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Expanding collaboration with Taiwanese universities

Participants in LiU-Taiwan workshop.

Participants in LiU-Taiwan workshop.

LiU is expanding its collaboration with universities in Taiwan. Representatives of four Taiwanese academies are now visiting Linköping to discuss joint research projects and student exchange.

“This time we will concentrate on physics, chemistry, economy and educational sciences,” says Vice rector for international relations William R. Salaneck, host to the visitors.

The Taiwanese delegation was originally intended to include nine persons, but was reduced to six due to the typhoon Sinlaku which hovered over the island during the past weekend, forcing all airports to close down.

In the past, LiU-professors Ingemar Lundström and Bo Liedberg have had research collaboration with colleagues at the National Chiao Tung University, Taipei, concerning e.g. biosensors. During the ongoing workshop in Linköping new connections are being established.

“We are now starting joint projects about organic light emitting devices, solar cells and batteries,” says Professor of Chemistry Show-An Chen of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu. He has done research on organic electronics since 1982.

Organic light emitting devices (OLED) which are flexible and cheap to run have recently taken a leap into the market as Sony launched the first commercial tv-set built with this technology.

The research field of organic electronics also has a strong position at Linköping University with several scientists of international repute: among them William R. Salaneck, Olle Inganäs, Magnus Berggren and Mats Fahlman.

Scientist from National Taiwan University and Yuan Ze University are also participating in the workshop.

Åke Hjelm 2008-09-15

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Last updated: 2009-06-03