1-Executive Committee Meeting
Our next meeting for the local section of ACS will be November 14, 2017
2-2018 Undergraduate travel Grants
The application deadline for 2018 is January, 23rd, 2018.
3- Year-end tax exempt donations to the Rochester Section
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Treasurer: Anand Sridhar
Councilor (academic): Steve Tajc
Alternate Councilor (industry): James Reynolds
3 Members-at-Large: Renuka Manchanayakage, David McCamant, Silas Owusu-Nkwantabisah
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Monday, November 13, 2017
White Organic Light‐emiting Diodes (OLEDs): Materials, Device Architectures and Applications
Dr. Marina Kondakova, Director of Device Formulation
OLEDWorks, LLC (www.oledworks.com)
7 p.m.: Lecture
OLED lighting is unique as it offers a pleasant, uniform, diffused light, minimizing the need for fixtures. In combination with other
characteristics, such as ultra-thin shape and glare-free light, OLEDs
can be used to realize innovative lighting applications and designs. An OLED
is an electronic device that emits light in response to an applied potential
and consists of a substrate and several organic layers sandwiched between
two electrodes. It operates by charge injection from the electrodes into
the adjacent organic layers, transport of injected charge carriers
through organic layers, recombination of holes and electrons to
generate excited states of molecules, followed by their radiative
deactivation, which is taken out of the device as electroluminescence.
High efficiency OLEDs require multiple layer device architectures to
provide exciton confinement and charge transport balance. OLED devices
can be built on a wide variety of rigid, flexible, and transparent
substrates. During recent years, white OLED (WOLED) devices
have undergone very fast development as they emerge as next
generation lighting sources. White light in OLED can be obtained by
emission from a monochromatic emitter in combination with
down-conversion layer or by simultaneous emission of light from
several emitters in the correct proportions. Various device architectures
are used to achieve high efficiency that allows OLED technology to
compete with other lighting products. Recent progress on WOLED
from materials perspective, device performance and future applications
will be discussed.
Dr. Marina Kondakova has 15 years’ experience in organic
light-emitting diodes (OLED) technology with broad knowledge of
OLED physics and material science. Before joining OLEDWorks in 2010,
Dr. Kondakova worked at the Kodak OLED Business Unit where she
was responsible for development of WOLED technology for lighting
and displays through device architecture engineering and use of
improved materials. Her work has also included detailed studies of
OLED degradation mechanisms. At OLEDWorks, Dr. Kondakova leads
the R&D team focused on development and optimization of
high-performance OLED lighting panels that will be fabricated by a
low-cost, innovative manufacturing process. This development is guided
by manufacturing challenges and opportunities to improve product
reliability. Dr. Kondakova has a doctorate in Physical Chemistry and
has authored numerous publications and patents in the OLED field.
The Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program provides funds each year to support travel for undergraduate students to attend a professional ACS conference at which they will present their research, as the presenting author, in a poster or oral presentation. Any full-time undergraduate student in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field at a college/university in the Rochester ACS Section is eligible for an Undergraduate Travel Grant. Preference will be given to students who have not received the Rochester Section ACS Undergraduate Travel Grant in the past. Complete eligibility and application details can be found below.
For 2018, The Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing $400 towards travel for undergraduate researchers.
The application deadline for 2018 is January 23rd, 2018.
For further information, or to nominate an undergraduate student for a travel grant to an upcoming National ACS meeting, contact:
Todd Pagano, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Dr
LBJ Building, Office #1285
Rochester, NY 14623
Tel.: (585) 475-4539
for Eligibility and Application Process/ please visit
Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 10-12
4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, NY
Chemistry, the “Central Science”, has played a critical role in the economic
development of Rochester. The long history of successful development of innovative technologies continues today, both at established companies and universities as well as at many area start-ups. This lecture series will highlight emerging technologies with significant chemical components that are being developed in the Rochester area. The lectures in the 2017 program will discuss the basic science and the target products of three technologies in the medical therapeutic and diagnostic areas and OLED-based energy efficient lighting. These free lectures are open to the general public - including students looking for insight into future career opportunities.
7:00 pm: Lectures
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception – Peckham Hall Lobby
|Monday March 27, 2017|
Prof. Hani Awad - Associate Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research, URMC – Department of Biomedical Engineering, University
of Rochester (www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/awad-lab)
Mending Broken Bones: Opportunities & Challenges with 3D Printing
Dr. Richard S. Murante - Senior Research Scientist
Integrated Nano-Technologies, LLC (www.integratednano.com)
INT’s Palladium™ Technology for Rapid Disease Identification
and Genetic Testing
Dr. Marina Kondakova - Director of Device Formulation
OLEDWorks, LLC (www.oledworks.com)
White Organic Light‐Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Materials, Device Architectures and Applications
Honoring our Section’s 50, 60 & 70-year Members
And 2017 Local Section Award Winners
was held on
Red Fedele’s Brook House Restaurant
Dr. Allison A. Campbell, President of the American Chemical Society,was our guest speaker. She presented her background leading up to her position at ACS. She also covered some new initiatives being undertaken by CS.
Pictures of the event are posted at
The Northeast Regional Meeting
of the American Chemical Society
We invite you to be part of the planning for this prestigious meeting that will take place in the fall of 2020. Planning will begin by year-end 2017, and this would be a great chance for those interested in science and chemistry to help in the planning for this event.
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