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Professor Yang Yang named to UCLA's Tannas Endowed Chair in Engineering


This chair is the first in the world dedicated to the area of electronic information displays. Yang’s research focuses on conjugated polymers and organics, polymer LEDs, and related polymer electronic, photonic and bio-devices. Yang has recently attracted attention for his novel concept for harvesting and recycling energy for electronic devices by equipping LCD screens with built-in photovoltaic polarizers, allowing them to convert ambient light, sunlight, and their own backlight into electricity.