Optoelectronics Committee News: Professor Donal Bradley Elected to the National Academy of Inventors 

Professor Donal Bradley (KAUST), the Chair of the Rank Prize Funds Optoelectronics Committee, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Photo c. Khulud Muath

 

The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have created or facilitated outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election as an NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

This election recognises Donal’s work as a pioneer of soluble semiconductors. Donal co-invented conjugated polymer electroluminescence and co-founded Cambridge Display Technology Ltd. Amongst many other contributions, he has facilitated the development of roll-to-roll printed solar cells by serving on the Board of Solar Press Ltd. in the UK and supporting CSEM Brasil in establishing Sunew. Most recently, he co-founded PeroLED Ltd., a perovskite-focused display and lighting company.

Donal and the rest of the Fellows will be inducted at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors in June 2021, in Tampa, Florida.

Many congratulations to Donal!