Kyulux was established in Japan in 2015 to develop next generation materials for OLED displays and lighting. Based on exclusively-licensed technology from Kyushu University, Kyulux develops hyperfluorescence TADF emitters that will enable cost-effective, durable and efficient OLEDs that do not rely on rare metals.


Dr. Christopher J. Savoie (Co-founder, CEO): Serial entrepreneur, scientist, licensed attorney and inventor of Apple Siri’s natural language engine. Successful IPO and M & A track record. Doctorate in Medicine, Kyushu University and J.D., Nashville School of Law.

Junji Adachi (Co-founder, CTO): Experienced engineer and manager with 30+ years of experience in industry commercializing cleantech and OLED materials at Panasonic and Kyushu University. Extensive experience incubating and collaborating with materials startups. B.S. Osaka University, Visiting Researcher, M.I.T.

Akira Minakuchi (Co-founder, CFO): Experienced global venture capitalist with extensive investment and board experience with Silicon Valley, Asian and Japanese startups. B.A. Law, Meiji University.

Dr. Chris Brown (VP Products): An accomplished display technology manager with an impressive career path that included positions at Eastman Kodak, Plextronics and Kateeva . Chris, a member of the Society for Information Display OLED committee, has been granted over 30 patents and has over 30 publications. Chris received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tsuyoshi Sakamoto (Outside Director):  Experienced university – industry alliance coordinator and venture capitalist with a focus on university spin-offs. B.S. and MBA Kyushu University.

Dr. Chihaya Adachi (Co-Founder, Scientific Advisor and Ex Officio Board Member): World renowned innovator in OLED technology. Inventor and primary author in each generation of OLED technology. D. Eng. Materials Science, Kyushu University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University. Distinguished Professor at Kyushu University.


Kyulux is supported by leading display makers and VC funds. Our investors include:

  • Japan Display
  • LG display
  • Samsung Display


Kyulux has established a world-class team of management, scientists and engineers. We are always open to hearing from talented individuals who are looking to contribute to R&D and engineering innovation in the OLED industry.

Contact us if you are interested in joining our team!