Zhao Lei

Dr. Zhao, Lei, graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Nanjing University and a PhD from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University. After graduation, she joined Apple as a Display and Optical Engineer, leading the optical design of the first-generation iPad Pro and generating over $100 billion in product sales. The variable refresh rate technology has since expanded to the MacBook, Apple Watch, and iPhone product lines, leading the industry in updating competing technologies, and winning the Best Display award at the 2016 and 2018 SID Display Week. In June 2022, she joined the Yongjiang Laboratory as a researcher at the Research Center of Novel Display and Sensing.”