Stephen Forrest

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Stephen Forrest

Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office Location(s): 377 West Hall
Lab: 3268, 3269, 3287 Randall (764.1090)
Phone: 734.647.1147

  • Fields of Study
    • Optoelectronic integrated circuits, organic thin film semiconductor and III-V semiconductor growth by molecular beam epitaxy, optoelectronic interconnections and phased array antenna systems.
  • About

    At Bell Labs, Professor Forrest investigated photodetectors for optical communications. In 1985, he joined the Electrical Engineering and Materials Science Departments at USC where he worked on optoelectronic integrated circuits and organic semiconductors. In 1992, Professor Forrest became the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.  He served as the Director of the National Center for Integrated Photonic Technology and as the Director of Princeton's Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM).  From 1997 to 2001, he served as the Chair of the Princeton’s Electrical Engineering Department. He was appointed the CSM Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering at the National University of Singapore from 2004 to 2009.  In 2006, he rejoined the University of Michigan as Vice President for Research and as the William Gould Dow Collegiate Professor in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics. A Fellow of the APS, IEEE, OSA, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, he received the IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award from 1996 to1997 and,in 1998, he was a co-recipient of the IPO National Distinguished Inventor Award as well as the Thomas Alva Edison Award for innovations in organic LEDs. In 1999, Professor Forrest received the MRS Medal for work on organic thin films. In 2001, he was awarded the IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award for advances made on photodetectors for optical communications systems. In 2006, he received the Jan Rajchman Prize from the Society for Information Display for the invention of phosphorescent OLEDs and, in 2007, he was a recipient of the IEEE Daniel Nobel Award for innovations in OLEDs. Professor Forrest has authored approximately 510 papers in refereed journals and has 236 patents. He is a co-founder and or founding participant in several companies including Sensors Unlimited, Epitaxx, Inc., Global Photonic Energy Corp., Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: PANL) and ASIP, Inc., and is on the Board of Directors of Applied Materials and PD-LD, Inc.  He also is the Chairman of the Board of Ann Arbor's SPARK, the region's economic development organization.

    Selected Publications

    Management of Singlet and Triplet Excitons for Efficient White Organic Light Emitting Devices, (Y. Sun, N. Giebink, H. Kanno, B. Ma, M.E. Thompson, and S.R. Forrest), Nature 440, 908 (2006).

    White Stacked Electrophosphorescent Organic Light-emitting Devices Employing MoO3 as a Charge Generation Layer, (H. Kanno, R.J. Holmes, Y. Sun and S.R. Forrest), Adv. Mat. 18, 339 (2006).

    Photonic Integration Using Asymmetric Twin-Waveguide (ATG) Technology. I. Concepts and Theory, (F. Xia, V.M. Menon, and S.R. Forrest), IEEE J. Sel. Topics in Quant. Electron. 11, 17 (2005).

    Controlled Growth of a Molecular Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cell, (F. Yang, M. Shtein, and S.R. Forrest), Nat. Mater. 4, 39 (2004).

    Strong Exciton-Photon Coupling and Exciton Hybridization in a Thermally Evaporated Polycrystalline Film of an Organic Small Molecule, (R.J. Holmes and S.R. Forrest), Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 186404 (2004).

    Organic Small Molecule Solar Cells with a Homogeneously Mixed Copper Phthalocyanine: C60 Active Layer, (S. Uchida, J. Xue, B.P. Rand and S.R. Forrest), Appl. Phys. Lett 84, 4218 (2004).

    The Path to Ubiquitous and Low Cost Organic Electronic Appliances on Plastic, (S.R. Forrest), Nature (London), invited 428, 911 (2004).

    Control of Quality Factor and Critical Coupling in Microring Resonators Through Integration of a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier, (V.M. Menon, W. Tong, and S.R. Forrest), IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1343 (2004).

    High Efficiency Phosphorescent Emission From Organic Electroluminescent Devices, (M.A. Baldo, D.F. O'Brien, Y. You, A. Shoustikov, M.E. Thompson and S.R. Forrest), Nature 395, 151 (1998).

    Ultrathin Organic Films Grown by Organic Molecular Beam Deposition and Related Techniques, (S.R. Forrest), Chem. Rev. 97, 1793 (1997).

  • Education
    • University of California B.A. 1972
    • University of Michigan M.S. 1974
    • University of Michigan Ph.D. 1979.