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All presentations will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing within the online platform for 90 days following the conclusion of the event.
Robert J (Bob) O’Brien is Co-Founder and President of DSCC. Bob has decades of experience turning market and business analysis into strategic insights in the display and electronics industries. As Director of Market Intelligence and Strategy for Corning Glass Technologies, Bob developed an intelligence infrastructure to inform pricing strategy, product development, marketing communications and customer service strategy. He also developed external communications for investors and customers to realize Corning’s industry leading position.
Bob led the CGT intelligence team in building critical tools for analysis of both short- and long-term dynamics in the LCD industry. In response to Corning’s vulnerability to supply/demand swings, Bob developed an analytical model for predicting glass demand based on the supply/demand dynamics of the LCD value chain. The output of this model is frequently quoted in Corning’s earnings release and other communications. To increase understanding of the long-term dynamics of TV replacement, Bob led the efforts on consumer survey work to understand the replacement cycle of TV. As the cover glass market matured, Bob led the effort to explore and develop the Gorilla glass business in emerging markets.
Bob holds a BS in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University & an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife Mattie & 3 sons. He can be reached at email@example.com.
As a senior market and technology analyst at Yole Développement, Eric contributes to the development of LED, OLED, and display activities at Yole. He has authored a large collection of market and technology reports as well as multiple custom consulting projects on subjects including business strategy, identification of investments or acquisition targets, due diligence, market and technology analysis, cost modelling and technology scouting. Thanks to his deep knowledge of the LED/OLED and display industries, Eric has spoken at more than 30 industry conferences worldwide over the last five years. He has been interviewed and quoted by leading media all over the world.
Previously Eric has held various R&D, engineering, manufacturing and business development positions with the Fortune 500 Company Saint-Gobain, based in France and the United States.
Dr Eric Virey holds a PhD in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.
Jason Hartlove joined Nanosys in 2008 with a proven track record of turning emerging technologies into successful commercial products. He previously developed the Optical Mouse which has sold more than one billion units worldwide and is a standard feature in all PCs. Hartlove also pioneered and developed key technologies used in CMOS image sensors in smartphone cameras, high capacity lithium-ion battery technologies and solid-state inverter technology used in solar and electric car charging systems.
His vision for Nanosys has led the company to successfully pioneer and develop Quantum Dot based display technologies. Today, Nanosys maintains a nearly 100% market share for materials used in these ultra-bright displays with lifelike colors sold by companies including Samsung, Vizio, Hisense, TCL, Acer, Asus and Sharp.
Prior to joining Nanosys, he was president of the Imaging Solutions Division of MagnaChip Semiconductor in Seoul, South Korea, where he turned an internally focused semiconductor group into a multinational company on track for an IPO. Before MagnaChip, Hartlove was vice president and general manager of the Sensor Solutions Division of Agilent Technologies, and previously held management and development positions at Hewlett-Packard.
Yang Qu was born in Hangzhou, China in 1989.
He received B.S.E. degree in Light-industry Chemistry from Zhejiang Sci-tech University, China, in 2011. He then moved to Yokohama, Japan, completed his M.S.E and Ph. D in Organic Electro-chemistry from Yokohama National University, in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
He joined Sharp Corporation Japan, Tenri, Japan where he worked on developing device fabrication process of QD-LEDs since 2018.
Norman earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) after completing his materials engineering education in Zurich and Sydney/Australia. During his education Norman has developed several patent protected materials and processes. He is winner of the Quadrant Award and the ETH medal for the best doctoral thesis. Norman is in charge for the materials development at Avantama.
Khaled Ahmed is a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel. Dr. Ahmed joined Intel in 2015 and previously worked at Intermolecular, Applied Materials, Conexant Systems, and Advanced Micro Devices. He has 125+ patents (pending and granted) in areas such as semiconductor equipment, thin films, device metrology, light emitting diodes, thin film transistors, microdevice transfer technology, laser speckle reduction, and metasurface optical elements. Dr. Ahmed earned BSc and MSc degrees Ain Shams University, and Doctor of Philosophy degree from North Carolina State University, all in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Ahmed currently leads the definition of industry leading disruptive display technologies including micro LED displays. Dr. Ahmed is a recipient of the Semiconductor Research Corporation's Mahboob Khan Best Industry Liaison Award in 2012. Khaled serves on the technical program committee of Display Week, the premier display technology conference. He is a senior member of the IEEE. Khaled was a visiting scholar at the Penn State University, University of California San Diego, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Southern California. He collaborated with several university research groups at Purdue University, IIT Bombay, Technion, University of California San Diego, US Santa Barbara, and the Penn State University.
Julian Burschka has spent many years developing materials for efficient solar energy conversion. Notably he pioneered an elegant method to fabricate so-called perovskite solar cells -- seminal research that later was published in Nature and cited several thousand times since.
Born a scientist at heart, Julian Burschka is constantly striving to expand his horizon and is thrilled by new technological discoveries that might fundamentally change our daily lives.
In his current role as a senior project manager at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Burschka is leading a multinational R&D team that develops smart material solutions to enable next-generation displays. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a PhD in chemistry, both of which he obtained following multilingual studies in Germany, France and Switzerland.
Jax Lee founded Nanolumi in 2018 with over 10 years of experience turning emerging advanced materials into successful commercial products in consumer displays, touch displays, and photovoltaic.
Prior to founding Nanolumi, Jax was Business Development Director at Cima NanoTech, an advanced material company with over 100 patents for self-assembling nanoparticles, dispersion formulation and the manufacturing of highly conductive transparent conductors. During his 6 years at Cima, Jax led the commercialisation of SANTE® Technology, bringing it from the lab to mass production for large format projected capacitive touch screens. By successfully negotiating and establishing a joint venture partnership with Foxconn to manufacture large touch modules, Jax accelerated Cima’s business and kickstarted a series of joint development programs with international material companies. Before Cima, Jax led the set-up of a greenfield manufacturing plant for CdTe thin-film photovoltaic for WK Solar in both Singapore and China.
Jax brings his tenacity for work into his personal life, successfully climbing to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013 and Huayna Potosi, Bolivia in 2017. In his leisure time, Jax enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, scuba diving, skiing, hiking, and is always up for a nice, cold glass of whiskey.
Dr. Yu-Ho Won received a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University in 2011. Since joining Samsung Electronics in 2012, she has been working on the development and synthesis of eco-friendly colloidal quantum dots. Her current research focuses on quantum dots for light-emitting diode application.
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Karlheinz Blankenbach has three decades of experience in displays. He is an international sought-after speaker with over 250 publications. From 1988 until 1995 he was with AEG-MIS (a DAIMLER subsidiary) in Germany, developing display electronics, e-signage LCDs, and software. In 1995 he was appointed to full professor at Pforzheim University, Germany, where he founded the university's Display Lab. His main R&D activities are (automotive) display topics such as optical measurements, display systems, evaluations, HMI, and LEDs, as well as display hardware and software. Blankenbach is a member of the Society for Information Display's program subcommittee, Automotive/Vehicular Displays and HMI Technologies, and a member of SID's International Committee for Display Metrology. He has served as a member of the board of the Displayforum (DFF) since 2000; after nine years as chairman he was appointed to honorary chairman in 2020.
Co-founder and Chairman, David DeJoy has provided leadership in early phase and startup of a variety of businesses including accounting, telecom industries and energy related products. Dave has been at the forefront of developing and managing key partner relationships, vital ingredients as OLEDWorks grows collaboration with customers and suppliers for unique OLED lighting solutions at a reasonable cost.
Michele is currently Business Development Manager, OLED Technical Marketing at EMD Performance Materials, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, specializing in OLED materials. In this position, she works closely with customers and partners to advance OLED technology for displays and lighting. Michele has 20 years’ experience in the OLED industry, working with manufacturers worldwide. She was an integral member 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. Michele has led several commercialization projects, bringing new materials to market. She has led or participated in technology teams focused on OLED stack design, encapsulation and lighting. She holds 20 granted US patents in the areas of OLED materials, processes and device architecture.
Peng received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry at Tsinghua University in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Between 2008 and 2012, Peng did his postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. In 2012, Peng cofounded Royole Corporation together with Royole’s CEO, Dr. Bill Liu and CTO, Dr. Xiaojun Yu.
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 as 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.
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Dr. Ruiqing (Ray) Ma, is Senior Director of R&D Device Development at Nanosys Inc. Prior to joining Nanosys, he was the Director of Flexible OLED Displays at Universal Display Corporation, and a Senior Research Scientist at Corning Incorporated. Dr. Ma received his Ph. D. degree from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University in 2000. He has over 80 publications and conference presentations, and over 100 US patents and patent applications in the fields of LCD, OLED and Quantum Dot displays. He is a member of the SID Executive Program Committee, and serves as a Guest Editor for Information Display.
Adam joined CYNORA in May 2019 to lead the company's transition from R&D to commercialization.
A seasoned technology CEO, Adam's forte is building successful global companies around disruptive science-based technologies, creating value for customers and shareholders. Previously, he led several Silicon Valley-based public and privately-held companies, where he productized complex technologies and built large infrastructures to support global customers. They include Virage Logic, an embedded memory leader he co-founded and took public before it was acquired by Synopsys. He also led PlasmaSi, an OLED encapsulation company when OLED displays began to soar ahead of LCDs as the preferred choice for smartphones. PlasmaSi was subsequently acquired by Aixtron.
Kablanian holds a B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University in California.
Recently, in 2021, Dr. Brown Joined Schrödinger as Executive Director of Material Discovery. He has a broad background having recently been at Zapata Computing, a quantum computing company, and Rogers Corporation, an engineered materials company, as Director of Platform Innovation with responsibility for the management of the Burlington Innovation Center. He is an expert in OLED Display technology with extensive experience commercializing electronic materials having worked in a variety of roles in the OLED Display industry at Eastman Kodak Company, Kateeva Incorporated, Plextronics Incorporated, and Kyulux.
Over his career, Dr. Brown has demonstrated professional growth and development, evidenced by regular advancement of increasing professional responsibilities. Dr. Brown has been granted 35 US patents (88 globally) with 16 pending US patent applications, 34 publications, and has given numerous presentations spanning topics such as synthetic organic chemistry, organic light emitting diodes, organic photovoltaics, field effect transistors, photochemistry, electron transfer model systems, photographic chemicals, inkjet printing, and Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, process engineering and now quantum computing.
Nobuyuki Nakano is an experienced high-level manager and director. He joined Kyulux as CEO in January 2021. Before joining Kyulux he was Executive managing Director of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and supported various kind of companies as a board member from start-ups to large corporations that INCJ invested from 2014 to 2020. Prior to his career in INCJ he served as President of ROHM Semiconductor USA from 2005 to 2012. He steered the company back into profits after years of losses following the IT bubble burst of 2001. After graduating from the Department of Aeronautics at the University of Tokyo, Mr. Nakano joined the ITOCHU Corporation. He led Aerospace business of ITOCHU as Deputy GM. He got MBA from Sloan School of Business, M.I.T. in 1991.
Dr. Amal Ghosh was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in January 2020, Chief Technology Officer in 2018 and Senior Vice President of Research and Development in 2009. Prior to joining eMagin Corporation, he was with Eastman Kodak Company as Program Manager, involved with the development of OLED display technology. Dr. Ghosh also contributed to numerous programs involving semiconductor technology and LCD displays while at IBM Corporation, both at the T. J. Watson Research Center and at the Microelectronics Division. He has more than 30 years of industrial experience and has held numerous technical and management positions.
In 2019, Dr. Ghosh received the Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize from Society for Information Display (SID), which is the highest level of award given out by SID for technology innovation. In 2009, he received the SID Mid-Atlantic Chapter award for leadership, dedication and service to the chapter and was also elected a Fellow of the society. In 2003, he received SID’s Special Recognition Award for his work in the field of OLEDs and FEDs.
Dr. Ghosh was the President of SID during 2014-2016. He was a member of the Board of Directors of SID from 2006 through 2018. From 2017-2019 he was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s department of Electrical Engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Detailed speaker biography to come.