Buchs (SG), Switzerland
September 5-6, 2022
Dr. Juliane Tripathi
Schreiner Group - Team Leader Product and Process Development Electronics in Film, Germany
To Print or not to print. Challenges and Opportunities of Printing Electronics Commercially.
The idea of printed electronics has been around for over a century now. However, innovative printed and flexible electronics such as smart packaging and wearables are often still in development, prototyping, or pre-pilot production stage.
Printing, especially as Roll-to-roll (R2R) process, has the potential to achieve cost-efficient production of electronics on flexible substrates. However, mass-producing electronics using classical graphical printing methods has proven to be challenging. Existing technology and equipment of the printing industry need to be stretched beyond their standard specifications; existing processes need to be re-thought, and electronics need to be redesigned to match the requirements of printed electronics.
In this talk both the challenges and the opportunities of using printing to mass manufacture electronics.
Juliane Tripathi has been working in the field of printed electronics for over 12 years.
After her PhD from the TU Dresden and a PostDoc at IFW Dresden, she joined Holst Centre for about 6.5 years as researcher and project manager. She worked mostly on process development for large area printed electronics such as OLED and OPV.
Mid 2015 she moved to Kanpur, India. At the newly founded National Centre for Flexible Electronics at IIT Kanpur she lead the setup of infrastructure for Printed Electronics, both S2S and R2R. She build a team of researchers addressing a wide range of topics such as printed RFID, Heaters, Sensors, and hybrid Electronics. Begin of 2022 she returned to Germany Since February 2022 she works at Schreiner Group, leading the product and process development team for electronics in film.