Photo of the 2018 SSL student poster competition winners.

Taehwan Kim, Juan (Rachel) He, James Brodrick, Kwing Tong, Shima Nezhadbadeh

DOE announced the winners of the 2018 Student Poster Competition at the 15th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, held January 29-31 in Nashville, Tennessee. The heart of these workshops is a poster session, where project investigators from all DOE-funded R&D projects share updates on their work.

Now in its third year, the student poster competition attracted over a dozen submissions from graduate students across the country. Submissions were judged based on quality of research, novelty, and innovation; impact on the field of SSL; and presentation quality and clarity.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 student competition:

  • Juan (Rachel) He, University of Central Florida: “Stable, Cost-Effective Perovskite-Polymer Composites as Tunable Downconverters for Tailored Lighting”
  • Taehwan Kim, The Pennsylvania State University: “Kirigami-based Three-dimensional OLED Concepts for Architectural Lighting”
  • Shima Nezhadbadeh, University of New Mexico: “CMOS-compatible Plenoptic Detector for LED Lighting Applications”
  • Kwing Tong, University of California, Los Angeles: “Efficient Light Extraction of OLEDs on a Fully Solution-processed Flexible Substrate”