J. William Doane

J. William Doane is Director of the Liquid Crystal Institute and Professor of Physics at Kent State University. Dr. Doane directs the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials (ALCOM), a consortium consisting of Kent, Case Western Reserve, and Akron universities.

A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Dr. Doane has 180 published articles and holds 10 patents. He is cofounder of the company Kent Display Systems, LP and serves on its board of directors. He serves on the editorial board of Liquid Crystals and Display and Imaging, and currently is treasurer of the International Liquid Crystal Society. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; the Australian National University, Canberra; and the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He maintains applied and basic research laboratories on liquid crystal displays and display devices.

Dr. Doane earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri in 1965. He served on the JTEC panel on Display Technologies in Japan from 1991-92.

Patricia E. Cladis

Patricia E. Cladis received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester (1968) in the field of superconductivity. She then spent three years in Orsay, France doing research on the physics of liquid crystals with the Orsay Liquid Crystal Group (initiated in 1971 by Professor P.G. de Gennes, who was awarded the 1991 Physics Nobel Prize for his work on complex materials, that is, liquid crystals and polymers). Dr. Cladis joined Bell Laboratories in 1972 to continue physics research on liquid crystals that involved her developing expertise in their material properties and processing.

Dr. Cladis is the author or coauthor of more than 100 papers, a member of the SID, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of many APS/AIP Committees, a Board Member of the International Liquid Crystal Society, Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board of the NSF Science and Technology Center (ALCOM) of the Liquid Crystal Institute (Kent State University), Case Western University and the University of Akron and the University of Illinois College of Engineering Advisory Board. She is well- known for her work on liquid crystal defects, her discovery of the reentrant nematic phase, and her work on phase transitions and pattern formation in liquid crystals.

In 1991 and 1992, Dr. Cladis used her knowledge of liquid crystals to evaluate flat panel display technology in Japan. P.E. Cladis is a 1993 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Her current interests are pattern formation in complex fluids such as liquid crystals and polymers.

Christopher J. Curtin

Christopher J. Curtin is Director of Systems Development at Silicon Video Corporation in Cupertino, CA. Mr. Curtin had been involved with cathode ray tubes all his career, initially at Tektronix Inc., in Beaverton, Oregon; in design engineering roles for oscilloscope and computer terminal CRTs; and then as Manufacturing Manager of the Tektronix CRT facility. As General Manager of the Display Devices Division at Tektronix from 1983 to 1988, he was responsible for moving the organization from a centralized cost center to an independent business entity.

During the past four years, Mr. Curtin has been involved with the development of field emission display technology. As a cofounder of Coloray Display Corporation, he worked closely with Capp Spindt and his team at SRI International. His role at Silicon Video involves the integration of a new field emission technology into a finished display.

Chris Curtin received a B.S. degree in Physics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He is active in the Society for Informational Display and has published numerous papers on cathode ray tubes and field emission displays.

James Larimer

James Larimer is Principal Scientist of Computational Human Engineering Research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialty in statistics from Purdue University in 1970, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Human Performance Center at the University of Michigan. From 1972 to 1987, he was a Professor of Psychology and later Chairman of the Department at Temple University in Philadelphia. From 1983 to 1985, he was the Director of the Program in Sensory Physiology at the National Science Foundation. He joined NASA in 1987.

He has published scientific articles on mechanisms of human color vision, the control of sensitivity in biological vision systems, and statistics. In the engineering literature he has contributed articles on the computational modeling of visibility, tiling geometries for flat panel displays, the spatial resolution gray- scale trade-off, the modeling of active matrix liquid crystal displays, CAD tools for the development of flat panel displays, digital image fusion, and imaging through fog.

Marko M.G. Slusarczuk

Marko M.G. Slusarczuk is currently Director of Business Development at Silicon Video Corporation in Cupertino, CA. Prior to his employment with Silicon Video Corporation he was Vice President and General Counsel of USP Holdings in Ann Arbor, Michigan. USP Holdings seeks to develop ties with scientists at the institutes of the former Soviet Union, and to identify and coordinate the commercialization of promising technologies.

Dr. Slusarczuk is the former director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) program in high definition display technology. He has also been an Assistant Director at the Institute for Defense Analyses, an attorney, and an entrepreneur.

Dr. Slusarczuk is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and his Doctor of Science degree in Material Sciences. He is also a graduate of Boston College Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor. He has been actively involved in the Society for Information Display and the District of Columbia Bar. Dr. Slusarczuk is a native speaker of Ukrainian.

Jan B. Talbot

Jan B. Talbot is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Dr. Talbot has conducted research in electrophoretic deposition of phosphors in the processing of advanced displays. She heads the Project for Display Phosphor Research at UCSD, which focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and processing of phosphors for high definition display applications. Her other research interests are electrodeposition in magnetic recording and microelectronics technologies, corrosion problems, and electrochemical transport phenomena. She has published over fifty papers in these areas.

Dr. Talbot has been a professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences at UCSD since 1986. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Chemical Technology Division from 1975-1981. She is a member of the Society for Information Displays, the Electrochemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the Materials Research Society, and the Society of Women Engineers.

Zvi Yaniv

Zvi Yaniv is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Display Systems and Advanced Technologies Incubator, Inc. He is an authority in electro-optics, liquid crystal technology, amorphons, semiconductors, technology commercialization, and business management. He has published over 100 articles and holds more than 40 patents.

Dr. Yaniv was a founder of OIS Optical Imaging Systems, Inc., the only American manufacturer of active matrix flat panel displays. He served as President during its years of development and commercialization of advanced displays and image sensors.

Earlier Dr. Yaniv held ranking positions with the Practical Engineering College, Berr-Sheba; National Institute for Technical Training, Tel-Aviv; and Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Dr. Yaniv holds degrees in Physics, Mathematics and Electro- optics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Kent State University. He has received awards from both universities and the Scientific Research Society, and was elected Fellow of the Society for Information Display.

Published: December 1994; WTEC Hyper-Librarian