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Printed Stretchable Electronics From Material Perspective
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
14:40 - 15:00
Stretchable conductive inks have been developed. Various printed stretchable electronic systems were demonstrated on elastic polymer and textile materials. In response to the issue of strain induced resistance change, novel metal mesh structures were made as stretchable interconnects and showed no change of conductivity up to 40% of strain.
Professor Zheng Cui is the founding director of Printable Electronics Research Center (PERC). He received his PhD degree in electronic engineering at the Southeast University, China, in 1988, became a Visiting Fellow at the Microelectronics Research Center, Cambridge University, UK, in 1989. He joined the Central Microstructure Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, in 1993 and became a Principal Scientist and group leader since 1999. In 2009, after 20 years working in the UK, he returned to China and joined the Suzhou Institute of Nanotech, Chinese Academy of Science, where he set up the PERC. He has published 8 books (English and Chinese) in fields of micorfabrication and printed electronics, and more than 250 technical papers. He is also the founder and chairman of two companies for industrialization and commercialization of printed electronics.
The Printable Electronics Research Center (PERC) at the Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics (SINANO), Chinese Academy of Sciences, was established in 2010, which was at the time the first research center in China dedicated to printed electronics R&D. PERC now has more than 70 researchers and more than 2000 m2 lab spaces. PERC's mission is to develop technologies that would eventually become industrialized. In the past 9 years, PERC researchers have set up 4 spin-off companies. The hybrid printed metal mesh technology developed by PERC researchers has been transferred to touch panel industry and went into mass production.