The 11th International Symposium on Functional π-electron systems (Fπ-11) will be held June 2-7, 2013 at the Palais des Congrès in Arcachon (near Bordeaux), France.
Fπ-11 will follow the success of previous Fπ conferences organized in Japan (Osaka in 1989, 1999, and 2006 and Kobe in 1992), USA (Santa Cruz in 1995, Ithaca in 2004, Atlanta in 2009), Europe (Ulm, Germany, in 2002 and Graz, Austria, in 2008), and China (Beijing, in 2011). It was initially started as the "International Symposium on Functional Dyes" in Osaka. In order to broaden the scope of the conference and to adjust to developments in academic and industrial research, the name was changed to the "International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems" in 2002.
FPI-11 is expected to attract about 500 participants from all over the world to discuss their new achievements in the research fields of design and synthesis of new pi-conjugated molecules and polymers, organic and polymeric semiconducting materials and devices, organic and polymeric photovoltaic and photo-detective materials and devices, organic light-emitting materials for display and lighting application, carbon electronic materials including graphene and carbon nanotubes, conjugated polymers and oligomers in chemo/bio-sensors.
8 plenary speakers and 40 invited speakers will present their latest research. Around 150 contributing lectures and 4 poster sessions will enable the participants to talk about their work.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Arcachon!
Please note that an Organic Electronics Summer School will be held the week before FPi-11 in Biarritz (2 hours away from Arcachon), from the 29th of May to the 1st of June. More info