Karl Leo is awarded with the Jan Rajchmann Prize by the Society for Information Display (SID)
Hector Fellow Prof. Dr. Karl Leo (Technical University of Dresden) is the first German scientist to receive the award, which is endowed with 2,000 US dollars. With the award, the U.S.-based scientific society recognizes Leo's "pioneering work on OLED displays, in particular the introduction of stable and controlled doping of organic semiconductors for highly efficient OLED displays."
In 2001, Leo founded Novaled with his doctoral students Martin Pfeiffer and Jan Blochwitz, which was later acquired by Samsung and is considered one of the most successful German start-ups. By now, OLED displays can be found in almost every cell phone and will soon be found in every television screen around the world.
With the Jan Rajchmann Prize, his work now also receives international acknowledgement.
Congratulations to Karl Leo!