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Hany Aziz

Hany Aziz

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo

Chair Title

NSERC/DALSA Industrial Research Chair in Organic Light Emitting Devices and Related Electronic Technologies for Flexible Flat Panel Display Applications

Chair Program

Industrial Research Chairs Program


Associate Chairholder since 2008


Organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) have a unique ability to achieve durable and robust mechanically-flexible displays. These displays have enormous market potential in new, bendable, foldable, wearable and ruggedized electronic products. Existing flexible OLED displays lack the level of robustness and durability necessary for meaningful commercialization. The main objective of the Chair is to develop novel material and fabrication technologies to achieve this, thereby dramatically accelerating their commercial viability.

Dr. Aziz has led research in OLEDs and organic semiconductors, the main theme of the program, for over 12 years, including 8 years in an industrial research environment at Xerox Labs. He has developed world recognized expertise in same with 50 published scientific articles, and 53 U.S. patent filings, with 25 being granted to date.

As a world leader in specialized semiconductor manufacturing, DALSA Corporation, a Canadian success story and a spin-off of the University, has strong interests in emerging flexible organic electronic technologies, and envisions adding them to its portfolio of customer products. The Chair will provide DALSA with the necessary knowledge base, expertise and advanced technologies in this area while the synergy with industry needs offers the University significant academic benefits and potential commercialization opportunities.

New Chair technologies will give Canadian industries in electronics, electronic material and components, and displays a strong foothold and a competitive edge in this emerging field, serving Canada's strategic interests in investing in high-value added products. The Chair significantly contributes to the training of Canadian scientists and engineers in state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies.


  • Dalsa Corporation
  • University of Waterloo

Contact Information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1

Tel.: 519-888-4567, ext. 36848
Fax: 519-746-3077

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