Posted: March 13, 2008

International Summer School on OLED lighting

(Nanowerk News) The European ICT research project OLLA organizes its fourth and last edition of the International Summer School on OLEDs. During this event an international group of top experts will explain and discuss the latest developments and challenges of Organic Light Emitting Diodes, a new and promising lighting technology.
“This is the fourth time that our Polish partner - Institute of Physical Chemistry, PAS - is organizing the school for the OLED community” said Peter Visser, project manager of OLLA. “The summer school is open to everyone in the scientific community, who is interested in the background and technology of OLEDs. It focuses on the latest developments of this technology by lectures and open academic discussions”.
Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are lights sources based on organic hetero-aromatic complexes. This flat and thin form of light is world-wide recognized as very promising future lighting technology. Together with inorganic LEDs, OLEDs have the potential for considerable energy savings in lighting applications.
“It is a real pleasure to organize a summer school for such enthusiastic group of committed people’’ said Prof. Marek Pietraszkiewicz, director of the summer school. “ Last year we had in total 96 participants from 16 countries together for a full week of technical discussion. Due to the different backgrounds of the participants, these discussions ended often only in the late evening at the camp fire”.
The school is situated in the small and picturesque summer resort site of Krutyn in the heart of the Polish Mazurian Lake District. “This is one of the last undisturbed European secrets. The complex of 1000 lakes has its origin in the Ice Age and is interconnected by canals and rivers. From the terrace of the conference centre you can kayak into these lakes for relaxation after the work” said Marek.
Although the OLLA Project will end by June this year, it will not be the last summer school on this topic. “Certainly not!”, said Peter Visser, “And as the European OLED industry is about to start, a lot more researchers and well trained personnel are needed. Such occasion is an excellent way to focus and inform your self on the latest developments in OLED lighting technology and to get in touch with the main players and possible future employers”.

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