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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
2014 OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Medal
2014 Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
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

Z. Luo, H. Chen, Y. Liu, S. Xu, and S.T. Wu
"A color-tunable LED with quantum dot suspension"
Appl. Opt. 54(10), 2845-2850
H. Chen, Z. Luo, D. Xu, F. Peng, S.T. Wu, M.C. Li, S.L. Lee, and W.C. Tsai
"A fast-response A-film-enhanced fringe field switching liquid crystal display"
Liq. Cryst. 42(4), 537-542
F. Peng, H. Chen, S. Tripathi, R. J. Twieg, and S.T. Wu
"A fast-response infrared phase modulator based on polymer network liquid crystal"
Opt. Mater. Express 5(2), 265-273
D. Xu, H. Chen, S.T. Wu, M.C. Li, S.L. Lee, and W.C. Tsai
"A fringe field switching liquid crystal display with fast grayscale response time"
J. Display Technol. 11(4), 353-359
Y. Gao, Z. Luo, R. Zhu, Q. Hong, S.T. Wu, M.C. Li, S.L. Lee, and W.C. Tsai
"A high performance LCD with wide luminance distribution"
J. Display Technol. 11(4), 315-324
F. Peng, D. Xu, H. Chen, and S.T. Wu
"A low voltage polymer network liquid crystal for infrared spatial light modulators"
Opt. Express 23(3), 2361-2368
Z. Luo, F. Peng, H. Chen, M. Hu, J. Li, Z. An, and S.T. Wu
"Fast-response liquid crystals for high image quality wearable displays"
Opt. Mater. Express 5(3), 603-610
S. He, J. Deng, J. Fang, and S. T. Wu
"Lag-burst kinetics of surfactant displacement from the liquid crystal/aqueous interface by bile acids"
Colloids and Surfaces A: 471, 148-152
D. Xu, G. Tan and S. T. Wu
"Large-angle and high-efficiency tunable phase grating using fringe field switching liquid crystal"
Opt. Express 23, 12274-12285 (2015).
H. Chen, M. Hu, F. Peng, J. Li, Z. An, and S.T. Wu
"Ultra-low viscosity liquid crystals"
Opt. Mater. Express 5(3), 655-660


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