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Robert Visser, Ph.D.
Dr. Robert Visser is managing director of advanced materials and displays for the Office of the CTO at Applied Materials. He is responsible for exploring business opportunities in new and adjacent markets related to future displays, augmented and virtual reality, advanced IC packaging, as well as materials and technologies for quantum information technology.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Dr. Visser has pioneered research and commercialization of display technologies related to thin film transistors, LCD materials, barrier films (including encapsulation materials), OLED and flexible displays.
He holds a master’s degree in theoretical organic chemistry and physics, and a Ph.D. in physical and organic chemistry, both from Leiden University, Netherlands.
Our recent Open Innovation Workshop brought together quantum technology leaders from across the ecosystem to identify key challenges in quantum information systems and explore opportunities for collaboration. The central theme that emerged from the day is that quantum is about so much more than computing; there are many applications in areas like sensing, metrology and communications encryption on the near-term horizon.