The inventor of the LCD screen, George William Gray has died leaving a legacy one of the key developments that found in any current device and encouraging an industry that moves thousands of millions worldwide.

George William Gray LCD

87 years old, George William Gray (September 4, 1926 - May 12, 2013), inventor of liquid crystal displays (LCD), leaves behind a prolific industry that moves thousands of millions and more devices that they have this screen, essential in today's society.

Gray creo y sistematizó la investigación y el desarrollo de materiales de cristal líquido, componente clave de las pantallas LCD, estableciendo un método de diseño molecular para su aplicación en su “Estructura molecular y propiedades de los cristales líquidos”, publicado en 1962.

George Gray LCDNacido en Escocia, el padre del LCD fue educado en la universidad británica de Glasgow, si bien desarrolló su carrera académica en la universidad de Hull, donde trabajaba como profesor de Química Orgánica hasta 1990, cuando se trasladó a la compañía Merck Chemicals.

PhD in this field from the University of London in 2005, the Royal Shakespeare Company made a memorial at the University of Hull to commemorate the more than fifty years dedicated to researching liquid crystal materials.

LCD screenIn 1995 he won the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, for his "fundamental contribution to the research and development of liquid crystal materials by establishing practical methods of molecular design." At numerous awards, Gray also adds a member of the Royal Society and president of the British Association of liquid crystal displays, among others.

This chemical and pioneering researcher changed the development of the electronic industry, thanks to the discovery that the liquid crystals have 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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By • 6 Jun, 2013
• Section: Display, Business