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The 13th International Thin Film Transistor Conference (ITC 2018) was held in Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)

Last updated :2018-04-11

Source: School of Electronics and Information Technology
Written by: School of Electronics and Information Technology
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

From February 28th to March 2nd in 2018, the 13th International Thin Film Transistor Conference (ITC 2018) was held in Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou. ITC is the world's most professional and most influential international conference on thin film transistors. It is hosted by the ITC Organizing Committee coming from the United States, Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Britain and France, and has been held for 13 consecutive conferences.

 
Prof. Shaozhi Deng, chair of the conference; Prof. Chuan Liu, executive chair of the conference.
 
The conference was hosted by the School of Electronics and Information Technology, the State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, and Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Display Material and Technology. The conference was chaired by Professor Shaozhi Deng, the dean of the School of Electronics and Information Technology and vice dean of the State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies. The conference co-chair was Prof. Hanping Shieh, a part-time professor of SYSU, and Prof. Hoi-Sing Kwok from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Prof. Chuan Liu from SYSU was the executive chair as the main organizer of the conference and he was responsible for the programs.

The conference attracted experts and scholars from more than 10 countries and regions including the United States, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan and etc. The conference was sponsored by advanced semiconductor industrial companies including LG Display, Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) Co. Ltd., and Platform Design Automation (PDA) Inc, and etc.

 
Keynote speakers of the conference: Prof. Henning Sirringhaus from the U. K.; Professor Hideo Hosono from Japan; Prof. Ananth Dodabalapur from the U.S.; and Prof. Elvira Fortunato from Portugal. 

 
Experts, scholars and students at the conference.
 
The keynote speeches for the conference were given by: Professor Henning Sirringhaus from University of Cambridge, who is the expert of printed electronics, fellow of the Royal Society of U.K., and the director of Microelectronics Research Center; Professor Hideo Hosono from University of Tokyo, who is the expert of oxide semiconductor and Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of U.K.; Professor Jin Jang from Kyung-Hee University, who is the expert of transistor circuits and fellow of Society of Information Display (SID); Professor Ananth Dodabalapur from the University of Texas at Austin, who is the expert in organic transistors and IEEE fellow.

 
Prof. Hanping Shieh, conference co-chair and a part-time professor of SYSU; and Prof. Jin Jang from Kyung-Hee University present the best student paper award to the winners.
 
The conference mainly focuses on 8 topics: oxide transistors, organic transistors, low-dimensional material transistors, device theory and model, transistor circuits, transistor sensors, and printed electronic integration. There are 6 keynote speeches, 41 invited talks, 29 oral presentations, and 35 poster reports. The conference made a warm atmosphere and the organization went smoothly from the beginning to the end. It has been highly appreciated by both the national and international experts and participants. They said that the conference reflected the rapid development of research in thin-film transistors all over the world and provided high-level academic discussions and a good collaborative platform for the scholars to study the development of semiconductors, display, sensing, and circuits. It has certainly promoted research and development in the field of new semiconductors and applications.