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NOTE: This is a past event.
Society for Information Display – Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Thursday May 17, 2012

Columbia University

Members and non-members of SID are welcome

Integrated Manufacturing Technologies for OLED Lighting Products

Presenter:   G. Rajeswaran, Ph.D., Moser Baer Technologies


The global lighting industry is going through a major transformation with inefficient technologies being phased out.  Two emerging solid-state lighting options, LED and OLED lighting, provide safe and efficient alternatives to older lighting technologies and can complement each other in how they are used in future lighting applications.  Remarkable progress has been made over the last few years in OLED lighting technology with small area OLED devices now exceeding luminous efficacies of 100 lumens/watt.  The next challenge is to develop and establish the necessary manufacturing platforms which will deliver the performance/cost goals for OLED lighting products.

This presentation will discuss the performance/cost requirements for OLED lighting and provide context within the US Department of Energy’s roadmap and programs to facilitate the commercialization of OLED lighting.  The talk will focus on the manufacturing technology for OLED lighting and review the similarities and differences between OLED displays and OLED lighting. 

This presentation will conclude with a description of the current status of the US OLED lighting pilot line being established in Canandaigua, New York by Moser Baer Technologies. The pilot line, with a target capacity of 500K panels per year of 150x150mm OLED lighting products, is being set up in partnership with Universal Display Corporation to demonstrate the performance/cost targets necessary for OLED lighting products to be commercially successful.


Speaker’s Biography

 G. “Raj” Rajeswaran
is the Group Chief Technology Officer of Moser Baer India Ltd. &Chief Executive Officer, Moser Baer Technologies, Inc., Canandaigua, New York.

Raj served as President and CTO of Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd (NewDelhi, India) from July 2007 until October 2008. From November 2008, he is serving as the Group CTO for all the Moser Baer business units including PV. In addition, his current responsibilities include the role of CEO of Moser Baer Technologies, Inc., a US subsidiary of the Moser Baer Group & responsibility for OM & TB. V. (Moser Baer’s R&D Laboratory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands), which is a Dutch subsidiary of the Moser Baer Group.

Before joining Moser Baer, for a period of 22years Raj was with Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, New York), where he was initially involved in the development of compound semiconductor materials & devices (LEDs, laser diodes) for Kodak’s high speed copiers.  In the last 12 years at Kodak, he was the program manager of Kodak’s OLED display technology and commercialization program.  In this capacity, Raj served as the Vice President of Advanced Development & Strategic Initiatives (based in Japan), where he managed Kodak’s Japan Display Operations including technology & business development in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China.  During the period from 2002 - 2004, Raj served as the Vice President of SK Display Corporation, a joint venture of Kodak & Sanyo, where he also served as a member of its Board of Directors. The world’s first active matrix OLED was commercially delivered during this period, and the world’s first digital camera containing an AMOLED display was launched by Kodak.

Raj received his Ph.D.  in  Electrical  Engineering  from  State  University  of New  York  at Buffalo –1983, his M. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1978 and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University of Madras in 1976.

Location    Interschool Lab (7th Floor)

Columbia University Schapiro/CEPSR 530

W120th Street, New York, NY

Date/Time:   Thursday, March 17, 2012
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Presentation

Please RSVP to:  secretary@sid-mac.org to help us plan dinner.  If you don’t RSVP, come anyway!

The Schapiro-CEPSR building is on 120th Street.  Access to the building is possible from 120th street or

From the central campus entrance on 116th Street after the 120th Street gate is locked (this usually occurs between 6 and 7PM).

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After 4:30PM metered parking is also available on 120th Street (be sure to bring a few quarters, the meters run until 10PM and allow 0.5h per quarter).  Columbia is on the #1 subway line which connects directly to Amtrak, NJ Transit, PATH and the LIRR at Penn Station.  Connection for Metro-North is via the Shuttle subway train from Grand Central to Times Square where you change to the uptown 1 train. Columbia is the 116th Street stop.