Dean's Message
Spring 2015 No.26
Optical Society Honors 'Father of OLED'
Prof Ching W Tang, IAS Bank of East Asia Professor and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, received the 2014 Nick Holonyak Jr Award from the Optical Society (OSA), a US-based global organization recognized as the leading professional association in optics and photonics. The award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to optics based on semiconductor-based optical devices and materials, including basic science and technological applications. Following Prof Tang’s breakthrough research in the 1980s, he became known as the father of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), now a significant industry with applications related to television screens and mobile phone displays, among others. In 2011, he became the first Chinese Wolf Prize Laureate in Chemistry.