2016 Advisory Board Members: 

  • J. Norman Bardsley, President, Bardsley Consulting
  • Dr. Ho-Kyoon Chung, Chair Professor, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
  • Dr. Mike Hack, GM OLED LIghtnig & Custom Displays, Vice President, Universal Display Corporation
  • Dr. Kris Krishnamurthy, Executive Advisor, Technology and Busiess, Former Director of Research and Developement, Eastman Kodak
  • Peter Y. Ngai, Vice President, OLED lighting Design Center, Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
  • Barry Young, CEO, OLED Association

Industry experts listed below presented at the 2016 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).

  • Mark Borus

    Engineering Manager - Interior Lighting Zodiac

    Mark Borus is a design manager with over 18 years of experience in the lighting industry.  His extensive lighting background spans over eighteen years of accumulative services in the consulting, business development, product design and research and development. His career started as an industrial designer and later lighting designer for Illuminating Concepts in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  He has designed and managed hundreds of lighting projects across the United States as well as Europe and Asia.  His work has won numerous awards both in the US and Europe.  Currently, Mark is the product innovation manager for Zodiac Lighting Solutions in Redmond, Washington, a division of Zodiac Aerospace where his work focuses on managing development of new lighting products for commercial and military aircraft.  Mark holds a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Project Manager with the Project Management Institute.  

  • Lyle Bunn

    Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co.

    Lyle Bunn is an independent analyst, advisor and educator in the digital media industry, who has been focused on dynamic placebased media for the past 15 years of his 40-year career in information technologies and telecommunications. He has assisted over 300 firms in their planning, execution and optimization of location-based digital media and has helped to train over 10,000 professionals. 

    Lyle has received 6 major industry recognitions including an Honorary Doctorate for his contributions to industry education and he was named as one of the 11 Most Influential People in the industry by DigitalSignageToday and one of the industry Innovators and Influencers by Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine. 

    He has published over 300 articles, whitepapers and guidebooks on related subjects and has served as editor of dynamic Media supplements in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The National Post. He serves on the advisory boards of the industry’s primary events and on the judging panel of several digital signage awards programs.

  • Reza Chaji

    President and Chief Technology Officer Ignis Innovation Inc.

    Reza Chaji received his Ph.D. degree (2008) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, where he worked on design and implementation of AMOLED displays, biomedical imagers, and bio-array sensors. He received his B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 1999, and 2001, respectively. In his MSc dissertation, he worked on low-power high-performance digital circuits and systems. In 2001, he joined Valence Semiconductor Inc., Dubai, UAE, where he developed security processors for Internet applications. He subsequently moved to Valence Semiconductor Inc., Toronto, Canada, to develop custom-designed DSP processors for digital communication. He is currently working as the President and Chief Technology Officer at Ignis Innovation Inc., Waterloo, Canada where he manages the programs for the development of low-cost, high-yield and low-power emissive displays. Also, he is pursuing his research on in-vivo/in-virtue biomedical imagers and sensors. He has over 70 published papers and one book in the field of display and sensor,  over 200 filed/granted patent applications, and received several prestigious scholarships and awards including Young Alumni Achievement Medal, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2012; CMC Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence 2009; and Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC Industrial Collaboration Award 2007.

  • Dr. Neetu Chopra

    Device Technology Manager Kateeva

    Dr. Chopra joined Kateeva in 2014. She serves as Device Technology Manager in the Process Engineering Group. In this role, Dr. Chopra manages the operations and staff of device fabrication lines, as well as projects on thin film encapsulation, baseline process development, statistical process control, innovation, and staff development. She also provides technical support for key joint development activities with partners and customers.


    Before Kateeva, Dr. Chopra was a Scientist at Plextronics (now Solvay) in Pittsburgh, where she managed the device science and physics group to provide device characterization and analysis support for materials development at the company. She was a key contributor to Plexcore® product development and knowledge transfer from research phase to process development.


    Dr. Chopra earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology from Delhi College of Engineering in 2005 while working at National Physical Laboratory, Delhi, India on various organic electronics related projects. She earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 2009. She is a member of Society of Information Displays (SID) and the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE). She has authored 20 publications in top journals, with 700+ citations, 8 patent applications and 30+ conference presentations.

  • Dr. Dipak Chowdhury

    Division VP and Program Director OLED Lighting, Emerging Innovation Group Corning Incorporated

    Dr. Dipak Chowdhury joined Corning in August 1993 as a research scientist in the Mathematical Modeling group in Science & Technology. Starting as a research scientist, he built Corning’s corporate Modeling & Simulation group and appointed as Research Director of the Modeling & Simulation group in 2002. In 2007, he was appointed the director of Corning European Technology Center (CETC) in Fontainebleau, France. In 2008, he was also appointed as the president Corning S.A.S., Corning’s European entity. He was appointed division vice president in 2010 and joined Corning Glass Technology group as the Flexible Glass program director. In his current role he is  responsible for bringing flexible glass application in OLED Lighting. Dr. Chowdhury holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY  and he is a fellow of the Optical Society of America.

  • 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)
  • Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD,

    Light & Health Program Director Lighting Research Center

    Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, is Light & Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She conducts research on the effect of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. Figueiro holds a bachelor’s in architectural engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a master’s in lighting and a doctorate in multidisciplinary science from Rensselaer. Her master’s and Ph.D. dissertation research focused on the human circadian response to light. Figueiro is the recipient of the 2007 NYSTAR James D. Watson Award, the 2008 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the 2010 Rensselaer James M. Tien ’66 Early Career Award. In 2013 she was elected Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society. She is the author of more than 70 scientific articles in her field of research, along with the AARP-sponsored publication, Lighting the Way: a Key to Independence, which provides guidelines for the design of lighting to meet the needs of older adults. One of her papers was chosen for Best of Sleep Medicine 2011: An Annual Collection of Scientific Literature. Her research is regularly featured in national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and NPR. 

  • Paul Gagnon

    Director - TV Sets Research IHS Technology

    Mr. Paul Gagnon is Director of TV Sets Research for IHS Technology.

    Mr. Gagnon joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as the director of global TV research as well as senior analyst for North America. In those capacities, he chaired the annual DisplaySearch US FPD conference. He has more than 14 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, with expertise in TV market tracking, forecasting, and analysis, as well as consulting and conferences. Mr. Gagnon has been cited as an industry expert in numerous publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.

    Prior to DisplaySearch, Mr. Gagnon worked as senior market analyst forecasting and analyzing volatile TV and video market trends for Hitachi America, LTD's Home Electronics Division. There, he gained extensive product development and strategic planning experience. He was responsible for developing and implementing retail sales incentive promotions at Hitachi. He was also a member of the video division market research committee of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Mr. Gagnon has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University in San Diego, California.

  • Dr. Amal Ghosh

    Senior Vice President of R&D eMagin Corporation

    Dr. Amal Ghosh is currently Senior Vice President of R&D at eMagin Corporation, NY. Prior to rejoining eMagin Corporation, Dr. Ghosh was Director of Advanced Process Development at eMagin and was instrumental in developing numerous processes and techniques in the areas of OLEDs and Field Emission displays. He was previously Program Manager at Eastman Kodak Company involved with OLED display R&D for nearly three years. Prior to Kodak, he was with IBM for nearly ten years, both at the T. J. Watson Research Laboratories and at the Microelectronics Division. During his tenure in IBM as a scientist he contributed to numerous programs involving semiconductor technology and LCD displays.

    Dr. Ghosh has numerous patents and publications to his credit. He is currently the President of the Society for Information Displays. In 2003 he received SID’s Special Recognition Award for his work on OLEDs and FEDs and in 2009 he was elected as SID Fellow. He also received the Mid-Atlantic Chapter award for leadership, dedication and service to the chapter. He has taught short courses on OLEDs and FEDs at Society of Information Displays conferences.  Dr. Ghosh obtained a Ph.D. degree in Physics from MIT, Cambridge, MA.

  • 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.

  • John Hamer, PhD

    Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer OLEDWorks LLC

    Dr. John Hamer, is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of OLEDWorks, an OLED lighting panel manufacturer in Rochester NY.  OLEDWorks was founded in 2010 and in 2015 OLEDWorks acquired the assets of the Philips OLED lighting business in Aachen Germany, giving the company two complementary manufacturing lines on two continents.  Dr. Hamer has been working in the OLED business since 1999 at the Eastman Kodak Company including 3 years in Japan as the Senior Manager of the Technology Department at Sanyo-Kodak Display (SKD) which produced the world's first AM-OLED products on the world’s first AM-OLED manufacturing line.  He has 36 granted US patents in the area of OLED product design and process technology.

    Dr. Hamer earned his Bachelor’s and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Michael G. Helander

    President & CEO OTI Lumionics Inc.

    Michael received a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has published 100 peer reviewed publications, several book chapters, and 30 patents and pending applications cover OLEDs and related organic optoelectronic devices. He is a Governor General Gold Medal winner, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, and Chorafas Prize winner, and was a Visiting Scientist at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Michael is President and CEO of OTI Lumionics Inc., a venture backed start-up company working on materials and process innovations for simple and scalable OLED lighting and displays.

  • William Henry

    Chief Commercial Officer InfiniLED

    Bill is an expert in the applications of, and the markets for, LEDs. He has over 15 years’ experience designing and commercializing innovative photonics solutions.  In his 8 years working with the microLED technology he has developed a range of new market opportunities and has delivered key strategic partnerships and significant revenue. He has 15 academic publications and 7 pending patents. Bill obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from University College Dublin and a Ph.D. in Photophysical Chemistry from Dublin City University. As part of his Ph.D. and postdoctoral work he was a visiting researcher at Queen’s University Belfast and the Rutherford Appleton Lab (RAL), Oxfordshire.

  • Ron Hershel

    Principle Hershel Consulting

    Ron graduated from the Air Force Academy and went on to receive his masters in physics from the University of New Mexico, and PhD in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and was on the faculties of USC and the University of Arizona. In 1978, he became a consultant to the semiconductor industry and joined HP’s technical staff in 1979. As a consultant, Ron was also involved in the development of the Ultratech Stepper and new pellicles for photomasks which led to numerous patents and papers. In 1988, he received the SEMMY award for his contributions to wafer fabrication. Ron is currently working on new technologies to manufacture large flexible displays

  • Sydney Ries Hyman

    Designer TomorrowToday

    Sydney Ries Hyman is an artist, who has combined art and science to invent a series of new mediums that open up vast territories for novel works of art, design and architecture.  Among Sydney’s inventions, are new mediums for works of art and design with OLEDs, with other light emitters and/or with nanomaterials.  Thus Sydney now holds landmark patents for creating art, design and architecture with these mediums including the critical gateway patents for OLED lighting design and OLED wearables design.  Sydney is using her inventions to create new art, design and architecture, she has alliances in this endeavor and she is accepting more partnerships.  Sydney’s inventions, her patents and her artwork have been part of the academic coursework studied by graduate students at Brown University. 


    Sydney is encouraging the OLED industry to vigorously turn to good design and art to realize the enormous potential OLEDs offer for amazing new products, to increase excitement about OLEDs, and sales.  Sydney is offering ways to accomplish these goals through her TomorrowToday Studio. 


    Sydney’s TomorrowToday Studio is located in the “Soho Design District” of Manhattan.  TomorrowToday Studio is in the very section of the Soho neighborhood where lighting design is concentrated.  Sydney began her studio there decades ago, when Soho was brimming with cutting-edge art galleries.  Among the longstanding supporters of Sydney’s work is The Solo Foundation, also based in downtown Manhattan.


    Sydney holds degrees in art from Brown University and New York University where she studied with Kirk Varnedoe just before he became Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Sydney also studied art at many other schools, including Rhode Island School of Design, Lacoste School of Art in France, The School of Visual Arts and Harvard University.  Over the years Sydney has worked with graduate and undergraduate students from many universities including Columbia University and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Sydney has also served on the Boards of various organizations.  

  • John F. Jacobs

    Commercial Technologist / Commodity Manager Intel Corporation

    John has been in the display industry for over 15 years, beginning his career at Apple as a commodity manager, leading sourcing activities for products including the first flat panel iMac, the first iPod, and the first 17” notebook PC.  Following his tenure at Apple, he joined display search as their Director of Mobile PC Market Research, leading research and consulting projects on the mobile PC market and the displays and technologies that have propelled this industry forward.  John is currently at Intel, leading their efforts to collaborate with touch and flat panel makers to accelerate technological innovation which can be used in the mobile computing and wearables markets.  He has also spoken at conferences in Asia, North and South America, and Europe.

  • Naomi Johnson Miller, FIES, FIALD, LC

    Designer/Senior Scientist Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Naomi Miller has survived 5 years at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR as a designer/scientist in the solid state lighting program. Working to bridge the gap between technology and application, she is promoting the wise use of LEDs, and working with industry to overcome the hurdles where LEDs are not ready for prime time. Some people call her The Flicker Queen, some with humor, some without.

    She has too many years of experience working in different facets of the lighting industry, but still finds lighting to be an ever-advancing field with creative challenges. Over 30 architectural lighting design awards hang on her wall, for projects ranging from churches to university science buildings, boutique hotels, supermarkets, and parking lots.  She chaired the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IESNA) Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for the IES’s  Light + Design:  A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings.  She is a Fellow of the IESNA and Fellow of the IALD. 

    Research Interests:

    Lighting quality, the aging eye, health effects of light, dark skies, sustainability and energy efficiency are her passions. 


    • BS in Art and Design (Architecture), MIT, 1978
    • MS in Lighting, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000
  • Claudia Keibler

    Project Manager Fraunhofer FEP

    Claudia Keibler studied mechanical engineering with the focus on manufacturing engineering at Technische Universität Dresden. After her studies she graduated in the field of adhesive bonding as European Adhesive Engineer. She has been working at the Fraunhofer since 2010 in the field of flexible organic electronics. Claudia Keibler has a strong expertize in atomic layer deposition technique and in adhesive bonding technologies. Since 2013 she is working as a European project manager and coordinator at Fraunhofer FEP.

  • Dr. Hannes Klumbies

    Product Manager FHR Anlagenbau GmbH, Germany

    Dr. Hannes Klumbies is a product manager at FHR Anlagenbau and for nearly two years takes care of all FHR activities in the field of organic electronics. In 2014, he received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Technical University of Dresden for his work on permeation barriers for organic devices. With his background in barriers and OLED technology, he now enjoys contributing his in-depth theoretical and lab expertise to real applications and products.

  • Juergen Kreis

    Director, Business Development AIXTRON SE

    Having obtained his master degree in electrical engineering from University of Karlsruhe in 1993 Juergen held several executive positions in international companies serving the flat panel display and electronics industry, for optical systems, metrology, automation, and other capital goods. Juergen holds a second master degree in economics.

    In 2010 he joined AIXTRON SE, a leading supplier of MOCVD equipment. In his function as  Director Business Development he is responsible for Sales and Marketing of AIXTRON’s products related to the manufacturing of organic electronic devices. He has produced several publications and papers about characterization of electro-optical devices, design of optical components, numerical optimization of displays, process automation, gas phase processes et al.

  • 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.

  • Timo Kunkel, Ph.D.

    Senior Color and Imaging Researcher Dolby Labs, Inc

    Timo Kunkel is a senior color and imaging researcher at Dolby Labs, Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA. His main areas of research are perception based color models, high dynamic range imaging, advanced display technologies and psychophysics. Before moving to the US, he worked for Dolby in Vancouver, Canada, investigating the dynamic range limits of the human visual system and on creating novel color appearance models. Over the last twelve years he also worked as architecture and landscape photographer for clients in Europe and the US as well as head of pre-press imaging and co-founder of a German children’s book publisher. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, UK and a MSc in Physical Geosciences from the University of Freiburg in Germany.

  • Joo Soo Lim

    Diretor, OLED Technology Strategy LG Display

    Bio coming soon!

  • 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.

  • Lisa Pattison

    Technical Advisor Solid State Lighting Services

    Lisa Pattison works as a technical advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy Solid State Lighting Program.  In this capacity she manages DOE funded R&D projects, identifies critical R&D topics, co-authors the annually updated steering documents, and plans the annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop.  Lisa works with the DOE through her consulting business, Solid State Lighting Services, Inc (SSLS).  SSLS focuses on the science and technology of solid state lighting and serves multiple clients providing guidance on LED and OLED technology, intellectual property, product development, technical due diligence, and product selection.   Lisa is a registered patent agent, a successful inventor, and co-founder of 3 tech businesses.  She attended MIT for her undergraduate education and degree in Materials Science.  Lisa also has a Master’s degree in Materials Science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science (focusing on organic electronics) from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  


  • Giana Phelan

    Director of Business Development OLEDWorks LLC

    Director of Business Development, Giana Phelan brings expertise in commercialization and strategic partnerships for B2B markets in the microelectronics industry. At OLEDWorks, she is applying her passion for building high performance teams with a sharp focus on customer value towards the company mission to provide superior OLED lighting at affordable cost. Giana is responsible for building OLEDWorks product definition, market presence and sales.

  • Philipp Rabenau

    Light Engineer AUDI AG, Germany

    Philipp Rabenau received a degree as Master of Science in Engineering Physics at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, in 2014. Since October 2014 he is employed in the department “innovations light / visibility” by concentrating on the development of future taillight concepts for the automotive company Audi AG in Ingolstadt, Germany.

  • Michele Ricks

    Business Development Manager EMD Performance Materials Corp.

    Michele is a Business Development Manager at EMD Performance Materials Corp., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, specializing in OLED materials. She has 15 years’ experience in the OLED industry, as part of the team that successfully launched production of the world’s first Active Matrix OLED display, which won the industry’s 2002 Display of the Year Gold Award and the 2003 Silver Award as part of the Kodak LS633 digital camera.  At Kodak, Michele led several commercialization projects, bringing new materials to market. She led or participated in technology teams focused on OLED formulation, encapsulation and lighting, resulting in the 2009 OLED Lighting Enabling Technology of the Year and 2008 OLED Display Technology Leadership awards from Frost and Sullivan.  As Product Line Manager for Kodak’s OLED materials business, she worked with display and lighting manufacturers worldwide. Michele leads the OLED Coalition, an industry alliance promoting the advancement of OLED lighting in the US market. She holds 19 granted US patents in OLED technology.

  • Dr. Mauro Riva

    Hybrid Getters Business Development, OLED/OLET Business Developer SAES Group

    Mauro Riva graduated in Materials Engineering in 2002 at the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 2006 he received his Ph.D. in Physics at the same University.

    In 2006 he joined SAES Group Corporate HQ, taking part in innovation projects with both industrial and academic partners worldwide. After a few years in Corporate R&D as a senior scientist in the field of displays and electron devices, he became to be more and more involved in the organic electronics field, as the head of the Technology Development Department.

    He has managed several innovation projects and he carried on technology and business scouting in the areas of organic electronics devices and encapsulation. Since October 2014 he is OLED/OLET Business Developer at SAES Group Corporate HQ.

    He is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional. He has filed patents on getter materials and devices and has authored and co-authored several publications in these fields.

    • Italy
  • Christopher J. Savoie, Ph.D., J.D.,

    CEO Kyulux

    Dr. Christopher Savoie, CEO of Kyulux, is a seasoned technology executive, licensed attorney, and scientist.  Prior to Kyulux, he was Senior Manager of Global Enterprise Architecture at Nissan where he oversaw the company’s efforts in deep learning, big data analytics, IoT, and cloud computing.  Dr. Savoie began his technology career in Japan where he founded Atmark, one of Japan’s first Internet and network consulting firms and later became founder and CEO of Dejima, where he invented and commercialized the agent-oriented artificial intelligence paradigm that became the technology behind Apple’s Siri.  After Dejima, Dr. Savoie returned to Japan, where he founded and brought public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange a pharmaceutical company, Gene Networks International (GNI), that utilized his inventions in Bayesian data inference from large scale genomic data to develop and validate novel pharmaceuticals.  Dr. Savoie received his doctorate in medicine from Kyushu University and his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law. He has served as a visiting scholar, guest lecturer, and Ph.D. supervisor at the University of Tokyo, Stanford University, and the University of Cambridge and is a lifetime Fellow of Kyushu University.  Dr. Savoie is a highly published scholar in medicine, drug discovery, and computer science and holds several U.S. and international patents in these fields.  Savoie was previously named by MIT Technology Review to the original TR100 list of young innovators to watch in the 21st century.

  • Gildas Sorin

    Chief Executive Officer Cynora

    Gildas Sorin joined CYNORA GmbH in October 2015. He has over 35 years of international management experience. Gildas Sorin started his career at the French Thomson Multimedia company. During that time, he executed several general manager positions and became director of its semi-conductor activity. Following, he joined Philips Electronics as Vice President in Display Division. He became CEO of Novaled from the start of the company in 2003 till its sales to Samsung in 2013. Gildas Sorin studied Electrical Engineering at the ESEO in France.  He graduated in 1989 the Thomson University with a qualification in Business Management.

  • Stan Walerczyk

    Principal Lighting Wizards

    Stan Walerczyk is principal of Lighting Wizards and officer of the Human Centric Lighting Society. His 28 years lighting experience includes distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, policy-making and research. He wrote 100 white papers and published articles. He also wrote the book ‘Lighting & Controls: Transitioning to the Future’. He presented 1000 seminars. Current and past certifications include CLEP, HCLP and LC.

  • 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