MATTRIX TECHNOLOGIES has pioneered a revolutionary pixel technology to enable the cost-effective production of large-area displays and developed the world’s first full-aperture OLET (organic light emitting transistor) display. OLET is a new paradigm for emissive displays that circumvents the manufacturing challenges that that have prevented the widespread adoption of large-format OLED displays. At the heart of this breakthrough is our revolutionary, proprietary pixel architecture that combines the drive transistor, storage capacitor and light emitting layers into a sequentially deposited, vertical, transparent stack. This enables a high aperture ratio, bottom emission display that simplifies the manufacturing process, boosts brightness, and increases product lifetime.
CEO, President, Board Member
Max Lemaitre is a technology entrepreneur and an expert in carbon physics and nanotechnology. He enjoys the unique challenge of bringing emerging technologies to market. He received a bachelors degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he published research on soft-lithography patterning and carbon nanotube growth. He completed a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2013, where he co-founded Delta R Detection, a national-award winning start-up aimed at commercializing an explosive detection technology that he helped develop at UF. His subsequent work on source-gated, vertical field-effect transistors helped to unravel the novel operating mechanisms behind Mattrix Technologies' CN-VFETs and VOLETs. Having contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and patents on the subject, he co-founded Mattrix Technologies to bring improved pixel solutions to the OLED display industry.
CTO, Secretary, Board Member
Dr. Bo Liu is a co-inventor of the CN-VFET and CN-VOLET. He received his PhD from the Physics Department at the University of Florida in 2010. During his PhD studies in Prof. Andrew Rinzler’s lab, Bo led the effort in demonstrating the world’s first CN-VFET and CN-VOLET. After receiving his PhD degree Bo co-founded Mattrix Technologies with the goal of developing and commercializing the CN-VFET and CN-VOLET for AMOLED displays. Bo has extensive experience in the fabrication and optimization of organic electronic devices. He received his B.S. in Physics in 2005 from Fudan University, Shanghai, China. During his time at the University of Florida was the co-author on 14 publications and 8 patent applications.
Scientific Advisor, Board Member
Dr. Andrew G. Rinzler is co-founder, Scientific Advisor, and serves on the Board of Directors of Mattrix Technologies Inc. He is Professor of Physics at the University of Florida with expertise in the science and applications of low dimensional carbons (nanotubes, graphene, fullerenes). The technologies that evolved to become Mattrix were developed in his laboratory. He has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals (with over 50,000 citations) and is co-inventor on 48 US patents. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Michael Pachos is a Managing Director at Samsung Ventures which manages $2.5B+ for Samsung Group companies and select outside investors. He joined Samsung 2008, first working out of the Seoul headquarters, and then transferring to the Menlo Park office in 2013. He focuses on Consumer, Display, and IT related investments.
Industry Advisor, Board Member
Mr. Berkoff is the Chairman of the LCD TV Association, a global not-for-profit marketing trade association dedicated to connecting the entire LCD TV supply chain and related companies. A highly regarded industry expert, he has served as executive vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer (CMO) for LG-Philips LCD. Mr. Berkoff has sat on the boards of at least five publicly traded companies, including LG Display (LPL), InFocus (INFS), and UniPixel (UNXL).
Jin Jang is a Professor with the Department of Information Display, Kyung Hee University. His current research programs are in oxide and LTPS TFTs for displays, TFT circuits and TFT application to sensors, QLED and flexible AMOLED. He has authored or co-authored over 900 technical publications of which over 560 are in SCI Journals such as Nature, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Energy Environmental Science, APL, the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, and the IEEE Electron Device Letters. He is currently the Director of Advanced Display Research Center.
Dr. Vasilyeva received her PhD from the Inorganic Chemistry Department at Herzen State Pedagogical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. After graduation she continued her career as an Assistant Professor at her alma mater from 2000 to 2007. She worked as visiting professor at the University of Northern Iowa and as a research scientist at the University of Burgundy, France and at the University of Florida. Dr. Vasilyeva’s research expertise spans inorganic synthesis, electrochemistry of conducting polymers, nanocomposites and catalysts for such energy applications as supercapacitors, batteries, fuel cells, ozone treatment devices, flexible electrochromic ‘smart’ windows, displays and optical shutters/filters. She has co-authored 25 peer-reviewed publications, over 25 conference presentations and 7 patent applications. Presently, Dr. Vasilyeva is the CTO and co-founder of Catalytic Energy, Inc., a start-up company developing novel electrocatalysts for PEM electrolyzers and fuel cells. At Mattrix technologies Dr. Vasilyeva leads research and development of carbon nanotube dispersants and ink formulations for scalable deposition of carbon nanotubes.
David Cheney's varied engineering experience includes supercomputer CPU design, protective relaying and metrology in the electric utility industry, software application development (database and control), brain-machine interface research, compound semiconductor research, and has extensive experience in system integration. He enjoys teaching at the University of Florida, courses in electrical engineering, design, and computer architecture. He received his PhD, Master of Engineering, and B.S.E.E. in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Florida and has been a co-author on over 25 publications and conference presentations.
Dr. Chen is a scientist passionate about the development and industrialization of scientific achievements for practical application. He completed his Ph.D at the University of Florida where he studied novel electronic devices and their specific applications in high power electronics, complementary logic circuits and active matrix display technology. His expertise in device design and fabrication helped the development of core technologies of Mattrix Technologies. As the VP of engineering, his job is to lead the research team to enhance the performance and application of these novel devices for the display industry.
Ramesh has been actively involved in the development of prototype VOLET displays since 2013. He obtained his Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2012. His expertise lies in standard semiconductor fabrication processes.
Ramesh has also been leading the development of pulsed laser vaporization process for synthesis of single- walled nanotubes and subsequent purification. These nanotubes are an integral part of the VOLET technology developed by Mattrix Technologies.