October 19, 2011 6-7 p.m.

Speaker:  Ted Sun, Ph.D., Founder, Sun Innovations

Title: Novel Emissive Projection Display on Fully Transparent and Black Screens

Abstract:   Abstract: A novel emissive projection display (EPD) system was recently developed by Sun Innovations. It is comprised of a fully transparent fluorescent screen and a dark light image projector. The screen can be applied to any glass window or windshield, without affecting visible light transmission. The dark light projector can be based on either a DLP (digital light processor) or a laser-scanner display engine. This display combines the best of both worlds from conventional projection and emissive display technologies. Like a projection display, the screen has no pixel structure and can be manufactured roll-to-roll; the display is scalable. Like plasma or CRT, the display is emissive with superior image quality and large viewing angles. It enables a fully transparent display on windows or windshields. The transparent emissive coating can also be applied to a pitch-black substrate for an innovative front-projection display on a black screen, with superior image contrast at low projection power. This fundamentally new display platform can enable multiple major commercial applications. .

Speaker Background: Dr. Ted Sun graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1993, with thesis work on synthesis and characterization of iron oxide nano-particles. He did pioneering work with Prof. Peter Schultz at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on combinatorial synthesis and screening of various functional materials. Ted received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. He worked at GE Global Research as a project leader and senior staff scientist, and as the technology leader at two other high-tech businesses in Silicon Valley before founding Superimaging in 2004 and Sun Innovations in 2006. His research covers various areas of advanced materials and their applications, including lighting, displays, bio-medical imaging, solar cells, industrial coatings, anti-counterfeiting, etc. He is author of 15 peer-reviewed articles (three in Science) and over 50 patents in the United States alone (>30 have been issued). He is the Principle Investigator and recipient of numerous research grants and awards in the US and China. The transparent display technology that he invented just won the 2011 R&D 100 Award.


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