[ASC-list] ACT and online - Free public talk: Seeing the light with polymers - printed solar cells as a commercial reality

Kylie Walker Kylie.Walker at science.org.au
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Tuesday 3 December 2013
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Lecture and live streaming from 6pm (http://www.science.org.au/livestream/<http://science.org.au/livestream/>)


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Seeing the Light with Polymers - Printed Solar Cells as a Commercial Reality
Professor Andrew Holmes AM ScD FAA FRS FTSE
In a special interactive talk - the final in the Academy's Australian Science Global Impact series - Professor Andrew Holmes will explore the implications of the revelation that polymers (or plastics) can be made to conduct electricity as efficiently as metallic copper. They can also be used as semiconductors.   Imagine a plastic sandwich being connected to a battery and giving out light.  This talk will illustrate the electronics revolution in which organic materials can be printed on plastic and used in TVs, solar cells and as transistors. The ultimate goal of the work is to print solar cells on polymer substrates in a manner similar to the current technology for printing the Australian polymer banknote.

[Professor Holmes]
Andrew Holmes was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne, PhD student (with Professor Franz Sondheimer) at University College London and Royal Society European Postdoctoral Fellow at the ETH-Zürich (with Professor A. Eschenmoser).  He was employed at Cambridge from 1972 to 2004 ultimately becoming Professor of Organic and Polymer Chemistry and Director of the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis. In late 2004 he moved to Imperial College and also to the Bio21 Institute in the University of Melbourne.  He is now a CSIRO Fellow at CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, a University of Melbourne Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne and Distinguished Research Fellow at Imperial College. His research interests involve applications of synthesis to materials science and biology.  He has made extensive contributions in the area of light emitting and photovoltaic devices.
Professor Holmes is a co-recipient of the Descartes Prize 2003.  In May, 2000 he was elected FRS.  He was appointed AM in the Australia Day Honours List in 2004 and he was elected FAA in March 2006 and FTSE in November 2006. In May 2010 he was the Robert Robinson Lecturer and in 2011-2012 was the Newton Abraham Visiting Professor at Oxford. He received a Royal Medal from the Royal Society in 2012.  He is Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science.  From 2000-2003 he was Chairman of the Editorial Board of Chemical Communications and he has been an Associate Editor of Organic Letters since April 2006. He is a member of the CSIRO Publishing Advisory Board.
(Professor Holmes is a Board member of, and recipient of an Innovation Fellowship from, the Victorian Endowment for Science Knowledge and Innovation in Victoria, Australia).
This lecture is co-sponsored by:
[CSIRO]                                      [RACI] <http://www.raci.org.au/>
CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering                  Royal Australian Chemical Institute


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