• Yamagata University: Teijin
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    Research Experience in Organic Electronics at Yamagata University, Japan

A ten-week research and learning adventure at Yamagata University, the birthplace of  the organic white light emitting diode (WOLED), located in Yonezawa, the hometown of the famous Teijin Ltd Company, world leader in polymer materials production and innovation. 

Prior knowledge of Japanese language and culture is not required.

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Tentative start date: May 18th, 2020

Duration: 10 weeks

Project Highlights:

  • Learn key experimental skills tailored for the specific needs of organic electronics.
  • Research projects that bridge physical chemistry, chemical engineering, and condensed matter physics.
  • Two-week intensive language training with Asian Languages faculty at UVM, prior to departure.
  • Language and cultural immersion activities with students at Yamagata University.
  • Rigorous assessment of all activities conducted by UVM School of Education faculty
  • Students doing research at Yamagata

    Projects Themes

    Fabrication of CT crystalline Optoelectronic Devices

    Spectroscopy Characterization of Small Molecule Semiconductors

    Solution-Based Deposition of Crystalline Organic Semiconductors: Pen-Writing and LB Techniques

    Novel Small Molecule Synthesis Growth and Characterization of Organic Semiconductor Nanoparticles

    Small Molecule Film Deposition on Artificial Skin Substrates

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                          Yamagata University

    Meet the Mentors

    Madalina Furis (Phys. & Mat. Sci.)

    Hidemitsu Furukawa (Chem. Eng.)

    Randall Headrick (Phys & Mat. Sci.)

    Hiroshi Katagiri (Chem. Eng.)

    Ajit Khosla (Chem. Eng.)

    Kyle Ikeda (Asian Lang & Lit)

    Jun Matsui (Chem)

    Akito Masuhara (Chem. Eng.)

    Yoshimune Nonomura (Chem. Eng.)

    Bungo Ochiai (Chem. Eng)

    Regina Toolin (Education)

    Adam Whalley (Chem.)

    Matthew White (Phys. & Mat. Sci.)

    Tsukasa Yoshida (Chem. Eng)

    Matthew Zisk (Jpn. Linguistics)

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    Language and Cultural Experience

    Pre-departure language training at UVM

    Yamagata University International Friends Circle at Yonezawa (YUICY)

    YU International Exchange Center

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