Congratulations Alumni Hao Wang on winning the Facebook Research Gold Award for "Reversible circularly polarized reflection in a self-organized helical superstructure enabled by a visible-light-driven axially chiral molecular switch"
This past May, Facebook Research launched the Facebook Reality Labs Liquid Crystal (LC) research awards with the goal of encouraging young generations in the LC field and in other cross-disciplinary fields to explore the possibilities of LC technology in the AR/VR field. In partnership with the International Liquid Crystal Society, we invited graduate students and postdocs (who have graduated in the last three years) to apply for this award.
They received applications from 14 research institutions. The submitted applications covered emerging research in the following areas: novel liquid crystal materials, fast response time liquid crystal displays, polarization holograms, Pancharatnam Berry Phase optics, polarization optics, and applications of LC technologies for improving AR/VR optics and display systems.
Taking into consideration the originality and novelty of the resulting research, along with its potential impact in the AR/VR field, we selected six extraordinary researchers from six different institutions.
Facebook Research selected Materials Science Alumni Hao Wang, as one of the recipients of the Gold Award for " Reversible circularly polarized reflection in a self-organized helical superstructure enabled by a visible-light-driven axially chiral molecular switch." Congratulations Hao on your research award!!