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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Application deadline: February 15th, 2022

Tentative start date: May 23rd, 2022

Duration: 10 weeks

Flexibility encouraged due to potential travel restrictions

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

    Prof. Furis at Yamagata University

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    Language and Cultural Experience