Karl Leo received the Blaise-Pascal-Medal of the European Academy of Sciences
Professor of Physics Karl Leo from the Technical University Dresden has received the Blaise-Pascal- Medal of the European Academy of Sciences in an online award ceremony in May 2021. The European Academy of Sciences established the Blaise-Pascal-Medal, named after the great French mathematician-physicist-philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), in 2003. The award recognizes outstanding and proven personal contributions to science and technology and the promotion of excellence in research and teaching.
After Karl Leo received the Jan-Rajchmann-Prize in April and nominated for the European Inventor Award in early May, the Blaise-Pascal-Medal is already the third award in recent times.
The European Academy of Sciences, a non-profit, independent non-governmental organization, thus honors his achievements in the field of organic semiconductors. Leo works on methods to increase the efficiency of OLEDs with a dedicated and motivated team. The breakthrough came in 1998, when his team first produced an organic OLED that was multiple times more efficient, sustainable and had a longer lifetime than earlier versions. Meanwhile, OLED displays, organic solar cells and organic sensors developed at TU Dresden are sold globally.
Congratulations to Karl Leo!