9th Electronic Structure and Processes at Molecular-Based Interfaces


The Departments of Chemistry and Physics jointly organised the 9th Electronic Structure and Processes at Molecular-Based Interfaces (ESPMI9th) from 8 to 10 November.

The event provided a platform to exchange knowledge on the latest cutting-edge research and new ideas. It also built collaborative ties and strengthened friendships.


Prof Andrew Wee, Vice President (University and Global Relations), who co-heads the local organising committee, addressed workshop participants

This year’s workshop covered the fundamentals and applications of electronic structures and processes at molecular interfaces. The topics included organic-organic and organic-inorganic interfaces; novel emerging experimental, computational and theoretical aspects in electronic structure; charge injection and transport; device interface physics and chemistry; functional interlayers; and morphological/molecular dynamic issues central to these phenomena, which are relevant to organic semiconductor and molecular electronics.

The workshop brought together some 100 fellow scientists and faculty members from various universities from Asia, Europe and the United States of America (USA).


Extended panel discussions enabled broader discussions of developments in the various fields

In addition to 29 oral presentations, 49 poster abstracts were also submitted. Nine poster abstracts were awarded Best Poster by ACSNano, a scientific journal by the American Chemical Society.


Presentation of the Best Poster awards


Participants viewed the poster abstracts

Participants also enjoyed an excursion to the Gardens by the Bay.


Participants visited the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories

Previously, successful workshops were organised at Nagoya, Japan (1999), Bad Honnef, Germany (2003), Nagoya, Japan (2006), Princeton, USA (2008), Chiba, Japan (2010), Karlsruhe, Germany (2011), Rehovot, Israel (2013) and Arizona, USA (2015).


Networking between the sessions