Invited Speakers

Dual-gate low-voltage organic thin-film transistor for pressure sensing

Heisuke Sakai

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Dr. Heisuke Sakai is currently an assistant professor in the School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He received the B.S. from Waseda University(2004), M.S. from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(2007), and Ph.D from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(2010). His research works focused on the Organic electronic devices, flexible devices. He is an active member in the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers,since 2016, and also in the Japan Society of Applied Physic since 2007.

Design and Fabrication of 3D-Stacked Organic Thin Film Transistors and Circuits

Dr. Sungjune Jung

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Dr. Sungjune Jung is an associate professor of Creative IT Engineering in Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). He is also affiliated in Department of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Integrative Bioscience and Biotechnology (IBB) and School of Interdisciplinary bioscience and bioengineering (IBIO). He received his PhD degree from the University of Cambridge in 2007 and subsequently joined the Cavendish Laboratory (Physics Department) of University of Cambridge. Before his PhD, he worked for Samsung Electronics, Digital Printing Division for 3 years. He has been leading the Bio-printing and printed electronics laboratory since he joined POSTECH in 2013.

Strong physical background in OTFT compact model

Prof. Yvan Bonnassieux

École Polytechnique


Yvan Bonnassieux, Professor at Ecole polytechnique. Yvan Bonnassieux is co-Director of the Technology Venture Master Program at Ecole Polytechnique and is responsable for the research team "Large Area Electronics" at École Polytechnique. He holds a Ph.D. from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan. Expertise include: Organic Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics and Semiconductor Engineering, Self-Assembled Monolayers, X-Ray Scattering, Polymeric Materials, Electronic Engineering, Compact Modeling, Physical electronic device modeling.

Challenges of organic field effect transistor development: large area processing and mobility overestimation

Dr. Paddy K.L. Chan

The University of Hong Kong


Dr. Paddy K.L. Chan is an Associate Professor in The University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the University of Hong Kong, and the Master of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the University of Michigan, and the PhD of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Michigan. His research areas include the novel structures of organic memory non-volatile memory, and the high sensitivity temperature sensor based on organic thermistor and transistor, and the low cost, large area high-k dielectric insulator for organic memory and sensor, and the efficiency enhancement in multi-junction organic photovoltaics and the related interface physics, and the polymer/small molecule/nano-structured silicon hybrid solar cells, and the large area fabrication technique for organic devices, and the micro-scale heat transfer in organic transistors.

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

2-D Thin Film Transistors

Prof. Lei Liao

Hunan University


Lei Liao is currently a professor at Department of Physics, Hunan University. 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)

Vertically integrated hybrid optical sensor base on low-temperature polysilicon technology

Prof. Xianda Zhou

Sun Yat-sen University


Prof. Xianda Zhou is currently with Sun Yat-sen University, and he obtained the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His current research interests include novel power semiconductor devices and technologies, optical sensor base on low-temperature polysilicon technology.

High performance oxide devices based on Schottky junction.

Prof. Aimin Song

Shandong University


Professor Aimin Song received PhD degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. After three years of fellowships at University of Glasgow and University of Munich by the Royal Society and Alexander von Humboldt foundation, he worked at the Nanometre Consortium, Lund University as a Guest Lecturer before moving to Manchester as a Lecturer in 2002. He became Professor of Nanoelectronics in 2006. His research is focused on novel nanoelectronic devices and printable thin-film electronics. His work has led to awards including "Researcher of the Year" Distinguished Achievement Medal of the University of Manchester and a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award. The potential of practical applications of the nanodevices for printable electronics and energy harvesting have motivated a number of commercialization activities including 15 patents/patent applications and a spin-out company. The novel device concepts that he developed have been further studied in two EU Framework projects. His research has been published in Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, NanoLetters, Nanoscale, etc, and has also generated a number of media reports.

Low-voltage flexible oxide-based TFTs on paper substrates

Prof. Qing Wan

Nanjing University


Qing Wan is currently a professor in the college of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, China. His research works focused on the oxide-based semiconductors and new-concept device applications, such as neuromorphic devices. Qing Wan has published more than 180 scientific papers, such as Nature Communications, Nano Lett., Adv. Mater., IEEE EDL and APL. etc., which were SCI cited more than 6000 times. Qing Wan has received many awards, including National Youth Top-notch Talent, China Youth Science and Technology Award, Natural Science prize of the Ministry of Education (first-class prize), Silver award of the young scientist star, Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China, Special award of the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, NSF Distinguished Young Scholars.

Engineered electrode overlap for fT optimization in contact-controlled emissive pixel drivers

Dr. Radu Sporea

University of Surrey


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.

Development of printed polymer TFTs for RF applications: progress and challenges

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.

Metal-Oxide Circuit Based on Monolithic Integration of Enhancement- and Depletion-Mode TFTs

Dr. Lei Lu

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Dr. Lei Lu was born in Jiangsu, China, in 1984. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in microelectronics from Soochow University, Jiangsu, China, in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, in 2014.His current research interests include novel thin-film transistor (TFT) structures and oxide TFTs.

High Performance Solution-processed Organic Thin-film Transistor for Applications in Flexible Electronics

Dr. Linrun Feng

CEO, Wuhan Xinqu Chuangrou Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. – China (NeuDrive China)VP, NeuDrive UK

Linrun Feng obtained his bachelor degree on Optoelectronic Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in June of 2010. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree on Electronic Science and Technology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in June of 2016. From July to August of 2012, he was visiting University of Surrey, UK. During May of 2014, he was visiting Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. From March of 2015 to March of 2016, he was a joint Ph.D. student in University of Cambridge, UK. Since the graduation project in 2009, he started to focus on the area of organic thin-film transistor (OTFT). In the subject of OTFT, he had published more than 30 top international SCI journals, with more than 300 citations and h-index of 10. He had also authored/co-authored (including open-to-pubic and granted) more than 20 Chinese patents, 2 US patents. He was awarded lots of competitive scholarships and grants.

Flexible and Color E-Paper with Active Matrix Technology

Prof. Paul Yang

School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Bo-Ru (Paul) Yang received the B.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, in 2002, and the M.S. degree from National TsingHuaUniversity, Taiwan, in 2004, respectively, both in Material Science and Engineering, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, NCTU, Taiwan, in 2008, where he also finished an MBA program simultaneously. During his time studying Ph.D., he received the scholarships to study fast-switching LCD at University of Oxford, U.K., in 2007, and Tohoku University, Japan, in 2008 as a doctoral researcher. He joined SiPix during 2009–2012, working on the fundamental mechanism and IP strategy of electrophoretic display at the research center located in California, and on product development at the manufacturing site located in Taiwan, where he was promoted as an R&D manager. Since December 2012, he joined Sun Yat-Sen University, China, as an associate professor, researching on the flexible electronics and displays.

Digital X-ray detector with IGZO TFT technology

Dr. Fang Zhiqiang

Deputy general manager of R&D center of Shanghai iRAY

Mr. Fang Zhiqiang obtained a bachelor's degree in 1999, and the doctor's degree in 2007, both in in engineering at Tianjin University. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Fang worked as a system engineer in R&D Department of Tianjin Global Magnetic Card Co., Ltd. From 2007 to 2009, he was the manager of R&D Department of Shanghai Sanev Electronics Co., Ltd. From 2009 to 2010, he was the manager of hardware R&D Department of Shanghai Kehua Experimental System Co., Ltd. and joined Shanghai iRAY . in 2011. And he served as a senior hardware engineer, system R&D manager, R&D Center Deputy director, director, deputy general manager of R&D center, in iRAY. Since 2017, Dr. Fang was elected as the deputy general manager of R&D center of Shanghai iRAY. Located in Pudong, Shanghai, China, iRAY is committed to supply the outstanding X-ray Flat Panel Detector(FPD) and DR solutions to customers around the world. Dr. Fang won the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award in 2016 for the excellent work in the project of "digital medical X-ray imaging equipment FPD1M". In 2017, Dr. Fang was selected into the Shanghai Excellent Technology Leader Program.

LCD/OLED circuit simulation

Dr. Lifeng Wu

Huada Empyrean Software

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TCAD Analysis on Suppression of Hot-Carrier Degradation of the Four-terminal Poly-Si TFTs

Prof. Mingxiang Wang

Soochow University

Mingxiang Wang received B.S. in physics and Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Nanjing University, China, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Then he joined the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (Shanghai), China, as a Member of Technical Staff in process reliability engineering. From 2003 to present, he was a professor with the Department of Microelectronics, Soochow University, China. He is a senior member of IEEE since 2009, an editorial board member of the journal Active and Passive Electronic Components. His research interests include thin-film materials and devices, semiconductor device physics, device modeling and reliability. He published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences, and won the Best Paper Award in the conferences ICSICT2008 and IPFA2010.

ECT Thin-Film Transistors

Prof. Feng Yan

Professor, Applied Physics Department, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr Feng Yan received PhD degree in physics from Nanjing University in 1997. Soon afterwards, he became an assistant professor and then an associate professor at Physics Department of Nanjing University. During that period, he worked on ferroelectric thin films, relaxor ferroelectrics and C60. From Feb 2001 to Sep 2005, Dr Yan worked at Engineering Department (Electrical Engineering) of Cambridge University as a Senior Research Associate being in close collaboration with Seiko Epson Corporation (Japanese company). In Cambridge, Dr Yan worked on poly-Si TFT, single-grain TFT, organic TFT and biosensors. After a short stay at Physics Department of Imperial College London, Dr Yan became a permanent staff ¾ Higher Research Scientist, at National Physical Laboratory in UK. His work during this period was mainly focusing on the fabrication and characterization of organic TFTs. Then Dr Yan joined Applied Physics Department of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an assistant professor in September 2006.

High Performance Photosensing TFT Coupled with p-n Heterojunction

Prof. Hongtao Cao

Professor, a Division of Functional Materials and Nano Devices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Hongtao Cao, Ph.D. Professor, Doctoral Tutor, Principle Investigator (PI) at the Research Group of Functional Thin Films & Integrated Devices. He received the B.S. and M.A. degree in Ferrous Metallurgy from Northeastern University in 1998 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Materials Processing Engineering 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.

Semiconducting Polymers with Improved Mechanical Properties for Stretable Electronics

Prof. Longzhen Qiu

Hefei University of Technology

Dr. Qiu Longzhen, received the Ph. D. degree in the Polymer Department of the University of Science and Technology of China in 2006. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Polymer Surface and Organic Electronics Laboratory of Pohang University of Technology in Korea from 2006 to 2008, and in the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, from 2008 to 2009. Due to his outstanding research contributions, Dr. Qiu received the award of Distinguished Professors of "Mount Huang-Shan scholars".

Fabrication of Vertical Organic Field Effect Transistors and their Applications

Prof. Huipeng Chen

Fuzhou University

Dr. Chen Huipeng, graduated from China University of Science and Technology in 2004 with a double bachelor's degree in Applied Physics and Electronic Information Engineering. He graduated from Tufts University in 2009 with a Ph. D. in physics. Dr. Chen mainly engaged in research of photoelectric materials and devices, printing electronics. He took charge of numerous national key R & D projects and the National Natural Science Foundation. Due to his outstanding research contributions, Dr. Chen received the awards of excellent professor of "Min-Jiang Scholar" in Fujian Province, and "top young talents" in Fujian Province.

Fabrication and performance optimization of carbon nanotube thin film transistor

Prof. Xuelei Liang

Department of Electronics Peking University

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.

Compact drain current and capacitance modeling of IGZO TFTs

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.

Charge-Based DC/AC Compact Modeling of Organic TFTs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kloes Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen - University of Applied Sciences, D-35390 Giessen, Germany

Alexander Kloes received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory, Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He has worked as Project Manager R & D at Braun GmbH, Kronberg, Germany from 1997 to 2002, where he focused on IR sensor technology on silicon. He has been a Professor with TH Mittelhessen, Giessen, Germany, since 2002. He is heading the Research Group Nanoelectronics / Device Modeling at the Competence Center for Nanotechnology and Photonics. His current research interests include modeling and simulation of semiconductor devices, especially for nanoscale MOS devices and organic TFT.

Remarkably Enhanced Apparent Mobility in InOx TFTs with Solution-processed Alumina gate dielectric by Faradaic Charge Transfer”.

Prof. Yanli Pei

School of Microelectronics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou,


Yanli Pei received the Ph.D. degrees in from Hiroshima University, Japan, in 2006. She worked as research fellow with Tohoku University Japan, from 2007 to 2011, and then joined Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China since 2011. She has been a full professor with School of Microelectronics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, since 2017. Prof. Pei’s current research interests include oxide semiconductor with high performance, printable electronic devices, brain like neural mimetic devices for artificial intelligence, and nonvolatile memory devices.

Compact Modeling of OLED for Co-simulations with TFTs

Assoc. Prof. Lining Zhang

Shenzhen University, China

Lining Zhang received the Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2013. Then he worked as Research Assistant Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering at HKUST. In 2018, he joined the school of Electronic Science and Technology of Shenzhen University. Doctor Zhang serves as reviewer of IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, and technical committees of many international conferences such as EDTM, EDSSC, IWCM. His current research interests include, semiconductor device modeling, thin-film semiconductor devices and application, first-principles based semiconductor device physics and simulation, printing technology for electronic devices.

Imide-Functionalized Polymers for High-Performance n-Type Organic Thin-Film Transistors

Prof. Xugang Guo

Materials Science and Engineering in Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Xugang Guo received the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2009. Then he worked as Postdoctoral Fellow in Northwestern University from 2009 to 2012. Since 2012, he has been with Materials Science and Engineering in Southern University of Science and Technology, China, where he is currently a full professor. Prof. Guo’s research interests include, low-temperature and solution-processable high-performance electronic devices and circuits.

CNT Thin-Film Transistors

Assoc. Prof. Min Zhang

School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Peking University

Min Zhang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in 2006. From 2006 to 2012, she was with Solomon Systech Ltd. She joined the School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Peking University, in 2012, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests include nanoelectronic devices, stretchable and flexible devices, as well as display ICs.

BCE a-IGZO TFT for 8K4K LCD TVs and Self-aligned Coplanar a-IGZO TFT for High Resolution OLED TVs

Dr. Hyun Sik Seo

Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd (CSOT), China

Hyun Sik Seo received the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Yonsei University, in 2010. Dr. Seo has more than 24 years experience in development of IGZO Oxide TFT and OLED TV, Flexible electrophoretic display on stainless steel substrate, LTPS TFT, and low resistive Mo/Al and Cu Electrode. From 1994 to 2016, Dr. Seo served in LG Display, Korea. He then joined CSOT, Shenzhen, China, leading the development of oxide TFT technology, since 2016.

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