The presentation is intended to provide state of the art information on the application of jet based technology in the field of electronic printing, with focus on 3D/free form applications. Technological core will be on Aerosol Jet printing and Ink Jet printing, with the use of various inks (as for silver based and PEDOT:PSS) applied to various substrates, including free form (additive manufactured) substrates and flexible and stretchable foils, successively transferred to curved objects via 3D-forming techniques. Practical examples from research and industrially driven projects will be reported to highlight capabilities and limitations.
Wim Deferme obtained an engineering degree in Applied Physics at the technical University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands in 2003. He obtained a PhD in Materials Physics at Hasselt University in 2009 on the surface termination of synthetic diamond. In 2009, as a postdoc, he started research in the field of Printable Electronics and since February 2014 he is Professor at Hasselt University heading a group of 5 PhD students, 2 full-time researcher and several bachelor and master students in the field of "Functional Materials Engineering" focused on printing and coating technology. Wim Deferme has authored/co-authored 50 Science Citation Index listed publications in scientific journals with an international referee system and has more than 80 presentations and proceedings on international conferences. He has an extensive national and international scientific network.
The Institute for Materials Research (IMO) is a research centre of Hasselt University with a vast knowledge in the field of materials science. It is the largest research institute of the university with a staff of more than 130 people. IMO has an integrated and intensive collaboration with IMOMEC (Institute for Materials Research in MicroElectronics), the department of IMEC (Interuniversity Micro Electronics Centre, Louvain) at the university campus in Diepenbeek. While most of the more fundamental research is carried out at IMO, the largest part of applied research and projects in collaboration with industry are concentrated within IMOMEC. The joint activities of IMO-IMOMEC concentrate on wide band gap materials, organic synthesis, organic materials for electronic applications, precursors for nanomaterials, biosensors, nanophysics and electrical, physical and chemical characterisation.