Dr. Bhabendra Pradhan Board Member
Bhabendra is the CTO of NanoHoldings and an experienced nanotechnology scientist with over 15 years in research and business development for nano and alternative energy technologies. Prior to joining Nanoholdings Bhabendra served as Director of the Novel Carbon and Fuel Cell Business for Columbian Chemicals Company where he developed two unique product lines – noble metal supported catalysts for fuel cells and carbon nano-materials. Bhabendra was also a consultant to Carbolex, a nanomaterials start-up; Senior Research Associate in the Energy Institute and Department of Physics at Penn State University; Lecturer at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials at Tohoku University, Japan; and Research Fellow at the Institute of Technology in Delhi. Bhabendra obtained his BSc and MSc from Sambalpur University, and his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, all in Chemistry and his technology management certification from CalTech.
Professor Andrew Rinzler Chief Scientific Advisor, Co-founder
Professor Rinzlers research interests have ranged from the development of a microelectrode repair station in a flat panel display production line (while working as a Materials Design Engineer) to carbon nanotubes. He made seminal contributions to nanotube synthesis, purification and applications while he held a post doctoral position in Richard Smalley's group at Rice University. Currently his research focuses on the science and applications of carbon nanotubes. His group at University of Florida was the first to develop methods of forming transparent films of pure carbon nanotubes that possess sufficient electrical conductivity to be technologically relevant as transparent electrodes and the first to demonstrate their application in electro-optic devices. He has more than 100 peer reviewed publications and 44 granted patents and pending patent applications. He has served on the editorial board of the Institute of Physics journal Nanotechnology, and in 2006 he served on a multiagency panel that investigated the manufacturing of carbon nanotubes worldwide.
Dr. Franky So Scientific Advisor, Co-founder
Prof. So is a world expert in organic based electronics. Prior to joining the University of Florida in 2005 he served as Head of Materials and Devices Research at OSRAM Opto-Semiconductors beginning in 2001. From 1996 to 2001 he was Program Manager at Motorola Corporate Research Labs. Dr. So is currently a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE and Associate Editor of 4 research journals. He serves on the SPIE Optics and Photonics conference committee. Dr. So holds 67 issued patents and has 14 pending. He has 84 publications and has given 48 invited talks. He received his B.A. in Physics in 1979 from Hamilton College, M.S. in Materials Science in 1982 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD in 1991 from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Do Young Kim Scientific Advisor, Co-founder
Dr. Kim co-founded nVerPix with the goal of developing and commercializing the CN-VFET and CN-VOLET for AMOLED displays. He is skilled in fabrication and characterization of organic electronic devices (OLED and Organic photovoltaic cell) as well as inorganic electronic devices (poly-Si TFT and colloidal PbS nanocrystal photodetector). He received his B.S. degree (1999) and M.S. degree (2002) in physics from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea. After receiving his M.S. degree, he worked as a research scientist at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Youngin, South Korea investigating the fabrication of poly-Si TFTs on plastic substrates, a core technology in realizing flexible OLED displays. In 2005, he joined Franky So’s group at the University of Florida as a graduate student where he invented a light-weight, low cost energy efficient infrared sensitive OLED technology that can be fabricated into sensors to replace night vision equipment, and also worked on organic photovoltaic cells that have a n-type Molybdenum oxide interlayer for enhancing the extraction efficiency of photo-generated charge carriers. After receiving his PhD degree (2009) in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, he continued there as a Postdoctoral Associate and also as Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder at NIRVision LLC, which seeks to commercialize infrared sensitive OLED technology. Dr. Kim has 28 publications, 14 issued patents, another 13 patent applications pending and 67 conference presentations.
Dr. Jin Jang Scientific Advisor
Professor Jin Jang is a leader in the field of display development. Among other achievements, he has developed active matrix displays on plastic substrates, and is also involved in developing low-temperature nanotube deposition processes for display applications.
Prof. Jin Jang serves as Chair Professor of the Department of Information Display at Kyung Hee University. Professor Jang is the director of the TFT-LCD Research Center and Advanced Display Research Center at Kyung Hee University. Prof. Jang served as Chief of the Planning Division, Display business unit at Ministry of Knowledge Economy, South Korea. He also served as the vice president of The Korean Information Display Society. He has been Director of LG Display Co., Ltd. since March 2011. He serves as an Outside Director at Kolon Industries, Inc. Prof. Jang holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Seoul National University, and a master's degree and a Ph.D. in physics from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science.