Dr. Shizuo Tokito
Director & Distinguished Research Professor
Research Center for Organic Electronics
Yamagata University, Japan
The research and development of printed organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) devices are attracting significant attention globally in low-cost flexible displays, RFID tags and biosensors. Prof. Tokito will speak about the progress being made in flexible and printed OTFT devices and the integrated circuits based on the OTFT devices, such as CMOS inverters, flip-flop circuits and analog amplifier on plastic film substrates. High mobility at low operating voltage and good stability will be demonstrated in the printed OTFT devices. The integrated circuits were successfully employed in the amplifier for printed ion sensors and printed pressure sensors.
Shizuo Tokito received his Doctor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from the Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, and became an Assistant Professor at Kyushu University. He then joined Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc. as a Senior Research Engineer and later the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) as a Research Director. He is currently Director and Distinguished Research Professor at the Research Center for Organic Electronics (ROEL) within Yamagata University. Dr. Tokito maintains a large research group of more 50 people including visiting researchers from many partner companies in industry. He has published more 250 papers in the areas of organic light-emitting diodes, printed organic thin-film transistors and integrated circuits, and their applications.