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The Workshop has come to a close. Thank you to all of the speakers, exhibitors, and participants who made the Workshop such a great success! For the speakers, please remember that everyone is expected to submit a manuscript to the special issue on TADF in Journal of Photonics for Energy by October 31, 2017.
Registration is now closed. Thank you for the large number of registrations, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Detailed transportation, campus, and venue maps have been added to the location section.
The Workshop is home to talks from not only academia but also industry. Join us to hear the latest from BOE Technology Group Co., The Dow Chemical Company, Japan Display Inc., and WiseChip Semiconductor Inc.
We are thrilled to announce that the number of registrations has exceeded our expectations! In response, we have made arrangements to hold the workshop in the main auditorium of the venue and have re-opened registration based on the increased capacity.
If you registered for the workshop but have not received a confirmation email wthin one week of registering, please contact us at
The program has been posted! Visit the program section to view online or download the program.
The Call for Papers for the special issue of Journal of Photonics for Energy on TADF is now online. Please remember that all speakers are expected to submit a manuscript for the special issue.
Registration for the workshop is open now! Please join the workshop using the button in the registration section below.
Thanks to the support of Prof. Zakya Kafafi, papers presented at the workshop will be submitted to a special issue in the Journal of Photonics for Energy. All submissions will undergo peer review.

Message from the Chair

  • Greetings!
  • While the demonstration of the first OLED emitting thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) in Advanced Materials in 2009 by OPERA at Kyushu University gave a glimpse of TADF's potential, OPERA's report in Nature in 2012 of a TADF-based OLED with an internal quantum efficiency of nearly 100% grabbed the attention of researchers world-wide and established TADF as a truly promising technology.
  • In the five years since then, extensive studies around the globe have been conducted, leading to rapid developments in TADF materials, devices, and physics and further strengthening TADF's position as the third-generation of OLED emitters.
  • As a follow-up to the 1st International TADF Workshop in Fukuoka, we are delighted to announce the organization of the 2nd International TADF Workshop to share the recent advances and future direction of TADF science and technologies.

  • Welcome to Fukuoka!

  • Chihaya Adachi
    Chair of the 2nd International TADF Workshop
    Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research at Kyushu University

  • Dear OLED Community,
  • I am very proud that Kyulux will serve as a sponsor for the 2nd International TADF Workshop at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. It is the birthplace of TADF technology and my alma mater. Many prominent international researchers in the TADF and OLED fields will be giving exciting talks. The presentations will cover a wide gamut of cutting-edge research in TADF chemistry, devices, and applications.
  • July will be an ideal time to enjoy the stunning mountain and ocean scenery of Fukuoka. You can learn why Fukuoka is consistently voted one of the top cities in the world by travel publications. Fukuoka's beaches, culinary scene (particularly its famous seafood), arts, and shopping are huge attractions for international tourists.
  • I would like to extend a warm welcome to this tremendous conference and look forward to speaking with you at the event.

  • With warmest regards,

  • Christopher Savoie, Ph.D., J.D.
    CEO of Kyulux and Kyushu University Alumnus, Ph.D. '99

Invited speakers

*In no particular order
  • Andrew Paul Monkman, Durham University
  • Chung-Chih Wu, National Taiwan University
  • Jun Yeob Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Jian Li, Arizona State University
  • Jean-Luc Bredas, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Fengling Song, Dalian University of Technology
  • Jian Zhang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Kathleen O'Connell, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Chun-Sing Lee, City University of Hong Kong
  • Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu University
  • Junji Adachi, Kyulux Inc.
  • Hironori Kaji, Kyoto University
  • York Tsai, WiseChip Semiconductor Inc.
  • Dongdong Zhang, Tsinghua University
  • Hsiaowen Hung, BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Tadaaki Ikoma, Niigata University
  • Hiroyoshi Naito, Osaka Prefecture University
  • Takuya Hosokai, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Hisahiro Sasabe, Yamagata University
  • Katsumi Tokumaru, Professor Emeritus, Tsukuba University
  • Chao Wang, Zhejiang University
  • Hartmut Yersin, University of Regensburg
  • Takuji Hatakeyama, Kwansei Gakuin University
  • P. Rajamalli, University of St Andrews
  • Yun Chi, National Tsing Hua University
  • Jang-Joo Kim, Seoul National University
  • Masahiko Suzuki, Japan Display Inc.
  • Ken Onda, Kyushu University


  • Located in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka, which is known in Japan for its delicious cuisine and fresh fish, Kyushu University opened its new Ito Campus on the Itoshima Peninsula in 2005. A short ride from a beautiful coastline and magnificent mountains, Kyushu University has much to offer in terms of both leading research and an enjoyable daily life.

Kyushu University, Ito Campus, Fukuoka, Japan

Coastline of the Itoshima Peninsula

  • The campus is easily accessible from Fukuoka Airport via public transportation. After a 35-minute ride on the subway, transfer at Kyudai-Gakkentoshi Station for a 15-minute bus ride to the campus. The Workshop is then a short walk from the Kyudai Big Orange Mae bus stop. Detailed directions can be found below.
  • For an interactive map, click here.
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  • At the Workshop, several companies will be exhibiting their latest OLED products for participants to try firsthand. Stop by and see for yourself some of the newest experiences that OLEDs offer.
  • The exhibition will be open during coffee breaks on July 19 and July 20 and the poster session on July 19.
  • Currently confirmed exhibits are listed below (in no particular order).
Printed display from JOLED
World-1st 21.6” 4K printed OLED display from JOLED JOLED is applying printing technology to fabricate mid-size, high-resolution OLED displays. RGB emitting materials are directly printed on the substrate under atmospheric conditions. This method has advantages of good mother-glass scalability and high material utilization efficiency. Using this cutting-edge technology, we have started to ship 21.6” test samples to customers. We believe that this innovative technology will help expand the display industry and make a world that is always exciting and impressive.
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Schrodinger Materials Science Suite
Schrodinger Materials Science Suite Organic optoelectronic materials are selected or designed according to their internal optoelectronic and condensed-phase properties with concern for efficient charge injection and transport, and desired chemical and thermophysical stability. Atomic scale simulation using quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, and machine learning techniques in the Schrodinger Materials Science Suite can provide critical insight and understanding to help identify the most promising solutions for experimental development, and to advise the selection of materials for use in optimized applications.
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Moverio BT-300 smart glasses
Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses from Epson Experience a new way of seeing the world with the revolutionary Moverio BT-300 smart glasses from Epson®. These highly transparent glasses redefine augmented reality (AR) with a groundbreaking Si-OLED display. Superior transparency, plus a high-resolution camera, ensures seamless integration of digital content with the outside world. Ultra light and comfortable to wear, even over prescription glasses, the BT-300 features a binocular display, making it ideal for side-by-side 3D content.
Kyulux – Materializing the future of OLEDs Kyulux was established in Japan in 2015 to develop next-generation materials for OLED displays and lighting. Based on exclusively licensed technology from Kyushu University, Kyulux is developing TADF and Hyperfluorescence that will enable cost-effective, durable and efficient OLEDs that do not rely on rare metals. The latest achievements will be demonstrated at the booth.
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Hamamatsu C14234-11
Characterizing molecular orientation with Hamamatsu To develop high-efficiency OLED devices, the improvement of light extraction efficiency is recognized as an important parameter, and researchers have been aware of the importance to control and to evaluate the molecular orientation of OLED devices. The C14234-11 is functional for measuring fluorescence spectrum with multichannel analyzer PMA-12 and for angle dependency of p-polarized fluorescence with newly designed optics.
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UBI RESEARCH, the expert in OLED UBI Research is providing total solution based on the specialized industry research know-how with 15 years consulting experience in OLED. OLED Reports and Consulting are designed for the in-depth understanding of OLED industry including market forecast, the competitive and supply chain analysis and the investment. UBI Research is also organizing International events with the goal for the growth of the industry, and to gather all experts and businesses for discussion and networking.
Setfos 4
Setfos 4 / Design OLED & PV devices OLED Simulation: Setfos simulates the OLED device from charge injection to light extraction. The graphical user interface makes it easy to analyze and improve your OLEDs.
Solar Cell Simulation: Easily calculate the short circuit current, open circuit voltage Voc and fill factor with Setfos. Tweak the layer stack and add light scattering layers for enhanced absorption.
Easy Device Optimization: Setfos contains a powerful optimization engine that can be used to find the best device layout or fit parameters to measured data.
You can choose the result visualisation to easily interpret the obtained data.
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