Prof. Ifor D.W. Samuel
Director Organic Semiconductor Ctr at Univ of St Andrews
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Symposium Chair | Conference Chair | Journal Editorial Board Member | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Organic semiconductor , Organic solar cell , Photophysics , OLED , Organic laser , Biophotonics
Profile Summary

Professor of Physics and Director of the Organic Semiconductor Centre, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Founder of Ambicare Health Ltd. Regional/Associate editor of Journal of Photonics for Energy, and Synthetic Metals. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, SPIE, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. I lead a research group exploring the physics of organic semiconductor materials and devices - such as organic light-emitting diodes, solar cells and lasers. The group has particular expertise in photophysics including time resolved luminescence from femtosecond to microsecond timescales and its application to the development of advanced materials such as dendrimers and star-shaped truxenes. In addition I explore emerging applications of organic semiconductors, such as explosive sensing and skin cancer treatment. The work of the centre has been recognised through awards such as the Beilby Medal (Insitute of Materials, Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of the Chemical Industry), the Ben Sturgeon Award (Society for Information Display) and the academic R&D award (from idtechex at Printed Electronics USA). I am co-chair of the Organic Photonics and Electronics symposium at the annual Optics and Photonics meeting in San Diego and on the program committees for several SPIE conferences.
Publications (34)

Proc. SPIE. 10687, Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices
KEYWORDS: Organic light emitting diodes, Luminescence, Electroluminescence, Platinum, Phosphorescence, Tablets, Televisions, Light sources and illumination, Display technology, Internal quantum efficiency

Proc. SPIE. 10687, Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Organic light emitting diodes, Metals, Annealing, Molecules, Crystals, Doping, Atomic layer deposition, Cesium, Electron transport

Proc. SPIE. 10081, Frontiers in Biological Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems IX
KEYWORDS: Nanosensors, Refractive index, Biosensing, Waveguides, Dispersion, Laser development, Laser marking, Diagnostics, Biological detection systems, Current controlled current source

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | January 28, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10128, Broadband Access Communication Technologies XI
KEYWORDS: Transmitters, Visible radiation, Eye, Solar concentrators, Modulation, Sensors, Receivers, Optical communications, Compound parabolic concentrators, Wireless communications

SPIE Conference Volume | November 28, 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | October 27, 2015

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Conference Committee Involvement (39)
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology
9 September 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Organic and Hybrid Sensors and Bioelectronics XII
11 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
SPIE Organic Photonics + Electronics
11 August 2019 | San Diego, United States
Organic, Hybrid, and Perovskite Photovoltaics XX
11 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Organic and Hybrid Light Emitting Materials and Devices XXIII
11 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
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