Are you new to printed electronics, but have background in science or engineering?
Do you want to gain a new European perspective on printed electronics?
Then you should attend the early researcher summer school on the "Science and engineering of printable electronics"
This course brings together leading speakers from academia across Europe and Industry to deliver an introduction to printable electronics. It is hosted in the WCPC, using its comprehensively equipped laboratories for printed electronics. You will visit the new pilot lines at the SPECIFIC IKC, which will give you a measure of the potential for printed electronics.
The course will cover: -
- Design and applications
- All major printing processes (flexo, screen, gravure, pad, offset and inkjet)
- Curing technology
- Characterisation technologies
- Practical sessions
Through the support of FPS COST Action FP1104, we are able to bring you this course for:
- Delegate rate: £450 + VAT
- Academic rate: £245 + VAT
Note: prices do not include refreshments or accommodation
There are a limited number of FP1104 bursaries available for travel and subsistence
Accommodation is available at Swansea University as well as around the city. To book your stay at the university please click here or for information about other accommodation around Swansea please go to www.visitswanseabay.com
Dr. Syrový is author or co-author of more than 25 IF publications (h-index 7) in peer-reviewed journals and he is also the author or co-author of more than 30 contributions at national and international conferences. There are more than 160 citations of his works. He is the author or co-author of functional samples and utility models for production of sensory element, respectively functional layers and structures (antistatic, antimicrobial, security, health care, etc.). He is experienced in R&D in area of functional printing and coating and he also skilled in transfer of printed/coated functionalities to industrial level, including wideweb. Various functional systems such as printed transistors, electrochromic displays, electroluminescent display panels, sensor elements for measuring relative humidity and various gas detection, photovoltaic cells, printed memory elements, different types of conducting, semiconducting and dielectric layers based conductive/semiconductive, dielectric and nanocomposite materials were prepared as part of his research activities. The various types of functionalities were prepared in many cases by own developed printing/coating formulations and technology condition setup. This is also one of the key roles of his participation in the projects and collaboration, i.e. development of printing/coating ink formulations for functional layers given characteristics made by proper printing/coating techniques (screen printing, gravure printing, flexographic printing, pad printing, ink-jet, aerosol jet printing, spray-coating, spin-coating, spiral bar coating, etc.).
He is a member of the OE-A that associates worldwide scientific and industrial organizations in the field of printed electronics. In 2013 got the award of Rector of UPCE for young scientists under 35 years for beneficial cooperation with the printing industry.
Dr. Johanna Lahti
Dr. Johanna Lahti has a doctoral degree in Paper Converting and Packaging Technology from Tampere University of Technology (2005). She is currently Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager in Paper Converting and Packaging Technology research group at Tampere University of Technology (TUT). She started her career (1999) by studying dispersion coatings and usage of pigment particles to improve barrier properties. In 2000 she started her doctoral thesis research about digital printing of extrusion coated packaging materials. In the research focus was on improving printability of polymeric surfaces by surface treatment. Since 2005 Dr. Lahti has participated in several national and international projects. Research areas include different topics relating to paper technology, paper converting and packaging technology. These include e.g. (co)extrusion coating, dispersion coating, surface treatments (e.g. plasma, corona, flame), nanoscale thin coatings (e.g. plasma deposition, ALD), substrates for packaging materials (plastic films, fiber-based substrates, coated materials, etc.), and printing technology. She has also coordinated one large-scale FP7 project (PlasmaNice, 2008-2012) with topic Atmospheric Plasmas for Nanoscale Industrial Surface Processing. Currently she is mainly working in FP7 project NanoMend (2012-2015). Nanomend aims to pioneer novel technologies for in-line detection, cleaning and repair of micro and nano scale defects for thin films coated on large area substrates. Examples include thin films used in the production of packaging materials, flexible solar panels, lighting and indoor and outdoor digital signage and displays. Since 2000 Dr. Lahti has supervised several thesis works and produced several conference papers, articles and presentations in the field of paper converting and packaging technology.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunter Huebner
Since 1999 Prof. Huebner teaches at the University of Applied Science, Stuttgart Media University "Hochschule der Medien" (HdM) in Stuttgart, Germany.
From 2004 till 2014 he was the leader of the HdM study program "Print and Media Technology". Besides the entire printing technologies and printing processes his specialties in teaching are digital, screen and functional printing.
In 2006 the Institute for Applied Research (Institut für angewandte Forschung - IAF) was founded at the HdM. He took over the leadership of the IAF which is an umbrella organization over meanwhile about 30 research groups within the HdM. His own research group is called "Institute for Innovative Applications of the Printing Technologies" (IAD) and mainly deals with functional and fine line printing. Recent successful developments are printed antennae for automotive applications and screen printing of rechargeable batteries.
Before joining the HdM he worked for about 11 years with the companies AGFA Gevaert AG and DuPont de Nemours as a research and process engineer or system specialist, thus, combining mechanical and process expertise with a well-grounded knowledge in information technologies.
With his PhD-thesis about numerical simulation of ink-splitting processes in printing he 1991 obtained the Dr.-Ing.-title at the Technical University, Darmstadt, the place where he had passed his diploma in mechanical engineering, before.
Martti Toivakka is currently a full professor and head of the Laboratory of Paper Coating and Converting at Åbo Akademi University, Finland (www.abo.fi/lpcc). He received his doctoral degree in chemical engineering in the area of paper chemistry in 1998. His research group is a member of the Academy of Finland appointed Center of Excellence for Functional Materials, which develops functional materials and demonstrates devices for printed intelligence. His research interests include novel coating and surface treatment methods for natural fiber-based products, printing as a fabrication method and use of paper as a substrate for printed electronics. He has (co-)authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications in international journals and conferences.
Marta Klanjšek Gund
Marta Klanjšek Gunde is senior researcher at National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia and associate professor of information and graphics technology at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering. She has been working in materials science since her diploma in 1982. She made her PhD in physics on infrared spectroscopy of thin solid films. Her research is concentrated on various homogeneous and heterogeneous materials in bulk and layered forms and their properties in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectral regions. She has been working on materials used for microelectronic applications, coatings for various purposes and for printed functionalities (printable electronics and thermochromics).