Vladimir Bulović holds the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology and is the MIT School of Engineering’s Associate Dean for Innovation. He co-directs the MIT Innovation Initiative as well as the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center. He leads the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory (ONE Lab), which he developed as a unique open nanotechnology facility. Vladimir previously directed the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). His research interests include studies of physical properties of organic and inorganic nanostructured films and structures and their applications in novel optoelectronic devices.
A practicing entrepreneur, Vladimir is a cofounder of QD Vision, Inc., which is manufacturing quantum dot optoelectronic components. He also co-founded Kateeva, Inc., which is focused on development of printed organic electronics, and Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., which is developing nanostructured solar technologies. These start-ups presently employ over 200 researchers in the U.S. and a similar number of employees abroad.
Vladimir received his PhD from Princeton University. 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, the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society Award, and the Bose Award for Distinguished Teaching. Vladimir 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.