In order for printed electronics to become ubiquitous at least simple functions need to be integrated into a multicomponent device that has economic value. Here we present our current research in that direction.
Dr. Ray is a founder of NthDegree Technologies Worldwide Inc. NthDegree conducts research into and commercializes a number of forms of printed electronics. He is the Chief Technical Advisor of Printed Energy Pty Ltd. Printed Energy, an Nth spinoff, which conducts research in energy storage and energy acquisition.
He holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics, a Masters in Statistics and a BA in Physics and Chemistry. He is a member of TAGA, American Association for the Advancement of Science, IEEE, the Society for Information Display, the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Physics. He is a past President of TAGA.
He is a named inventor on more than 100 patents or active applications in the areas of semiconductors, optics, opto-electrical devices, printing, energy storage, photovoltaic devices, water filtration / desalinization and, specialized film coating / patterned manufacturing systems.
NthDegree manufactures revolutionary printed lights using micro LEDs. The unique lamps are very thin, flexible, ultra-lightweight and durable. Applications include medical and health care devices, smart labels, packaging, ticketing, and disposable applications. Available now in mass produced quantities. NthDegree provides light were others can't.
Printed Energy is developing printed batteries: single-use and rechargeable. The thin, flexible, non-toxic batteries can be any shape. These innovative batteries are ideal for integrating into fully printed devices requiring small amounts of power, such as the huge range of emerging IoT devices. Think sensors, tracking tags, smart labels, race timing devices and much much more.