Stephen  Forrest

Stephen Forrest

Climate Action Workshop

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics, and Material Sciences and Engineering and Co-chair of U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, Dr. Stephen R. Forrest will participate in the Climate Action Workshop of Summit Session 2 on October 9, at 10:45am central time.

Dr. Stephen R. Forrest’s Biography

Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering

Paul G. Goebel Professor of Electrical Engineering, Physics and

Materials Science and Engineering

Education:  B. A. Physics, 1972, University of California, MSc and PhD Physics in 1974 and 1979, University of Michigan. In 1985, Prof. Forrest joined the Electrical Engineering and Materials Science Departments at USC. In 1992, Prof. Forrest became the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.  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, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors, 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 ~620 papers in refereed journals, and has 348 US 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 and the Growth Technology Advisory Board 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.  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. He received an honorary doctorate from the Technion in 2018, and the Henry Russell Lectureship at the University of Michigan in 2019.