Tue, Sep 26, 2023

12 PM – 2 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom

11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland , OH 44106, United States




Vladimir Bulovi─ç, the Fariborz Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology at MIT and the Founding Director of MIT.nano, will share innovative approaches to addressing today’s critical problems. Dr. Bulovi─ç has launched a number of technology companies that have successfully commercialized research from his group, including Kateeva and QD Vision. Dr. Bulovi─ç is an inventor of over 50 patents in the field of organic optoelectronics and holds a BSE and PhD from Princeton University. The recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Research Award also will be recognized during this session. Open to the Case Western Reserve community, alumni, and members of the public. Free lunch will be provided. This session also will be livestreamed. Registration is required.


12-12:30 p.m.: Lunch 
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Welcome remarks and presentation of Faculty Distinguished Research Awards by CWRU President Eric W. Kaler, followed by keynote presentation, "Innovation as Problem Solving" by MIT Professor Vladimir Bulovi─ç
1:15-1:30 p.m.: Audience Q&A
1:30-2 p.m.: Networking



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Vladimir Bulovi─ç

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Vladimir Bulovi─ç is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holding the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology.  He directs the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory, co-leads the MIT-Eni Solar Frontiers Center, leads the Tata GridEdge program, and is the Founding Director of MIT.nano, MIT's nano-fabrication, nano-characterization, and prototyping facility. He is an author of over 250 research articles (cited over 60,000 times and recognized as the top 1% of the most highly cited in the Web of Science). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and an inventor of over 120 U.S. patents in areas of light emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, photodetectors, chemical sensors, programmable memories, and micro-electro machines, majority of which have been licensed and utilized by both start-up and multinational companies.  The start-up companies Bulovi─ç co-founded jointly employ over 350 people, and include Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., developing nanostructured solar technologies, Kateeva, Inc., focused on development of printed electronics, and QD Vision, Inc. (acquired in 2016) that produced quantum dot optoelectronic components.  Products of these companies have been used by millions.  Bulovi─ç was the first Associate Dean for Innovation of the School of Engineering and the Inaugural co-Director of MIT’s Innovation Initiative, which he co-led from 2013 to 2018. For his passion for teaching Bulovi─ç has been recognized with the MacVicar Fellowship, MIT’s highest teaching honor.  He completed his Electrical Engineering B.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton University

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