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.

  • Dr. Marco Bettinelli

    Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Luminescent Materials Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology University of Verona

    Born in 1957 in Cremona (Italy), Marco Bettinelli received his doctoral degree in Chemistry "cum laude" at the University of Parma in July 1981. He has been Assistant Professor at the University of Padova (1983-1992) and Associate Professor at the University of Salerno (1992-1993). In November 1993 he has moved to the University of Verona, where currently he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. In May 2008 he has received a doctorate honoris causa from Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France. He has published more than 400 papers in the fields of Chemistry and Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Materials. He has been Visiting Professor in various universities abroad (among them Université de Caen, France; Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Kyoto University, Japan and Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden) and has acted as invited speaker at many international conferences. In August 2012 he has been Co-Chair of ICFE8 (8th International Conference on f-elements), Udine, Italy. After being for seven years a member of the Board of Associate Editors, since May 2013 Marco Bettinelli is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Luminescence (Elsevier). His scientific interests deal with numerous aspects of luminescent materials, and in particular with the synthesis, characterization and spectroscopic (luminescence and upconversion) properties of crystalline, nanocrystalline and amorphous systems containing lanthanide and transition metal ions.

  • Seth Coe-Sullivan

    VP and CTO Luminit

    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 and his role at Luminit includes intellectual property strategy, technical marketing and business development.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Professor Andries Meijerink (52) leads an active research group that focuses on the optical spectroscopy of lanthanide ions in solids and of semiconductor quantum dots. In the field of lanthanide ions his recent work involves fundamental research on finding new concepts also related to applications in solar cells, LEDs and scintillators. The research on quantum dots is aimed at unraveling the influence of quantum confinement and surface effects on the electronic structure of quantum dots through optical spectroscopy and using the quantum dots as labels in bio-imaging. For his research Andries Meijerink has received several awards, including the DSM Award for Chemistry and Technology (1989), 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). In 2009 he was elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.

  • 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

    Dr. Alok Srivastava received his Ph.D. in inorganic and Solid State Chemistry in 1986 from Polytechnic University of New York. In 1989 he joined the GE Global Research in Niskayuna, New York, where he is currently a Principle Scientist. Dr. Srivastava’s research describes the relationship between the synthesis, crystal structure and optical properties of rare earth and transition metal ions in solids. He has conducted research in collaboration with GE Lighting, GE HealthCare and GE Energy on luminescent materials for fluorescent lamps, LED lighting, scintillator and solar materials. For his pioneering research to achieve the first demonstration of quantum splitting in oxide phosphors, he was awarded the First Centennial Outstanding Achievement Award of the Luminescence and Display Materials Division of The Electrochemical Society. He has published more than 100 articles in international journals and has been awarded 140 US patents. He is the former Chairman of the Luminescence and Display Materials group of The Electrochemical Society. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Optical Materials and Optical Materials:X.

  • Jonathan S. Steckel, PhD

    Lead Technologist Apple, Inc

    Jonathan Steckel is a Lead Technologist at Apple, Inc. working on display technology development.  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.