Nova Program of Guangzhou (2014) and Program for the Top Young Innovative Talents of Guangdong (2015).

Scale-up fabrication of single wall carbon nanotube thin film and its application in flexible thin-film transistors

Investigation on the stability of ambipolar SnO TFTs

​Prof. Dr. Hongtao Cao

Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Dong-Ming Sun received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Jilin University, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Then he became a postdoctoral researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. In April 2009, he worked in Nagoya University, Japan. From June 2012, he joined the Advanced Carbons Division at Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been focused on the study of flexible thin-film transistor devices based on carbon nanotube and graphene. He presented a technique to fabricate flexible high-performance carbon nanotube thin-film transistors and integrated circuits using floating-catalyst chemical vapour deposition followed by a simple gas-phase filtration and transfer process. He realized all-carbon thin-film transistors, and achieves the mouldable transistors and integrated circuits for the first time. He has published these works in journals including Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Communications. He was selected by the national “Thousand Young Talents Program” in 2013, and he was supported by the National Science Foundation of China for Excellent Young Scholars in 2014.

Dr. Hongtao Cao received the B.S. and M.A. degree from Northeastern University in 1998 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2007, he joined the faculty of the Division of Functional Materials and Nano Devices at the Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering as a professor as well as the principle investigator of Research Group of Functional Thin Films & Integrated Devices. He was a recipient of the Qianjiang Talent Award of Zhejiang Province in 2007 and the second-level Award of Ningbo Leading Talent Cultivation Project in 2012. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers with about 600 citations to date. He has applied and authorized more than 20 Chinese patents. Up to now, he has guided and trained more than 10 postgraduate students and post-doctors.

Dr. Cao is in charge of or as a core partner to participate in the Chinese National Program on Key Basic Research Project, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Science and Technology Innovative Research Team of Ningbo Municipality, and the Key Program for Science and Technology Innovative Team of Zhejiang Province.

Dr. Cao is committed in fundamental research focusing on exploring and understanding thin films of oxide semiconductors & dielectrics, constructing oxide heterostructures or homostructures, developing new applications for oxide electronic and prospective optoelectronic devices. Cao’s group research also includes fundamental investigations on compound oxide properties and related processing and multifunctional material integration issues.

Carbon nanotube thin film transistors for display technology

Xuelei Liang is a professor at the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University. He received the Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from Nanjing University in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Physics, CAS. He joined Peking University in 2003. From 2009 to 2011, he was a guest researcher at the semiconductor electronics division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA. Prof. Liang’s research focus on carbon based nanoelectronic devices and systems.

Byong-Deok Choi received the B.S, M.S and Ph. D. degree in electronics engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 1994, 1996, and 2002, respectively. He joined System IC R&D Center, LG Electronics, Inc., Seoul, Korea, where he was engaged in the development of driver and controller LSIs for organic LEDs, PDPs and TFT-LCDs. Since March 2005, he has been with Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, and is currently a professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering. He has authored and co-authored over 60 international journals and conference papers and holds over 60 issued international and domestic patents. His research interests include driving methods and circuits for AMOLEDs, TFT-LCDs, micro displays and so on, circuit and system design with a-Si:H, LTPS, oxide and organic TFTs, touch screen ICs, display interfaces, low-power circuit and analog circuit design, power IC design, and hardware implementation for cryptographic devices. He is now a member of IEEE, SID, IEEK, and KIDS.

Prof. Byong-Deok Choi

Hanyang University


"Oxide-TFT Circuit Design for High-Reliability Flexible Electronics"

"Mobility and Vth extraction by time-of-flight analysis for a-IGZO TFTs"

To be updated

Dr. Di Geng

Kyung Hee University


"Process Design Kit and EDA Tools for Organic/Printed Electronics"

Prof. Jordi Carrabina

Univ Autonoma de Barcelona


Jordi Carrabina is Professor Titular with the Department of Microelectronics and Electronic Systems, heading the CEPHIS laboratory. Previously, he was at National Center for Microelectronics (CNM-CSIC), where he was collaborating until 1996 in the field of digital and microsystems circuit design. He is currently teaching in the Degree and Masters of Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Engineering at UAB, and the Masters of Embedded Systems at UPV-EHU. He has been leading different national and international projects in the field of organic electronics, he is consultant for different international and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) companies. During last five years, he has coauthored more 30 papers in journals and conferences. His main interests are microelectronic systems oriented to embedded platforms, SoC/NoC architectures and printed microelectronics, in which he has been specially active in building new concepts for circuit design specially using inkjet technologies.

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Printed short-channel thin-film transistors

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Linfeng Lan

South China University of Technology


Vertical Charge Transport via Small Polaron Hopping within Lamellar Organic Single Crystal

Progress on Flexible & Printed OLED Displays and their TFT Backplane Technology

Dr. Lei Wang

Guangzhou New Vision Opto-Electronic Technology Co. Ltd


​Prof. Xuelei Liang

Peking University