Structural Components, Smart Skin and Printing Electric Vehicles (Printed Electronics Asia 2013)

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman
United Kingdom
Jul 09, 2013.


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Presentation Summary

  • Components and circuits forming the bodywork of electric cars etc.
  • Electrical and electronic components planned as smart skin: supercapacitors, structural sensing, photovoltaics, batteries etc.
  • Smart wallpaper, supercapacitors transfer printed into smart phones, paper electronics etc.
  • Invisible electronics due to metamaterials, working through an obstruction or being transparent
  • Printing Electric Vehicles - human interfaces, wiring, overhead clusters, batteries, supercapacitors and energy harvesting

Speaker Biography (Peter Harrop)

Dr Peter Harrop PhD, FIEE is Chairman of IDTechEx Ltd. He was previously Director of Technology of Plessey Capacitors Scotland and Chief Executive of Mars Electronics, a start-up he took to $260 million gross sales value with highly automated factories built in US and UK, without acquisitions. He was a board member of $1.5 bn Mars UK, a division of Mars Inc. Mars Electronics was sold for $500 million after he left, generating an excellent return.
He has been Chairman of 15 high tech companies over a period of years including turnrounds on behalf of venture capitalists such as Computer Security International. The largest was Pinacl plc in Wales, made profitable and grown to $100 million in fiber optic manufacture and multimillion dollar structural networks.
Peter lectures and consults internationally on electric vehicles, energy storage, energy harvesting and regeneration. He writes a minimum of five openly published techno-marketing reports yearly at IDTechEx.

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