Meet Tim Hirzel, Senior Researcher at Kyulux’s Boston office

Kyulux is very proud of its HF TADF technology, that will enable efficient, cost-effective and durable OLEDs. Our greatest asset, however, is our employees, because a company is only as good as the people it’s made up of.

From time to time, this blog will give the stage to the bright and competent people who make Kyulux what it is.

Meet Tim Hirzel, Senior Researcher at Kyulux’s Boston office.

What does your position at Kyulux entail?
My primary role at Kyulux is to empower our theoretical and experimental chemists with software and data management tools to accelerate their science and engineering practices. This consists of writing software, managing other software engineers, managing our compute cluster, and participating in scientific meetings to understand that process.

Where do you see the company in 5 years?
Kyulux is armed with two exciting new technologies: Hyperfluorescence (HF) and our high throughput virtual screening (HTVS) tools. HF is our break-though technology, but we are also leveraging our HTVS tools to ensure that we deliver HF optimally, in the best possible device stack. In 5 years, I believe Kyulux can be a leader in OLEDs with the potential to impact other material markets as well. Our flexibility and accelerating technology makes us an excellent partner for other companies, and I see those partnerships as a key part of success in 5 years.

What is your favorite part of the day (at work…)?
I doesn’t happen every day, but the best moment is after I’ve sat down to show a new tool to one of my colleagues, and they look up and say, “cool!” I love the challenge of building and making software tools but that smiling hand-off is the real reward. I’m lucky because my “customers” are my friends sitting next to me. I feel really lucky to have the job I do.

What do you think is the best local food?
A common topic in the Boston office is how lucky we are in downtown Boston. There is an endless array of lunch options: chinatown, the food trucks, and countless eateries. It’s hard to pick one. I will say,
if you come to Boston, try the Carnitas Burrito at Villa Mexico Cafe.

What was the latest book you read?
I’ve been reading more graphic novels lately. I’ve got two young kids, and I’ll be honest, I fall asleep really quickly when I try to read! Graphic novels have managed to keep me up. I am really enjoying the Saga series from Brian K Vaughan. I’ve found graphic novels can push boundaries in terms of how wild and imaginative they are and I find that refreshing.