. George Meakin


George’s PhD project began as an investigation into the potential of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (FLC) displays, finding that they could theoretically outperform other LCD types, with three times the lighting efficiency and much higher maximum refresh rates. This high performance requires a novel exploitation of the binary switching of FLC pixels and precisely synchronized illumination. A model was developed to simulate and assess the performance of all possible binary dithering schemes for a generic binary-type display. This included the first attempt to define and quantify the contributions to perceptual errors resulting from relative motion between the retina and display during the emission of an image. These motion errors are critical for Virtual Reality applications, which are predicted to become a significant market in the near future. George was part of the IfM CDT on Ultra-Precision (UP) manufacturing. He is an alumnus of Peterhouse College.