April 17, 2018 at 4:30pm/36-428
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
Jean-Luc Brédas is a Belgian chemist and currently at Georgia Tech. He was a Distinguished Professor of Material Science and Engineering in the Physical Science and Engineering Division at KAUST, and at the Université de Mons-Hainaut Belgium. He studied Chemistry (B.S. 1976) and obtained a PhD in 1979 at the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (University of Namur), Belgium. His research deals with the structural, electronic, and optical properties of novel organic and nanomaterials with promising characteristics in the field of electronics, photonics, and information technology.
Brédas is among the top 100 most cited chemists in the world, and is included in the list of the Highly Cited Researchers for Chemistry . He is the Director of International Programs at the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (2011). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America.