Professor Paul O'Brien: Royal Society Success Story

Professor Paul O'Brien has been featured in a Royal Society Success Stories booklet. As part of the Society’s strategy to promote industrial science and translation, they are supporting activities that help scientists to commercialise innovative research.

Professor Paul O'Brien

One approach the Royal Society are taking is to identify the processes by which successful translation occurs between universities, businesses and the wider community. The booklet presents ten personal accounts, showcasing how the translation of scientific breakthroughs into commercial success has been achieved in the UK.

The success story "Quantum dots herald next generation TV" describes his research to more safely mass-produce nanocrystals called "quantum dots" which then let to the start-up company Nanoco in 2002.

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