The Guangzhou Government in China has awarded a new Grant for Active Materials for Reflective Displays. The grant will be led by Prof Guofu Zhou from host partner South China Normal University (SCNU) in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, Boston College and Helmholtz Centre Berlin.
The 3 year program aims to create next generation materials for Kindle style colour displays with improved contrast and higher repetition rates, enabling video based devices to be developed. By reflecting direct sunlight rather than using an electric backlight, reflective displays use less power than LCDs and require less charging.
The above photo shows from left Prof Kris Kempa and Mike Naughton (Boston College), Prof Michael Giersig and Eser Akinoglu (Helmholtz Centre Berlin), Prof Paul Mulvaney (University of Melbourne and ACEx) and Prof Guofu Zhou at the Opening Ceremony in Guangzhou.