The team

Junji Adachi

Co-founder, CEO
Experienced engineer and manager with 30+ years of experience in industry commercializing cleantech and OLED materials at Panasonic. 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.

Nicholas E. Brathwaite

Outside Director
An experienced technical manager, former CTO of Flextronics and a founding member of nChip. Founding Managing Partner of WRVI Capital and Founding Partner of WRV Capital. Holds an M.Sc. In Polymer Science Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada.

Tsuyoshi Sakamoto

Outside Director
Experienced university–industry alliance coordinator and venture capitalist with a focus on university spin-offs. Holds a B.S. and MBA from Kyushu University.

Hisashi Okada

A passionate and knowledgeable OLED materials expert that initiated and led Fujifilm’s OLED IP portfolio (sold for over $100 million in 2012) and held development and management positions at AIRI, Samsung Display and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT).

Dr. Chihaya Adachi

Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor
World renowned innovator in OLED technology. Inventor and primary author in each generation of OLED technology. D. Eng. Materials Science, Kyushu University, Post Doctoral Fellow, Princeton University. Distinguished Professor at Kyushu University.

Jeff Greene

General Counsel
Highly experienced litigator and corporate transactional matters expert, with multidisciplinary education spanning Physics, Mathematics, Law and more.

Message from the Team

Junji Adachi, CEO

Hyperfluorescence™: Materializing the future of OLEDs

TADF and Hyperfluorescence™ technologies have been invented by Dr. Chihaya Adachi and his research team at Kyushu University, Japan, and are regarded as two leading OLED technologies that are attracting great interest worldwide.

Both TADF/Hyperfluorescence™ emitting mechanisms are renowned for obtaining highly efficient EL emission across primary-colors (RGB) without using rare metals.

Kyulux was founded in 2015 with Dr. Chihaya Adachi as co-founder and is the only company in the world granted the two critical fundamental patents of TADF/Hyperfluorescence™ . Kyulux aims to provide disruptive innovations for the future of the OLED industry, and is employing a wide range of interdisciplinary experts specializing in all aspects of the OLED field – from materials to device fabrication.

In 2016, Kyulux was granted a license to Harvard University’s AI deep learning platform, to facilitate TADF materials discovery. We have recently significantly increased the lifetime of our materials, compared to an approximate 150 hours durability based on LT50 (at 1000 nit) and it has reached the level of practical use in certain applications.

We are confident that 2019 will be a significant year for the commercialization of the world’s first Hyperfluorescence™ technology. This will be the cornerstone for the realization of our vision to renew the OLED industry with Hyperfluorescence™ by the middle of 2020’s.

Prof. Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu-University

I firmly believe that TADF and Hyperfluorescence™ will change the OLED landscape and expand the use of OLEDs beyond the present trajectory. While the underlying technologies were invented at Kyushu University’s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA), Kyulux is now leading the critical task of further developing the technologies to bring them to commercialization and realize their full potential.

Through Kyulux’s efforts, I am confident that low-cost TADF and long-lived blue OLEDs are on the horizon. At the same time, OPERA will ceaselessly explore new areas and aim for innovative breakthroughs, which will be a continuous source of support for Kyulux in their mission.