Molecular Electro-Opto-Spintronics

Mainz, Germany: October 15th - 18th 2019

Molecular electronics originally promised miniaturization of molecular devices using Nature’s smallest building blocks to allow for novel electronic function by simply altering the chemical structure of the molecular component. Molecular electronics has evolved towards a complementary technology to silicon-based electronics, providing functionalities not possible with classical electronic devices. After more than 40 years of experiments, it remains a challenge to rationally design molecule-electrode junctions due the complex interplay between electronic structure and the chemical/supramolecular arrangement of the interfaces. Unlike traditional CMOS electronics, comprehensive design rules for molecular junctions are not available yet. Only bits and pieces have been published scattered across disciplines, including interface engineering, supramolecular chemistry, surface science, computational science, physics, chemistry, optics, biology and micro/nanofabrication. This workshop aims at bringing into the same discussion forum a diverse group of researchers with varied expertise in the areas of molecular electronics and spintronics, nanoscale photonics, plasmonics, and bioelectronics, to map out routes leading to solutions to longstanding problems in integrating molecular junctions in emerging technologies by identifying new materials and device paradigms to optimise device performance, reproducibility and robustness. Such new molecular-scale design rules are needed for potential applications in neuromorphic computing, sensor fusion, biometrics and Industry 4.0.



Enrique del Barco: University of Central Florida (UCF)
Christian A. Nijhuis: National University of Singapore (NUS)
Damien Thompson: University of Limerick (UL)


Jairo Sinova (JGU)

Invited Speakers

Marco Affronte, CNR Italy
Javier Aizpurua, CSIC Spain
Jochen Blumberger, University College London
Lapo Bogani, Oxford
David Cahen, Weizmann Inst. of Science and Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel
Salvador Cardona, Instituto de Ciencia Molecular Valencia
Enrique del Barco, UCF Orlando
Ismael Diez Perez, Kings College London
David Egger, TU Munich
Jim Greer, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Cunclan Guo, Wuhan University China
Yael Hanein, Tel Aviv University Israel
Josh Hihath, University of California-Davis
Yoon Hyo Jae, Korea University
Masha Kamenetska, Boston University
Yuan Li, Tsinghua University
Sebastian Loth, University of Stuttgart
Richard McCreery, University of Alberta
Atindra Nath Pal, Kolkata, India
Christian Albertus Nijhuis, National University of Singapore
Andrew Pike, Newcastle University
David Sanchez, Universitat Illes Balears Spain
Guillaume Schull, University Strasbourg
Damien Thompson, University of Limerick
Herre van der Zant, Delft University of Technology
Jaume Veciana, Institut de ciencia de materials Barcelona
Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, University Karlsruhe
Michael Zharnikov, University Heidelberg