Ossila at the 22nd International Krutyn Summer School (IKSS), Poland

Posted on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 by Ashley Wong

Late last May, Ossila's Excilight PhD student Marco Collela had the opportunity to attend the 22nd International Krutyn Summer School (IKSS), which was held from the 21st-27th of May 2017 and took place at the Masurian Lake District in Poland.

The acclaimed IKSS is renowned for providing high-end scientific and technological training for PhD students and researchers. The topic of focus for the 22nd IKSS was "State of the Art in Organic-only TADF OLEDs: From Theory to Applications". This formed part of the training for Marco's Excilight PhD programme, and was organised by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and various Excilight partners, including Durham University (UDUR), University of Strathclyde (UOS), and Silesian University of Technology (SUT).


Marco Collela, presenting his work at the IKSS 2017.


Marco was excited to present the latest results in a talk titled "High-performance solution-processable exciplex TADF OLEDs". His work compares the effect on the performances of OLEDs where the emissive layer (the TADF exciplex formed by the molecules '2d' and TAPC) is deposited via spin coating. His study demonstrates how OLED performance (such as brightness and current efficiency) are influenced by the thickness of the emissive layer and the ratio between these two molecules.

Marco had a few words to say about his experience:

"Most of the lectures were very interesting, and the overall scientific level was very high. Some aspects of the TADF mechanism were clarified, and some other concepts were reinforced. Overall, it painted a good picture of the state-of-art TADF field."


Krutyn Summer School TADF-OLED 2017
Attendees of the IKSS 2017.


The Scientific Directors of this year's IKSS were Prof. Andy Monkman (Marco's supervisor in Durham), Prof. Peter Skabara, and Dr. Przemyslaw Data, who are all involved in the Excilight project as well.

Author: Ashley Wong

Hailing from a Psychology background, Ashley has an MSc in Organizational/Work Psychology from the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining Ossila, Ashley worked with two multi-national organizations, researching emotional labour in the life insurance industry. In 2017, she successfully led the process of writing & applying for a prestigious Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award, which resulted in Ossila winning its first-ever industrial award.