Advisory Board

Meet the experts that are helping to shape the program for 2020!

  • Wan-Ki Bae

    Senior Researcher Sungkyunkwan University

    Currently affiliated with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Bae previosuly held the position of senior research scientist at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (2013-2018). He received his BS (2003), MS (2005) and PhD (2009) in chemical engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. He conducted postdoctoral research work in school of electrical engineering & computer science at Seoul National University (2009-2010) and in chemistry division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2010-2013). Bae’s research interests include synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanostructures and their optoelectronic applications.

  • Seth Coe-Sullivan

    Co-Founder & President NS Nanotech, Inc

    Seth Coe-Sullivan is Co-Founder and President of NS Nanotech, Inc. Seth graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in electrical engineering and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). An expert in quantum dot materials and devices for solid state lighting and displays, Dr. Coe-Sullivan holds numerous patents relating to quantum dots (QDs) and organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) and is a frequent invited speaker on the subject. His doctoral thesis led to the formation of QD Vision, a leader in quantum dot technology for QLED™ displays and a company he helped found. Dr. Coe-Sullivan has a proven ability to bring complementing products and technologies together, with additional experience in intellectual property strategy, technical marketing, and business development.

  • Dr. Charlie Hotz

    Vice President of R&D Nanosys Inc.

    Dr. Charlie Hotz sets the vision for Nanosys’ design, invention of new products and development of existing products.

    Dr. Hotz joined Nanosys in 2013 to lead the development of its large-scale quantum dot production facility.  Upon successful completion and qualification of this large-scale line, Dr. Hotz took responsibility of R&D, and the development of next-generation products including Hyperion™ Quantum Dots and QD-LEDs.

    Dr. Hotz has led the commercial development of quantum dots for nearly two decades. During this time, he worked closely with many of the earliest Quantum Dot pioneers including Dr. Louis Brus, Dr. Paul Alivisatos of LBNL and Dr. Moungi Bawendi of MIT. Prior to Nanosys, Dr. Hotz was Vice President, R&D for 6 years at Solexant, a QD based photovoltaics company where he developed the first ever high efficiency QD solar cells. Dr. Hotz also served as Vice President of R&D for 7 years at Quantum Dot Corporation, where he developed many QD products for diagnostic and biological applications which are still in use today at Thermo-Fischer, who acquired Quantum Dot Corporation.

    Dr. Hotz is the author of numerous patents and technical articles. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan.

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Jüstel

    Dept. Chemical Engineering University of Applied Sciences Münster

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Jüstel was born in Witten, Germany in 1968. He studied chemistry and biology at the Ruhr-University of Bochum from 1987 to 1992. He received his Ph.D. in coordination chemistry in spring 1995 in the group of Prof. Dr. Karl Wieghardt. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the MPI Muehlheim for Radiation Chemistry.

    He was hired by the Philips Research Laboratories Aachen in summer 1995 as a Research Scientist, where he started to work on luminescent materials. Some years later he became a Senior Scientist and then he was promoted to a Principal Scientist in 2003. In spring 2004 he became a professor for Inorganic Chemistry and Material Sciences at the Muenster University of Applied Sciences. His research group deals with photochemistry, nanoscale and m-scale luminescent materials for LEDs, UV radiation sources and x-ray detectors. He also consults several chemical and lighting companies.

    His work has been published in 100 papers and lead to more than 180 patents on luminescent compositions and their application in fluorescent lamps, plasma displays, x-ray detectors, and LEDs.

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  • Ingo Koehler

    Global Head of Future Display Business Merck KGaA

    Ingo Koehler currently leads the department Future Display Business at Merck KGaA, Germany. In this strategic marketing role he is responsible for growing new business opportunities and new business models within Merck’s “Display Solutions” business sector. Between 2014 to 2018 he was Director Global R&D Solid State Lighting. In 2011 Ingo Koehler became the global director of Technical Marketing and R&D responsible for customers in the touch-panel and the photovoltaic markets. He worked in this field since 2007 as the R&D leader of new business topics. When he joined Merck in 2005 he was responsible for the development of OLED production technologies. From 2000-2005 he was responsible for product development in various companies working in the fields of glass fibers, laser processes, and the development of sapphire substrates for GaN-LED growth. Ingo Koehler was a member of the scientific advisory board of Fraunhofer ISE PV-TEC, Germany and holds a Ph.D. in semiconductor and solid state physics.

  • Dr. Mike Krames

    President & Owner Arkesso LLC

    Dr. Mike Krames is a 25 year veteran in the optoelectronics industry, in both start-ups and large research and development organizations. Dr. Krames was formerly Chief Technology Officer at Soraa, Inc., an LED product company founded by Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President at Philips Lumileds, where he ran the Advanced Laboratories and pioneered a multitude of programs in LEDs and luminescence, focusing on materials, devices, and systems for applications to lighting and displays.  He is currently President & Owner of Arkesso LLC, a consulting firm based in Silicon Valley, California

    Mike is a recognized world authority on visible-spectrum LEDs and their applications for lighting and displays. He has served on numerous roundtables and panels for the U.S. Department of Energy. He is an IEEE Fellow and has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than 200 patents granted worldwide.

  • Hunter McDaniel, Ph.D.

    Founder and CEO UbiQD, LLC

    Hunter McDaniel, PhD is UbiQD’s Founder and CEO. He transitioned from a postdoc position at Los Alamos National Laboratory to the company’s first full-time employee in 2014. His vision for the company is to become the worldwide leader in quantum dot manufacturing by enabling new products that aren’t possible with toxic CdSe or InP QDs. He has extensive relevant technical experience as he has worked on both traditional II-VI QDs (including those that contain cadmium) and I-III-VI QDs. During his career, Dr. McDaniel conducted research at top-tier research institutions; Los Alamos National Laboratory (postdoc 2011-2014), Argonne National Laboratory (2011), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (PhD 2006-2011), and University of California at Santa Barbara (BS 2001-2006)). He is highly experienced in the materials science of semiconductor nanocrystals and their optoelectronic device applications (e.g., solar cells, LEDs) with over twenty research publications and more than 700 citations.

  • Prof. Dr. Andries Meijerink

    Professor University of Utrecht

    Andries Meijerink (1963) received his MSc and PhD degree in Chemistry at Utrecht University. After a post-doc in Madison (University of Wisconsin) he returned to Utrecht in 1991. In 1996, at the age of 32, he was appointed at the chair of Solid State Chemistry in the Debye Institute of Utrecht University where he leads an active group in the field of luminescence spectroscopy of quantum dots and lanthanide ions. In the field of lanthanide ions his work involves fundamental research on the energy level structure of both 4fn and 4fn-15d states and finding new concepts related to applications in solar cells, LEDs and scintillators, including the discovery of downconversion. Andries Meijerink received several awards, including the Shell Incentive Award (1995), the Gold Medal of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (1999) and the Centennial Award for Luminescence and Display Materials from the Electrochemical Society (2002) and the Gilles Holst Medal (2019). In 2009 he was elected into the Royal Dutch Academy of Science.

  • Jonathan Owen

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry Columbia University

    Jonathan Owen grew up in Midland, MI experimenting in the garage with the help of his father who was a chemist at the Dow Chemical Company. Jon obtained a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 and a PhD from Caltech in 2005, Following his PhD, Jon joined the lab of Professor Paul Alivisatos as a Petroleum Research Fund - Alternative Energy Fellow at UC Berkeley. In 2009 he joined the faculty at Columbia University where he is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry. His group studies the coordination chemistry of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, as well as the mechanism of nanocrystal nucleation and growth. Jon has received several awards for his work including: The 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2010); The Early Career Award from the Department of Energy (2011); The DuPont Young Faculty Award (2011); A Career Award from the National Science Foundation (2012); The Award in Pure Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (2016). 

  • Dr. Morgan Pattison

    President, Senior Technical Advisor Solid State Lighting Services, DOE SSL Program

    Morgan Pattison is President of SSLS, Inc. a technical consulting firm focused on LEDs, OLEDs, and solid state lighting.  He also serves as Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. DOE Solid State Lighting Program.  In this capacity Morgan provides technical direction for DOE supported R&D, co-authors the DOE SSL Multi-Year Program Plan and Manufacturing Roadmaps, and monitors DOE supported R&D projects.  Morgan has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis on electronic and photonic materials.  At UCSB Morgan performed research on GaN micro-cavity LEDs, non-polar LEDs, laser diodes, VCSELS, and UV LEDs.

  • Dr. Madis Raukas

    Director in Materials R&D OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

    Dr. Madis Raukas received his degree in Physics from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where he studied different materials for their light emission efficiency and quenching criteria with Profs. Yen and Happek.  He joined OSRAM SYLVANIA Central Research in Beverly Massachusetts in 1997 and has worked since on understanding and developing various optical materials for lighting applications, from fluorescent to LEDs and lasers.   Dr. Raukas currently leads the Materials R&D group for Ceramics and Polymers at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.  His research interests cover different LED and LD materials aspects with a particular focus on novel light generation and conversion schemes.  His work has helped produce more than 40 scientific publications as well as numerous patents and he has been among recipients of several technology development team awards both nationally and internationally.

  • Dr. Oleg B. Shchekin

    Senior Director of Device Architecture, Technology Research and Development Lumileds

    Oleg B. Shchekin is the Senior Director of Device Architecture Section of Technology Research and Development at Lumileds.  Work in his group is focused on interactions between LED building blocks and optimization of LED design through modeling and advanced characterization.  Previously he headed up Phosphor Materials and Devices Section focusing on phosphor converted LEDs, luminescent material characterization their selection for maximum LED efficiency, and optimal color quality.  His past professional pursuits include crystal growth and physics of long-wavelength GaAs-based quantum-dot lasers, and physics and manufacturing of integrated circuits based on thin-film organic semiconductor transistors  His work has been recognized by various awards as well as industry review publications.

  • Dr. Alok M. Srivastava

    Principal Scientist, Energy Storage & Conversion Materials Technologies GE Global Research (retired)

    Dr. Alok M. Srivastava attended the Bombay University and graduated with a M.S. degree in Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry in 1981. He obtained his PhD in 1986 from Polytechnic University of New York, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Srivastava began his industrial career at General Electric’s (GE) Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York, in 1989 following a post-doctoral fellowship at Polytechnic University. At GE GRC he established the phosphor laboratory where he laid the groundwork for the design and development of luminescent materials. Dr. Srivastava worked with business executives and technologists across GE to develop optical materials for fluorescent and LED lighting (GE Lighting), solar cells (GE Energy), inorganic bio-taggent and scintillators (GE Healthcare, GE Oil & Gas and GE Security). Over thirty years, Dr. Srivastava has collaborated with multiple U.S. Government Agencies, International Universities and U.S. National Laboratories to advance the state of art in luminescent materials.

    Dr. Srivastava’s research describes the relationship between the synthesis, crystal structure and optical properties of luminescent ions in solids. Dr. Srivastava is a prolific inventor holding a total of 141 U.S. patents. In 2010, he was named the inventor of the year by The Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Dr. Srivastava has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in refereed journals and has presented his work at universities, workshops, conferences and symposiums around the world. In 2015 he was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious journal, Journal of Optical Materials (Elsevier). For his pioneering research in oxide quantum splitting phosphors he was awarded the First Centennial Outstanding Achievement Award of the Luminescence and Display Materials Division of The Electrochemical Society (2004). He has served as the Chairman of the Luminescence and Display Materials group of The Electrochemical Society. In 2019, Dr. Srivastava was elected Fellow of The Electrochemical Society. 

    Dr. Srivastava retired from GE Global Research in 2019 and started a technical consulting firm that is based on his more than 35 years of experience and broad technical knowledge in the area of solid state luminescence. He leverages his expertise to assist industrial and academic scientists in the fundamental understanding, design and synthesis of luminescent products.

  • Jonathan S. Steckel, PhD

    Director of Advanced Technology Intelligence STMircoelectronics

    Jonathan Steckel is the Director of Advanced Technology Intelligence at STMircoelectronics in Grenoble, France. Prior to this, he was a Lead Camera Core Technologist at Apple, Inc. working on cutting edge light detection technologies after a 4 year role at Apple as a Lead Display Technologist working on developing several advanced display technologies. Before joining Apple in mid-2014 he co-founded QD Vision, Inc. in 2005 and performed numerous Director roles, starting with Director of Chemistry, advancing to Director of Materials R&D and Manufacturing, and finally to Director of Research & Advanced Development. Under his technical leadership, QD Vision’s quantum dot materials were developed to enable the commercialization of the world’s first quantum dot enhanced LED light bulbs (Nexxus) in 2009 and the world’s first quantum dot containing TVs (Sony Bravia) in 2013.  Jonathan received his PhD in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006, where he advanced inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles (quantum dots) to address the needs of quantum dot LED displays - improving the state-of-the-art in this space by a full order of magnitude - enabling the transition of this technology from the lab (MIT) to industry (QD Vision, Inc.).  He graduated with high honors in Chemistry from Oberlin College in 2001 and was awarded the Harry N. Holmes Prize for excellence in Chemistry. He has over 70 papers, patents, and patent applications in the field of semiconductor nanoparticles and LEDs.  He was awarded the 2011 Semi Award for North America in recognition of his pioneering work in the commercialization of quantum dot technology and the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award for his team’s ground-breaking work in reducing and eliminating the generation and use of hazardous substances in the synthesis and manufacture of quantum dot materials.

  • Dr. Eric Virey

    Senior Market & Technology Analyst Yole Développement

    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.