Matt is a 3rd year EngD sponsored by DST-Innovations and the WCPC and is funded by M2A, EPSRC and WEFO. He graduated in 2013 with a masters, first class honours in Mechanical Engineering with a year in industry from Swansea University. During his year in industry, Matt worked at Britten-Norman aircraft in Bembridge on the Isle-of-Wight.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys several climbing disciplines as well as scrambling and Winter mountaineering.
Organic LED technology has progressed significantly in the last few years and its main markets are for television and mobile phone pixel display screens. However another technology is also picking up momentum as a potentially cheaper alternative. Non-organic phosphors are driven using an indirect charge injection method rather than a direct (conventional circuit) connection. The phosphors are cheaper and made from simpler, more abundant materials. Moreover that are more resistant to environmental factors such as moisture that would hamper the performance on an OLED phosphor.
However several challenges exist with non-organic phosphors. The first is a current lack of high performance red phosphor that will operate in the same conditions as its blue and green counterparts. The second is to improve emission efficiency to in turn reduce driving voltage required. This ultimately reduces the crosstalk interference produced.