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“UHMob International Conference - Organic Semiconductors: From Principles to
Applications” Co-organized with Solvay

Mainz, Germany, 6 - 9 September 2022

(Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

Almost all of today's electronic technology involves semiconductors, mostly silicon. Organic semiconductors represent an innovative solution towards flexible, large-area, cost-efficient circuits and devices. However, before such semiconductors can reach the market, issues with performance, processing, and reliability need to be solved.


Our European Commission-funded UHMob project aims at designing, synthesizing, and assessing the performance of a novel generation of organic semiconductors creating a favorable environment for industrial innovations. As part of an International Training Network of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Action, UHMob aims to deliver the finest quality research training and transfer of knowledge in an interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, and emerging supra-disciplinary field, to 15 early-stage-researchers (ESRs) to educate them to become future scientific leaders.


In the context of this project, an international conference is organized, which will bring together experts on molecular design, synthesis, spectroscopy, and characterization of organic semiconductors. Participants and speakers are welcome to attend in person. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the latest results of the ITN-MSCA UHMob project, in an international context. We plan to schedule a mix of talks from invited speakers and contributed talks besides poster sessions.


The conference will start on Tuesday September 6 with lunch upon arrival between noon and 2 PM. The conference ends with a lunch on Friday September 9, 2022.


Invited Speakers 

Natalie Stingelin (Atlanta, USA)
Shu Seki (Kyoto, Japan)
Lucia Maini (Bologna Italy)

Kazuo Takimiya (Riken, Japan)

Natalie Banerji (Bern, Switzerland)

Paschalis Gkoupidenis (Mainz, Germany)

Organising Committee

Ellen Backus - Chairwoman (Vienna, Austria)
Mischa Bonn (Mainz, Germany)
Paolo Samori (Strasbourg, France)
Marta Mas (Barcelona, Spain)
Federico Modesti (BASF, Germany)
Lucia Di Virgilio (Mainz, Germany)
Ann Maria James (Graz, Austria)
Yves Geerts - Coordinator of UHMob project
(Brussels, Belgium)

Practical information for attendees

Contributed talks

Participants are invited to submit a one-page abstract (see below).
The organizing committee will select contributed oral talks based on the submitted abstracts.

Oral contribution that are not selected for a talk could be transferred into a poster contribution.

Poster session

Two poster sessions will be organized. Poster presentation from attendees is strongly encouraged.


If you wish to apply to a contributed talk and/or poster, please send a title and a short abstract (maximum 500 words including references)
by email at, by 31th of July 2022.

Please note in your email if you are applying for a talk or a poster and if you apply for a talk
if you would like to transfer your contribution to a poster in case it is not selected as oral contribution.
Notifications regarding the status of your talk/poster will be sent once the review process is complete. 


Please use the Word document format using the template below

Word template: abstract.doc


Poster board is suitable for A0 portrait poster.

Regulations related to the Covid-19

Traveling to Germany is allowed provided the following rules apply



- During the workshop

Please wear an FFP2 mask where necessary, wash hands frequently or use hydroalcoholic gel,
do not shake hands and respect social distancing when possible.

This section regarding Covid regulations will be updated when the conference is approaching.

Fee and registration

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).

During the conference free of charge lunch and during poster sessions fingerfood/dinner will be provided.

To register, please click on ‘Click HERE to register’ at the top right of the webpage. July 31, 2022 is the deadline for registration.

After registering you should receive an automatic response confirming that your registration has been submitted.

This message is then followed by an email confirming your participation.

Name badges will be distributed on site on Tuesday September 6, 2022 upon arrival.


Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research - Ackermannweg 10 - 55128 Mainz Germany

Getting here

See the webpage for directions to Mainz and the Max Planck Institute.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Mainz:


The niu Mood Mainz

B&B Hotel Mainz Hbf

Hotel Königshof

Ibis Hotel Mainz

Me and all hotel Mainz

InterCity Hotel Mainz

Select Hotel Mainz

Best Western Hotel Mainz


For any enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Laurie Gangloff

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

T: +49 (0)6131 379-161

F: +49 (0)6131 379-360



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 811284 (UHMob)