About Krutyn Summer School

The 22nd International Krutyn Summer School took place from 22–26 May 2017. The event was organised by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and numerous EXCILIGHT partners. Among them, Durham University (UDUR), University of Strathclyde (UOS), and Silesian University of Technology (SUT).


The summer school was mandatory for all EXCILIGHT PhD Students. Our young researchers were given the opportunity to receive state-of-the-art training in the form of lectures and discussions, which were especially designed to reinforce the knowledge and skills of young researchers and doctoral students. As usual, the event was accompanied by various social events such as a dance party, a bonfire and boat tours on the Krutynia river, to name a few.

The scientific focus lied on:

  • Organic Synthesis
  • Characterization of organic materials
  • Characterization of OLED devices
  • Q-M computation
  • Technological Aspects

Presentations (PDF downloads)

Monday, 22 May
Dr. Thomas Penfold (Newcastle University, UK) Introduction to Solving the Time-Dependent Schrödinger Equation
Solving the Time-Dependent Schrödinger Equation II
Beyond Born-Oppenheimer Design of Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters
Prof. Dr. Christel M. Marian (Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Germany) Electronic Structure Methods for Excited States of Donor-Acceptor Systems
Spin–Orbit Coupling in Molecules
Calculation of Intersystem Crossing and Reverse Intersystem Crossing Rate Constants
Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller (ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland) Modeling Electronic and Excitonic Processes in OLED Devices
AC, DC and Transient Characterization of OLEDs
Tuesday, 23 May
Prof. Andrew Monkman (Durham University, UK) Vibrational coupling in TADF and how molecular structure can control this complex triplet harvesting
The Role of Molecular Structure And Conformation in TADF
TTA and exciplex TADF
Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller (ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland) Enhancement of Light‐Outcoupling Efficiency in OLEDs
Design and optimization of large-area OLEDs by electro-thermal modeling
Dr. Fernando Dias (Durham University, UK) Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence and Room Temperature Phosphorescence Two Faces of the Same Coin
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Yersin (Universität Regensburg, Germany) Design of organic TADF molecules
The role of ΔE(S1-T1): From fluorescence to TADF and beyond - towards the fourth generation OLED mechanism
Thursday, 24 May
Dr. Ramunas Lygaitis (TU Dresden, Germany) Rational Design of a blue TADF Emitter Family using a Trifluoromethylphenyl Core
Thermal analysis of organic semiconducting materials
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Yersin (Universität Regensburg, Germany) Photophysics of Cu(I) and Ag(I) compounds showing efficient thermally activated delayed fluorescence. Strategies for material design
Friday, 25 May
Prof. Dr. Peter Gilch (Düsseldorf University, Germany) TADF Relying on Upper Triplet States
Prof. Youhei Takeda (Osaka University, Japan) Synthetic Toolboxes for Constructing Donor-Acceptor-based Efficient TADF Materials
Dr Christof Pflumm (Merck KgaA, Germany) TADF for high performance OLEDs