The conference is an opportunity to view the latest WCPC research in printing technology, to discuss the findings with researchers and to network with like-minded industrial delegates. Each presentation will be a technical paper based on latest results and analysis derived from controlled experiments and numerical models.
The conference is hosted by the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in association with icmPrint Ltd. WCPC is a world renowned research centre dedicated to advancing the understanding and productivity of all aspects of printing and coating. WCPC enhances the understanding of the printing and coating processes, exploits novel manufacturing using printing and applies its scientific findings to the benefit of its global industrial partners. With extensive experience in packaging and graphics printing the WCPC has built on this knowledge and become a centre for functional materials, plastic electronics and bio printing.
The conference will be held at the Swansea Marriott Hotel, Swansea, SA1 3SS. The venue has ample free parking and accomodation is avaiable at a reduced rate up until 11th Septemeber 2016 - Book the group rate for the conference accommodation here.
Registration before 11th September 2016 is available at the early bird rate of £400 + VAT. The conference registration fee after 11th September 2016 is £450 + VAT. WCPC associates will have one complimentary delegate seat and will be entitled to a discounted rate for any additional delegates that are registered and paid via the associate company. (The discounted rate will be £300 + VAT per delegate).
The delegate registration fee covers conference attendance, lunches, refreshments and conference dinner. (No accommodation is included in the fee and the booking of the accommodation is the responsibility of the delegate).
If you would like to promote your service or product to delegates, table top exhibitor space will be available in the refreshment and lunch area. Each exhibitor will be allocated an area to take a table top & roll up display. As space is limited, we would advise potential exhibitors to make a booking as early as possible. The cost of exhibiting is £250 + VAT in addition to the delegate fee of £450 + VAT.
Ray Gibbs- BA (Hons) FCA CEO - Haydale Graphene Industries plc
Ray was appointed CEO of Haydale in January 2013. Since then he has set the company strategy and defined the market focus into composites, inks/coatings and energy harvesting, culminating in a successful IPO on the AIM market in April 2014, raising $10m with a market capitalisation of $25m. Since then a second “oversubscribed” funding of $9m was concluded in November 2015, to finance expansion and growth plans. Current market value is $50m.
With its unique patented plasma functionalisation technology, Haydale is strategically positioned to enable raw material producers move up the nano materials value chain and at the same time provide solutions to product manufacturers looking to enhance the performance of their offering with appropriate and unique additive materials. Those materials are not only Graphene but other 2D and 3D nano particles where adding a combination of materials has even greater potential product performance improvements.
Ray has been involved at Board level with high tech industry for over 20 years, with sales ranging from £500,000 to £500m.
Tatyana Korochkina - WCPC
Tatyana obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Voronezh, Russia in 1978. She worked for the Metal-Polymer Research Institute of Belarus Academy of Sciences from 1978 to 1999, while also completing her PhD. Since 1999, Tatyana has been a senior researcher in the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating. Her areas of expertise include both numerical modelling and experimental investigation in all aspects of the process for different applications including printed electronics, sensors and energy harvesting.
David Shaw - WCPC
David is a currently undertaking his EngD at Swansea University in association with SPECIFIC and the WCPC.
He has previously attended Cardiff University where he attained a BSc degree in Physics, before attending Swansea University and gaining a Masters of Research degree in Materials Engineering. For his masters research he worked in partnership with Tata Steel, performing research in the area of corrosion science; with a particular focus on the corrosion dynamics and characteristics of tin coated steel in a range of acidic environments. His current research is focused on adding further functionality to glass substrates.
Sakulrat Foulston - WCPC
Sakulrat started working as a system engineering assistant, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Mahidol University in Thailand. She then joined an alkaline manufacturer and worked for over 5 years as a marketing executive. After moving to Swansea, she resumed her studies in 2008, gaining an MSc in financial management prior to an MRes qualification in environmental management. Currently, studying engineering doctorate at WCPC in ink transfer in the flexographic process after receiving a scholarship under MATTER (Manufacturing Advances Through Training Engineering Researchers) scheme.
Andrea Greenacre - WCPC
Andrea is in her first year of study working towards an EngD in Materials Engineering with the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in collaboration with ICMPrint. She obtained a Masters of Mechanical Engineering, first class honours in 2015 from Swansea University, and is now expanding her knowledge to the world of flexographic printing of functional materials.
Miles Morgan - WCPC
Miles is currently studying for a PhD in Nanotechnology at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in Swansea University. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics and completed a master’s degree in nanotechnology at Swansea University, during which he worked at the WCPC to enhance transparent conducting films containing carbon nanomaterials. Miles’ current work involves the use and development of rheometric techniques to study extensional flows and surface instabilities in flexographic printing.
Leandro N Monsalve - Centre for Micro and Nanoelectronics (CMNB) of the National Institute for Industrial Technology (INTI) in Argentina
Dr. Leandro Monsalve is responsible of the platform for functional and printed electronics at the Centre for Micro and Nanoelectronics (CMNB) of the National Institute for Industrial Technology (INTI) in Argentina. He has a M.Sc. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in the field of Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology from the University of Buenos Aires. He performed postdoctoral research in polymer composites and he is now Research staff of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). His research lines involve the development of new functional composite materials for flexible and organic electronics.
Sarah-Jane Potts - WCPC
Sarah-Jane is currently studying for an EngD in Materials Engineering at the Welsh Centre of Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University. She has a Master’s Degree (MEng) in Product Design Engineering from Swansea University which she completed in 2015. Since starting her EngD, Sarah-Jane has partaken a number of materials engineering and chemistry based modules as well as started to conduct research for her project on screen printing for icmPrint Consortium. Currently, Sarah-Jane’s work focuses on investigating the impact of the screen printing process on the orientation and alignment of particles in the print.
John Lau - WCPC
Yin Cheung Lau (John) received the MEng degree in Chemical Engineering from Swansea University in 2013. He as previously interned with Bayer MaterialScience and Haemair Ltd. He is currently pursuing the EngD degree in Materials Engineering at Swansea University and his current research interest is the fabrication of conductive patterns on flexible substrates.
Marcelo D. Sallese - Universidad Technologica Nacional, Argentina
I'm PhD student in Delta Regional School of National Technology University. In 2014 I graduated as a Chemical Engineer. Currently, I’m work in Laboratory of Optoelectronic and Applied Metrology where I do my thesis and I work in application of interferometric techniques for the characterization of different kinds of materials. Simultaneously, I’m doing courses in preparing flexographic inks in the Gutenberg Foundation where I am learning about the printing process and chemistry and materials involved. I’m 27 years old and I live in Campana, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Argiris Laskarakis - Head of the Organic Electronics Group of the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN & Center for Organic and Printed Electronics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. A. Laskarakis is the Head of the Organic Electronics Group of the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN & Center for Organic and Printed Electronics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
He is specialist in the fabrication of flexible organic electronics nanomaterials (organic semiconductors, transparent electrodes, graphene, barriers for encapsulation) and devices (e.g. organic photovoltaics, organic thin film transistors) by vacuum and printing methods. Also, he is expert in optical metrology of inorganic, organic and hybrid nanostructured materials by IR-Vis-fUV Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, and Raman Spectroscopy as well as on the computational modelling of optical properties of inorganic-organic-hybrid thin films.
His work includes more than 60 peer-reviewed publications in International Scientific Journals, 4 book chapters, more than 70 presentations in International Scientific Conferences, and since 1997 he has participated in more than 14 EU funded R&D projects. He is an appointed expert for the European Commission and member of the Evaluation Committee of several FP7 and H2020 EU Projects. Finally, for the past 9 years he is responsible for the organization of the International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics (ISFOE).
Youmna Mouhamad - SPECIFIC
Dr Youmna Mouhamad is currently a technology transfer fellow at SPECIFIC in Swansea University. She is working on HI-PROPSTEC a project funded by Innovate UK which aims to improve the conductivity of transparent conductive oxide films by printing copper grids.
Youmna has a PhD in polymer physics from Sheffield University. She joined the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating as a research scientist shortly after obtaining her PhD. She worked on the formulation of carbon based inks for various applications including, a piezoresistive ink for large area pressure sensor and the development of a flexible ink for heated garments. Two patents were filed for these innovative technologies. She then took on the printing of an antenna and tunable capacitor system for an energy harvesting module as part of the haRFest project co-funded by Innovate UK.
Tim Mortensen - WCPC
Tim obtained an MPhys degree from Swansea University in 2009 and completed his EPSRC funded PhD on the “Manipulation of the magnetron orbits of particles and clouds in a two stage buffer gas accumulator” at the same institution in 2013. During his research with antimatter systems at Swansea and later in Saclay, Paris, he not only gathered and analysed experimental data, but designed and built a range of bespoke hardware and software solutions to facilitate simplified data acquisition and analysis. Upon his return to the UK in mid-2014, Tim was offered a role on a project in the field of printed electronics at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) to create a low cost printed pressure sensor. The project far exceeded its expectations. The technology behind the sensor has been patented and is in the process of being commercialised by industrial partners of the University. He now works on the FLEXIPOWER project, an EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics funded project developing printed wireless energy harvesting systems.
Christopher Phillips - WCPC
Chris is a senior researcher at The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating working on materials and deposition methods for electronics, energy storage and biomedical applications. He has worked extensively with companies in printing and related industries with product development, trouble-shooting and environmental compliance.
Current Project: A new concept for advanced large-scale energy storage: secondary batteries with seawater as open self-replenishing cathode
Michael Wendler - HdM Stuttgart/WCPC
Michael Wendler started his print technology expertise with a vocational training in Screen Printing Technology in 1998. After his studies on Print and Media Technologies he received his Engineer degree from Stuttgart Media University (HdM) in 2007. Since April 2012 Michael is enrolled as part-time PhD-Student at Swansea University focussing on research of screen-printed batteries. His studies are supported and sponsored by VARTA Microbattery GmbH. Michael co-founded ELMERIC functional printing GmbH in may 2014. An innovative company which link electrical engineering to print technologies.
Patrick Rassek - HdM Stuttgart/WCPC
Patrick received his M.Sc. in Print and Media Technology from Stuttgart Media University in 2013. He started his studies in the field of screen printed energy storage systems in 2012 at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg before joining the department of Innovative Applications of the Printing Technologies IAD of Stuttgart Media University in January 2014. His current research work focusses on the development and characterization of screen printed zinc-air batteries.
Joe Morgan - WCPC
Joseph Morgan is a postgraduate research student in the Welsh Centre of Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University and a member of the M2A Academy.
Joseph attained a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Hons.) from Swansea University in 2014 and is currently working toward an Engineering Doctorate within the WCPC. The EngD scheme is a full scholarship which is partly funded through a sponsor company 'Haydale Ltd'and 'MATTER'. In this current position, Joseph has undertaken several masters level modules to broaden the knowledge gained during his time as an undergraduate student and enable him to work towards developing new technologies through experimental research within the printed electronics sector. Joseph has an interest in minimising environmental impact through intelligent engineering solutions and strives to consider potential implications of the technologies he is investigating.
Whilst not undertaking research at the university, Joseph spends time at the sponsor company site making use of their advanced laboratory facilities and developing a working knowledge of the company.
David Beynon - WCPC
David is a Research Officer based in the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating. Having completed a PhD researching ink transfer mechanisms in flexographic printing David’s research interests have grown to include graphics, electronic and functional printed materials. Recent projects have included printed functional devices including electromagnetics, sensors and rheological characterisation of functional inks working in collaboration with academic and industrial partners. David recently completed a period working for the Centre for Innovative Manufacture in Large Area Electronics (CIMLAE) project formulating functional inks for the ARPLAE and Flexipower projects and is currently working on commercialisation of printed sensors.
James Claypole - WCPC
James graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has recently finished his PhD at Swansea University in advanced rheology of printable materials. He worked as an intern at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating during his undergraduate study and is now working as a post-doctoral research assistant at Swansea University working on advanced rheology and its impact on the ability to print electronics funded as part of the EPSRC Centre of Innovative of Large Area Electronics based in WCPC
Matt Everett - WCPC
Matt is a third year postgraduate EngD at Swansea University, sponsored by EPSRC and DST Innovations. Matt has also produced work for the WCPC during his undergraduate study and graduated in 2013 with a Masters of Mechanical Engineering, first class honours after also completing a year in industry with Britten-Norman Aircraft on the Isle of Wight.
Matt is researching Electroluminescent (EL) technology for his EngD project, working closely with DST Innovations in Bridgend, South Wales. The project looks at ink and substrate properties as well as ultimately the best method of manufacture for EL red, green, blue displays. He is currently using screen printing as a manufacture method for the displays as the process lends itself well to the layers used in EL technology.
Andrew Claypole - WCPC
Andrew obtained first class honours in Sports Science and Engineering at Swansea University. Having spent time as an undergraduate gaining experience working within the prestigious Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC), performance testing printed silver heaters, he came up with a concept for a printed wearable heater using functionalised graphene nano-platelet inks. Following his third year project in which he successfully developed a low power, flexible, wearable printed heater, which was subsequently patented, he was offered the opportunity to further develop this device for his EngD in Materials engineering at the Materials to Manufacture Academy, Swansea University, funded by Haydale. Working within the world leading print research group at WCPC will give Andrew access to their fantastic research facilities at Swansea University’s new Innovation Bay Campus, as well as the facilities of their worldwide partners, allowing not only for ink and process optimisation through analytical techniques but also analysis of the heater’s thermal and electrical performance. Working in collaboration with the A-STEM sports research group at Swansea University, Andrew will utilise his background in sports science to perform physiological experiments to help him optimise the heater design to maximise the sporting performance benefits.
Emily Radley - WCPC
Emily is currently studying for an EngD in Materials science and Engineering at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in Swansea University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Sussex University which she completed in 2014. Since starting her EngD in Swansea Emily has undergone a number of materials science modules as well as working with the project’s sponsor company Beckers to isolate stress whitening in pre-coated metal (PCM) samples. Currently, Emily’s work concerns the development of mechanical and chemical tests to determine the mechanisms stress whitening can occur by in different PCM systems. As well as accurately imaging samples to compare micro structure of different stress whitened materials.