Institut für Angewandte Photophysik: The Institute of Applied Photophysics (IAPP) – The future of light

The area of expertise of the Institut für Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP) lies within the analysis of physical properties of organic materials and their applications in the highly efficient semiconductor components, such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, and transistors. The p-i-n concept enabled to establish several world efficiency records in OLEDs and organic solar cells performance. These successes were granted with the Zukunftspreis des Bundespräsidenten in 2011. Currently highly efficient OLED’s for RGB-Displays and white illuminants, novel organic solar cells as well as organic transistors for flexible all-organic circuits and for sensor applications are in the focus of our research. Moreover, new structural approaches and materials allow for considerably improved efficiencies.

Teaching: The unique international Master program “Organic & Molecular Electronics” was established in 2012 in order to educate interdisciplinary young professionals specifically for the field of organic electronics in Saxony.

Spin-offs: Since 1999, IAPP’s numerous patents have provided the corner stone to the foundation of several spin-off companies, which have successfully established themselves on the market: CreaPhys GmbH, Novaled GmbH, Heliatek GmbH, and sim4tech GmbH. Furthermore, the IAPP along with its spin-off companies take central positions in the Organic Electronics Saxony cluster.


  1. Address

    Technische Universität Dresden
    Institut für Angewandte Photophysik
    01062 Dresden
    Tel +49 351 4633 438-9
    Fax +49 351 4633 706-5

  2. Director

    Prof. Dr. Karl Leo

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  4. Business activity

    Cutting edge research in organic electronics incl. organic solar cells, organic LED, and organic lasers