2019 HybriD3 Materials Synthesis and Characterization Training Workshop

The 2019 HybriD3 Materials Synthesis and Characterization Training Workshop will be held at the NC State University on September 12-13.

Welcome to the 2019 "HybriD3 Materials Synthesis and Characterization Training Workshop", which focuses on current and future experimental techniques for materials science and engineering of advanced functional materials. This two-day workshop particularly aims to introduce students and early-career scientists to emerging research directions in photonic and electronic materials. The program will include lectures by experts on new material growth techniques, advanced characterization methods, utilization of data based approaches, and novel photonic device applications. The workshop will include lab visits with live demonstrations of experimental techniques that are fundamental to material science. There will also be a poster session, open to participant contributions and aiming to showcase exciting results from ongoing research at Universities and other facilities in the Research Triangle Area and beyond.


PhD students and other early-career scientists who are interested in learning about experimental material science research. Master-level and undergraduate students who are interested in the topic. The program and content will also be suitable for theory / computationally oriented students wishing to obtain deeper insights into current experimental materials research techniques.


We are accepting registration here

Workshop Schedule

Day 1: 9/12 (Thursday)

08:30–09:00 - Registration and Refreshments 


09:00 - 09:40 - Lecture 1. Photonic Devices and Applications: Prof. Franky So (NCSU)
09:50 - 10:30 - Lecture 2. Near Field Optical Characterization: Prof. Joanna Atkin (UNC)
10:40 - 11:20 - Lecture 3. Solution Processed Materials: Prof. Aram Amassian (NCSU)
11:30 - 12:10 - Lecture 4. Hybrid Organic Inorganic Semiconductors: Prof. David Mitzi (Duke University)

Lunch Break (Pizza: Vegetarian options will be available.)

13:20 –15:30 - Lab Visits and Demos

There are 7 different experiment demonstrations. Please see this excel sheet and sign up for the live demos that are most interesting for you. You can sign up for as many as experiments as you want. This will help us to organize the groups visiting the labs. 

  • Demo 1: Title: "From Gold to Green".  
    Description: You will have a chance to deposit atomically-thin layers of gold to make an electrode pattern and test out how well your tiny circuit works using a green LED.
  • Demo 2: Title: “Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth”. 
    Description: This demo will describe how the MBE system works as well as its capabilities to fabricate high-quality thin films. We will describe how we use reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) to monitor and characterize the films in situ.
  • Demo 3: Title: "Organic Light-Emitting Diode". 
    Description: The demo will be divided into two groups. One group will have a chance to work with the fabrication procedure of OLEDs with high efficiency.  Another group will characterize the OLED devices and see how it works.
  • Demo 4: Title: "Atomic Force Microscope".
  • Demo 5: Title: "Organic Solar Cell".  
    Description: Device testing.
  • Demo 6: Title: "Terahertz Conductivity Measurement".
  • Demo 7: Title: "Time Resolved ARPES Measurement of electronic band structure and carrier dynamics in semiconductors".
Day 2: 9/13 (Friday)

08:30 - 09:00 - Refreshments


09:00 - 09:40 - Lecture 1. Organic Spintronics: Prof. Dali Sun (NCSU)
09:50 - 10:30 - Lecture 2. Autonomous Flow Synthesis of Materials: Prof. Milad Aboulhasani (NCSU)
11:00 - 12:00 - Lecture 3. MSE seminar: Prof. Bin Hu (University of Tennessee)


The workshop lectures will be in Room 136 (auditorium) in MRC building in NC State University. The address is 2410 Campus Shore Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606. For those arriving out of campus there are public parking in NC State University.


There are public parking places in the centennial campus. Both Poulton Deck (3 min) and Partners Way Deck (10 min) are in walking distances. 

Group picture of the workshop


Prof. David Mitzi (Duke)

Dali Sun

Prof. Dali Sun (NCSU)

Aram Amassian

Prof. Aram Amassian (NCSU)


Prof. Joanna Atkin (UNC) 


Demos (Stephen Amoeh is showing OLED processing) 


This workshop is offered as part of the NSF-DMREF funded "HybriD3" consortium (DMR-1728921/1729297/1729383) in support of the Materials Genome Initiative. This workshop is also sponsored by NC State University Carbon Cluster and ORaCEL labs.


Kenan Gundogdu (NCSU): kgundog@ncsu.edu