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Optical Science and
Technology Center

2015 OSTC Annual Symposium

Iowa Theater (room 166), IMU / IATL Conference Room 104

Morning Session / Oral Presentations

Iowa Memorial Union Iowa Theater, Room 166

8:00 - Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 - Welcome

8:40-9:25 - David Gundlach, NIST, “Combining Opto-electrical Measurements to Probe Polaron Properties in Organic Semiconductors”

9:25-9:55 - Markus Wohlgenannt, University of Iowa, “Organic magnetoelectroluminescence for room temperature transduction between magnetic and optical information”

9:55-10:25 - Fatima Toor, University of Iowa, “High performance solar cells and coatings using optical metamaterials”

10:25-10:45 - break

10:45-11:15 - John Prineas, University of Iowa, “How a promising detector material became a remarkable light source”

11:15-12:00 - Dan Wasserman, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, “Making the Mid- and Far-IR Nano with Designer Plasmonic and Phononic Materials”

12:00-1:30 - lunch (IATL main lobby)

1:30-3:30 - poster session - IATL 104