UDC Lead Scientist Elected to National Academy of Engineering


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Ewing, N.J. -- Stephen R. Forrest, Ph.D., professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University and the lead scientist from Princeton University in its partnership with Universal Display Corp. (UDC) was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Forrest was one of 77 new members named to the Academy, one of the highest distinctions in the engineering profession, and the first to be cited specifically for his work in OLED technology. The Academy cited the professor for his "advances in optoelectronic devices, detectors for fiber optics and efficient organic LEDs for displays."

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, non-profit institution that acts as an advisor to the federal government and conducts independent studies to examine important topics in engineering and technology. The NAE has more than 2,000 peer-elected members and foreign associates who comprise the very best of the engineering profession. The NAE has its primary offices in Washington, D.C. and was founded in 1964.

Forrest joined Princeton University in 1992 as the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering, and served as chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1997 through 2001. He is the author of almost 300 papers published in professional and academic journals and holds more than 80 patents, primarily in the areas of organic thin film materials and devices.

Universal Display currently has more than 450 issued and pending patents worldwide for its OLED technology. These include approximately 200 patents from its seven-year strategic research partnership with Princeton University and the University of Southern California.

Universal Display Corp. is a world leader in developing and commercializing innovative Organic Light Emitting Device (OLED) technologies. For more information, visit www.universaldisplay.com.

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