Priestley Medalist Tobin Marks, "How Do We Design Organic and Inorganic Materials for Flexible, Transparent Electronic Circuitry?"

Created by Josh Kurutz on Mar 25, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 at Loyola University, Chemistry Department; Flanner Hall Room 133

Starts at 6:30 PM · Ends on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:30 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Josh Kurutz
  • Avrom Litin

Prof. Tobin Marks

-  Northwestern University -
Depts. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering

"How Do We Design Organic and Inorganic Materials for Flexible, Transparent Electronic Circuitry?" 


This lecture focuses on the challenging design, realization, and implementation of new materials families for creating unconventional electronic circuitry. Fabrication methodologies to achieve these goals include high-throughput, large-area, high-resolution printing techniques. Materials design topics will include:
1. Rationally designed high-mobility p- and n-type organic semiconductors for printed organic CMOS,
2. Self-assembled and printable high-k nanodielectrics enabling ultra-large capacitance, low leakage, high breakdown fields, minimal trapped interfacial charge, and device radiation hardness,
3. Polycrystalline and amorphous oxide semiconductors for printable transparent and mechanically flexible electronics,
4. Combining these materials sets to fabricate a variety of high-performance thin-film transistor-based circuitries,
5. The relevance of these advances to unconventional photovoltaic.


  • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration and Social Hour
  • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner
  • 7:30 - 7:45  Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
  • 7:45 - 8:30  Lecture by Tobin Marks


  • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Loyola University, Flanner Hall
  • STREAMING LOCATION #1: North Central College, (NEW!) Science Center
  • STREAMING LOCAITON #2: College of Lake County, Southlake Campus

DINNER - Depends on location:

MAIN SITELoyola Univ.Cafeteria style at nearby de Nobili Cafeteria
REMOTE SITE #1North Central CollegeChoice of either Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich or
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)
REMOTE SITE #2College of Lake CountyChoice of either Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich or
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)


Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, April 18
Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, April 20

PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed.  Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (chicagoacs@ameritech.net) if you have any questions.


Tobin Marks is Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. degree from MIT. Among his recognitions, he received the 2006 U.S. National Medal of Science, the 2008 Principe de Asturias Prize in Science and Technology, the 2009 the MRS Von Hippel Award, the 2011 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences, the 2012 U.S. National Academy of Sciences Award in the Chemical Sciences, and the 2017 ACS Priestley Medal.   He is an elected member of the U.S., German, and Indian National Academies of Sciences, an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has 1245 peer-reviewed publications and 253 issued U.S. patents.


Loyola FlannerLIVE LECTURE:

Loyola University
Flanner Hall, ROom 133
1068 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Map & Directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/loyola_mapdir_flanner.pdf

PARKING IN MAIN STRUCTURE: $7.00 cash/credit



North Central College
Room STEM 101
131 S. Loomis St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_sciencecenter.pdf

PARKING: free on the street


College of Lake County
Southlake Campus
Room V336-340
1120 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3195

Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/clc_southlake_mapdir.pdf

PARKING: Free in Lot 1


$15.00 MAIN SITE (Loyola) - Member

$17.00 MAIN SITE (Loyola) - Non-member

$0.00 MAIN SITE (Loyola) - Lecture only

$15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 (North Central) - Member ticket

$17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 (North Central) - Non-member ticket

$0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 (North Central) - Lecture-only

$15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 (CLC) - Member ticket

$17.00 REMOTE SITE #2 (CLC) - Non-member ticket

$0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 (CLC) - Lecture-only

$15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

$10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue

$0.00 Company Sponsorship

$0.00 Individual Donation

$0.00 Donation to Project SEED

Loyola University, Chemistry Department; Flanner Hall Room 133

1068 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL United States