Build Electronics in Porous Material
Printable electronics have great potential to revolutionize the electronics industry. A set of printing methods are adapted to make electronics and electrical devices such as transistors, sensors, OLEDs, RFIDs, displays, solar cells and batteries, on various substrates including both rigid and flexible substrates. Industry is always keen to use environmentally friendly and sustainable materials to make electronics. In this talk, I will introduce our recent progress in developing a printing approach to make high-performance electronics on porous materials by taking advantages of the nature of porous structures. Here, porosity which was considered being a drawback for printing electronic materials, are now turned into advantages for making printed electronics. This approach utilizes both environmentally friendly process and sustainable materials, which has shown a great potential in green electronics and electronics sustainability.
Jun Yang is Professor in Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and Director of WIN 4.0 (Western’s Industry 4.0 Network) at Western University (The University of Western Ontario). He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE). His research interests include Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Printed Electronics, Metamaterials, MEMS, Flexible/wearable Electronics, Sensors and Actuators, Biophysics and Surface Science. He has published more than 130 papers including multiple cover articles in high quality journals. He holds 26 granted/pending patents. Three of his inventions have been licensed to industries for mass production. He has given ~ 80 plenary/keynote/invited talks on conferences, symposiums and workshops. Dr. Yang was a recipient of 2006 PetroCanada Young Innovators Award, 2009 Early Researcher Award, 2012 University’s Faculty Scholar Award, 2012 and 2014 Western Innovation Funds Award, Second place, 3rd China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, 2015 Xerox UAC Award, 2016 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award and 2017 Western’s Vanguard Awards.
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