Today, PPG held a session titled “Young Innovator’s Showcase” where Steve, Xinfeng, and Paula presented posters on their recent work.
PPG seeks to highlight the innovator’s of tomorrow as part of their larger corporate event: Cultivate to Commercialize.
Well done everyone!
Last week, Prof. Hutchison presented a poster on our molecular piezoelectric research, “Donor-Acceptor Molecule Piezoelectrics: Electromechanical Materials from the Bottom Up” at the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions. The work was picked as one of the three best posters at the conference, and he gave a presentation on Thursday night in one of the coveted “poster talk” slots.
Last week, Paula presented a poster titled “Investigation of Charge Transport Dynamics via Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy” at the Gordon Research Conference in Lucca, Italy. The conference, titled Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, was a great introduction into the field and she came back with helpful suggestions and feedback on the project.
The 6th Annual COPE-Solvay Symposium on Organic Electronics is in Pittsburgh, and the group is presenting 5 posters, covering a range of our research, from organic piezoelectrics to charge transport experiments and simulations and new materials discovery.
Earlier this semester, Prof. Hutchison gave talks at Williams College (his alma mater) and Bryn Mawr on work in the group. At Williams, he was named a Class of 1960 Scholar in Chemistry, a program which allows the undergrad students increased interaction with visiting speakers.
Graduate student Adam Gagorik gave a talk at PA-OH-WV Simulator’s Meeting about his work on simulations of charge transport in organic semiconductors.
Well done Adam!
On November 14th-16th, Dr. Hutchison spoke at the fall Simulation Workshop at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF).
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together leading figures in nanoscience and materials simulation in order to facilitate the sharing of theoretical data in a world-wide setting. The group sought to create an international “cyber infrastructure” through which researchers could easily connect simulation results and publications. Dr. Hutchison contributed talks on his development of Avogadro and Open Babel, both of which have made a large contribution to furthering the goals of the workshop.
On October 20th, Dr. Hutchison gave a departmental seminar at the University of Buffalo.
Science 2010 was the tenth annual celebration of science and technology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Hutchison participated in a spotlight session titled “Material Related to Energy.” His talk, Next Generation Solar Cells: Faster, Cheaper, Better, outlined the group’s developing research project on the development of the organic solar cells of the future, combining research and theory to push solar energy to the forefront of commercial energy solutions.
This week, Dr. Hutchison gave a talk in the Department of Physics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.