Buchs (SG), Switzerland
September 5-6, 2022

Prof. Tim Claypole 

Director of WCPC and Research Professor, Swansea University, United Kingdom

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Bio :

Tim Claypole is founder and director of the WCPC (Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University). He is a Chartered Engineer and faculty member of the College of Engineering, Swansea University. His areas of research include colour control, manufacturing systems, quality, maintenance, reliability experimental design, fluid mechanics and process thermodynamics. He is a British Expert on ISO TC130 on standards for the graphic arts, printed electronics and nano technology, leading the initial development of process standards for screen and flexo. As well as graphics and packaging, he has internationally leading research on the use of volume printing processes for advanced manufacture of a diverse range of products including electronics, sensors, wearables and point of care health. Tim led the ERDF funded DIPLE project won the 2009 Regiostars award for "Research, Technology Development and Innovation", reflecting the successful transfer of the research into industry. He continues to work with industry to ensure the translation of the underpinning science into best practice utilising his generic expertise in quality management, process optimisation and maintenance. He led the development projects for the “Web offset Best Practice Toolbox” and the FTA Europe “Flexo Best Practice Toolbox”. Tim’s contribution to the printing industry has been recognised by the industry with the TAGA Michael Bruno award in 2008 and in 2009 an EFTA special award for outstanding contribution to flexographic printing. He was awarded an MBE for his services to graphic arts and industry in the 2010 Queens New Year's Honours. The EPSRC, Government and Industry have funded his research that has led to over 170 publications on printing and related topics. He recently finished a prestigious EPSRC Portfolio Grant in "Complex Fluids for Complex flows" and was a founder of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacture of Large Area Electronics. He is a grant assessor for EU H2020, New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has also acted as an EU expert for H2020 project monitoring. He is currently Principle Investigator on the ERDF “Avenues of Commercialisation for nano and micro technologies” and the Welsh Government SMART Expertise “Application of Functionalised Micro & Nano Materials – scale up to volume production”.