Advisory Board

Smithers Apex is pleased to announce the 2017 advisory board committee for the OLEDs World Summit.

  • J. Norman Bardsley

    President Bardsley Consulting

    J. Norman Bardsley, PhD., is a consultant to industry, government and academia on flat panel displays and solid-state lighting, with special focus on organic and printed electronics.  Norman received an M.A. in mathematics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester in England. He began his career as Professor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh, leading a research group in atomic, molecular and plasma physics.  Since then he has been Strategic Business Development Manager in the Information Technology Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Director of Roadmaps and Standards at the US Display Consortium (USDC) and Director of Display Technology for DisplaySearch.   His current activities are centered upon diffuse lighting based on solid-state technology (OLEDs and embedded LEDs).

  • Dr. Ho-Kyoon Chung

    Chair Professor Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

    Dr. Chung is currently Professor and Director of ITRC Next Generation AMOLED Center of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU).   He was previously a full-time Advisor and Executive VP for Samsung SMD, which is dedicated to the R&D and manufacturing of AMOLED products and mobile LCD modules. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and CTO of Samsung SDI and head of Samsung SDI Corporate R&D Center from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Chung led the R&D for Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) since 2000 and is a world leader in bringing the AMOLED technology into the commercial market. Prior experience includes Managing Director of Memory Product Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Center at Samsung Electronics, Semiconductor Business from 1988 to 1999.

    Dr. Chung was decorated with a Silver Order of Industrial Service Merit from the President of Korea in December 2011 for his contribution to the One Trillion Dollar Trade of Korea. In April, 2006, he was also decorated with an Order of Merits for advancing the science and technology of Korea. He received Special Recognition Award from the Society of Information Display, in June 2006, for his outstanding contributions to the development of AMOLED technology. In addition, his work in OLED technology has earned him the Korea Display Industry Grand Prize Award (2001), the Samsung Chairman’s Award In Technical Excellence (2002) for his leadership in developing the company’s 15.1-inch AMOLED, and the “Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award” from the Electrical and Computer Science Alumni Association of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in September 2008. He received the OLED Leadership Award (2010) for his outstanding leadership in OLED industry as a key contributor in AMOLED technologies. Dr. Chung is a Fellow of the Society for Information Display since June, 2012.

    Dr. Chung received a BS in Electronics Engineering in 1973 from Seoul National University, MS in 1977 from Case Western Reserve University and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1981 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    • Korea (Democratic Republic of)
  • Dr. Mike Hack

    GM OLED Lighting & Custom Displays, Vice President Universal Display Corporation

    Dr. Michael Hack, is Vice-President of Business Development at Universal Display Corporation.  He is responsible for developing and commercializing advanced high efficiency next generation OLED products, with a special focus on flexible display applications and solid-state lighting.  Prior to joining UDC in 1999, he was associated with dpiX, a Xerox Company, where he was responsible for manufacturing flat panel displays and digital medical imaging products based on amorphous silicon TFT technology.   Dr. Hack received his Ph. D. degree from Cambridge University, England in 1981 and in 2007 Dr. Hack was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display. In 2014 Dr. Hack was nominated to serve on the board of the U.S. OLED Lighting Coalition to promote the advancement and commercialization of OLED lighting.

  • Dr. Kris Krishnamurthy

    Executive Advisor, Technology and Business, Former Director of Research and Development Eastman Kodak

    Dr. Sundaram (Kris) Krishnamurthy is a Globally recognized Scientist and Executive, with extensive experience in the Management of Technology and Business. He has over 30 years of experience in leading diverse technical organizations to deliver in research, commercialization,  intellectual property, and business.

    During his successful career at Eastman Kodak for over 30 years, Krishnamurthy led organizations that consistently delivered highly innovative and successful products and was responsible for several hundreds of granted US Patents. In his most recent role before retirement, he served as the Director of R&D for OLED Materials, where he was responsible for starting an active OLED material R&D program from the ground, integrating research, commercialization and intellectual property, which blossomed into highly profitable OLED Material Business. Prior to this, he held a variety of Executive Leadership positions at Kodak, in Photographic Imaging Material area including Senior Research Laboratory Head for Imaging Materials, Chairman of the Corporate Chemistry Council, to oversee the whole material chain from R&D to manufacturing along with support functions, and talent acquisition. In these roles, he was responsible for R&D, commercialization, Joint development Programs with other Global corporations, and IP strategy.

    Dr.Krishnamurthy received his Ph.D. degree in organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University working with Distinguished Professor Herbert C. Brown. The following years were spent as Postdoctoral Assistant to Professor Brown, helping him direct a large group of 30+ research scientists. Dr. Krishnamurthy’s research work led to the discovery of Super Hydrides, Selectrides, Super Selectrides, and chiral boranes…enzyme-like  selective reagents, leading to Professor Brown’s Nobel Prize in 1979. He accompanied Professor Brown for Nobel Ceremonies at Stockholm, Sweden. These reagents have found thousands of applications in pharmaceuticals development and organic electronics.

    He joined Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories in 1979 as Research Scientist. Several of his chemical discoveries have been incorporated in a variety of key Eastman Kodak products (Color Paper, Color Negative Film, Eastman Color Print Film). His research interests include molecular design and synthesis of novel materials for Imaging, Display, and Organic Electronics. He is actively involved in the Management of Technology and R&D Globalization. Besides technology, his core areas of expertise include Leadership Development and Diversity, Organizational Development, multi-site R&D Management, and Talent Acquisition. He has attended Executive Development programs at MIT Sloan School of Management and Center for Creative Leadership, North Carolina.

    He was a member of the Advisory Council for Purdue University. He has over 50 research publications, over 25 US Patents, delivered numerous invited and plenary lectures and is the recipient of several awards, honors, and recognition. He was inducted into Distinguished Inventors Gallery at Kodak for his IP accomplishments. In 2002, he was named the Distinguished Alumnus of Purdue University.

    He currently serves as Executive Advisor, Technology and Business.

  • Peter Y. Ngai

    Vice President, OLED Lighting Design Center Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.

    Peter Ngai is the Vice President of Research and Development, Acuity Brands Lighting. Peter’s work includes areas in Photometry, Solar Illumination, Brightness and Glare Research, Lighting Optics, and Luminaire design and development among others.

    Peter holds over 50 patents in lighting design, luminaire optics and luminaire designs. He also has written many articles on subjects relating to lighting and lighting applications.

    His work in luminaire design has resulted in numerous awards for Acuity Brands Lighting including the Most Innovative Product Award at Lightfair International, Philadelphia in May 2011.

    Currently, Peter’s area of focus is in Solid-State Lighting, particularly OLED Lighting.

  • Barry Young

    CEO OLED Association (OLED-A)

    As managing director of the OLED Association, Barry Young addresses such issues as the development of industry standards for OLED display and lighting, promotion of the technology and the resolution of industry-wide technical issues. He serves CEO of Young Market Research, where he produces a comprehensive report on the LED supply chain, characterizing the 100+ LED producers in terms of reactors, wafers, die capacity, yielded die and die revenue. The report featured an analysis of the MOPCVD tool makers. He is also working with a group of suppliers to establish the first US-based manufacturer for OLED lighting. Barry was a featured speaker at the16th CLSA Investors’ Forum and the World Knowledge Forum in Korea. A founder and longtime principal, senior advisor and consultant with research firm DisplaySearch, Young is a leading authority on OLEDs and flexible displays, has visited and consulted with most OLED manufacturers around the world. Young’s work has been published in many technical journals and he has spoken extensively around the world about the display industry. Before joining DisplaySearch, he was CEO and president of OWL Displays, where he co-developed innovative driver technology for a-Si and p-Si TFT-LCDs and was awarded key patents for driving low-temperature polysilicon TFT-LCDs. He has also served as vice president and general manager of Tandem’s integrity systems division. Young’s career also includes time as managing partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton, executive vice-president at Wells Fargo Bank, senior vice-president at Citibank, and president and CEO of Lexar, an early developer of an all-digital PBX. He has a business degree from CUNY and has performed graduate work at George Washington University.

    • USA