Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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: 03.09.2024 - 17.10.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • 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 for whole curriculum period:

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

    Class attendance will count for extra-points

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact Sessions, Independent Work, Group Work, Exam



Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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)


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I
    2025-2026 Autumn I