Jeremy Burroughes, FRS, FREng, FIET, FInstP
CTO | Cambridge Display Technology Ltd
Dr Jeremy Burroughes undertook a PhD. with Professor Sir Richard Friend at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Just after finishing his PhD, he discovered that conjugated polymers could electro-luminesce. This resulted in a patent being filed shortly afterwards, and lead to the formation of Cambridge Display Technology Ltd. a few years later.
Between 1989 and 1997 he worked at T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM and Toshiba Corporation on inorganic semiconductor devices.
In 1997, he joined Cambridge Display Technology Ltd. and has held a senior position in the company ever since. His current position is Chief Technical Officer. During that time, the company was sold twice the latter time to Sumitomo Chemical and in between for a few years CDT was on the NASDAQ. His current key responsibilities are technology identification and demonstration and Intellectual Property. He is also a Sumitomo Chemical Fellow, with responsibility for setting up new research initiatives in Japan, with CDT’s involvement.