Yunqi Liu was graduated from Nanjing University in 1975, received a doctorate from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1991. Presently, he is a Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and an Academician of CAS. His current research interests include design and synthesis of molecular materials, including p-conjugated small molecules, polymers, and graphene, fabrication of related devices, including field-effect transistors and molecular electronics, and investigation of their electronic properties. He has published more than 500 papers in SCI journals (in which, 131 of papers with IF>10), cited by other researchers for more than 20,000 times with an h-index of 75. These works have been highlighted by many famous magazines for more than 40 times. In addition, he has obtained 67 of granted patents, published two books and 17 book chapters.

Plenary Speakers

K.-T. Tim Cheng received his Ph.D. in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. He is currently Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor of ECE and CSE at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He worked at Bell Laboratories from 1988 to 1993 and joined the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1993 where he was the founding director of UCSB’s Computer Engineering Program (1999-2002), Chair of the ECE Department (2005-2008) and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (2013-2016). He held a Visiting Professor position at TsingHua Univ. Taiwan (1999), Univ. of Tokyo, Japan (2008), Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (2012) and Zhejiang University China (2012-2016). His current research interests include mobile embedded systems, computer vision, SoC design verification and test, and multimedia computing. He has published more than 400 technical papers, co-authored five books, adviced 40 PhD theses, and holds 12 U.S. Patents in these areas. He served as Director for US Department of Defense MURI Center for 3D hybrid circuits which aims at integrating CMOS with high-density memristors.


High Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors and Circuits


Robust Design and Reliability Simulation for TFT Circuits


Prof. Tim Cheng

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Prof. Yunqi Liu

Key Laboratory of Organic Solids Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences


Prof. Benjamin Iñiguez

Universitat Rovirai Virgili


Benjamin Iñiguez obtained the Ph D in Physics in 1992 and 1996, respectively, from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). From February 1997 to September 1998 he was working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rensselaer Polytecnhnic Institute in Troy (NY, USA). From September 1998 to January 2001 he was working as a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), supported by two Marie Curie Fellowships from the European Commission. In February 2001 he joined the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Control Engineering (DEEEiA) of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain) as Titular Professor. In February 2010 he became Full Professor at URV. He obtained the Distinction from the Generalitat for the Promotion of University Research in 2004 and the ICREA Academia Award (the highest award for university professors in Catalonia, from ICREA Institute) in 2009 and 2014, for a period of 5 years each. He led one EU-funded project (“COMON”, 2008-12) devoted to the compact modeling of nanoscale semiconductor devices and he is currently leading one new EU-funded project (DOMINO, 2014-18) targeting the compact modeling of organic and oxide TFTs.

His main research interests are the characterization, parameter extraction and compact modelling of emerging semiconductor devices, in particular organic and oxide Thin-Film Transistors, nanoscale Multi-Gate MOSFETs and GaN HEMTs. He has published more than 150 research papers in international journals and more than 130 abstracts in proceedings of conferences.

Prof. Arokia Nathan

University of Cambridge



Design Tools for TFT Circuits and Systems


Prof. Nathan (FIEEE, FIET) holds the Professorial Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Following post-doctoral years at LSI Logic Corp., USA and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, he joined the University of Waterloo where he held the DALSA/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in sensor technology and subsequently the Canada Research Chair in nano-scale flexible circuits. He was a recipient of the 2001 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In 2006, he moved to the UK to take up the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, where he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.  He has held Visiting Professor appointments at the Physical Electronics Laboratory, ETH Zürich and the Engineering Department, Cambridge University, UK. He has published over 500 papers in the field of sensor technology and CAD, and thin film transistor electronics, and is a co-author of four books. He has over 50 patents filed/awarded and has founded/co-founded four spin-off companies. He serves on technical committees and editorial boards in various capacities. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Fellow of IEEE (USA), and an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer.


Recent Progress in TFT Compact Modeling and Parameter Extraction Techniques


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Samar Saha

President of IEEE Electron Device Society


IEEE Electron Devices Society: Mission and Technical Activities


Prof. M. Jamal Deen

McMaster University



Compact Modeling of Organic/Polymeric Thin Film Transistors - Past, Present and Future


Dr. M. Jamal Deen is Distinguished University Professor, Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, and Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory, McMaster University. His current research interests are nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology and their emerging applications to health and environmental sciences. Dr. Deen’s research record includes more than 520 peer-reviewed articles (about 20% are invited), two textbooks on “Silicon Photonics- Fundamentals and Devices” and ”Fiber Optic Communications: Fundamentals and Applications”, 6 awarded patents that have been used in industry, and 16 best paper/poster/presentation awards. Over his career, he has won more than fifty awards and honors.

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