Jason Heikenfeld Leads Industry Review

In February Journal, UC and Industry Researchers Predict Future of Electronic Devices, See Top Ten List of Expected Breakthroughs

In the first published critical review of technical developments related to electronic paper devices (i.e., e-readers like the Amazon Kindle), UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld and industry counterparts review the next generation of these devices.

Date: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
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UC Ingot

The just-released February issue of the Journal of the Society for Information Display contains the first-ever critical review of current and future prospects for electronic paper functions – in other words reviewing and critiquing the technologies that will bring us devices like:


The e-Sheet, a virtually indestructible e-device, will be as thin and as rollable as a rubber mat.


full-color, high-speed, low-power e-readers;

iPads that can be viewed in bright sunlight, or

e-readers and iPads so flexible that they can be rolled up and put in a pocket.

The University of Cincinnati’s Jason Heikenfeld, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and an internationally recognized researcher in the field of electrofluidics, is the lead author on the paper titled “A Critical Review of the Present  and Future Prospects for Electronic Paper.” Others contributing to the article are industry researcher Paul Drzaic of Drzaic Consulting Services; research scientist Jong-Souk (John) Yeo of Hewlett-Packard’s Imaging and Printing Group; and research scientist Tim Koch, who currently manages Hewlett-Packard’s effort to develop flexible electronics.

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