Ilona Stengel

Material researcher
Ilona Stengel focuses her work on the synthesis of new organic molecules, stemming from her passion for organic chemistry.

Why you should listen

As Lab Head for Research and Development of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED), Ilona Stengel designs specific molecules which transport electrical charges or emit light for display applications. She studied chemistry at the University of Konstanz and graduated with her diploma thesis about natural product synthesis in 2007, and she received her PhD at the University of Ulm in organic electronics. Over the past ten years, she's been part of several international academic and industrial research groups, which has given her insights into people's motivation in a scientific and research context.

Ilona Stengel’s TED talk