The work at Eight19 is based on the pioneering work at Cambridge University into plastic electronics. The company was spun out of the Optoelectronics Group in the Physics Department at the University in 2010.
The Optoelectronics Group is world renowned for its work in the area of plastic electronics. It has a track record of ground-breaking developments in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED), Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFET) and Organic Photovoltaics (OPV). The group has a history of commercialising technology, previously spinning out Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) in the area of OLEDs and Plastic Logic in the area of OFETs.
Eight19’s academic founders are:
Professor Sir Richard Friend, FRS
Richard Friend is the Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge and has over 20 years of experience pioneering developments in Plastic Electronics. His research group has demonstrated that these materials can be used in a wide range of semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells, light-emitting diodes and field-effect transistors. He co-founded Cambridge Display Technology Ltd in 1994 and Plastic Logic Ltd in 2000.
Professor Henning Sirringhaus FRS
Henning Sirringhaus is the Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory. He has been working in the field of charge transport in organic semiconductors and their application in field-effect transistors since 1997. He was awarded the Mullard award of the Royal Society in 2003. He is a member of the Optoelectronics Group, and currently the head of the Microelectronics Research Centre at the Cavendish Laboratory. He is also co-founder and Chief Scientist of Plastic Logic Ltd.
Professor Neil Greenham
Neil Greenham is Professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, and is currently the head of the Optoelectronics Group. He worked on the early development of polymer light-emitting diodes, and his research now focuses on organic photovoltaics. He has made important contributions to the imaging, spectroscopy and modelling of photovoltaic materials, and to the development of hybrid organic/inorganic photovoltaics.
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