KSC Seminar with Dr. Peter Erk

​KSC Seminar: Semiconductors, Sensors and Sustainability

Speaker: Dr. Peter Erk

Vice President, Head of Optoelectronic Systems, BASF

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Date & Time: Tuesday 19th February, 2019 at 12pm

Venue: Building 2, level 5, room 5220

Light refreshments will be provided.

Abstract: The 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.

Biography: Peter 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.