Senior Director of Startup Developmentat
Homer has recently joined Intellectual Ventures to lead the nucleation and development of startup companies at Invention Science Fund Incubator.
Homer has more than 25 years of experience envisioning and shepherding new groundbreaking solutions in the fields of consumer and printed electronics, OLED displays/lighting and photovoltaics. He held positions as an engineer, technology leader and executive in a number of multinational and technology startup companies including Kateeva, DuPont, Innovalight, Osram, HP, and Xerox.
Widely recognized as an authority in the OLED and photovoltaics fields, Homer is a frequent lecturer and conference chair at leading industry events. He served on the board of the PV Cell Tech Conference, the International Photovoltaic Quality Assurance Task Force, the National Research Energy Laboratory (NREL) External Advisory Council, and the Advisory Board of OLEDs World Summit. In March 2017 he was awarded the title of NextFlex Fellow.
Homer has more than 70 publications in OLED displays, polymer materials, crystalline and amorphous silicon photovoltaics, and is a named inventor on more than 30 issued U.S. patents. A native of Greece, he received his B.S. in Physics from Ioannina University in Greece, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Syracuse University.
J. Norman Bardsley
J. Norman Bardsley, PhD., is a consultant to industry, government and academia on flat panel displays and solid-state lighting, with special focus on organic and printed electronics. Norman received an M.A. in mathematics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester in England. He began his career as Professor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh, leading a research group in atomic, molecular and plasma physics. Since then he has been Strategic Business Development Manager in the Information Technology Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Director of Roadmaps and Standards at the US Display Consortium (USDC) and Director of Display Technology for DisplaySearch. His current activities are centered upon diffuse lighting based on solid-state technology (OLEDs and embedded LEDs).
Dr. Stephen Chae
Manager of Technology Strategy & Open Innovationat
Samsung Research America
Dr. Hyun Sik (Stephen) Chae is a manager of Technology Strategy and Open Innovation at Samsung Research America.
His current role in Samsung is to identify and provide insight on technology trends and future business opportunities, establish strategic collaboration and partnerships with universities and companies, with a focus on display technology.
Before his current position, he worked for three years in Samsung as a staff research engineer developing next generation display materials in Boston.
Prior to joining Samsung, he was senior researcher working on novel advanced organic electronic display materials and devices at Nitto Denko Technical Corp for 10 years in San Diego.
Dr. Neetu Chopra
Emerging Display Technologistat
Neetu Chopra has been working in the OLED display field for the last 14+ years. She currently works at Apple as an Emerging Display Technologist. Before Apple she worked at Kateeva for six years where she helped to commercialize TFE inkjet printing for AMOLED displays and led the team for pixel printing for displays. In her role she extensively collaborated with display manufacturers as well as material vendors to execute DEMOs as well as evaluate new materials/applications for inkjet technology. Before Kateeva she worked at Plextronics where she was part of the device team establishing test vehicles and methodologies for qualifying OLED materials. Dr. Chopra holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology from Delhi College of Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville. She is active in display community as a committee member of the Society of Information Displays (SID) and OLED association.
Dr. Ho-Kyoon Chung
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Dr. Chung is currently Professor and Director of ITRC Next Generation AMOLED Center of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). He was previously a full-time Advisor and Executive VP for Samsung SMD, which is dedicated to the R&D and manufacturing of AMOLED products and mobile LCD modules. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and CTO of Samsung SDI and head of Samsung SDI Corporate R&D Center from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Chung led the R&D for Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) since 2000 and is a world leader in bringing the AMOLED technology into the commercial market. Prior experience includes Managing Director of Memory Product Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Center at Samsung Electronics, Semiconductor Business from 1988 to 1999.
Dr. Mike Hack
VP of Business Developmentat
Universal Display Corporation
Dr. Michael Hack, is Vice-President of Business Development at Universal Display Corporation. He is responsible for developing and commercializing advanced high efficiency next generation OLED products, with a special focus on flexible display applications and solid-state lighting. Prior to joining UDC in 1999, he was associated with dpiX, a Xerox Company, where he was responsible for manufacturing flat panel displays and digital medical imaging products based on amorphous silicon TFT technology. Dr. Hack received his Ph. D. degree from Cambridge University, England in 1981 and in 2007 Dr. Hack was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display. In 2014 Dr. Hack was nominated to serve on the board of the U.S. OLED Lighting Coalition to promote the advancement and commercialization of OLED lighting.
Dr. Kris Krishnamurthy
Executive Advisor, Technology and Business - Former Director of Research and Developmentat
Dr. Sundaram (Kris) Krishnamurthy is a globally recognized scientist and executive, with extensive experience in the Management of Technology and Business. He has over 30 years of experience in leading diverse technical organizations to deliver in material research and development, intellectual property, and business. He is a strategic advisor for global corporations for Technology and Business. He serves on the Advisory Committee of OLED World Summit.
During his successful career at Eastman Kodak Company for over 30 years, Krishnamurthy led organizations that consistently delivered highly innovative and successful products and was responsible for several hundreds of granted US Patents. In the most recent role before retirement, he served as the Director of R&D for OLED Materials, where he was responsible for starting an active OLED Material R&D program from the ground, integrating research, commercialization, and intellectual property. The program blossomed into highly profitable OLED Material business. Prior to this he held a variety of executive leadership positions at Kodak, in photographic imaging materials area including Senior Research Laboratory Head for Imaging Materials, Chairman of the Corporate Chemistry Council to oversee the world-wide material chain from R&D to manufacturing along with support functions. He managed several collaborative programs with external companies and was a key member of IP committee.
Peter Y. Ngai
Vice President, OLED Lighting Design Centerat
Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
Peter Ngai is a Lighting Consultant for Acuity Brands Lighting. He championed OLED Technology into the Lighting Industry and launched OLED Lighting Business for Acuity Brands. Peter is also a leading authority in Indirect and Direct/Indirect Lighting for interior spaces.
Peter holds 98 patents in the field lighting design and has written many articles on subjects relating to lighting and lighting applications. A nationally known expert in Lighting and Luminaire Design, he was instrumental in receiving four top awards (including Best New Product Award, Most Innovative Product Award and two Best Design Awards) for Acuity Brands from Lightfair International.
In 2016, Peter received the IES Medal Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. The IES Medal is awarded for the purpose of giving recognition to meritorious technical achievement that has conspicuously furthered the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering.
Soojin Park, PhD.
Senior Process Engineerat
Soojin Park, PhD., is a senior process engineer currently working at Apple, Inc. Prior to joining Apple, she worked for Samsung SDI where she led fluorescence and phosphorescence OLED material design and device development for mobile applications and LITI patterning process for mid-size OLED products in the R&D center. While at Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) and Samsung Display Corp. (SDC) , she was a principal engineer in the OLED TV product team, driving solution processed device optimization and OLED TV panel development using an evaporation process for manufacturing. Soojin received her Ph.D in quantum chemistry from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science Technology (KAIST) and her MBA from the Sloan Fellows Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
OLED Association (OLED-A)
As managing director of the OLED Association, Barry Young addresses such issues as the development of industry standards for OLED display and lighting, promotion of the technology and the resolution of industry-wide technical issues. He serves as CEO of Young Market Research, where he produces a comprehensive report on the LED supply chain, characterizing the 100+ LED producers in terms of reactors, wafers, die capacity, yielded die and die revenue. The report featured an analysis of the MOPCVD tool makers. He is also working with a group of suppliers to establish the first US-based manufacturer for OLED lighting. Barry was a featured speaker at the16th CLSA Investors’ Forum and the World Knowledge Forum in Korea. A founder and longtime principal, senior advisor and consultant with research firm DisplaySearch, Young is a leading authority on OLEDs and flexible displays, has visited and consulted with most OLED manufacturers around the world. Young’s work has been published in many technical journals and he has spoken extensively around the world about the display industry.