Think of electronic materials as ink
Within the research area printed electronics we study components and circuits that can be manufactured using printing techniques such as screen, gravure, and inkjet printing.
The goal is to enable cheap and reliable mass production, but also to provide a manufacturing process that is flexible and quickly adaptable, enabling a quick turnaround time for research experiments or customer-adapted products.
In addition, printing can provide flexible (bendable and foldable) circuits, as well as the possibility to put electronics on uncommon substrates (e.g. clothes, banknotes, packages).
Some of our long-term research interests are printed circuits as interfaces to silicon chips, printed sensor circuits, electronic paper where the circuits are in the paper (not just on the paper), and high-performance printed components using hybrid organic-inorganic materials combinations.