Development of Novel Materials for Printed Electronic Devices (Printed Electronics and Photovoltaics Europe 2011)

Dr Mike Holmes, Industrial Liaison Manager
Organic Materials Innovation Centre
United Kingdom
Apr 06, 2011.


Organic Materials Innovation Centre Presentation*

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Presentation Summary

  • An introduction to the Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC)
  • An outline of programs at OMIC to develop and evaluate novel materials for thin film transistors, sensors and photovoltaics
  • A summary of patented technology that has been developed for the synthesis of organic semiconductors

Speaker Biography (Mike Holmes)

Since leaving ICI in 2001 Mike has been working in knowledge transfer facilitating collaborative R&D projects between companies and universities to support innovation within the companies. Initially this was with the University of Wales with a focus on microfluidics, microengineering and photonics before taking up the role of Industrial Liaison Manager with the Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) at the University of Manchester. OMIC is now part of the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) and Mike has the wider responsibilities of a Knowledge Transfer manager within the KCMC.

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