Plenary Lecturers

 

      

                      

Professor Chihaya Adachi

"Exciton management in OLEDs and future organic laser diodes."

Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA), Kyushu University.

Prof. Adachi obtained his doctorate in Materials Science and Technology in 1991 from Kyushu University. Before returning to Kyushu University as a professor of the Center for Future Chemistry and the Department of Applied Chemistry, he held positions at Ricoh Co., Shinshu University, Princeton University, and at Chitose Institute of Science and Technology. He became a distinguished professor at Kyushu University in 2010, and his current posts also include director of Kyushu University’s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) since 2010.

   

 

     
 
 

 

Professor Donal D.C. Bradley CBE, FRS, CEng, FIET, FInstP, FRSA

"Conformation as a Vector for Optoelectronic and Photonic Property Control in Conjugated Polymers."

Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Professor of Engineering Science and Physics at the University of Oxford.

As Head of Division, Professor Bradley has overall responsibility for science and engineering, addressing both strategic and operational aspects of the delivery of education, research and impact, and ensuring an environment that supports excellence in scientific research.

In addition, he leads a research programme within the Departments of Engineering Science and Physics. His research focuses on the physics and application of novel materials and devices, especially the use of solution processed semiconductors for energy efficient displays and lighting, solar energy, sensing, imaging and communications. He is a co-inventor of conjugated polymer electroluminescence, an innovation that launched the wider field of plastic electronics.

Professor Bradley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2004, of the Institute of Physics in 2005 and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2013. He was awarded a CBE in 2010 for services to science.

   

 

     

 

     

 

Professor Yasuhiro Koike

"Novel Photonic Polymers for Ultra High-Speed and High-Quality Display Systems."

Professor, Keio University, Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute, Board Member of Councilors of Keio University.

Yasuhiro Koike is renowned for inventing the world’s fastest graded-index plastic optical fiber, and Highly Scattered Optical Transmission Polymer that has been widely adopted as LCD backlight of laptop computers such as Sony VAIO.  Using his original technologies, he’s been currently developing high-speed and high-quality 8K video transmission system.

He served Core Researcher in the FIRST Program which was conducted by the Cabinet Office of Japan for advancing cutting-edge research. He is the awardee of International Engineering and Technology Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Fujiwara Award, and Medal with Purple Ribbon from Palace, SID Special Recognition Award, etc.