Printing in electronics

General information

Duration: 1.5 hour
Date: 31 October 2018
Time: 14.30 to 16.00 a.m. (CET)
Language: English
Venue: online
Cost: free


Name: Ari Alastalo
Degree: D.Sc. (Tech.)
Position: Principal Scientist - VTT
D.Sc. (Tech.) Ari Alastalo did his M.Sc. (Tech.) degree at the Aalto University (Helsinki University of Technology at that time) in 1997 on the quantum theory of magnetic impurities in BCS superconductors. Then he moved to Nokia Research Centre, where he worked on array antenna research for WLAN networks. In 2002, he came to VTT to work on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS and RF) resulting in his D.Sc. (Tech.) degree from Aalto University in 2006. After that, he started as a team leader in printed electronics at VTT. In 2013, the applicant received a title of Docent in applied materials physics from the Aalto University. Currently he works as a Principal Scientist at VTT and holds IPMA-C certificate in project management.

Name: Jaakko Leppäniemi
Degree: D.Sc. (Tech.)
Position: Senior Scientist - VTT
D.Sc. (Tech.) Jaakko Leppäniemi received his M.Sc. in Applied Physics from University of Jyväskylä in 2008 and D. Sc. (Tech.) in Engineering Physics from Aalto University in 2017. He joined VTT in 2008 as a Research Scientist working generally on printed electronics and more specifically on printed nanoparticle-based memories and nanoparticle sintering methods. In the recent years he has focused on the development of printed metal oxide TFTs. In autumn 2017, he was a short-term scholar at Oregon State University (USA). He currently works as a Senior Scientist at VTT.

About Webinar

Webinar aim

  • Course aims to introduce printed components for large area electronics (Presentation 1) with special focus on solution-processed metal oxide semiconductors for high-performance TFTs (Presentation 2).

Learning outcomes/ Skills / knowledge to be acquired through the webinar

  • An overview of printed and hybrid manufacturing of electronics
  • State-of-art of selected fully printed electronic components like transistors and printed memory elements
  • Strategies to optimise the performance of the printed components
  • Understanding the most application areas benefitting most from the fully printed solutions

Profile of the participants / knowledge requirements to complete the course

  • You will need to have basic knowledge in physics or comparable to participate in the webinar.

Expected impact of the webinar

  • Course will strengthen your knowhow on printed electronics and will help you to understand the benefits and also the applications areas most relevant for fully printed solutions.


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