Scaling Up Nano For The Right Reasons (Printed Electronics Europe 2018)

Mr Andreas Rudorfer, Senior Scientist
Joanneum Research Forschungsgellschaft mbH

Presentation Summary

JOANNEUM RESEARCH has long-term experience in the field of Printed Electronics and Additive Manufacturing. However, the migration towards low-cost, liquid-based, high resolution deposition and patterning using high throughput techniques, such as inkjet printing, requires that suitable functional nanomaterials formulations (e.g. inks) are available for end users in industrially relevant quantities. Presently, there are issues with industrial supply of nanomaterials which are low cost, high performance, environmentally friendly and tailored for high throughput systems. The EC H2020 project INSPIRED presented in this talk will address these fundamental issues within the printed electronics industry: Ensuring that suitable functional nanomaterials formulations (inks) for Nano-copper, Silver Nanowires (AgNWs) and Graphene nanoplatelets are available for end users in industrial scale quantities. Production of these nanomaterial formulations on an industrial scale and then depositing them using cost-effective, high throughput printing technologies enables rapid production of printed electronic components, on a wide variety of substrates.

Speaker Biography (Andreas Rudorfer)

Andreas Rudorfer achieved the Master degree in Chemistry at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria in 2000. From 2001 to 2003 he joined the company SEZ (semiconductor equipment) and was responsible for process development and application in the area of semiconductor wet chemistry surface treatment. In 2004 he joined Joanneum Research and became Senior Researcher in 2005. In 2010 he became deputy head of the department "Functional Surfaces" and coordinated NANONET Styria the biggest Austrian nanotechnology network. In 2016 he was appointed deputy head of the research group "Sensors and Functional Printing" as well as coordinator for the EC H2020 project "INSPIRED". Main research focus is the process development and integration of additive manufacturing technologies like inkjet printing and aerosol jet printing for the fabrication of organic- or inorganic electronic devices. Another scope lies on project management for large contract- and funded research projects.

Company Profile (Joanneum Research)

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PyzoFlex® is a technology by JOANNEUM RESEARCH, a leading international research organisation. PyzoFlex® allows the cost efficient production of large area, flexible and energy self-sufficient sensors for the detection of pressure and temperature changes as well as vibration monitoring and provides opportunities for new products or processes based on Intelligent Surfaces.
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