Under the Patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Delphi Economic Forum IX

April 10-13, 2024

Paul Burrows

Paul Burrows

Paul Burrows

Secretary General, WAITRO; VP, Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI)


Dr. Burrows currently is Vice President of the Jiangsu Industrial Research Institute (JITRI) in Nanjing, China, where he is responsible for leading the WAITRO Secretariat (World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations) as Secretary General. JITRI is an independent organization funded by Jiangsu Province to prime the pump of industrial innovation by JITRI by creating new mechanisms and new channels for transforming scientific and technological achievements into tangible products. This includes over 80 Research Institutes and numerous industry partnerships, which JITRI connects with innovation resources around the world.
Dr. Burrows served as Senior Vice President for R&D at the Institute of New Energy, Shenzhen, China, which was a private, non-profit technology development organization. He also worked for KB Science, serving as Chief Research Development Officer. His work there included leading clients on strategy, team science and competitive proposal development for large-scale center proposals.
Paul obtained a PhD in Physics from Queen Mary College, University of London, where he worked on the design and fabrication of molecular electronic devices. He was a Research Scientist in the Frontier Research Program at the Riken Institute in Japan and also held research appointments at the University of Southern California and Princeton University, where he was a Research Scholar from 1997 to 2000. He contributed to the early days of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq listed in 1996) and is a co-inventor of phosphorescent organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) and stacked, color-tunable OLEDs. He subsequently joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as a Laboratory Fellow in the Energy Science and Technology Directorate, where he managed the successful Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (funded at over $5 million) and built a research program in solid state lighting with the DOE along with a > $1 million/year OLED research group at PNNL. He won a Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer award for excellence in technology transfer in 2002 for the thin film encapsulation technology that formed the basis of a second startup, Vitex Systems, sold to Samsung in 2010.
With a professional career that now spans the UK, USA, Japan and China, Paul crosses cultural boundaries and works effectively with a broad range of clients. He has over 110 publications in refereed journals and is a co-inventor of 124 issued U.S. Patents in the fields of organic semiconductors, thin film technology and solid state lighting.

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