Kyulux at the 2018 OPERA collaboration kick-off meeting

On April 9th, Kyushu University’s OPERA center held its annual collaboration group kick off meeting. The four research groups (OPERA, i3-OPERA, ISIT and Kyulux) got together and discussed the latest research and strategies going forward.

There were over 100 participants in this exciting meeting, we’re looking forward to another exciting year of close collaboration with our friends at OPERA and i3-OPERA.


Join the Kyulux team!

Kyulux is growing, and we are currently looking for three materials scientists. All three openings are for our Fukuoka office.

Engineer-Device: Support the development of new OLED materials.

Metrology-Device: Testing and Fabrication of OLED devices, preparation and execution of material and device experiments and characterizations.

Scientist-Device: Work with synthetic chemists and computational chemists to design new material targets, improve OLED devices testing, fabrication and analysis, collaborate with research institutes and organic electronics partners.

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Kyulux at nano tech 2018

Earlier this month, on February 14-16, Tokyo Big Sight hosted the nano tech 2018 exhibition and conference. This large international trade show attracted more than 44,000 visitors.

Kyulux at nano tech 2018

Kyulux participated in nano tech 2018, as part of the OPACK (Organization for Promotion Academic city by Kyushu University) zone, which also included OPERA, i3-OPERA, ISIT, AiRIMaq and others. This is the third year we have participated in this event, and this time Kyulux’s product planning manager Hidetoshi Fujimura gave a short talk and introduced Kyulux and our technology as part of the “Seeds and Needs Seminar”.

Meet Kyulux at SID DisplayWeek 2018

Display Week 2018, SID’s international display conference, is the premier event for the global display industry. The 2018 DisplayWeek will take place on May 20-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CA, US. Thousands of display professionals attend this event, and it is a great place to learn about new display technologies and meet the industry.

Kyulux will have a booth (#238) at the conference right in front of the I-ZONE. If you want to schedule a meeting with the Kyulux Team, please contact us!

Management changes at Kyulux

Kyulux has announced recent management changes and our new CEO is now former CTO Junji Adachi. Mr. Adachi, a co-founder of Kyulux, is an experienced engineer and manager with 30+ years of industry experience developing organic solar cells and commercializing residential fuel cell systems at Panasonic. Mr. Adachi has extensive experience incubating and collaborating with materials startups; He holds a B.Sc. from Osaka University and was a visiting Researcher at M.I.T.

Kyulux’s new CTO is Hisashi Okada, who holds a master of science from Nagoya University and was previously Kyulux’s manager of both the R&D and IP departments. In his 30+ year career, Mr. Okada worked at Fujifilm, Samsung display and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and AIRI. Kyulux’s CEO, Junji Adachi, commented: ”I am very pleased to announce that Mr. Okada has been appointed as Kyulux’s new CTO. He initiated and led the OLED material development division of Fuji Film in his prior career, leading to the sale of this IP portfolio for over $105 Million in 2012. I am sure Mr. Okada’s expertise and knowledge of OLED materials, as well as his passion for innovation, will lead Kyulux to great success.”

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli is now an Assistant Professor at MIT. Junji Adachi adds: ”Rafa of the Boston AI team became a faculty member in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at MIT. I greatly appreciate him continuing as a consultant to support us on HyperfluorescenceTM (4G) development”. Kyulux appointed Tim Hirzel to lead KNA and Tim is now our director of software & data engineering. All of the former Harvard team is looking forward to continuing work together at Kyulux improving discovery techniques and identifying the OLED materials of tomorrow.