is director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA), program coordinator of Kyushu University's Education Center for Global Leaders in Molecular Systems for Devices, and director of the Fukuoka i3 Cneter for Organic Photonics and Electronics. He received his doctorate in Materials Science and Technology from Kyushu University in 1991. After holding positions as a research chemist and physicist at the Chemical Products R&D Center at Ricoh Co., a research associate at the Department of Functional Polymer Science at Shinshu University, a member of the researcher staff at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, and an associate professor and professor at Chitose Institute of Science and Technology. He was appointed professor of the Center for Future Chemistry and the Department of Applied Physics, Kyushu University, and became a distinguished professor there in 2010. Since 2013, he has led the JST-ERATO Adachi Molecular Exciton Engineering Project as research director until 2019. He has received a number of honorary awards, e.g., the Commendation for Science and Technology from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Science and Technology Promotion Category, Studies on Organic Electroluminescence in 2004; SID Fellow Awards in 2014; the Japan Society of Applied Physics Fellow Awards in 2016; and Thomson Reuters Research Front Award 2016.
Reiji Hattori is a professor at the Global Innovation Center, Kyushu University. His work mainly involves technologies of OLED display, electronics paper, touch sensor panel and wireless power transmission. He received his M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Osaka University, Japan, in 1988 and 1986, respectively. He became a research associate at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Osaka University, in 1989 and received his Ph.D. degree from the same university in 1992. He moved to Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, as an associate professor in 1997 and he was promoted to professor in 2009. He is a member of SID, IEEE, IEICE and JSAP. He was awarded Distinguished Paper of SID ’04.
Hironori Kaji is a professor at Kyoto University. He received his Ph.D in inorganic chemistry from Kyoto University in 1994. After his Ph.D, he joined the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, as an assistant professor, and was appointed an associate professor and full professor in 2003 and 2009, respectively. He was a visiting scientist of the University of Massachusetts from 1998 to 1999 and was a research fellow of Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology supported by Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2002 to 2006. His research interests include fabrications of organic light-emitting diodes, organic and perovskite solar cells, synthesis for device fabrications, development of advanced solid-state NMR methodologies for analysis, and quantum chemical calculations.
Takatoshi Tsujimura is a Konica Minolta Fellow and general manager of OLED business, Konica Minolta Inc. He received his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology, respectively. He worked at IBM Japan for TFT-LCD development and was selected as one of the "10 best engineers/researchers in 10 best Japanese companies" by Nikkei Electronics Magazine. He demonstrated OLED's capability for large TV and received the SID Special Recognition Award in 2008. He moved to Kodak as a director and developed 100% NTSC white + color filter OLED display, which has become the industry standard for OLED-TV. He is currently a Konica Minolta Fellow and general manager of OLED business, Konica Minolta Inc. He received the SID Fellow Award in 2013. He is an SID executive and served as a SID Japan chapter chair in past. He holds 144 patents worldwide.