Prof Thomas D. Anthopoulos
Division of Physical Sciences & Engineering,
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Printed radio-frequency electronics for the Internet of Things device ecosystem
To date all forms of large-area electronics, from discrete devices to integrated systems, that are produced via high-throughput manufacturing techniques, are associated with low performance, which in turn limits their application space whilst forbids the relevant industries to capitalize on the potential economic benefits promised by additive manufacturing. Thus, development of innovative processing techniques and devices/systems that marry performance with high-throughput manufacturing, is now very timely. This talk will focus on progress being made towards extreme downscaling of key dimensions of various (opto)electronic devices realized via large-area methodologies, and the impact on their operating characteristics. A personal perspective of the potential impact of such emerging manufacturing paradigms on the Internet of Things device ecosystem/applications, among others, will also be presented.
Thomas D. Anthopoulos is a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, where he has been since the beginning of 2017. He received his B.Eng. and D.Phil. degrees from Staffordshire University in UK. He then spent two years at the University of St. Andrews (UK) where he worked on new materials for application in organic light-emitting diodes before join Philips Research Laboratories in The Netherlands to focus on organic transistors and printed microelectronics. From 2006 to 2017 he held faculty positions at Imperial College London (UK), first as an EPSRC Advanced Fellow and later as a Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Experimental Physics. His research interests are diverse and cover the development and application of novel additive manufacturing paradigms and the processing, physics, chemistry & application of functional materials.