The design and synthesis of organic molecules and polymers for applications in organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics will be presented.Biography
Fred Wudl is a professor of Chemistry and Materials, and Co-Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) at UCSB. His current interest is in the optical and electrooptical properties of processable conjugated polymers as well as in the organic chemistry of fullerenes and the design and preparation of self-mending and self-healing materials.
Dr. Wudl received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1967, and was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1989. He has published over 450 manuscripts and has received many awards from all over the globe including the Italian Chemical Society, Rome, Italy; Honorary Fellow, Chemistry Research Society of India; Doctor Honoris Causa, Madrid, Spain; the American Chemical Society Award for Chemistry of Materials; and the Tolman Medal for outstanding contributions to chemistry.