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Shin-Tson Wu

Shin-Tson Wu received his BS in physics from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan and his PhD in Physics from the University of Southern California, USA. He is currently Pegasus professor at CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida (UCF), USA. Prior to joining UCF, he was with Hughes Research Laboratories, USA where the first laser was invented.

Wu is a technical leader in the field of display and imaging technologies. He has performed groundbreaking work in developing new liquid crystal materials, devices, and applications. His pioneering contributions have extensively impacted the global display industry. His prolific inventions, scientific discoveries, and technology development of advanced LCDs and imaging devices have made—and will continue to make—a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society. His current research at UCF focus on augmented reality and virtual reality, including light engines, optical systems, and display materials.

An active volunteer, he has served on the Optica Board of Directors, Publications Council and Board of Editors and was a founding Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE/Optica Journal of Display Technology. He is a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of Optica, IEEE, the Society for Information Display, SPIE and was inducted to the inaugural Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. He has received numerous awards, including the Esther Hoffman Beller Medal, Slottow-Owaki Prize, the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert Burley Prize, the G. G. Stokes Award, and the Jan Rajchman Prize. In 2022, he received the Edwin Land Medal from Optica and IS&T “for contributions to novel displays and diffractive optics that led to commercial products and widespread applications, especially for augmented reality, virtual reality, and imaging devices.”

Document Created: 26 Jul 2023
Last Updated: 28 Aug 2023

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