Professor Bjorn Lussem from Kent State University received a $180,000 grant from the Binational Science Foundation to continue his development of an OLED display that is driven by a vertical organic transistor.

Professor Lussem explains that vertical transistors use less voltage so they are more power efficient. A vertical design also means you can make higher density displays. Professor Lussem's partner in this reserach is Professor Nir tessler from Israel's Technion institute for technology.