Vladimir Bulovic: Future will be Measured in Nanometers

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Light lunch at 11:45am
Hewlett G882
Vladimir Bulovic, Associate Dean for Innovation, School of Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Biography:  Vladimir Bulović is the Associate Dean for Innovation in MIT’s School of Engineering.  He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, holding the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology, leading the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics laboratory, co-leading the MIT Innovation Initiative and co-directing the MIT-ENI Solar Frontiers Center.  He is an author of over 180 research articles (cited over 30,000 times) and an inventor of over 90 U.S. patents in areas of light emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, photodetectors, chemical sensors, programmable memories, and micro-electro machines, majority of which have been licensed and utilized by both start-up and multinational companies.  He is a co-founder of several start-up companies that together employ over 200 people, including QD Vision, Inc., producing quantum dot optoelectronic components; Kateeva, Inc., focused on development of printed organic electronics; and Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., developing nanostructured solar technologies. Bulović received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where his academic work and patents contributed to the launch of the Universal Display Corporation and the Global Photonics Energy Corporation.


Abstract:  The Nano Age is upon us … With nano-scale advancements we are reimagining Health and Life Sciences, Energy, Computing, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Quantum Science, …  That is because nano is not a specific technology. It does not belong to a particular industry or discipline. It is, rather, a revolutionary way of understanding and working with matter, and it is the key to launching the next Innovation Age, the Nano Age. 

MIT.nano rising at the heart of the campus is MIT’s newest cradle for Nano Age advancements.