This is the homepage of Professor Jerzy Kanicki’s “Displays and Detectors” laboratory in the EECS department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. We are part of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory http://www.mnf.umich.edu/ within ECE division of the EECS department.
This “Inorganic and Organic Thin-Film Devices and Circuits” research group was established when Dr. Jerzy Kanicki joined the University of Michigan in the fall of 1994 after working for twelve years at the IBM Research Division T.J. Watson Research Center http://www.watson.ibm.com/index.shtml, Yorktown Heights, New York.
During the first five years this group, in collaboration with the flat panel industries, was doing leading work on the hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) thin-film transistor (TFT) active-matrix liquid crystal displays (AM-LCDs). Both the transmissive and reflective flat panel displays were investigated.
Between 2000 and 2006, this group was doing fundamental and applied research on organic and molecular electronics including organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) and organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). Solution-processed organic materials are only being considered for these devices. The OLED application to active-matrix light-emitting displays (AM-OLEDs) was actively investigated leading to demonstration of several small engineering prototypes.
Since 2006, in collaboration with the multi-national industries, this group is developing new knowledge in the metal oxide semiconductor devices and circuits for flat panel displays, and imaging hemispherical detection systems.
Today this group still continues to be interested in improving inorganic and organic, and active-matrix arrays technology (including electrical properties and stability, low temperature processing, and new device and circuit structures) for flat panel displays and detectors on flexible plastic substrates. Electronic circuits on flexible substrates are also of interest to this group. In summary, today this group is focusing on interdisciplinary research leading to development of the emerging technologies outside the paradigm of established liquid crystal display and solid-state imager technologies.