Why is it so important to do research on organic semiconductors?
Organic semiconductors represent an innovative solution towards flexible, large-area, cost-efficient circuits and devices. However, before such semiconductors can reach the market, issues with performance, processing and reliability need to be solved. The EC-funded UHMob project aims at designing, synthesising, and assessing the performance of a novel generation of organic semiconductors creating a favourable environment for industrial innovations. These are cheap to produce and allow additive manufacturing of electronic circuits. As part of an International Training Network (ITN) of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Action, UHMob also aims to deliver the finest quality research training and transfer of knowledge in an interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, and emerging supra-disciplinary field, to 15 early-stage-researchers (ESRs) to educate them to become future scientific leaders.
The objective of UHMob is to widen the career perspectives of 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), in the field of organic electronics by increasing their employability in both academic and industrial sectors. Six universities, two research centres, and two companies in Europe join their forces to train the ESRs. The University of Bologna, the University Autonoma de Barcelona and the University of Amsterdam are involved as partner organisations and as such contribute to their training. The University of Kyoto, that has unique expertise, complements the consortium and further increases the international dimension of the UHMob. The intensive training programme that takes advantage of secondments, coupled with the recent scientific breakthroughs of UHMob partners offers ESRs the unique opportunity to carry research at the forefront of science.