Transformational lighting: changing the way we live (2017–2022)
This Fellowship will advance the science of ultrathin efficient lighting technologies based on low embedded energy organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). By creating innovative semiconductor materials and diode architectures that optimise each step in light generation; from charge injection, transport and capture, to light emission, the project aims to deliver transformative OLED lighting that exceeds the efficiency of standard fluorescents by 50%. The intended outcomes of the project are design rules for OLED componentry, including thin, flexible architectures for deployment in a range of environments. The project will then prototype the new technology at scale: demonstrating a large-area lighting module with power efficiency of 150 lm/W.