Invited speakers

Plenary Speakers

Achin Bhowmik, Intel Corporation, USA

Title: Merging the real & the virtual worlds

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey, the largest hearing technology company in the US, a privately held business with more than 5000 employees and operations in more than 100 countries worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s research and engineering efforts.

Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik was vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. There, he was responsible for R&D, engineering, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing systems, computer vision and artificial intelligence, autonomous robots and drones, and immersive virtual and merged reality devices. Previously, he served as the chief of staff of the Personal Computing Group, Intel’s largest business unit.
Dr. Bhowmik holds adjunct and guest professor positions, advises graduate research and lectures on human-computer interactions and perceptual computing technologies at the Liquid Crystal Institute of the Kent State University, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also on the board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership.

Dr. Bhowmik was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display (SID). He received the Industrial Distinguished Leader Award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association. He serves on the executive board for SID, and the board of directors for OpenCV. He has over 200 publications, including two books and 34 issued patents.


Gunther Haas, MICROOLED, France
Title: Overview on microdisplay technologies and applications, current status and perspectives

Josephine Socratous, FlexEnable, UK

Title: Low-cost scalable OTFT backplanes for OLCD applications 

Josephine Socratous holds a BA and MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics as well as a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her PhD thesis was on amorphous metal oxide semiconductors for thin-film transistor applications at the Optoelectronics group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Since 2015, she has been working as a research engineer at FlexEnable Ltd. She is currently working on improving the performance and reliability of organic thin film transistors as well as managing EU-funded and other projects.

Invited speakers

Peter K Baumann, AIXTRON SE, Germany

Title: Organic vapor phase deposition (OVPD®) of OLED for organic display and lighting applications

Victor Belyaev, Moscow State Region University, Russia

Title: Experimental modeling and theoretical simulation of composite systems with inhomogeneous liquid crystal orientation for display devices with enhanced performances

Victor V. Belyaev has graduated from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology in 1974. He has defended his Ph.D. degree in 1980, title of the thesis "Investigations of orientation electrooptic effects in liquid crystals" and Dr.-Eng. habil. degree in 1996, title of the thesis "Liquid crystals in optical systems for information transformation and displaying". Since 2009 Victor Belyaev is Principal Scientist / Chair of Theoretical Physics Department of Moscow Region State University. At present he is also Professor of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Vladimir Bezborodov, Belarusian State Technological University, Belarus

Title: Anisotropic-based approach for design of new materials, structured surfaces, sensors, photonic devices and displays

Vladimir S. Bezborodov, professor at the Belarusian State Technological University received his Ph.D and Doctor of Science in Organic chemistry from Belarusian State University in 1980 and 1999, respectively.

He was awarded the prize of the Council of Ministers of Belarus in 1990 for the cycle of works “Liquid- crystal materials and electro-optical devices based upon them”, in 2001 – the prize of the Ministry of education of Belarus and in 2006 – the highest prize of Russian Liquid Crystal Society «Sodruzhestvo» - Fredericks Medal for the outstanding work in the field of Liquid Crystal

In recent years, along with the research in the field of Liquid Crystal Chemistry, Bezborodov V.S. carried out the investigations aimed at obtaining of new anisotropic substances and biopolymers, fluorescent and electroluminescent materials, and other organic compounds having practical application. The monographs, more than 250 scientific works, among which more than 100 patents and
copyright certificates on inventions were published on materials of his research. He is a recognized expert in the area of Liquid Crystal Chemistry. He has been a plenary and invited speaker at National and International Conferences.

Karlheinz Blankenbach, Pforzheim University, Germany

Title: Advanced automotive display measurements - challenges and solutions

Herbert De Smet, Ghent University and IMEC, Belgium

Title: Simple multifocal lens based on liquid crystals

Evan Donoghue, eMagin Corporation, Hopewell Junction, USA

Title: Directly patterned, Ultra-high brightness 2K x 2K full-color OLED microdisplays

Evan Donoghue is a scientist and manager in the R&D group at eMagin Corporation where he is responsible for the development of directly patterned, high brightness OLED microdisplays. He also oversees development and improvement of advanced thin processes for both R&D and manufacturing. Prior to working at eMagin, he received his PhD in Physics from the University of Florida in 2012 where he studied thin films of carbon nanotubes and graphene as transparent conductive electrodes in a range of organic electronic devices, including OLEDs and a novel vertical organic light emitting transistor. He is currently an officer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Information Display and will serve as Vice-Chairman beginning in the fall of 2017.

Poopathy Kathirgamanathan, Brunel University, UK 

Title: OLEDs and QLEDs

Kris Krishnamutry, USA

Title: Footsteps in the OLED material trail: A game changing technology revolutionizing the world of displays and lighting

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 an international expert on OLED technology and strategic advisor for global corporations in Japan, Europe, and India for OLED development and Innovation Management. He serves on the Advisory Committee of OLED World Summit.

Hoi S Kwok, HKUST, Hong Kong

Title: Photoalignment by molecular rotation and applications to fabrication of optical elements

Kristiaan Neyts, Ghent University, Belgium

Title: Aligned quantum rods for LC backlights with high color purity and high efficiency

Kristiaan Neyts is full professor at Ghent University in the Electronics and Information Systems department of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Architecture. He obtained his PhD in 1992 at UGent on thin film electroluminescence and made a post-doc at UC Berkeley in 1997-1998. Now he is heading the Liquid Crystals and Photonics group that is conducting research in the fields of liquid crystals, OLEDs, electrophoresis and microscopy. This group of 20 researchers has expertise in device technology, numerical simulations and electro-optical characterization of photonic components. He is the promoter of 21 completed PhDs and co-author of over 200 papers in SCI Journals.

Christopher Russo, Luminit LLC, USA

Title: Mass production of holographic components for augmented reality applications

Mikko Soderlund, Beneq, Finland

Title: Barriers for plastic displays and lighting

Philip Surman, NTU, Singapore

Title: 3D display development at NTU’s advanced displays laboratory

António José Trindade, X-Celeprint, Ireland

Title: Assembly of RGB light-engines for emissive displays via micro-transfer printing

António José Trindade is a Research Scientist at X-Celeprint. He received his Masters in Physics Engineering in the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in 2011 where he worked extensively on Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLEDs) and Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs). His PhD. was awarded by the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) in 2015 where he made substantial work on micro-LEDs and transfer-print technologies. He has worked extensively on different device architectures and taken multiple devices from concept to fabrication/integration onto rigid/flexible substrates.
His main interests include heterogeneous integration, micro-transfer-printing, device prototyping, light-emitting semiconductors and micro-displays.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    20 July 2017
  • Full paper submission deadline (optional):
    15 December 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    7 October 2017
  • Registration deadline (presenters):
    14 October 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    22 October 2017