KSC Seminar with Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos

​KSC Seminar: All-scale manufacturing paradigms for future large-area electronics

Speaker: Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos

KAUST Solar Center

Date & Time: Wednesday 20th November, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Venue: Building 5, level 5, room 5209
Light refreshments will be provided. 

Abstract: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.

Bio:Thomas Anthopoulos received a BEng in Medical Engineering and a PhD in Physical Electronics from Staffordshire University (UK). After a two year postdoctoral appointment at the University of St. Andrews (UK), he joined Philips Research Laboratories (The Netherlands). In 2006 he moved to the Department of Physics at Imperial College London following the ward of an Advanced EPSRC Fellowship. He joined the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2017. His current research interests are diverse and involve the development of novel nano-patterning methods for large-volume plastic nanoelectronics and the physics of functional materials & devices.