2011 NIChE workshop - OLED Materials For Lighting and Displays

June 6-8, 2011, Radisson University Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Monday, June 6, 2011

  • Keynote Address (Introduction:  Curtis R. Fincher) - Paul Burrows, Reata Research LLC (OLED History, Outlook & Opportunities)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Speaker Bios

  • J. Norman Bardsley (Bardsley Consulting): Norman Bardsley's career began with 20 years in university physics departments, teaching and pursuing research in atomic and plasma physics. He then spent 15 years conducting and managing research at laboratories of the US Department of Energy, before entering the flat panel display field with the US Display Consortium and DisplaySearch. He is now a consultant to the flat panel and lighting industries, concentrating on organic electronics and printing processes.
  • Paul E. Burrows (Reata Research LLC): Paul E. Burrows is a science and technology consultant working with business, government and academia in the fields of molecular and nanoscale materials. In prior incarnations he has been a Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a Research Scholar at Princeton University, simultaneously working in fundamental science and technology transfer. He has also held research positions at the University of Southern California, The Riken Institute in Japan, and (briefly) the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the UK. He is a co-inventor of more than 85 issued U.S. patents and co-author of more than 110 publications.
  • Calvin Chan (Sandia National Lab): Calvin is a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, where he leads research efforts in molecular, thin film, and low dimensional materials and devices.  His research interests include charge separation, charge transfer, and charge transport phenomena at interfaces relevant to energy harvesting, energy storage, and energy conversion devices.  Calvin received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2008, 2004 and 2002, respectively.  His dissertation investigated the fundamental physical, chemical, and electrical properties of molecular charge transfer dopants in organic materials and devices.  This work earned him a Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award in 2008.  Prior to joining Sandia, Calvin was a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  His work on high throughput spray-deposited thin films was nominated for a World Technology Award in 2010.
  • Peter I. Djurovich (University of Southern California): Peter Djurovich was born in Milwaukee, WI and received his BS in Chemistry from UW-Madison in 1984.  After conducting his PhD research in Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Richard Watts at UC-Santa Barbara), he completed a postdoctoral stay at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 (Prof. Donald Berry). He was a Clark Teacher/Scholar in the Department of Chemistry at San Jose State University before joining the research group of Prof. Mark Thompson at the University of Southern California in 1999 where he has been recently promoted to the position of Research Professor. Research interests lie in the area of organic electronic materials with an emphasis in inorganic photochemistry and the synthesis of new materials for applications in OLEDs and organic photovoltaics.
  • Stephen R. Forrest (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): Steve Forrest is VP of Research and William Gould Dow Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He has authored over 465 papers in refereed journals, and has 203 patents. He is co-founder or founding participant in several companies, including Sensors Unlimited, Epitaxx, Inc., Global Photonic Energy Corp., Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: PANL) and ASIP, Inc., and is on the Board of Directors of Applied Materials and PD-LD, Inc.
  • Daniel Gaspar (Pacific Northwest National Lab): Dan Gaspar is the Technical Group Manager for the Materials Chemistry and Surface Research Group in the Energy and Efficiency Division at PNNL. The Materials Chemistry and Surface Research Group includes materials scientists, chemists and physicists developing detailed understanding of interfacial chemistry and physics and innovative approaches to technology development for applications such as energy efficient organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), novel energy storage materials, enabling technologies for display, solar and energy storage devices, and separations and sensing. Dr. Gaspar’s personal research interests are focused on the application of surface analysis methods to solve challenging real world problems. Through the application and development of time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (TOF-SIMS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), electron microscopy and other techniques, he has contributed to research across a wide spectrum of subjects including the analysis of nanoscale materials, the chemistry of atmospheric aerosol particles and environmentally relevant surfaces, TOF-SIMS analysis of bacteria, semiconductor processing, and metal-semiconductor interfaces, leading to the publication of approximately 30 publications.
  • David S. Ginley (National Renewable Energy Lab): David  Ginley's is a Research Fellow/Group Manager at NREL.  His current activities are in the areas of the general class of defective transition metal oxides including high temperature superconductors, LiTMO2 rechargeable Li battery materials, ferroelectric materials, transparent conducting oxides and electrochromic materials. Another focus of his work is on the development of new nano–materials for organic electronics and as biofilters etc.  He has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from MIT.
  • David Gotthold (Veeco): David Gotthold is the Director of Development Engineering for Veeco in St. Paul, Minnesota where he leads the development of new technologies for molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and thermal deposition of materials. His current focus is on advanced thermal evaporation sources for the OLED display and lighting markets. Prior to joining Veeco, he worked for Emcore on the development of GaN electronics.
  • Marina Kondakova (OLEDWorks): received her M.S. in colloid chemistry from St. Petersburg State University and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from St. Petersburg State Technological University, Russia. She joined Eastman Kodak in 2002 where she has worked on organic light-emitting diodes, focusing on OLED materials research and design of novel device architectures. Since 2008, she has worked as a key scientist in Kodak OLED lighting program. In 2010, she joined OLEDWorks and is currently responsible for development of high performance white-emitting OLED devices for solid-state lighting.
  • Roman Korotkov (Arkema): Dr. Korotkov came to Arkema in 2002 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and was hired the subsequent year as a Scientist and in 2008 was promoted to Research Scientist. His focus has been predominately on deposition of metal oxides by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) for use in a variety of opto-electronic applications. Before joining Arkema, Dr. Korotkov worked briefly with Seagate Technologies, Inc. in 2000 and Lucent Technologies in 2001. He started his career, by obtaining his B.Sc. within the Physics department of Mendeleev University in Russia. Subsequently, he came to the United States to work on the backward second harmonic generators in LiNbO3 and lasing in GaAs/AlGaAs based quantum well structures at Bowling Green State University. He received his Ph.D. in Material Science engineering at Northwestern University, where his thesis work focused on CVD deposition and characterization of group-III nitride materials.
  • Daniel LeCloux (DuPont Displays): Daniel LeCloux received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota (1993), and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the MIT (1998), both in the area of synthetic organometallic chemistry.  After postdoctoral studies at the Cal Tech as a NIH Fellow, Dr. LeCloux moved to DuPont’s CR&D in 1999 and then to DuPont Displays in 2001.  His research program has primarily focused on the development of organic electronic materials for light emitting diode applications.  He holds thirteen issued patents concerning OLED materials and several more pending.  Since 2004, Dr. LeCloux has managed the DuPont Displays OLED materials development program.
  • Min-Hao “Mike” Lu (Acuity Brands Lighting): Mike Lu received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University where his research focused on microcavity effects and outcoupling enhancement in OLEDs.  He then went on to Universal Display Corporation as a Senior Scientist where he was involved in overall device optimization, transparent, top-emitting and solution-processible phosphorescent OLEDs.  Prior to joining Acuity Brands Lighting as Director, OLED Technology in April 2010, he worked as a consultant for various OLED companies and the Solid State Lighting program at the Department of Energy.
  • Mathew Mathai (Plextronics): Before joining Plextronics, Dr. Mathai was a Device Scientist at Osram Opto. His research at Osram dealt with the utilization of solution-processed organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology for solid state lighting. While at Osram, Dr. Mathai was instrumental in the development of the highest efficiency blue solution processed phosphorescent OLED reported in 2005.Dr. Mathai obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut under Professor Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos in 2004 where he studied the chemical degradation and morphological stability of small-molecule based OLEDs.
  • Fred McCormick (3M): Fred McCormick  joined 3M's Corporate Labs in November of 1981 after a postdoc at UCLA. He received his PhD in Organic/Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1980 and his BS in Chemistry from Grove City College (Pa) in 1975. In his 30 years at 3M  he has worked on a wide range of projects including metal vapor chemistry, OMCVD, thermoset cure catalysts, conductive adhesives, fluoroacrylate synthesis, and organometallic polymers. The past ten years or so have been spent developing OLED technology and component products for the OLED industry.
  • Florian Pschenitzka (Cambrios Technologies): Florian Pschenitizka has been a Senior Scientist at Cambrios since 2005.  Before that, he was Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader for Testing and Reliability at Osram Opto Semiconductors of San Jose, CA.  He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in 2001.
  • Holger Schwab (Philips Lighting GmbH): Holger Schwab has studied physics in the University of Frankfurt followed by a PhD thesis at the university of Kaiserslautern in 1992. After this he joined Philips in the picture tube division in Aachen. During his time in Philips Displays Holger was responsible for the product development of picture tubes. In 2003 he moved on  to Philips Polyled, where  he was leading the material development side of POLYLED displays. In this role he was responsible to coordinate the development of new materials at various supplies for the use in OLED displays. After his move to Philips lighting Holger is in charge of the process development for the front end of the OLED lighting manufacturing line and in this position on aspects such as road mapping for performance improvement and cost down of the components.
  • Kevin See (Lux Research): Kevin See is an Analyst at Lux Research with the Printed Electronics and Electric Vehicles intelligence practices. In this role, he conducts extensive primary and secondary research on topics ranging from novel energy storage technologies to emerging display technologies. In his previous consulting role, his contribution included market assessment and analysis of partnership opportunities for a variety of technologies, including nanomaterials, lithium-ion batteries,  printed electronics, and solar energy conversion.  Prior to joining Lux, Kevin was a joint postdoctoral researcher at The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and The University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on nanocomposite materials for thermoelectric conversion of waste heat into electricity. Kevin obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and has authored articles in leading journals on subjects including nanocomposites, organic electronics, sensors, and thermoelectrics.

NIChE Workshop Program Committee

  • Chair – Curtis R. Fincher, DuPont
  • Richard W. Brotzman, Jr., Argonne National Lab
  • Russell J. Holmes, University of Minnesota
  • Asanga B. Padmaperuma, Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Gary Silverman, Arkema
  • Kelly O. Sullivan, Pacific Northwest National Lab