Scientific Advisors

The Quantum Materials leadership team taps into expert knowledge provided by a group of leading scientific advisors..

Munisamy Anandan Scientic Advisor

Munisamy Anandan

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Munisamy Anandan is a Managing Member of Organic Lighting Technologies LLC, Austin, Texas. He has 40 years of experience in various flat panel display technologies - namely, LCD, Plasma, OLED, FED and LCD backlight. He held senior positions in various companies that include Bell Communications Research, Matsushita Electric and eMagin Corporation.

Dr. Anandan is the past president of the Society for Information Display. For the past 12 years he has specialized in LED backlight, for LCDs for various applications including TV, and LED/OLED lighting. He has delivered several key-note addresses, seminars and invited talks at various international conferences around the world, on LED backlight, LED lighting and OLED lighting.

Also, he has issued patents on quantum dot and quantum rod based novel pixelated backlight for LCDs, employed in multiplicity of applications. Dr. Anandan has numerous patents and publications and has been given several awards that include the R&D 100 Award, in recognition of his work. He is Senior Member of IEEE and SID. He has just completed writing one part of a book on ‘Quantum dots and rods and their application to LED backlight for LCD’.

Tomio Gotoh Scientific Advisor

Tomio Gotoh

Scientific Advisor

Tomio Gotoh is a consultant for diverse advanced technologies in Japan. He is a principal inventor of the NEC TK-80, the first Japanese microcomputer in 1976. He led numerous product launches that made Nippon Electric Company (NEC) the Japanese personal computer industry leader.

As NEC’s visionary pioneer, Mr. Gotoh contributed significantly during the dawn of the PC era with his industry colleagues Bill Gates, Gary Kildall, Kay Nishi and other legendary inventors.


Ghassan Jabbour Scientific Advisor

Ghassan Jabbour

Scientific Advisor

Professor Ghassan Jabbour is Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He was the Founding Director of the Solar and Photovolatic Engineering Center, Named Professor of Materials Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAUST. He was one of the founding PIs for the Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University (ASU), the Director of Flexible and Organic Electronics Development at FDC, Director of Advanced Photovoltaics Center (ASU), and a Professor of the School of Materials (ASU).

Prof. Jabbour has had many distinguished honors and awards including: 1) SPIE Fellow (youngest fellow the year of the award), 2) Fellow of European Optical Society, 3) Distinguished Professor of Finland-Academy of Finland, 4) Al-Rawabi Endowed Research Chair Professor (only one at KAUST at the time), 5) Numerous keynote, plenary, seminars, and invited talks (more than 550) at national and international scientific conferences and universities, roadmap meetings and workshops, 6) Invited to attend the dinner for the Millennium Award Ceremony (2010 and 2012) in Helsinki, Finland, 7) An MRS Symposium X speaker, and a Keynote Speaker (total 4) at the Grand Challenges of Photonics-EOS Annual Meeting, 2010-Paris, 8) Best Poster (2 posters) Award at the USA National Academy of Engineering 2006/the Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 9) one of four professors from the western world invited to the prestigious Nature Photonics (Solar Cells Session) sponsored Technology Conference in Japan (2010), and 10) A Guest Editor of MRS Bulletin on Organic Photovoltaics (2005). Moreover, Prof. Jabbour was the only academic invited to speak at the US 2006 Senate Science and Technology Caucus on Advancing Energy Efficiency.

Professor Jabbour has been the Chair/Co-Chair/Committee Member/Session Chair of more than 250 leading conferences. His research and development advances have been highlighted in numerous international journals, magazines and newspapers, including Chemical and Engineering News, Angewandte Chemie, Nature, Nature Photonics, Science, Scientific Reports (Nature), IEEE, Advanced Materials, MIT Technology Review, MRS Bulletin, USA Today, PC Magazine, LA Times, Boston Globe, Wired, Financial Times London, NSF website on "Technological Challenges for Flexible, Light-weight, Low-cost Scalable Electronics and Photonics", and NSF 2005 Year of Physics, to mention a few.

For his research, Prof. Jabbour raised more than $250 million over the last 14 years as a PI, CoPI and/or collaborator. Prof. Jabbour is an Editor of the Light: Science & Applications (Nature Publishing Group), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Display Technology, and Guest Editor for Nanotechnology (IoP) on 3D printing special issue.