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Dr. Yue Kuo will receive the Special Recognition Award in May. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

Dr. Yue Kuo will receive the Special Recognition Award from the Society of Information Display (SID) in May at the 60th annual SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition for this distinguished contribution to display technology.

The Special Recognition Award is given to individuals with outstanding technical accomplishments in the display field. These accomplishments may be notable contributions to literature, extraordinary entrepreneurial achievements, excellence in education or uncommon service to SID.

Kuo’s research in thin-film transistors (TFTs), which are used in worldwide flat-panel products such as TVs and computer monitors, has resulted in the development of many high-throughput and highly reliable fabrication processes, as well as the understanding of critical material-process-device relationships. His goal is to advance the performance, reliability and related semiconductor technology for consumers, industry and society.

“This award is an acknowledgment of my technology contribution and leadership to TFT-based flat-panel displays,” Kuo said. “My pioneering research on plasma deposition processes, novel transistor structures and new device fabrication methods has set up the basis for today’s large-area TFT arrays used in flat-panel displays.”

His research also includes nano and microelectronics, as well as new materials, novel processes and advanced devices, with the ultimate goal of creating high-performance, highly reliable, manufacturable devices for current and future applications.

Kuo received the Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology in 2015, the Edward Goodrich Acheson Award in 2022 from the Electrochemical Society and a large number of prestigious awards from professional societies, universities, industry and governments globally.

“I appreciate this award very much,” he said. “However, I think researchers should set the goal to benefit society from their work. Winning awards is the natural path toward the goal.”