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Unidym Establishes Technical Advisory Board

Published on July 3, 2007 at 11:30 PM

Unidym, the nanotechnology company that develops high-performance, cost-effective products for the electronics industry, and majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation, today announced it has established a Technical Advisory Board. The board, whose members are internationally recognized leaders of the scientific community with expertise ranging from nanoscale materials to printed electronics, will advise the company as it moves into its next phase of growth.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to attract scientists of such high caliber and repute,” said Art Swift, CEO of Unidym. “We look forward to working together with the Board as we further our technology platform and explore new applications.”

Members of the Technical Advisory Board at Unidym are:

  • Professor P. M. Ajayan is the Henry Burlage Professor of Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he directs a multi-disciplinary team effort with the goal of developing carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as functional materials. He has worked in the field from its onset and his recent contributions include tunable-pore CNT membrane filters, chip cooling with integrated CNT architectures, CNT based Gecko- tape, controlled fabrication of CNT architectures, and CNT-polymer composites.
  • Professor Mike McGehee of Stanford University is an internationally recognized expert on new materials for energy-saving applications. His current focus is on new generation solar cells. This year Professor McGehee has been selected as the Young Investigator of the Year by the Materials Research Society.
  • George Gruner, Distinguished Professor at the University of California Los Angeles, has pioneered the field of CNT films for printed and transparent electronics, and is engaged in developing nanotechnology-based application opportunities. He also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Unidym.
  • Professor Jin Jang of Kyung Hee University, Korea, is a leader of the field of display development. Among other achievements, he has developed active matrix displays on plastic substrates, and is also involved in developing low-temperature nanotube deposition processes for display applications. He is the author or co-author of over 500 technical publications.
  • Professor Jie Liu of Duke University is involved in the production and exploration of CNTs. His research group has been working at the forefront of CNT synthesis and chemical functionalization, and has made significant contributions to the synthesis of various nanotube forms using chemical vapor deposition methods.
  • John Rogers, Founder Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the world’s leading expert on flexible macroelectronics and has pioneered the fabrication of novel CNT architectures and high performance electronic devices.

Unidym is actively pursuing joint development and partnerships with manufacturers of touch panels, solar cells, and flat panel displays. The company expects to execute key agreements and begin joint development work in the near future.

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