OLEDs World Summit 2018 Speakers

  • Junji Adachi

    CEO Kyulux Inc.

    Junji Adachi, CEO, Kyulux Inc.– Experienced engineer and manager with 30+ years of experience in industry commercializing fuel cell organic photovoltaic and OLED materials at Panasonic.  Extensive experience incubating and collaborating with nanomaterials startups,  B.S. Osaka University, Visiting Researcher, M.I.T., Professional Engineer JPN (MOT, ICT)

  • 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. Michael Boroson

    Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder OLEDWorks LLC

    Dr. Boroson is Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of OLEDWorks LLC, the world’s leading OLED lighting panel manufacturing company. OLEDWorks is comprised of OLED experts from the former Eastman Kodak and Philips OLED business units. Dr. Boroson founded OLEDWorks in 2010 with Dr. John Hamer and David DeJoy, CPA, to create a world class OLED Solid State Lighting manufacturing company. Prior to founding OLEDWorks, Dr. Boroson was a member of the OLED program at Eastman Kodak Company from 1995 to 2010 where he held various roles within the OLED Business Unit.

    Dr. Boroson holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a process development and scale-up expert and has critical expertise in manufacturing process improvement and implementation, encapsulation, thin film deposition and laser processing. He was a key member of the team that developed, designed, and implemented the world's first AM-OLED products and the AM-OLED manufacturing line that introduced novel process steps such as linear organic deposition sources, precision alignment of fine metal shadow-masks, and glass to glass encapsulation. He has 30 years of experience in product commercialization, manufacturing process and equipment development, and technology transfer. He has over 50 US patents.

  • Julian K Chang

    Associate Tech Fellow (ATF) Boeing Commercial Airplane


    1. Architecture & Systems Engineering program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    2. Systems Engineering program, California Institute of Technology
    3. Aerospace system engineering Certificate, Kansas State University
    4. MS, Colorado Technical University
    5. BS Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach


    Mr. Chang has 30 years of transport aircraft industry experiences. He started career at McDonnell 
    Douglas Aircraft on 1987 with 7 yrs of actual in-flight, flight test engineering experience in 
    aircraft system testing including cockpit display and exterior lighting; followed with 8 yrs of 
    aircraft components and  electronics  system  product  development  as  a  Director  in  one  of  
    the  TRW  Company  for  both transport aviation and general aviation industries.    In year 2002, 
    he returned back to Boeing Wichita site  to  continue  transport  airplane  modification  program  
    on  747  &  767.    He  was  responsible  for lighting,   electronics/electrical   system   
    integration,   electronics   equipment   producibility   and   new emergent technology applications 
    in many Boeing airplanes.    His experiences not only in technical engineering but also FAA 
    certification process of TC, ATC and STC.    He received Boeing Special Invention Awards in 2009 
    and held several US design patents.    Mr. Chang is currently an Associate Tech Fellow (ATF) of 
    Boeing Commercial Airplane division and part of electrical electronics system. He  is  technical  
    lead  of  787  &  777X  exterior  lighting,  leader  of  Lighting  Strelergy  of  all  Boeing 
    commercial airplane programs, and product development team (PD) on applying OLED display and 
    lighting for future airplane systems.    He is Boeing enterprise Tech Fellow liaison for Society of 
    Asian Scientist & Engineer (SASE), past panel chair of NATO Standardization board, SAE A-20 member 
    and vice president of the Chinese American Aerospace Engineering Association (SCAAE) in Seattle.

    Selected Publications and Patents:

    1. Commercial Airplane Cockpit Display & Passenger Entertainment Display, Civil Avionics International Forum (CAIF), 2018
    2. Outstanding contribution Award, OLED International conference, South Korea, 2018
    3. Organization Achievement Award, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineering, 2017
    4. Boeing commercial airplane flight deck and compartment, IMID South Korea, 2017
    5. Flight Deck Display & Enhanced Vision System for Safety Improvement, CAIF Shanghai, 2015
    6. Aircraft Refueling System and Method of Refueling an aircraft, US Patent, 2015
    7. LED aerial refueling lighting, Pilot Director Lights, ARSAG Conference, Orlando FL, 2013
    8. Aerial Refueling Receptacle Marking Design, US Patent, 2010
    9. The  (utilization  of)  Largest  Lighting/Vision  Test  Hangar  in  North  America  –  Society of  Flight  Test Engineer International Symposium, Dallas TX, 2008
    10. Special Invention Award winner, Boeing enterprise, 2008
    11. Visual signaling Improvement for Pilot's Visual Acuity, Council for Optical Radiation M              (CORM), 2008
  • Dr. Felix Görth

    Director Organic Electronics BASF New Business GmbH

    Felix Görth currently holds responsibility as Director Organic Electronics at BASF New Business GmbH. He took his current position in 2011 and is responsible for BASF´s Organic Electronics activities since then. In this position, he divested BASF´s know how and IP portfolio of phosphorescent OLED emitter materials to Universal Display Corporation in 2016. Felix is now focusing on developing the business of Organic Thin Film Transistor materials for flexible displays.

    Prior to his current position, Felix held several R&D and business positions at BASF in Germany and the USA. His responsibilities covered innovation driven businesses in the agrochemical industry as well as in specialty chemicals for the pharmaceutical and electronic industry.

    Felix Görth studied Chemistry at the Universities of Würzburg, Göttingen and Freiburg. In 2000, he received his PhD in Organic Chemistry at Freiburg University and joined BASF.

  • 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. Andreas Haldi

    Chief Marketing Officer CYNORA

    Dr. Andreas Haldi received a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland and a Ph.D in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). From there, Andreas accepted a position as Customer Project Manager in R&D at Novaled in Dresden (Germany) before opening an office for Novaled in Seoul (South Korea) as Customer Support Manager. Andreas Haldi joined CYNORA in August 2016 to lead the promotion and sales activities of CYNORA´s products.

  • Michael G. Helander

    President & CEO OTI Lumionics Inc.

    Michael is President & CEO of OTI Lumionics Inc., an advanced materials company enabling next generation flexible and transparent OLEDs using breakthrough advanced materials and manufacturing technology that dramatically enhances product performance and reduces costs. The company has R&D facilities in Toronto, Canada and Manufacturing facilities in Asia. Michael received a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto. Michael has published 104 peer reviewed publications on the topic of OLEDs and related fields.

  • Ian Hendy

    Panel and Display Strategy Consultant Hendy Consulting

    Mr. Hendy is CEO of Hendy Consulting, a strategy provider to the display industry, providing custom business answers to market entry, technology and other display related questions for over 14 years, with a client base of many of the industry's key players

  • Dr. Charlie Hotz

    Vice President of R&D Nanosys Inc.

    Dr. Hotz is Vice President of Research & Development and Nanosys Inc.

  • Francesco Lemmi

    Business Development Director, Flexible Displays Dow-DuPont Electronics and Imaging

    Francesco received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering by the First University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Rome, Italy. Following a post-doctoral experience at the former Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) working on active-matrix X-ray medical imaging systems and devices, he held the position of Assistant Professor in the First University of Rome. Later, he held a number of positions ranging from technical to management, at several startup companies in Silicon Valley (FlexICs, Nanosys, Innovalight) in the fields of flexible displays, active matrix systems and solar cells and materials. In DuPont, his area of work included solar cell technology and materials roadmap, and more recently flexible displays technical marketing. He is currently Business Development Director, Flexible Displays, in the Display Technology unit of Dow-DuPont Electronics and Imaging business, responsible for the commercialization of materials for flexible displays.

  • Kunjal Parikh

    Principal Engineer Intel

    Kunjal Parikh is Principal Engineer at Intel with background in Displays, Sensors, Touch and Human Interface Technologies. Kunjal is responsible for developing the company’s technology roadmap of key user experience critical hardware components - overseeing engineering, commercial, supply chain - and delivering strategic pipeline of investment portfolio towards differentiation and competitive advantage to Intel multi-billion dollar strategic customer accounts.

    Prior to Intel, Kunjal worked at HP, start-ups and Samsung as part of first AMOLED R&D team in South Korea. Kunjal has over 50+ patents filed and 30+ industry wide publications and been in executive committee of leading industry forums and standard bodies.

  • Dr. Nigel Pickett

    Chief Technology Officer Nanoco Technologies

    Nigel Pickett co-founded Nanoco Technologies and is the inventor of Nanoco’s key quantum dot scale-up technology. Nigel graduated from Newcastle University in 1991 and remained at Newcastle to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of main group organometallics. After graduation in 1994 he undertook a number of research positions at St. Andrews University, Scotland, in the field of synthesis of nanoparticles using chemical vapour deposition techniques. In 1996 he won a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship and spent the following year working at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, before moving to Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, working on the design and evaluation of precursor used in metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy. In 2000 he moved to Manchester where he co-founded Nanoco Technologies in 2001. Nigel has co-authored over 70 academic papers, is an inventor on over 350 patents and pending patents and has been an executive director on the board of a publicly listed company for the last 14 years. He has a passion and experience in taking research work from the academic bench through to full commercialisation.

  • Eric Virey

    Senior Market & Technology Analyst Yole Développement

    Dr Eric Virey serves as a Senior Market and Technology Analyst and helps the development of the LED and sapphire activities at Yole Développement (Yole), the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company. Since 2009, he’s contributed to numerous custom projects in the LED, sapphire and display industries and authored multiple market reports.

    Eric has spoken in more than 25 industry conferences and has been interviewed or quoted in multiple media over the world including: The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Review, Forbes, L’Usine Nouvelle, MIT’s Technology Review, Photonic Spectra etc…

    Before that, he’s held various R&D, engineering, manufacturing and marketing positions with Fortune 500 Company Saint-Gobain in France and the United States.

    Dr Eric Virey received a Ph-D in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.

  • Robert Visser, Ph.D.

    Managing Director, Advanced Chemistry and Materials Applied Materials, Inc.

    Dr. Robert Visser is managing director of advanced chemistry and materials for the Advanced Technology Group at Applied Materials, Inc. He is responsible for creating business opportunities in new and adjacent markets related to future displays, AR and VR,  roll-to-roll barrier films, as well as developing novel chemistries for semiconductor manufacturing.

    For more than 30 years, Dr. Visser has pioneered research and commercialization of display technologies related to thin film transistors, LCD materials, barrier films (including encapsulation materials), OLED and flexible displays. Prior to joining Applied, he was CTO of Vitex Systems, where he guided the company through conceiving and demonstrating the feasibility of multi-layer thin film encapsulation technology, to the industrialization of its manufacturing equipment and transformation into a technology licensing company. Dr. Visser also spent 18 years in various roles at Philips Research, including CEO and CTO of the PolyLED business. Received a Special Award from SID in 2016 for his work on OLED and Thin Film Encapsulation.

    Dr. Visser holds a master’s degree in theoretical organic chemistry and physics, and a Ph.D. in physical and organic chemistry, both from Leiden University, Netherlands.

  • Dr. Longjia Wu

    Materials Development Expert TCL Corporate Research

    Longjia Wu received his Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), and then got his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in 2015. After graduation, he joined TCL Corporate Research, engaging in the development of high performance quantum-dot light-emitting diodes for display application.

  • Takeshi Yamada

    General Manager, OLED Business Planning Office Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

    Personal Bio.

    Takeshi Yamada graduated from Kyoto University and obtained his master's degree of polymer science in 1992. In that same year, he entered in Sumitomo Chemical., Co. Ltd and belonged to the  Petrochemical R&D team. After gaining10 years of experience with petrochemical, Takeshi moved to the polymer OLED material development division in Tsukuba laboratory in 2002. From there, Takeshi was involved in several experiences for the merger of Dow’s OLED and CDT’s acquisition before becoming a project manager of OLED material at Sumitomo in 2008. 

    Since 2010, he has worked to build and maintain close relationships with several customers for the development of soluble-OLED display panels, and most recently moved to Sumitomo's Tokyo Head-office and became a general manager of the OLED business planning office.


    • Polymer thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, polymer physics.
    • Organic electronics, OLED.
  • Juno Yeo

    Director of Sales & Marketing Luflex - LG OLED Light

    1994       Sungkyunkwan University  Economics, BA
    2018       KAIST  MBA


    1993-2004 LG Electronics (Ex-Goldstar)
    1994 - 1996 Monitor Production Management
    1996 - 2000 Monitor Brand Export
    2000 - 2002 Sales – Istanbul, Turkey Branch
    2002 - 2004 Sales- Amman, Jordan Branch

    2005 - Present LG Display
    2005 - 2011 Turkey Branch Establishment and Business Management
    2011 - 2013 Strategic Marketing Team Leader for TV Business
    2013 - 2014 TDR Leader for TV (UHD)
    2015 - 2016 Marketing Team Leader for TV Business
    2016 - 2017 TDR Leader for TV (UHD Plus)
    2017 - 2018 Industrial Sales for IT Business
    2018 - Sales & Marketing Director for Luflex – LG OLED Light

  • 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
  • Ross Young

    Founder and CEO DSCC

    Ross Young is the Founder and CEO of DSCC. Prior to DSCC, Ross was SVP of Displays, LEDs, Lighting and PV at IMS Research after the firm acquired his market research business Young Market Research (YMR). Prior to YMR, Ross was VP of New Market Creation at Samsung LCD where he reported to the CEO.

    From 1996 - 2008, Young started, ran and sold DisplaySearch, the leading source of market intelligence, events and consulting to the flat panel display supply chain. At DisplaySearch, Young launched most of the categories for the company including FPD equipment, FPD materials, TFT LCD shipments and technology, notebook PCs, desktop monitors, TVs, sell-through and more. Ross pioneered coverage in each layer of the display supply chain and was the only analyst to cover the entire display supply chain at DisplaySearch. Young sold DisplaySearch to The NPD Group in 2005 matching DisplaySearch's sell-in business with NPD's sell through and consumer data providing new insights to customers. Young also received a Presidential Citation Award from the Society for Information Display (SID) in 2012  "for his sustained service in promoting the Market Focus Conference Series from concept to successful completion". 

    ​Prior to DisplaySearch, Young served in senior marketing positions at OWL Displays, Brooks Automation, Fusion Semiconductor and GCA in the driver IC, flat panel automation, etch and strip and lithography markets. Ross graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Economics and completed their Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies where he conducted extensive research on the relationships between semiconductor manufacturers and semiconductor equipment suppliers which led to the publication of his book -Silicon Sumo: US-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semincoductor Equipment Industry published by the University of Texas.