Feb 19 2019 12:00 PM
Feb 19 2019 01:00 PM
KSC Seminar: Semiconductors, Sensors and Sustainability
Speaker: Dr. Peter Erk
President, Head of Optoelectronic Systems, BASF
Please note the time and venue have changed from previous notifications to:
Date & Time: Tuesday 19th February, 2019 at 12pm
Venue: Building 2, level 5, room 5220
Light refreshments will be provided.
presentation will give an overview about the development of organic
semiconductors, device technologies and business models within BASF throughout
the last decade. It will cover aspects of display, solar cell and sensor
technologies as well as the business trends in these areas. End of 2018 BASF
implemented a new strategy for sustainable, carbon neutral growth. This goal
requires breakthrough solutions in a number of technologies which are related
to a consequent use of renewable energies.
Erk studied chemistry at Würzburg university where he obtained his Ph.D.
working on Organic Conductors in 1989. After a postdoctoral stay at Stanford
University he joined BASF in 1991 spending his entire career in various
functions within BASF’s research divisions. Currently he is head of
Optoelectronic System research at BASF. He is leading a global
interdisciplinary project team working on the development of new materials and
advanced devices for electronic and opto-electronic applications. He is author
and co-author of more than 80 scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters and
he contributed to more than 50 patents.