ECTS - Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (CEAC555) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices CEAC555 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Atilla Cihaner
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course describes optical and electronic processes in organic molecules and polymers that govern the behaviors of practical organic optoelectronic devices. Also, this course defines materials, manufacturing issues and applications in active organic devices; organic photovoltaic cells, light emitting diodes, smart windows, field effect transistors, memory devices, and nonlinear optical devices.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Provide background and understanding of electronic devices and fundamentals of optics.
  • Provide basic understanding of the fields of organic electronic and photonic materials.
  • Discuss specific fabrication techniques for organic electronics.
  • Give an overview for the rapid growth in research and development on organic/polymeric electronic and photonic materials and devices.
  • Improve reading and writing and presentation skill.
Course Content Organic materials for electronics and optoelectronics, conducting and semiconducting polymers, organic field-effect transistors, electron transport in materials, p- and n-type polymers, organic small molecules, organic light emitting diodes (LEDs), mechanism of light emission, electron and hole transport materials, emitting materials, organic elect

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Organic Materials for Electronics and Optoelectronics 1-24
2 Organic Materials for Electronics and Optoelectronics 24-46
3 Major Classes of Organic Small Molecules for Electronics and Optoelectronics 129-172
4 Major Classes of Conjugated Polymers and Synthetic Strategies 173-210
5 Low Energy Gap, Conducting, and Transparent Polymers, Conjugated Polymers, Fullerene C60, and Carbon Nanotubes for Optoelectronic Devices 211-236, 237-262
7 Molecular Semiconductors for Organic Field Effect transistors 287-318
8 Polymer Field-Effect Transistors 319-350
9 Organic Molecular Light-Emitting Materials and Devices 351-372
10 Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes: Devices and Materials 373-400
11 Organic Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 401-407
12 Polymeric Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 407-420
13 Organic Electrochromic Materials and Devices Organic Memory Devices 713-732 701-712
14 Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices 420-572
15 Student Oral Presentations


Course Book 1. H. Klauk (Ed.), Organic Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing and Applications, Wiley-VCH, 2006.
2. S.-S. Sun, L.R. Dalton (Eds.), Introduction to Organic Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, CRC Press, 2008.
Other Sources 3. K. Müllen, U. Scherf (Eds.), Organic Light Emitting Devices, Wiley-VCH, 2006.
4. T. Blythe, D. Bloor, Electrical Properties of Polymers, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
5. . S.-S. Sun, N.S. Sariciftci, Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials and Devices, CRC Press, 2005.
6. C. Brabec, V. Dyakonov, J. Parisi, N. S. Sariciftci, Organic Photovoltaics: Concepts and Realization, Springer, 2003.
7. C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley and Sons, 2005.
8. M.J. Madou, Fundamentals of Microfabrication: The Science of Miniaturization, CRC Press, 2002.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge needed for the solution of advanced chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to self-renewal by following scientific and technological developments within the philosophy of lifelong learning. X
3 An understanding of social, environmental, and the global impacts of the practices and innovations brought by chemistry and chemical engineering. X
4 An ability to perform original research and development activities and to convert the achieved results to publications, patents and technology. X
5 An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to advanced engineering problems. X
6 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
7 Skills in design of a system, part of a system or a process with desired properties and to implement industry. X
8 Ability to perform independent research. X
9 Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
10 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 20 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 16 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 125