A University of Central Florida researcher who developed the technology that enables cell phone and computer screens to be bright and clear enough to be seen in all kinds of light is being recognized by the nation’s premier optics society.

Shin-Tson Wu, provost-distinguished professor of optics, has been selected to receive the Joseph Fraunhofer/Robert M. Burley Prize for exceptional contributions to optical engineering through liquid crystal displays, tunable photonics devices and adaptive focus lenses.

Wu and his Liquid Crystal Displays lab team at UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics conduct research on the process that enables flat-screen displays to produce images increasingly close to real life.

To read more about Professor Wu’s research and award, click here.