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. Program dates are May 24-August 5, 2019, and the application (see below) is due January, 31, 2019.

Prior knowledge of Japanese language and culture is not required.

IRES Application (docx)

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

Project 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

Language and Cultural Experience


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