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OTI Lumionics

Materials and process technology for higher performance and lower cost AMOLED displays and OLED lighting.

News and Press

These lamps do more than just let you get work done.

Bloomberg Businessweek • March 2, 2016

The maker claims that, even if you run this OLED light for five hours a day on its brightest setting, it will last at least 10 years without having to be replaced! There’s also a charging pad built into the base.

Aerelight A1 light allows your phone to charge

The Tech Bulletin • Aug. 12, 2015

OTI Lumionics, a Toronto based company, who has created Aerelight A1 OLED super thin desk lamp started its shipping at the price of $299. Aerelight has used the OLED panel to build this desk lamp, which gives efficient and brighter and softer light.

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Founders / Key Team

Michael Helander
Michael Helander
CEO & Co-Founder

Received a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is one of the inventors of the company’s core technology, is a Governor General Gold Medal winner, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, and Chorafas Prize winner. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Michael has spent the last 6 years working on overcoming the high cost barrier to OLED technology, starting from the fundamental science, and working all the way up to complete OLED products and manufacturing solutions. Michael’s expertise is in surface and interface engineering, vacuum science & technology, and organic synthesis. Michael also has valuable experience in electronics, computer control systems and software/web development.

Zhibin Wang
Zhibin Wang
CTO & Co-Founder

Received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Sun Yat‐Sen University andM.A.SC. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is one of the inventors of the company’s core technology, and holds the world record for the highest efficiency OLED on a flexible plastic substrate. Zhibin has authored 70+ scientific publications and two book chapters related to OLEDs. Zhibin has spent the last 6 years working on simplifying the manufacturing process for OLED technology, starting from the fundamental science, and working all the way up to complete OLED products and manufacturing solutions. Zhibin’s expertise is in device modelling, engineering and fabrication. Zhibin has designed, built and tested close to 1000 OLED devices and has developed most of OTI Lumionics’ know how and proprietary formulations.

Jacky Qiu
Jacky Qiu
VP, Operations & Co-Founder

Received a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and an M.A.Sc. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is one of the inventors of the company’s core technology. Jacky is an NSERC CGS recipient and has served as VP for several years of the University of Toronto Association of Canada‐China Exchange of Leadership (UTACCEL), which is working to cultivate the interests of both Chinese and Canadian students towards commerce, help them develop their leadership and innovative skills and promote cross‐cultural communications between young leaders on both sides of the Pacific. Jacky’s expertise is in device engineering and fabrication.