OLED R&D Projects

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DOE-funded OLED R&D projects tackle the science and technology challenges that stand in the way of achieving SSL Program targets for OLED efficacy, performance, and cost. All project selections align with the priorities and targets detailed in the R&D Opportunities, updated annually with industry input.

Learn more about Lighting R&D Challenges and testing opportunities to accelerate OLED technology advances, as well as DOE SSL Program Impacts and Research Highlights. Find details about the current OLED R&D projects below.

High Efficacy, Long Lifetime Flexible White OLED Lighting Panels
Lead Performer: OLEDWorks, LLC – Rochester, NY
High Efficiency OLED Light Engine
Lead Performer: LED Specialists, Inc. – Holbrook, NY
Improved Light Extraction for a 130 lm/W OLED Lighting Panel
Lead Performer: Pixelligent Technologies LLC – Baltimore, MD
Low Refractive Index OLEDs for Practical High Efficiency Outcoupling
Lead Performer: Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA
Manufacturable Corrugated Substrates for High Efficiency OLEDs
Lead Performer: North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC
Multifunctional Optical Outcouplers for Efficient and Stable White Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
Lead Performer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA