Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


By the end of this class,

  • You will learn about structure and properties of organic materials and devices, their functioning and properties, and field of applications.
  • You will be capable of critically reading and understanding a scientific text, extrapolating main ideas, summarizing your readings and presenting your findings.
  • You will be capable of delivering and assess clear scientific communication, including your own and your peers.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 22.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Hele Savin, Caterina Soldano

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hele Savin, Caterina Soldano

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

For any information, please contact Caterina Soldano at caterina.soldano(at) 

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • Principle of Organic Materials (OMs)
    • Properties of OMs, including electronic and optical properties
    • Organic devices and working principles (e. transistors, diodes, sensors, solar cells)
    • Applications of organic materials and devices

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Pre-Assignment, Individual Presentation, "Reviewer" Role, Group Work, Exam

    Class attendance will count for extra-points

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact Sessions:24h, Independent Work:60h, Group Work:20h, Exam:20h



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Hands-out from teacher (lecture slides) available on MyCourses, Research papers


    • Organic Field Effect Transistors - Theory, Fabrication and Characterization, I. Kysmissis, Springer (2009)
    • Physics of Organic Semiconductors, Wiley-VCH, edited by W. Brütting (2005)
    • Organic Electronics, Materials, Processing, Devices and Applications, d. by F. So, CRC Press (2010)


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Knowledge in semiconductor physics/devices will be beneficial for the class.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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