The inventor of the LCD, George William Gray has died leaving as legacy one of the fundamental developments in any current device and encouraging an industry that moves billions around the world.

George William Gray LCD

With 87 years of age, George William Gray (September 4, 1926 – 12 may 2013), inventor of the liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, leaves as his legacy a neat industry that moves billions and larger number of devices equipped with this screen, essential in today's society.

Gray I think and it systematized research and the development of key component of LCDs, liquid crystal materials, establishing a method of molecular design for application in their "molecular structure and properties of liquid crystals", published in 1962.

George Gray LCDBorn in Scotland, the father of the LCD was educated at the British from Glasgow University, while he developed his academic career in the University of Hullwhere he worked as a Professor of organic chemistry until 1990, when he moved to the Merck Chemicals company.

PhD in this branch from the University of London, in 2005 the Royal Shakespeare Company performed a memorial at the University of Hull to commemorate the more than fifty years devoted to the investigation of liquid crystal materials.

LCD screenIn 1995 he won the Kyoto's advanced technology award, for his "fundamental contribution to research and development of materials for liquid crystal through the establishment of practical molecular design methods". Gray in addition to its numerous awards, also being a member of the Royal Society and President of the British Association of liquid crystal, among others.

This chemical and pioneering researcher changed the development of the electronics industry, thanks to the discovery that liquid crystals had a correct stability properties and temperature, the market then and now has millions of devices containing small liquid crystal displays or LCD.


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