Hector Fellow since 2013Prof. Dr. Karl Leo
Prof. Dr. Karl Leo
Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP), Technical University of Dresden
Karl Leo is Professor of Optoelectronics and Head of the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP), at the University of Dresden.
He is a pioneer in the field of organic semiconductors, which constitute the foundations of modern microelectronics. His research focuses on improving the conductivity of semiconductors that are used for example in displays, in large solar cells and electronic circuits and to significantly increase the efficiency of these devices.
His work has been honored, among others, with the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG), an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) and the Jan-Rajchmann-Prize. He is member of the European Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), the Optical Society of America and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. In the spin-offs Novalek AG and Heliatek GmbH he successfully transferred his research results into industrial applications.
Prof. Dr. Karl Leo
Future Technology Organic Elektronics
Currently, Prof. Leo works together with his team on the development of organic solar cells. Soon theses solar cells may play a major role in the worldwide power supply.
Prof. Dr. Karl Leo on "Organic electronics: new applications"
Symposium of the Hector Fellow Academy on July 6, 2017 in cooperation with the Technical University of Dresden on the topic "Medicine 4.0 — Organic Electronics in Modern Medicine".
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