The Georgia Tech-COPE Distinguished Lecture Series provides the Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities a unique opportunity to interact with world-renowned scientists from across the globe. Chosen for their seminal contributions to research in organic photonics and electronics, invited Lecturers share their expertise in a wide range of topics relevant to this exciting field.
April 12, 2013 - Dr. Franky So
Dr. Franky So received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991. He was the Manager of the OLED Program at the Motorola Corporate Research Laboratories and then the Head of Research at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors responsible for the OLED development. He joined the University of Florida in 2005 and is currently the Rolf E. Hummel Professor of Electronic Materials, a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor and the Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. So is a Chartered Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE). His research interest is in the area of organic light emitting diodes, organic solar cells, infrared sensors and radiation detectors. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Materials Science and Engineering Reports and also an Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Display Technology, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, SPIE Journal of Photonics for Energy. Dr. So has edited one book and is an author of 3 book chapters. He has over 100 refereed publications, 70 issued patents and another 20 patent applications.