Looking ahead to the near future, Dr. Bocko will describe an increasingly display-centric, ubiquitously interconnected environment where information access and device interaction blur the lines of information delivery, communication, marketing message immersion and entertainment. He will describe the persistent decades-long technology trends leading there and the challenges that remain. He will also detail how engineered glass will become increasingly ubiquitous in this environment and how it serves as a gracious host for the advanced electronic functionality that delivers crisp and dynamic imagery, helps streamline the user interface and, as Corning scientists have discovered, creates a compelling sound experience. Dr. Bocko will close with a vision of the public display application space becoming one of the most dynamic during the 2010's by virtue of more compelling value propositions for advanced capabilities such as high resolution, interactivity, 3-D, transparent displays and audio.
As chief technology officer for Corning Glass Technologies, Dr. Peter L. Bocko is recognized as one of the foremost glass experts in the display industry. Bocko joined Corning Inc. in 1979 and started working in LCD in 1982. Since then, he has contributed to the design, technology delivery and commercialization of advanced substrates for flat-panel display in a variety of leadership positions. Currently, he is responsible for new product innovation across Corning's glass technology businesses.
In 2009, Bocko received a Special Recognition Award from the Society for Information Display (SID). This major industry honor recognized his central role in delivering innovative, high-performance glass substrates for the display industry, including environmentally friendly display glass and substrates compatible with polysilicon backplanes for liquid crystal and organic light-emitting displays.
Bocko holds 10 patents in display and optical fiber materials. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the State University College at Oswego and master's and doctorate degrees in physical chemistry from Cornell University.