Departmental Seminar

Quantum rod displays

Professor Xiao Wei Sun
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

We present highly efficient colloidal core-shell quantum dots, quantum rods and perovskite nanocrystals for emerging energy-saving quality display and lighting applications. We applied these luminescent materials to make various devices including luminescent microspheres for on-chip InGaN LED packaging (photoluminescent applications), and assembling aligned quantum rod to make polarized emission films. These nanocrystal materials were also used to make high efficiency quantum dot light-emitting diodes.

Dr. Sun is presently a Chair Professor in the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. He is also the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Before joining Southern University of Science and Technology, he had been working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a Full Professor. He was the Director, Microelectronics Center at Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Nanyang Award for Research and Innovation in 2009, the 1000 Talent Award by the Chinese Government in 2012, and the Jacques Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair of INRS (Institut national de la recherchescientifique), Quebec, Canada in 2013, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer in 2018/2019. He is an Academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials. He is the fellow of several academic societies including Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE, Society for Information Display (SID), and Institute of Physics (IoP, UK).He is the founder and president of the Society for Energy Photonics, a non-profitable organization promoting photonics technologies to solve energy crisis and combat global warming and climate change. He is the Chair of IEEE Beijing Section Nanotechnology Council Guangdong Chapter. He is presently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His main research presently is on semiconductor nanocrystals for power-saving high-quality displays and lighting.

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