Transparent Conductive Films of Metal Grids made via Coaxial Electrospinning (Printed Electronics Europe 2015)

Dr Michael de Graaf, Sr Engineer
The Dow Chemical Company
Apr 29, 2015.


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Presentation Summary

ITO- alternatives are being developed for those applications where ITO can no longer meet the technical requirements: specifically in large-size touch displays and flexible applications. Here we will present a novel method to make transparent conductive films consisting of metal grids via electrospinning.

Speaker Biography (Michael de Graaf)

Michael de Graaf is a part of Dow's Corporate Venturing R&D organization. Dow Corporate Venturing (DCV) is the collective term for Dow's Ventures & Business Development, Venture Capital & Technology Licensing groups. In DCV we ensure that the innovation pipeline stays filled with new ideas and we manage a portfolio of technology and business opportunities that position Dow for growth. Michael's responsibilities in DCV R&D include Technology Scouting to identify emerging opportunities and Technical Project Leadership to analyze new technologies and quantify new market opportunities for the company. He has a background in polymer chemistry and engineering with a focus on opto-electronic uses of polymers and has received his Master and PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands.

Company Profile (The Dow Chemical Co)

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