Professor Sir Richard Friend
Cavendish Professor of Physics
University of Cambridge

Kolthoff Lecture Series

Richard Friend has been on the Faculty in the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, since 1980, where he is the Cavendish Professor of Physics. Professor Friend has pioneered the study of organic polymers as semiconductors, and his research group has demonstrated that these materials can be used in wide range of semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes and transistors. He has been very active in the process of technology transfer of this research to development for products. He co-founded Cambridge Display Technology Ltd in 1994. Light-emitting polymer displays developed by Cambridge Display Technology are now being manufactured under license and are now used in a number of consumer products. He co-founded Plastic Logic Ltd in 2000 to develop directly-printed polymer transistor circuits, and these are now being developed as flexible active-matrix backplanes for e-paper displays.


Plastic electronics: New science and new technologies

March 25, 4:15 pm, 100 Smith Hall

New companies from an ancient university: Tales from the old world

March 26, 4:15 pm, 402 Walter Library

Electronic excitations at molecular semiconductor heterojunctions

March 27, 9:45 am, 331 Smith Hall