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Published date:2014-05-14    Provided by:School of Science
 
Title: Solid state lighting: new challenges in molecular electronics
Guest SpeakerPaul E. Burrows
Time2014-4-2, 10:00-12:00
LocationMeeting Room 7215, School of Science
Content &Introduction 
Molecular electronics started with the idea of using single molecules as electronic components. The challenge of heterogeneous self-assembly still limits the application of true molecular electronics, but great progress has been made in utilizing molecular electronic building blocks for organic materials in energy conversion applications. Commercialization has been particularly successful in the field of flat panel displays and now early demonstrations of organic solid state lighting are encouraging further research. We examine some progress, challenges and opportunities for the further application of these materials to high efficiency solid state lighting, from the perspective of both understanding the fundamental materials and scaling products to commercialization. In both areas, much research and development remains to be done and the future potential is very bright.
Paul E. Burrows obtained the PhD degree in Physics from Queen Mary College, University of London, in 1989. His work there led to the design of a three dimensional molecular electronic device known as the Inchworm Memory. From 1990 – 1991 he was a Research Scientist in the Frontier Research Program at the Riken Institute in Japan working on the fabrication of organic thin films under ultra-high vacuum. From 1992, Burrows also held research appointments at the University of Southern California and Princeton University, where he was a Research Scholar from 1997 to 2000. His work encompassed the first demonstration of organic molecular quantum well structures and a portfolio of intellectual property around organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) including transparent, staked, flexible and phosphorescent light emitters which led to the spinout of Universal Display Corporation. He subsequently joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Laboratory Fellow in the Energy Science and Technology Directorate, building capabilities in organic solid state lighting for the U.S. Department of Energy. He was also instrumental in the development of multilayer thin film encapsulation for OLEDs, the latter work leading to the spinout of Vitex Systems Inc. which was eventually acquired by Samsung Cheil. In 2008, he began to work as an independent consultant as Reata Research. In 2013, he was appointed Senior Vice President for Research at the Institute of New Energy, Shenzhen, China. Dr. Burrows has over 100 refereed publications and is a co-inventor of 94 issued U.S. patents in various areas of organic thin film technology.