The Department of Physics and the Institute of Advanced Materials hosted the 16th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence and 2012 International Conference on the Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting (EL2012) yesterday (10 December). The event was attended by around 200 participants including academics and experts in the field, industrial partners, and faculty members and students from HKBU and other local institutions.
During the Meeting, a total of 42 renowned scholars from universities and research institutions gave lectures on inorganic and organic electroluminescence, phosphors, and display devices. The academics and experts shared their latest research findings and new insights with the audience, and discussed how they could collaborate with professionals and the industry to advance the development of optoelectronics.
The plenary speakers included Professor Donal Bradley of Imperial College London, United Kingdom; Professor Junji Kido of Yamagata University, Japan; Professor Yung Cao of South China University of Technology, Mainland China, and Prof Shuji Nakamura of University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, said that the EL2012 Conference, held in the region for the first time, echoes HKBU’s strategic goals and its efforts to establish a world-leading research and development centre in organic electronics and enabling technologies in Hong Kong in the near future. He said: "At HKBU, we have a group of chemists and physicists working on organic electronics, photonic materials and nano-functional materials. Our work spans fundamental research on optoelectronic properties of novel organic compounds and wave manipulation properties of plasmonic devices to their industrial applications. We hope that this conference will allow our colleagues and students to exchange views and ideas with participants."