Workshop Details
Fundamentals of Organic and Hybrid Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conductors
09/17/2024 - 09/21/2024
Meeting Description:

This Telluride Science & Innovation Center workshop will bring together experts in synthetic chemistry, theory and computation, biology, materials science and engineering, and device physics to scout the pathways forward to synthetically regulate the mixed (ionic and electronic) conduction of semiconductors for facile interfacing with electrolytes including the biological media. Conducting both ionic and electronic charge carriers, mixed condition materials are impacting a large variety of biology and energy-related applications. In particular, the device form factors that arise from the inherent mechanical flexibility of so-called "plastic" materials and the ability to readily tune the material's electronic and optical properties, as well as interactions with water-born systems through well-established synthetic chemistry principles, make organic mixed conductors particularly suitable for bioelectronics.

While the development of devices that rely on mixed conduction is rapidly progressing, the evolution of the applications relies heavily on improving the mixed transport properties of semiconducting films. Our current understanding of how thin semiconducting films conduct charge at the electrolyte interface is limited due to the challenges in monitoring the simultaneous conduction of ions and electrons in the film and the gaps in terminology as the study of these materials lies at the intersection of materials science, solid-state physics, and electrochemistry. The ability to tune microstructure by materials chemistry and processing gives a tool to control transport properties, develop the ideal material structure, and optimize device geometry/operation conditions. There is a strong need to develop in situ techniques that monitor dynamic changes in the structure and optical and electrical properties of the film as (aqueous) electrolyte interfaces have constant interactions with film microstructure. Moreover, computational methods are necessary to understand the impact of electrolyte environment and biasing conditions on film properties to develop devices with reversible operation for biosensing or actuation but also those with hysteretic behavior for neuromorphic computing and charge storage.


This workshop will bring together expert voices from across a broad spectrum of disciplines to chart the next steps forward in the design of new generations of organic and hybrid semiconductors and discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

Telluride Science is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.

Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Ah Haa School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on Telluride Science's website at Please contact Cindy Fusting at for more information.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Depot
300 South Townsend St Telluride, CO 81435
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 449.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 05/31/2024

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 05/31/2024.

Cancellation Policy: Once a credit card has been charged, cancelled registrations will be subject to a cancellation fee. Registration fees will be automatically processed once registration is complete. A $25 cancellation fee will be retained from a registration refund. Lodging fee payments will be processed 60 days prior to arrival, and a $100 cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur after a lodging fee payment is completed. Telluride Science can only guarantee a refund for the remaining lodging fees if requested prior to the cancellation deadline that is specific to each lodging provider. Telluride Science recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Fundamentals of Organic and Hybrid Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conductors Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Beljonne, David University of Mons
Bischak, Connor University of Utah
Ginger, David University of Washington
Grieco, Christopher Auburn University
Inal, Sahika KAUST
Lutkenhaus, Jodie Texas A&M University
Rivnay, Jonathan Northwestern University
Sood, Aditya Princeton University
Tropp, Joshua Texas Tech University

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