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InfiniLED`s Brian Corbett Wins Intel`s Outstanding Researcher Award

The award is in recognition of outstanding contributions that Corbett and his team have made in the field of Photonics and Material Science over a number of years


Brian Corbett of the Tyndall National Institute has received an Intel Outstanding Researcher Award for 2013.

The work by Corbett and his research group on MicroLEDs led to the formation of InfiniLED.



A MicroLED coupled to an ultra-thin Plastic Optical Fibre (POF).

InfiniLED was formed in 2010 on the basis of research carried out in the III-V Materials and Devices group. In 2009 Brian Corbett won the Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Award for his work on the applications of photonics devices.

Commenting after the awards ceremony, Bill Henry, Chief Commercial Officer of InfiniLED said, “The InfiniLED team is delighted to hear of this award. Brian is very deserving of it and his selection was an excellent choice by Intel. He has made substantial contributions to both the fundamental understanding of photonic materials and the applications of photonic devices."

"The range of both academic and industrial collaborators that the III-V Group has worked with over the years highlights the breadth of their work. As a former member of Brian’s team, I am particularly happy to hear of this award. InfiniLED have an on-going relationship with Tyndall and specifically with Brian’s group. We see value in these collaborations," continued Henry.

The award was presented by Kelin Kuhn from Intel. Kuhn is an Intel fellow and director of Advanced Device Technology. Also in attendance at the award presentation was Anita Mcguire, Vice President of Research at University College Cork.

InfiniLED continue to have a strong on-going relationship with Corbett’s research group and the Tyndall National Institute. As well as an access agreement with Tyndall, InfiniLED have a number of research project focussed on new developments and industrial applications of the MicroLED technology.

InfiniLED develops a range of LED light source modules based on the patented µLED (MicroLED) technology, which it has licensed from Tyndall. The technology brings a number of performance benefits over widely available normal LEDs; the most significant being the big reduction the illumination area and in battery power required to run the LED. InfiniLED has a number of development contracts with international customers. The areas of application for the technology range from diagnostic testing devices to consumer products.

Brian Corbett received the B.A. Mod degree Experimental Physics and Mathematics and the M.Sc. degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin. Since 1991 he has been a scientist at Tyndall researching the physics and technology of III-V based light emitting semiconductors. He has led and been a member of a large number of EU and Irish research projects.

His research interests are in the realisation of devices and advancing their performance through fabrication processes. Area of applications for this devices have included telecommunications, data communications, data-storage, sensing, medical and energy conversion. Corbett has over 150 academic publications and numerous patents which have been licensed to both Irish and international companies.



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