Professor Ching Tang, Inventor of the Organic Light Emitting Diode, Joins QD Vision Science Advisory Board

Lexington, Mass. -- 03/07/12
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QD Vision, Inc. today announced that Professor Ching Tang, inventor of the organic light emitting diode (OLED) and a winner of the prestigious Wolf Prize in the field of chemistry, has joined the company’s scientific advisory board.

Currently the Doris Johns Cherry Professor at the University of Rochester, Tang is credited with several key innovations that led to commercialization of OLED flat-panel display technology, including the discovery of the basic heterojunction device structure.

“Ching Tang is an extraordinary talent and we are thrilled to have him join Professor Vladimir Bulovic and Professor Moungi Bawendi on QD Vision’s three-member scientific advisory board,” said Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD Vision founder and Chief Technology Officer. “His creation of the OLED and organic photovoltaic fields has shaped 25 years of research and technology around the world, changing how we display information and harvest solar energy. We look forward to him having a similar impact on our quantum dot devices in the lighting and display markets.”

In addition to the Wolf Prize, Professor Tang has received numerous industry awards. These include, the Daniel E. Noble Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to emerging technologies, the Humboldt Research Award, and the Jan Racjhman Prize from the Society for Information Display. His seminal paper on OLED technology was published in 1987 in Applied Physics Letters, and to this day has been cited by more scientists than any other paper published in the history of the journal. Professor Tang is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

“QD Vision’s leadership in the commercialization of quantum dot materials, and its ground breaking research into electroluminescent applications of the technology, is really impressive” said Professor Tang. “I am truly excited to be joining this world-class team of scientists and engineers in the field of nanotechnology.”

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