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Dr.  Shin-Tson Wu

Dr. Shin-Tson Wu

Pegasus Professor of Optics

Liquid Crystal Displays



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Prior to joining UCF in 2001, Dr. Wu was with Hughes Research Laboratories (Malibu, California). He received his Ph.D. in Laser Physics from University of Southern California (Los Angeles), and BS in Physics from National Taiwan University (Taipei). His research at UCF focuses on five areas: 1. Advanced liquid crystal displays, 2. Adaptive lenses, 3. Spatial light modulators, 4. Biophotonics, and 5. New photonic materials, such as quantum dots.

Dr. Wu is a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2012) and one of the first six inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (2014).  He is the recipient of 2014 OSA Esther Hoffman Beller medal, 2011 SID Slottow-Owaki prize, 2010 OSA Joseph Fraunhofer award, 2008 SPIE G. G. Stokes award and 2008 SID Jan Rajchman prize. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, SID, and SPIE. From 2004 to 2008, he was the founding chief editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology

Dr. Wu has co-authored 7 books, over 460 journal papers, and obtained 82 U.S. patents. Several of his patents have been implemented in display and photonic devices.

Awards & Honors

SPIE Fellow
IEEE Fellow
SID Fellow
OSA Fellow
2014 Esther Hoffman Beller Medal
2013 OSA Board of Directors (2013 - 2014)
2012 National Academy of Inventors Fellow
2011 SID Slottow-Owaki Prize
2011 Excellence in Research Award
2011 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
2010 OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize
2010 Pegasus Professor
2008 SID Jan Rajchman Prize
2008 SPIE G. G. Stokes Award
2006 University Distinguished Researcher for 2006
2004 Editor-in-Chief IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology
2003 IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award
2000 SID Special Recognition Award
1997 ERSO (Taiwan) Special Achievement Award
1991 Hughes Annual Best Paper Award
1991 Hughes Team Achievement Award

Recent Publications

Y. Liu, S. Xu, D. Xu, J. Yan, Y. Gao, and S.T. Wu
"A hysteresis-free polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal"
Liq. Cryst. 41, 1339-1344 (2014).
J. Sun, S.T. Wu, and Y. Haseba
"A low voltage submillisecond-response polymer network liquid crystal spatial light modulator"
Applied Physics Letters 104, pp. 023305
R. Zhu, S. Xu, Q. Hong, S.T. Wu, C. Lee, C. M. Yang, C. C. Luo, and A. Lien,
"A polymeric lens embedded 2D/3D switchable display with dramatically reduced crosstalk"
Applied Optics 53, pp. 1388-1395
Zhenyue Luo and Shin-Tson Wu
"A Spatiotemporal Four-Primary Color LCD With Quantum Dots"
Journal of Display Technology 10, pp. 367-372
S. He, W. Liang, K. L. Cheng, J. Fang, and S.-T. Wu,
"Bile acid-surfactant interactions at the liquid crystal/aqueous interface"
Soft Matter 10(26), pp. 4609-4614
D. Xu, J. Yuan, M. Schadt and S. T. Wu
"Blue phase liquid crystals stabilized by linear photo-polymerization"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 081114 (2014).
Y. Liu, Y. F. Lan, Q. Hong, and S.-T. Wu
"Compensation film designs for high contrast wide-view blue phase liquid crystal displays"
Journal of Display Technology 10(1), pp. 3-6
D. Xu, J. Yan, J. Yuan, F. Peng, Y. Chen and S. T. Wu
"Electro-optic response of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 011119 (2014).
O. Chojnowska, R. Dabrowski, J. Yan, Y. Chen, and S.T. Wu,
"Electro-optical properties of photochemically stable polymer-stabilized blue-phase material"
Journal of Applied Physics 116, pp. 213505
Z. Luo, D. Xu, and S.-T. Wu
"Emerging quantum-dots-enhanced LCDs"
J. Disp. Technol. 10, 526-539 (2014).


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