Congratulations!!! Karl Leo Wins European Inventor Award in the Category 'Lifetime Achievement'

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screenshot from the awarding ceremony of european inventor award 2021
Screenshot from the awarding ceremony (Photo: European Patent Office - EPO)

cfaed congratulates Prof. Karl Leo for being awarded the "European Inventor Award 2021" in the category 'Lifetime Achievement'! The prize is being awarded by the European Patent Office (EPO). The jury says: "German physicist Karl Leo transformed the electronics industry, bringing sleeker, brighter displays to smartphones and other electronic devices. Leo's pioneering work with semiconductors led to the development of the highly efficient, cost-effective organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) now found in the screens we use every day." The all-digital international ceremony was held on 17th of June.

Karl Leo was one of the Principal Investigators of cfaed in its phase as a Cluster of Excellence. He served the cluster also as a Research Path Leader and as a Career Development Director. He is still in close cooperation with cfaed as one of the cluster's Associate Members.

Find the full information from European Patent Office here.

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