Member of Standing Committee

General Chair

Jun Souk
Bandi Consortia

Former Professor, Hanyang Univ.
Former CTO, Samsung Display
Research Staff, IBM Watson Research Center
Education: BS&MS in Physics, Seoul National Univ,
Ph.D Kent State Univ.

Committee Chair

Dr. Chiwoo Kim
Vice chairman
APS Research

1989 : Ph. D. University of Texas at Austin, USA
1990 : Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1991 :  Samsung Electronics: Vice President
2000 :  Sungkyunkwan University, Adjunct Professor
2009 :  Samsung Mobile Display, Senior Vice President
2012 :  Samsung Display, Senior Vice President
Present :  Seoul National University: Adjunct Professor
APS Research: Vice chairman

Committee Member

Dr. Yun-Li (Charles) Li
CEO & Founder
PlayNitride Inc.


Dr. Yun-Li (Charles) Li is the CEO and co-founder of PlayNitride. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) in 2003. Dr. Li’s Ph.D. work focused on gallium nitride (GaN) based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and LED-based applications. In 2020, Dr. Li received Special Recognition Award from Society for Information Display (SID). It recognized Dr. Li and his team in development and commercialization of MicroLED technology. It also indicated that MicroLED has been identified as the new generation display technology and key development topic.

Vice President, Engineering, Office of the CTO
Applied Materials, Inc.


Robert Visser is the Vice President of Engineering Technology in the Office of the CTO at Applied Materials, Inc. In his role, he is responsible for creating business opportunities in new and adjacent markets related to advanced displays, optical components for augmented reality, ‘flat optics’ (metasurface based optics), co-packaged optics and advanced packaging solutions. He also advises Applied’s chemistry group in India at IIT Mumbai and is looking at the role of new materials in quantum technology to explore new growth opportunities for Applied Materials in quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing.
With almost four decades of experience in the display industry and materials engineering, his contributions have commercialized flat panel display manufacturing and uncovered breakthroughs in areas ranging from photolithography, plasma physics, plasma etching, spectroscopy, organic electronics (TFTs and NLO), and liquid crystal-based optics. Virtually every OLED display made today uses technology elements that he helped pioneer during his career.
Robert received the FlexTech award in 2016 and SID Special Award in 2018 respectively. In 2020 he was recognized by the Society of Information Display (SID) with the Fellows Award for his contributions to the development and commercialization of OLED technology, and specifically to thin film encapsulation solutions. Robert also serves as a member of the SID award committee and program committees for manufacturing, as well as AR/VR/MR topics. In 2023, Robert was elected as a board member of the Materials Research Society (MRS).
He holds a master’s degree in theoretical organic chemistry and physics, and a Ph.D. in physical and organic chemistry, both from Leiden University, Netherlands. He has numerous patents and publications to his name.

Hiroshi Mukawa
Corporate Distinguished Engineer
Sony Group Corporation


Hiroshi Mukawa is a corporate distinguished engineer at Sony Group Corporation. He has been developing and commercializing AR head-mounted displays. In 2004, he started his research on holographic waveguide technology and commercialized the world’s first closed caption glasses in 2012. He currently serves as an executive committee member of the SPIE ARVRMR conference. He has over 150 patent families related to optics and mechanics in the fields of AR/MR HMDs and optical disc storages. He received his M.E. degree in physical engineering from Kyoto University, his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a GMBA from Globis Management School.