2017 Quantum Dots Forum Agenda

The 2017 Quantum Dots Forum focused on recent developments in the field, challenges and opportunities for the future.

Contact Ashli Speed at + 1 300 762 7441 ext. 1141 for information regarding 2018 speaking opportunities.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Registration & Welcome

  1. Conference Registration Opens

  2. Opening Remarks from the Conference Organizers

  3. State of the Union Address

    Seth Coe-Sullivan | VP of Technology of Luminit

    2016 was an exciting year in quantum dots and the major players have shifted positions significantly. The state of the union will review the year's major events, put them in the perspective of the industry's history, and look forward to what 2017 might entail.

Displays & Lighting: EL

Moderator: Seth Coe-Sullivan, VP of Technology, Luminit, USA

  1. Highly efficient and stable quantum dot light-emitting diodes produced by ink-jet printing

    Lei Qian | Chief Deputy Engineer of TCL CORPORATE RESEARCH

    Highly efficient quantum dot light-emitting devices with an emitting wavelength targeted for Rec.2020 primary blue

    Stable QLEDs for Red/Green/Blue primary colors.

    Demo of a 4.8-inch, high-resolution, and ink-jet printed QLED display

  2. Inkjet printed QLED for Display Applications

    Dr. Changgua Zhen | President of Optoelectonics Group of Najing Technology Corporation LTD

    High quantum yield, narrow emission bandwidths, spectral tunability, and compatibility with solution process enable quantum dots a bright future in display applications: lightweight, lower cost, thinner and flexible panels are very possible in the near future. Nevertheless, challenges of efficiency and lifetime, especially of blue QLEDs need to be addressed to further enhance the performances of displays based on quantum dots. Furthermore, high through-put low-cost process techniques are required for long-term success of QLED displays in the market.

  3. Quantum Dot Application in Display

    Guangkui Qin | Senior Researcher of BOE

    This presentation will be divided into three parts. First part is recent development trend of the display industry; the second part is applications of quantum in display and the new development; the third part is plan of BOE about display busyness.

  4. Quantum Dot LEDs: Problems & Prospects

    Krishna P. Acharya, Ph.D. | Senior R&D Engineer of NanoPhotonica Inc

    Colloidal quantum-dot hybrid light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) have been demonstrated that exhibit external quantum efficiencies >12% for all three colors (21% from green), good charge injection that led to good current and power efficiencies, and both positive and negative ageing. The role of nanoparticles in QLED charge injection was illustrated.

  5. Networking Break

Displays & Lighting: Downconversion for Backlight Units

Moderator: Jonathan Steckel, Lead Technologist, Apple, USA 

  1. Current Situation and Trends of Photoluminescence Quantum Dots

    Dr. Liu Weidong | Vice Director of Hisense Multi-Media R&D Center

    As world’s one of the top 3 TV makers, Hisense had carried out the photoluminescence quantum dots backlight R&D for over 5 years and launched the first LCD TV using photoluminescence quantum dots in 2015. This talk will discuss the main issues we faced in backlight and LCD TV using different types of quantum dots designing, measurements and mass production, including color gamut, picture quality, color shift, environment test, life time, comparing with the high color gamut LCD TV using KSF phosphor or nitride phosphor. And we will also discuss the trends of high color gamut LCD TV especially using the photoluminescence quantum dots.

  2. Electrospun Nanofiber Sheet Containing Quantum Rods

    Dr. Masaki Hasegawa | Application Development Lab., Physics & Applications Quantum Materials, PM-A of EMD Performance Materials

    We fabricated sheets consisting of electrospun polymer nanofibers embedded with quantum rods (Qrods) and confirmed a high out coupling efficiency and the production of polarized fluorescence emission for Qrods. Electrospun nanofibers with embedded Qrods were rolled around a drum to form a sheet in which each nanofiber was aligned parallel to the rotation direction. The thickness and polarization ratio of the sheet were 1.5 microns and 0.6, respectively.

  3. Closing Remarks

  4. Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Registration & Welcome

  1. Continental Breakfast

  2. Opening Remarks

Displays and Lighting: Market Update and Competitive Threats

Moderator: Xiaogang Peng, Dept of Chemistry, Zhejiang University

  1. Quantum Dot Market 2017 and Beyond

    Dr. Jennifer Colegrove | CEO and Principal Analyst of Touch Display Research, Inc.

    Touch Display Research forecasts that the Quantum dot could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in recent several years. Now quantum dot LCD is challenging AMOLED. Dr. Colegrove is the first industry analyst to publish a comprehensive quantum dot report since 2013. Dr. Colegrove will discuss the application of quantum dot technology to display, lighting and other applications, also provide analysis and comparison between conventional LCD, LCD with quantum dot, and AMOLED.  Dr. Colegrove will also provide the market forecast of the quantum dot from 2017 to 2027.

  2. Red PFS Phosphor as a Competitive Material to Red Emitting QDs for Displays and Lighting

    Dr. James E. Murphy | Senior Research Scientist of GE Global Research

    Phosphor-converted, white LEDs with broad-band red emitters have a significant trade-off between lumen efficacy (LPW) and color rendering/gamut.  RadiantRedTM Technology from GE utilizes red-line emission of K2SiF6:Mn4+ phosphor (PFS/KSF) centered at 631 nm that results in phosphor converted LED package efficacy improvements of 10-20% relative to packages using conventional Eu2+ doped nitride broad-band red-emitting phosphors.  PFS also provides a cost effective, on chip-LED solution for wide color gamut displays (>100% NTSC) that is RoHS compliant.  Improvements in absorption, quantum efficiency and stability under high humidity and high light flux will be presented that have resulted in commercialization of this material under GE TriGainTM

  3. Networking Break

Displays and Lighting: On-chip (QDs on LEDs)

Moderator: Seth Coe-Sullivan, VP of Technology, Luminit, USA

  1. Spectrally Narrow Red Quantum Dots in White LEDs for General Illumination

    Ken Shimizu, Director, Novel Technologies and Devices, Research and Development, Lumileds, LLC

    Quantum Dots have shown promise of delivering high luminous efficacy of radiation in LEDs based on the spectrally narrow and fully tunable wavelength of its fluorescence emission. An on-chip converter application is preferred over remote configurations as it provides the lowest cost and lowest complexity for LED use in various lighting and display applications. We compare QD material readiness for applications ranging from remote and vicinity phosphor to on-chip arrangements

  2. Exploring the Bounds of Narrow-band QD-converted LEDs

    Juanita Kurtin Ph.D | CTO and Founder of Pacific Light Technologies

    Quantum dots (QDs) are finding increasing commercial success in a variety of LED applications.  While they have been used for several years in a remote off-chip architecture for display applications, for the first time Pacific Light Technologies, in collaboration with its LED packaging customers, has shown that quantum dots can withstand the demands of the on-chip architecture and therefore are capable of being used as a direct phosphor replacement in both lighting and display applications.

    It is well known that to achieve improved color metrics in lighting as well as increased gamut in display technologies, it is highly desirable to utilize a QD downconverter with a narrow emission linewidth as well as a precisely tunable peak.   This paper will discuss the results of use of quantum dot-converted LEDs in a lighting product, and explore the opportunities and practical limits for improvement of various lighting and display metrics by use of this unique on-chip QD technology.

  3. Development of an Air-Stable and Thermally Processable Sapphire™ Quantum Dot Polymer Matrix Using a Two-Prong Approach

    Matt Bootman | CEO of Crystalplex Corporation

    Semiconductor nanocrystals, also commonly called quantum dots (QDs), are attracting widespread attention as down-converting films because of unique optical properties, including emission wavelengths in the visible range, high quantum efficiency, narrow emission with wide absorption profiles, and compatibility with custom matrix polymers. Recent advancements have opened opportunities for QD/polymer composites for on-chip and near-chip applications of QD-LEDs, replacing traditional phosphors. Dispersion in a custom polymer requires 1.) modifying the surface of the QDs to isolate them from the degrading effects of oxygen and water vapor, and 2.) developing a custom host polymer matrix optimized for the QD surface interaction.

  4. Networking Lunch

Emerging Applications: Biomedical

Moderator: Jonathan Steckel, Lead Technologist, Apple, USA 

  1. Biological Production of Heavy-metal-free Quantum Dot Materials

    Patrick Caveney | Co-Founder and Vice President of Technology of Nano Elements Source, LLC

    We have an exclusive license to a patented process to manufacture heavy metal-free quantum dot material (QDM) at 10x less cost to meet rapidly increasing demand in solid state lighting and display markets. Our bacterial fermentation of QDM has been demonstrated at pilot scale (~50kg/year), and produces a narrow, tunable distribution of crystallite sizes. The photoluminescence and purity of our QDM is comparable to the commercially-available alternatives. We are working closely with key inventors

  2. Quantum Dots for in-vitro Diagnostics (IVD): Current Progress and Challenge

    Y. Andrew Wang | President of Ocean NanoTech LLC

    Quantum dot (QD) as inorganic fluorescent probe for life science was developed about 20 years ago. Its superior optical profile has been attractive to many researchers in the field of in-vitro diagnostics (IVD). However, so far there hasn’t been any QD based IVD product on the clinical market yet. This presentation will review the progress as well as the challenges of QDs in IVD applications - flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and lateral flow immunoassay.

  3. Water dispersed QDs for Bioanalytical Application

    Dr. André Geßner | Leader Quantum Dot Development of Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP)

    Quantum Dots have attracted a lot of attention for their potential applications in bioanalytical and diagnostic applications. While cadmium based systems are well researched, in the last few years cadmium-free alternatives (e.g. Indiumphosphide Quantum Dots) have emerged and are currently subject to intensive development and research. This talk will provide examples of the design and application of quantum dots in different sensing systems for the detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and endotoxins.

  4. Networking Break

Emerging Applications: Solar

Moderator: Xiaogang Peng, Dept of Chemistry, Zhejiang University

  1. Sunlight Harvesting Quantum Dot Composites

    Hunter McDaniel, Ph.D. | Founder and CEO of UbiQD, LLC

    UbiQD aims to address problems with previous generations of NIR quantum dots (QDs) by implementing MIT- and LANL-licensed technologies relating to low toxicity I-III-VI semiconductor QDs and sunlight-harvesting window applications. In particular, the company aims to utilize CuInSexS2-x/ZnS QDs as a NIR fluorophore for luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs), an emerging transparent solar technology. LSCs have the opportunity to revolutionize urban architecture by enabling tall buildings to generate their own electricity by converting typically passive facades into power generators. LSCs utilize a fluorophore-tinted window, where the fluorophore down-converts sunlight into monochromatic light that is wave-guided through the glass to an edge-coupled photovoltaic device. Previously this had been achieved with dyes, but self-absorption limited the scale and the lack of NIR dyes prohibited most applications. McDaniel’s presentation will cover recent progress in developing NIR quantum dots and prototypes of the first QD LSC window products at UbiQD.

  2. High Performing Sustainable Quantum Dots

    Dr. Brian Gally | Application Director of Nanoco Technologies

    Quantum dots are among the hottest technologies in HDR 4K TV displays, as seen at CES 2017. Major manufacturers unveiled display products featuring quantum dots, which deliver a brilliant viewing experience for consumers. However, given increased global regulations against cadmium and other heavy metals that comprise traditional quantum dots, manufacturers are turning to more progressive, sustainable quantum dot solutions that deliver the brilliant viewing experience consumers demand without compromising performance. Only sustainable quantum dots can realize and deliver upon the performance improvement roadmap of LCDs, today and into the future.  This session will address the latest innovations in quantum dots to ensure manufacturers meet growing international demand for sustainable quantum dot-based TVs and displays.

  3. Closing Remarks from Advisory Board

Friday, March 17, 2017

Continental Networking Breakfast

  1. Hot Networking Breakfast