The Japanese private Kyoto Prize was awarded to University of Rochester professor emeritus Ching Tang - recognizing Prof. Tang's pioneering work to develop OLED technology. The Kyoto award is Japan's highest private award and each laureate (there are three each year) is given 100 million Yen (around $920,000).
Prof. Tang worked on OLED materials together with Steven Van Slyke when they worked as OLED displays as research scientists at Eastman Kodak. Prof. Tang was previously awarded with the Israeli 2011 Chemisty Wolf Prize and was inducted into the US National Inventors Hall of Fame and 2013 Consumer Electronics hall of fame, both together with Van Slyke.
Posted: Jun 17,2019 by Ron Mertens