Opportunities for Printed Electronics in Integrated Buildings and Aerospace Systems (Graphene LIVE! USA 2012)

Dr Slade Culp
United Technologies Research Center
United States
Dec 05, 2012.


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Presentation Summary

• Overview of United Technologies Corporation and UTRC
• Additive manufacturing activities at UTRC
• Printed electronics applications for building systems
• Considerations for printed electronics in aerospace systems

Speaker Biography (Slade Culp)

Slade R. Culp, PhD, Staff Scientist, Applied Physics Group, UTRC 2006 to present. Primary areas of research are related to energy conversion and storage, power electronics, electric machines, sensor technology development and integration, human interfaces and direct write technologies; recent projects include thermoelectric materials, device, and system design and simulation, building integration of organic photovoltaics, lifetime and reliability characterization of materials and assemblies in electric motor and drive systems and sensor development for motor control applications. Current activities are focused on development of human interfaces for building systems, high temperature electronic materials development and capability development and UTC application definition of direct write technologies for electronics, optics, and integrated sensors.
I have a total of 10 years experience, technical contribution and project management in applied physics and industrial R&D, with one patent and seven patent applications. I earned a PhD. (2006) and MS (2004) in Physics (thermoelectric materials emphasis) from University of Virginia and BS in Physics from University of Utah in 2001.

Company Profile (United Technologies Research Center)

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United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the corporate research center for United Technologies Corporation, is headquartered in East Hartford, CT. UTRC plays a key role as the corporation's innovation engine, focusing on advanced technologies. The center employs approximately 600 research scientists, engineers, and support staff (85% of technical staff have advanced degrees). UTRC performs basic, applied and exploratory research in a broad spectrum of technologies including chemical sciences, fluid mechanics, electronics materials and structures, information technology, and systems technology. The center has component and system level modeling tools, material development laboratories, fabrication and characterization laboratories, and combustion test facilities for component and prototype system testing.
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