CECS welcomes speakers from a variety of engineering and computer science backgrounds to participate in on-campus seminars and workshops.

Seminars are held regularly during the Fall and Winter semesters from 12pm-1pm in 1410/1420 PEC proceeded by a light lunch at 11:30am. Students, faculty, staff, and guests are welcome to attend. 

"Waiting for Act 2: What is the future of organic electronics beyond LED displays?"

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Stephen Forrest

  • Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • William Gould Dow Collegiate Professor in Electrical Engineering
  • Professor, Physics and Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

December 1, 2017 | 12pm | 1410/20 PEC | Lunch Served at 11:30am

About the Speaker:

In 1992, Prof. Forrest became the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.  He served as director of the National Center for Integrated Photonic Technology, and as Director of Princeton's Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM), and from 1997-2001, he chaired Princeton’s Electrical Engineering Department. In 2006, he rejoined the University of Michigan as Vice President for Research, where he is the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor.  A Fellow of the APS, IEEE and OSA and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors, he received the IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award in 1996-97, and in 1998 he received the IPO National Distinguished Inventor Award as well as the Thomas Alva Edison Award for innovations in organic LEDs.  In 1999, Prof. Forrest received the MRS Medal for work on organic thin films. In 2001, he was awarded the IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award for advances in photodetectors for optical communications.  In 2006 he received the Jan Rajchman Prize from the Society for Information Display for invention of phosphorescent OLEDs, and is the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Daniel Nobel Award for innovations in OLEDs. In 2017 he was the recipient of the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal. Prof. Forrest has authored ~580 papers in refereed journals, and has 311 patents. He is co-founder or founding participant in several companies, including Sensors Unlimited, Epitaxx, Inc., NanoFlex Power Corp. (OTC: OPVS), Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: OLED) and Apogee Photonics, Inc., and is on the Board of Directors of Applied Materials.  He is past Chairman of the Board of the University Musical Society. He has also served from 2009-2012 as Chairman of the Board of Ann Arbor SPARK, the regional economic development organization and is now on its Board of Directors.  He has served on the Board of Governors of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where he is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering. Currently, Prof. Forrest serves as Lead Editor of Physical Review Applied and recently joined the Air Force Studies Board.