United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter


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Upcoming Events

International Thin-Film Transistor Conference

September 14-16, 2022
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
The International Thin-Film Transistor Conference (ITC 2022) is dedicated to TFT-related technologies for displays, sensors, and general large area and flexible electronics. As TFT applications broaden and expand beyond traditional markets, the 17th annual ITC will provide a platform for sharing the research progress and discussing the challenges in this field.
Areas of Interest include but are not limited to
• Semiconductor materials and processing for high-performance TFTs
• Understanding and addressing instabilities of TFTs
• TFT-based functional devices (e.g., sensors, memories, synapses)
• Scaling of TFTs for high-resolution integration
• TFT compact models for circuit simulation
• TFT backplane integration for displays and sensors
• Flexible and stretchable TFT devices and circuits
• Circuit design and implementations of TFTs


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EuroDisplay 2022

September 21-23, 2022 
Stuttgart, Germany
Eurodisplay is Europe's most important scientific conference on information displays and related topics attracting scientists and engineers from all over the world. This year's event will take place from September 21-23, 2022, in Stuttgart, Germany. The deadline for paper submission is July 31, 2022, with accept/reject email notifications being sent by August 15, 2022.

Areas of Interest include but are not limited to

• Active-Matrix Devices
• Applied Vision/Human Factors
• Automotive/Vehicular Displays and HMI Technologies
• Display Electronics
• Display Manufacturing
• Display Measurement
• Display Systems
• Emerging Technologies and Applications

Conference websiteClick here



          Ben Sturgeon Award

             Rank Prize Fund

      Dr. Anthony Lowe Award

       Free Student Membership



Past Meetings:

2020 SID session at InnoLAE 2020, Wellcome Genome Camplus, Cambriidge, 21st Jan 2020,

"Emerging technologies for displays" - Programme

2019 AGM and 1-Day Technical Meeting, CSA Catapult Innovation Centre, Newport, Wednesday 20th November 2019,

"Compound Semiconductors for Display Applicaitons" - Programme

2018 AGM and Evening Technical Meeting, UCL, 28th Nov 2018.

"Integrated Photonics and Electronics for Displays" - Programme

2018 LCD 50th Anniversary Meeting, Royal Academy of Engineering, 7th June 2018

Programme   Report   Review Article in "Liquid Crystals Today"

2017 1-day Technical Meeting, Flexenable, 24th October 2017

"Emerging Display Technologies" - Programme

2017 - Free Techncial Meeting, BBC R+D, 27th Feb 2017

"HDR and the Future of TV" - Programme


We invite you to join SID to participate in shaping the future development

  • Display technologies and display-related products
  • Materials and components for displays and display applications
  • Manufacturing processes and equipment
  • New markets and applications
  • In every specialty, you will find SID as leading contributors to their profession.



Access to Publications

  • Access to SID’s extensive archive of publications and past conference digests – current and past issues are fully searchable online and access is FREE to SID members.
  • Stay on top of the latest research and advances in display-technology developments through the Journal of the SID and Technical Digests from many SID Conferences.  These are searchable and access is FREE to SID members.
  • Learn through SID’s educational publications, including seminar notes, course notes and the SID∙Wiley Book Series.  Price discounts are available to SID members.


Participation in Conferences

SID members benefit from substantially lower registration fees at key display-industry events.

  • Display Week: The world’s premier conference and exposition covering all aspects of display technology, applications and services.
  •  International Display Research Conference (IDRC)
  • International Display Workshops (IDW)
  • International Meeting on Information Display (IMID)
  • Many regional conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars.

Display Related Research Opportunities in the UK and Ireland

This page is intended as a noticeboard to advertise current display releated job vacancies and studentships, and to facilitiate networking among UK based academic research groups and industry. If you have an opportunity you would like to advertise, please contact sid.ukandireland@gmail.com.

Current Opportunities:

Embedded Electronics and Software Engineer, Bodle technologies, Oxford UK.

Process Development Engineer, X-Celeprint, Cork Ireland.

LCD Research Engineer, FlexEnable, Cambridge UK.

Research Scientist / Senior Researcher, Sharp Labs of Europe, Oxford UK.
Quantum dot LEDs for displays
Electronics EngineerSharp Labs of Europe, Oxford UK.

Analogue circuits (TFT for OLED)

Senior / Lead Electronics Engineer, Sharp Labs of Europe, Oxford UK.
Analogue circuits (TFT for OLED)

UK and Ireland Chapter Committee List


Dr James Harding


Vice Chair




Dr Radu Sporea


Treasurer & Membership Secretary

Paul Lacey


Past Director

Dr Sally Day



Dr Ben Broughton



Robert Hill



Prof. Cliff Jones



Dr Hantao Liu



Neville Milward



Steve Purcell



Dr Ian Sage



Prof Tim Wilkinson



Prof Carl Brown


SID 50th Anniversary

As part of the UK & Ireland Chapter's response to the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Society for Information Display, two members have written articles:

UK Contributions to LCD Technology

We are indebted to Professor Peter Raynes, a pivotal figure in the development of LCD technology in the UK for his recollections of key moments of discovery.


Notes on the Development of the UKI Chapter

We also thank Dr John Mansell, an active committee member of the UK & Ireland chapter for his account of its founding.

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