Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan
Stephen Forrest received his BA degree in physics from the University of California, and his MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Michigan. In 1985, Forrest joined USC and in 1992, moved to Princeton University. In
2006, he rejoined the University of Michigan as Vice President for Research, where he is the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor. A Fellow of the APS, IEEE and OSA and a member of the National Academy of Engineering,
the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors, he has received numerous awards and medals for his invention of phosphorescent OLEDs, innovations in organic LEDs, organic thin
films and advances in photodetectors for optical communications. He is co-founder or founding participant in several companies, including Sensors Unlimited, Epitaxx, Inc., NanoFlex Power Corp. (OTC: OPVS), Universal Display
Corp. (NASDAQ: OLED) and Apogee Photonics, Inc., and is on the Growth Technology Advisory Board of Applied Materials. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where he is
a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering. He received an honorary doctorate from the Technion and the Henry Russel Lectureship at the University of Michigan. His first book, Organic Electronics: Foundations to applications, was published in September 2020.