Dr. Stephen R. Forrest (pictured) has been added to the Applied Materials Board of Directors and also to the Strategic Committee of the Board. An expert in the fields of optoelectronics and organic compounds, Dr. Forrest is a well-known lecturer, fellow of IEEE and recipient of many awards for his inventions and innovations.
Currently serving as Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan, he also holds the titles of Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering; Professor of Physics in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts; and leader of the University’s Optoelectronics Components and Materials Group.
He also worked at Princeton University in a variety of senior academic roles including Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department and Director of the National Center for Integrated Photonic Technology. Earlier in his career, he worked at Bell Labs and the University of Southern California. A founding member of companies such as Epitaxx, Inc., Sensors Unlimited and Apogee Photonics, Inc., he has a B.A. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D., also in physics, from the University of Michigan.
By Síle Mc Mahon