Jim Murphy

PhD, Physical Chemistry (University of Colorado at Boulder) BA, Chemistry (Franklin and Marshall College)

Jim Murphy is a Senior Scientist at GE Research where he serves as the LED Phosphor Program Manager.  He has over 60 global patent applications and publications in the field of inorganic luminescent material development.  His expertise includes project leadership and innovation, material synthesis and processing (inorganic powders, sol gel, ceramics, nanoparticles, phosphors), and LED based lighting and LCD display product development.  He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Colorado where he developed semiconductor nanocrystals for solar cell applications.  After serving as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, he spent 2006-2009 as a Principal Research Scientist  with OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. working on phosphor development and scale up at the Towanda, PA facility as it transitioned to become Global Tungsten and Powders Corp.  After graduating in 1996 with a B.A. in Chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College, Jim served as a chemistry teacher and wrestling coach at the Loomis Chaffee School and also taught English in Pogradec, Albania.

  1. Murphy, James E., Garcia‐Santamaria, Florencio, Setlur, Anant A., Sista, Srinivas, ( 2015), 62.4: PFS, K2SiF6:Mn4+: the Red‐line Emitting LED Phosphor behind GE's TriGain Technology™ Platform, SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, 46, doi: 10.1002/sdtp.10406.
  2. Garcia-Santamaria, F., Murphy, J.E., Setlur, A.A. and Sista, S.P., 2018. Concentration quenching in K2SiF6: Mn4+ phosphors. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 7(1), pp.R3030-R3033.
  3. Alberi, K., Nardelli, M.B., Zakutayev, A., Mitas, L., Curtarolo, S., Jain, A., Fornari, M., Marzari, N., Takeuchi, I., Green, M.L. and Kanatzidis, M., 2018. The 2019 materials by design roadmap. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52(1), p.013001.

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