Associate Dean for Innovation in MIT’s School of Engineering

Vladimir Bulović is the Associate Dean for Innovation in MIT’s School of Engineering. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, holding the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology, leading the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics laboratory, co-leading the MIT Innovation Initiative and co-directing the MIT-ENI Solar Frontiers Center. Bulović’s research interests include studies of physical properties of organic and organic/inorganic nanocrystal composite thin films and structures, and development of novel nanostructured optoelectronic devices. He is an author of over 150 research articles (cited over 20,000 times) and an inventor of over 70 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. He is a founder of QD Vision, Inc. of Lexington MA, producing quantum dot optoelectronic components; of Kateeva, Inc. of Menlo Park CA, focused on development of printed organic electronics; and Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., developing nanostructured solar technologies. Bulović received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where his academic work and patents contributed to the launch of the Universal Display Corporation and the Global Photonics Energy Corporation. He is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers, the National Science Foundation Career Award, the Ruth and Joel Spira Award, Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society Award, and the Bose Award for Distinguished Teaching. Recognized as an authority in the field of applied nanotechnology, Bulović was named to the Technology Review TR100 List, and in 2012 he shared the SEMI Award for North America in recognition of his contribution to commercialization of quantum dot technology. In 2008 he was named the Class of 1960 Faculty Fellow, honoring his contribution to energy education, which led to the launch of the MIT Energy Studies minor, the first academic program that spans all five schools at MIT. In 2009 he was awarded the Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellowship, MIT’s highest teaching honor, and in 2011 he was named the Faculty Research Innovation Fellow for excellence in research and international recognition. Most recently, Bulović was named a Fellow of the World Technology Network and the Xerox Distinguished Lecturer in recognition for his continued contribution to innovation of practical applied nanotechnologies.