Real World Applications of OLED Technology [Online Event]
Presented by SGInnovate and the Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST)
Smartphones, tablets, laptops and TV screens - Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology is improving the world of images in leaps and bounds.
In layman terms, the technology uses layers of organic molecules to convert electricity into light. However, these molecules may be excellent emitters but are poor electrical conductors. To fully utilise the molecules, OLED are created to be thinner than human hair, but this may not be suitable for devices. Besides the width, cost-efficiency and the lifetime of OLED are also necessary considerations. Discover the innovations and improvements made with the technology to solve these problems as OLED experts from Japan, Taiwan and Singapore shed light on OLED and its real-world applications.
With the purpose to bridge Japan's and Singapore's Science, Technology and Innovation ecosystems for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities, SGInnovate and the Japan Science & Technology Agency are co-presenting a series of talks by notable startups, researchers and corporate innovators on various Deep Tech topics.
Date: 4 August 2020, Tuesday
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (Singapore Time / UTC+8)
- Junji Adachi, Co-founder and CEO, Kyulux
- Chien Le Li, Senior Assistant Vice President and OLED R&D Engineer Director, WiseChip Semiconductor Inc
- Yang Le, Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), A*Star
10:30am – 10:35am: Opening Remarks by SGInnovate and Japan Science & Technology Agency
10:35am –10:55am: Towards the Commercialisation of Hyperfluorescence by Junji Adachi, Co-founder and CEO, Kyulux
10:55am –11:10am: WiseChip’s PMOLED Provides You a Better Solution and Life by Chien Le Li, Senior Assistant Vice President and OLED R&D Engineer Director, WiseChip Semiconductor Inc.
11:10am – 11:30am: Next-generation High-Efficiency OLEDs: Novel Emission Mechanism & Device Architecture by Yang Le, Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), A*Star
Junji Adachi, Co-founder and CEO, Kyulux
Junji Adachi is Co-founder and CEO of Kyulux, commercialising an innovative OLED emitting technology - Hyperfluorescence™.
Before founding Kyulux in 2015, he was involved in Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) development as the head of strategic research planning in Kyushu University. Prior to joining Kyushu University in 2010, he was an experienced engineer and manager with 30 years in the industry at Panasonic where he was involved in projects for developing and commercialising cutting-edge technologies such as residential fuel cell system, organic photovoltaics and MEMS. Between 1994 to 1996, he was a visiting researcher at MIT for non-Newtonian fluid analysis of polymer composite.
Chien Le Li, Senior Assistant Vice President and OLED R&D Engineer Director, WiseChip Semiconductor Inc.
Chien-Le Li is a Senior Assistant Vice President and OLED R&D Engineering Director of Wisechip Semiconductor Inc., an OLED manufacturing factory in Taiwan that focuses on new OLED devices and innovative applications.
Li has more than ten years’ experience with OLED, and his expertise includes OLED fluorescent, phosphorous material and OLED devices. At WiseChip Semiconductors Inc., Li leads his team to develop flexible and transparent OLED products and have published eight journals and ten patents.
Before working at WiseChip Semiconductor Inc., Li led the LED MOCVD project and help built the LED mass production line as part of OptoTech’s OLED business. In 2011, he joined Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company where he worked on the 40, 20 and 16 nm semiconductor processes. He obtained his PhD from National Tsing Hua University.
Yang Le, Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), A*Star
Yang Le received a Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) in Chemistry from Imperial College London, under the A*STAR National Science Scholarship.
Following a year of research in printable organic photovoltaics (IMRE, A*STAR), she then pursued a PhD with the same scholarship, and subsequent postdoctoral stint, in optoelectronic physics in the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof Sir Richard H Friend who has been a leading pioneer in plastic electronics. This experience brought her to the frontier of novel optoelectronics. Her breakthrough came when she and her colleagues discovered a new emission mechanism in a class of new materials, leading to record-efficiency organic LEDs, an achievement useful for next-generation printable display technology.
She is now working in the Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE, A*STAR) on luminescent materials, flexible electronics and smart biomedical sensors. The team aims to develop smart biomedical sensors for multiple biomarkers in sweat. In 2018, she was a SERC Career Development Award recipient, a grant that allows her to pursue luminescent materials and their applications in display, communication and colour-conversion. Yang Le has been actively involved with the local materials research ecosystem, such as being an active part of the Materials Research Society-Singapore and chairing national and international materials conferences, workshops and outreach events. Yang Le was also a Finalist in the Singapore L’OReal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship 2018.