Schrödinger and Professor Chihaya Adachi (Kyushu University, Japan) Announce Research Collaboration to Enable Computer Aided Design of Organic Electronics

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Schrödinger to collaborate with and to provide state-of-the-art molecular simulation solutions to leading OLED researcher, Professor Adachi of Kyushu University, Japan

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Schrödinger’s Materials Science Suite makes setting up calculations very simple and we can explore many more systems that we couldn’t before, which I believe will have a significant impact on the speed of innovation in discovering new organic materials.”

Schrödinger Inc., a technology leader in atomic-scale modeling and physics-based chemical simulations, announced today that it is collaborating with Professor Chihaya Adachi of Japan’s Kyushu University, to advance the development and design of organic electronics. Professor Adachi is the Director of OPERA (Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research), a large multi-disciplinary team of physicists, chemists, and engineers from both academia and industry. He is widely recognized as an innovator in the development of materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), pioneering a new technology known as thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) opening the possibility of 100% quantum efficiency in converting electricity to light using simple organic molecules without any heavy metals.

Organic electronics is one of the focus applications of Schrödinger’s Materials Science Suite, driving atomic-scale simulation through automated workflows to accurately and efficiently predict key properties for candidate materials. Schrödinger will work closely with the Adachi group to apply and extend the software capabilities for next-generation OLED materials analysis to enable high throughput simulation and virtual screening to prioritize the most promising systems to pursue experimentally.

“We rely heavily on computational chemistry analysis,” says Professor Adachi, “Schrödinger’s Materials Science Suite makes setting up calculations very simple and we can explore many more systems that we couldn’t before, which I believe will have a significant impact on the speed of innovation in discovering new organic materials.” Dr. Mathew D. Halls, Schrödinger’s Executive Director of Materials Science, adds “Professor Adachi has taken OLED materials research in a new direction that holds great promise. It’s an honor to collaborate with him; we look forward to applying our solutions in this very exciting and fast-moving area of OLED materials research.”

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Schrödinger makes significant investments in R&D, which has led to major advances in the field of computational chemistry; it has achieved breakthroughs in quantum chemistry, molecular modeling, force fields, molecular dynamics, protein structure determination, scoring, and virtual screening. The company’s full product offerings range from general molecular modeling programs to a comprehensive suite of drug design software. Besides the company’s industry-leading drug discovery solutions, Schrödinger is actively developing state-of-the art simulation tools for materials research as well as enterprise software that can be deployed throughout an entire research organization. Schrödinger's methods development and applications papers have thousands of citations and are often among the most-cited scientific publications. Schrödinger's science is continually validated internally and by its users worldwide. Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has operations in the United States as well as in Europe, India, and Japan.

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