Josh Finch - Energy Efficient Polymeric Window and Display

Session 9: Flexible Electronics Applications I

Energy Efficient Polymeric Window and Display
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

We have developed a highly energy efficient electronic window shade and flat panel display using roll to roll processed polymer film. The window shade is installed in a standard insulated glazing unit (IGU) and may be used in residential and commercial windows and doors to enhance smart buildings as well as in many other applications. It has an industry low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.034 and is an order of magnitude less expensive than electrochromic and other "smart glass" technologies. It operates with high speed, is digitally controllable and may be produced in a variety of colors and designer patterns making it very user friendly. It has passed all of the pertinent ASTM fenestration tests. The display technology is reflective and fully sunlight legible and offers an order magnitude reduction in power consumption, weight and cost as compared to LED technology for Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) applications including large billboards. It consists of an array of pixel shutters which may be backed by a reflective surface which is independently installed and optimized for its reflective and color properties.


Speaker's Biography

Dr. Joshua Finch received his Ph.D. in Material Science Engineering from Rutgers University in 2008. He has worked in energy related fields such as fuel cell research and development within the automotive, residential, and commercial industries as well as for various military projects. Dr. Finch joined New Visual Media Group in 2011 as a Project Engineer. His role includes coordinating resources, design and implementation of products, manufacturing, and customer/vendor relations.


Josh Finch
Project Engineer
New Visual Media Group, LLC