Ashli Speed, Conference Producer, Smithers
Ashli Speed, Conference Producer, Smithers
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Wyatt is the CTO of PixelDisplay, a company he co-founded in 2015. David is the inventor of PixelDisplay’s VividColor HDR™ and NoBlue™ technologies that gives system developers access to better LED, and MicroLED based display solutions. David is originally from rural Australia where he studied Electrical Engineering in South Brisbane College, and Bachelor Computer Science at University of Queensland, then he founded his first startup in Taiwan before coming to the US through an acquisition.
Prior to founding PixelDisplay, David was a Distinguished Engineer at NVIDIA working on both GPUs and Tegra. Before NVIDIA, David was a Chief Engineer, and Platform Architect at Intel, Chips and Technologies, and Weitek. Now with over 20 year’s experience in Silicon Valley, David’s pioneering innovations have covered a wide range of disruptive technologies such as variable display refresh (including G-SYNC), content-adaptive high dynamic range, thinner lighter portable devices, high-speed wired/wireless links, intelligent touch and display controller chips; which have become an integral part of industry standards (including VESA, HDMI, HDCP and JEDEC).
David has filed more than 200 patents internationally, with over 90 issued in the US, across a wide variety of industries. David’s innovations have become key features on products from Apple, Asus, AuO, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Lenovo, Sharp, Sony, Xiaomi and many more.
Khaled Ahmed received the BS and MS degrees (with distinction) in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University. He is currently a principal engineer at Intel Corporation. He currently focuses on the development of technologies and ecosystems for producing energy efficient OLED and micro LED displays, infrared imaging, quantum dots, and nanophotonics for mobile devices. Dr. Ahmed is a trusted technical adviser to Intel Capital. He enjoys evangelizing new and disruptive technologies with component suppliers and venture capitalists. He is a recipient of the Semiconductor Research Corporation's Mahboob Khan Best Industry Liaison Award in 2012. Dr. Ahmed serves on the technical program committee of Display Week. He is a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Ahmed worked as a technologist and technology strategist at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Conexant Systems, Applied Materials, and Intermolecular before joining Intel in 2015. In 2014, Dr. Ahmed founded a company in 2014 focused on developing imaging technologies for both commercial and space applications in collaboration with Jet Proportion Laboratory and the University of Southern California. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, and more than 100 patents (issued and pending) on diverse technologies.
Dr. Cohen joined GE Lighting after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2000. He has developed a variety of experiences through roles of increasing responsibility in Technology, Manufacturing, and Business Operations that include phosphors and specialty materials development, lighting product design and manufacturing, tungsten wire processing, and commercial sales of phosphors and specialty materials. Dr. Cohen has significant operational experience built on various key roles over nine years in manufacturing including Plant Manager of GE Lighting’s Phosphor and Specialty Chemical Facility. He led GE Lighting’s technical efforts to mitigate rare earth supply and inflation pressures through phosphor innovation, lighting product redesign, and production process optimization for fluorescent lighting.
Transitioning to LED materials, Dr. Cohen led GE Lighting’s PFS/KSF Red Phosphor innovation, process/manufacturing development, and sales/commercialization activities. He continues as the business leader in GE Current, a Daintree company, for the technical innovation and profitable commercial growth of phosphors & other specialty materials. He has multiple publications / conference proceedings in plasma sciences and phosphors and issued U.S. patents in luminescent materials.
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
M.S.E., Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 1997
B.S.E., Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 1995
Dr. Wakui received his Ph.D. in Engineering in 2010 at the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. His research interest at the doctoral course is nano-scale dielectric properties near semiconductor / oxide interfaces using first principles calculations. Since joining Nichia in 2010, He has been working in the development of new phosphors.
Dr. Partha S. Dutta is a professor in the Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He served as the Deputy Director of NSF funded Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center from 2010 to 2015. His research interests are in the areas of semiconductor, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, solid state lighting, renewable solar energy and crystal growth. He has co-authored over 145 research papers and 5 book chapters, inventor of 20 issued US Patents. Dr. Dutta is also a technologist and entrepreneur with vast experience in laboratory-to-market ventures. With a focus on accelerated commercialization of new technologies, Dr. Dutta has been engaged in a wide gamut of TRL-1 through TRL-9 research activities encompassing fundamental research in materials and devices, as well as advanced systems design and engineering. These efforts have found applications in the energy, chemical, lighting, display, healthcare and defense industries. He is the co-founder of Auterra Inc. He has served in numerous administrative committees, faculty senate, national and international scientific and business panels, editorial reviews for technical journals and books, led and managed large research programs, mentored students at all levels: K-12, undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral fellows as well as faculty members and staff.
Robert Soler is the VP of research for BIOS Lighting. Prior to his work at BIOS he was the subject matter expert for the circadian lighting system currently installed on International Space Station and has served as jet lag mitigation expert for professional sports teams. He serves as an advisor to the International WELL Building Institute and received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Juan J Santaella received his BSc in Physics in 2006 and his MSc in Electronics in 2009 from Universidad de Granada. In 2015 he completed a new MSc in Micro and Nanoelectronics from Universidad de Sevilla.
Currently, in addition to his role as R&D HW manager for VALEO Lighting Systems, he is also involved in innovation projects for VALEO in the frame of his PhD in Physics of electronic devices and semiconductors. He has been researching next generation of automotive LED technologies, focusing on Quantum Dots as new possible nanotechnology lighting devices as QLEDs and their application to automotive products.
is responsible for Conversion Solution Development at OSRAM OS, with a main focus on the topics of Display Backlighting, High CRI for automotive and general lighting, and Phosphor-QD hybrid solutions.
2014: Bachelor of Science Nanostructure Technology, University of Wuerzburg
2017: Master of Science Nanostructure Technology, University of Wuerzburg
Research assistant @ University of Wuerzburg (Technical physics)
Research internship @ Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (US)
2017: Development engineer @ OSRAM Opto-Semiconductors
Willem Walravens is CTO and Founder of QustomDot, an advanced materials start-up that produces on-chip grade and cadmium-free quantum dots. In addition, QustomDot assists customers to successfully integrate quantum dots in devices.
Dr. Beers, Principal Engineer – Phosphors, joined GE Lighting in 1983 after receiving his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University and is now at GE Current, A Daintree company. His work has been primarily in lighting phosphors but also includes phosphors for other applications and fluorescent lamp design. The work has resulted in implementation of new phosphor syntheses, quality improvements, cost reductions, and several new product introductions in both North America and Europe. His joint work with Dr. Alok Srivastava on quantum splitting phosphors resulted in the first publications and patents on QSP in oxide materials. In addition to synthesis, his expertise is in powder x-ray diffraction, vacuum UV spectrometry, experimental design, and the relationship between lamp spectra and human reaction such as color rendering and circadian rhythms. Dr. Beers has 25+ publications/conference proceedings, 60 issued US patents and 25+ US patents in process.
Shiho Takashina works as an engineer at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan. She received her master degree in chemical engineering (2006), and earned her PhD (2009) at the University of Okayama, Japan, on the stability control of Water in Oil microemulsion. She joined Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in 2009. Since then, she has been taking charge of development and mass-production technology of nitride phosphors
Jan is a product line manager for phosphor materials at CRYTUR company in Turnov, Czech Republic. He leads a team of researchers focusing on single crystals development and their applications in the field of solid state lightening, high power lasers, scintillators and other niche applications. Jan is also responsible for business development of advanced phosphor materials for high power light emitting diodes. In the past he was a consultant of Performance Improvement at PricewaterhouseCoopers Czech Republic.
Prof. Federico Rabuffetti is a materials chemist who received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2010, working under the supervision of Profs. Kenneth Poeppelmeier and Peter Stair. Then, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Southern California under the direction of Prof. Richard Brutchey. In 2014, he started his independent career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI). His research focuses on the design, synthesis, and crystal-chemistry of inorganic and hybrid thermosensitive light emitters.
Professor Ru-Shi Liu received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Soochow University (Taiwan) in 1981. He got his Master Degree in nuclear science from the National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) in 1983. He obtained two Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University in 1990 and from the University of Cambridge in 1992. He joined Materials Research Laboratories at Industrial Technology Research Institute as an Associate Researcher, Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist and Research Manager from 1983 to 1995. Then he became an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the National Taiwan University from 1995 to 1999. Then he promoted as a Professor in 1999. In July 2016, he became the Distinguished Professor.
He got the Excellent Young Person Prize in 1989, Excellent Inventor Award (Argentine Medal) in 1995 and Excellent Young Chemist Award in 1998. He got the 9th Y. Z. Hsu scientific paper award due to the excellent energy saving research in 2011. He received the Ministry of Science and Technology award for distinguished research in 2013 and 2018. In 2015, he received the distinguished award for Novel and Synthesis by IUPAC & NMS. In 2017, he got the Chung-Shang Academic paper award. His research is concerning in the Materials Chemistry. He got 2018 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics.
He is the author and co-author of more than 560 publications in scientific international journals.
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.
Dr. Ravi Tangirala leads the QD Color Conversion program at Nanosys. He has over 10 years experience with nanoparticle synthesis, surface chemistry and nanocomposite device fabrication. Prior to Nanosys, Dr. Tangirala developed quantum dot inks and deposition processes for QD-based image sensors at InVisage Technologies (now part of Apple). He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He holds a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Markus Suta is working as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University in the group of Andries Meijerink. He is involved in the European Union-funded Horizon 2020-FET-Open project nanoTBtech (grant agreement no.: 801305) that aims at the development of novel promising luminescent nanothermometers for bio-applications. His part lies in the elucidation of a very general theoretical framework for luminescence thermometry and the experimental validation thereof that would allow to predict new sensitive nanothermometers. Moreover, his research interests lie in fundamental problems of luminescence spectroscopy and the promising new applications arising out of their solution.
Markus Suta received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Siegen, Germany in 2017, where he worked on the photoluminescence properties and their theoretical description of divalent lanthanides (Eu2+, Yb2+, Sm2+, Tm2+) and self-trapped excitons in bulk perovskite-like halides. During that time, he also studied Physics at the University of Siegen, which he successfully graduated with a second MSc degree in 2019 with a specialization in Theoretical Physics. He was awarded several scholarships and prizes, including the scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (2010 – 2012), the PhD prize of the Dirlmeier foundation (2018) or also the invitation as one of the finalists at the Reaxys Prize Symposium (2017). He has published over 20 articles on various topics.
Dr. Anne Berends is a Materials Scientist at Seaborough Research.
David's current research at Caltech focus on evolving the design, characterization, and fabrication of waveguides and coatings for luminescent solar concentrators (LSC’s) with the ultimate goal of designing a novel solar energy device. Applications including but not limited to power-generating windows for urban centers, on-Si tandem modules for utility-scale photovoltaic systems, space solar power systems, and automotive solar energy modules.
Dr. Yige YAN received his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Material Science in 2016 at the University of Strasbourg, France. Since joining the Photonic and Functional Material team in ENS Lyon, France in 2019, He has been working on novel synthesis of REE-based nanophosphors and preparation of related material in varies forms.