PSI-TEC Corporation has announced that celebrated polymeric electro-optic expert, Dr. C.C. Teng, will join the scientific staff of PSI-TEC. Dr. Teng has elected to join the company in the current and future evaluation, optimization and commercialization of the company's high-performance electro-optic materials. These patented materials are expected by PSI-TEC scientists to have broad application in civilian and military telecommunication and advanced computational systems.
Originally contracted by PSI-TEC in April 2005 to perform general material characterization, Dr. Teng has been conducting a detailed appraisal of PSI-TEC's novel, patented electro-optic materials which are optimized for both performance and material (photochemical) stability. Throughout the ongoing processes of material evaluation, Dr. Teng has been exposed to multiple intricate details of the company's high-performance molecular designs. "PSI-TEC's structures are very, very unique. They are unlike anything I have seen in my past experiences," said Dr. Teng. "These molecules represent a potential directional shift in the development of electro-optic polymers." Based upon this review process, Dr. Teng has chosen to join the staff of PSI-TEC to guide the further testing and development of these innovative materials.
"I am pleased that Dr. Teng has chosen to join the team," stated Frederick Goetz, CEO of PSI-TEC Corporation. "I am certain Dr. Teng's vast experience and insights will be of extreme benefit to the company."
Device and material stability are the single most daunting complication in the production of high-performance electro-optic plastics for application in developing future high-speed worldwide Internet, telephonic and satellite networks. The resolution of the stability issue in material design could potentially remove the final hurdle in the broad proliferation of EO polymers for numerous applications across military and civilian sectors by allowing the construction of extremely high-speed computation and telecommunication systems.
"High-performance compounds I have worked with will often degrade before your eyes; you watch them degrade," said Dr. Teng. "These new structures should not incorporate the same obvious photochemically unstable elements of polyene chromophores."
Competitive technologies in the field of electro-optic polymers utilize an existing molecular architecture (nanotechnology) which incorporates an atomic arrangement known as polyene or Bond-Alternating (BA) construction. This atomic architecture has been well-known as the root cause of material instability in electro-optic (EO) polymer technologies. To counteract the challenges presented by the instability of existing materials, PSI-TEC has engineered an entirely new class of electro-optic plastics based upon a patented molecular design paradigm known as Aromatic Gain (AG) theory. PSI-TEC scientists expect AG theory to resolve current stability issue.