Nanotechnology Lab LTFN and Center of Organic and Printed Electronics Hellas (COPE-H), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE
Head of Organic Electronics Group, Nanotechnology Lab LTFN
Intelligent Nanomanufacturing of Flexible Organic Electronic Devices: Towards the Industry 4.0
- Logothetidis(1,2,*), A. Laskarakis(1), E. Mekeridis(3), C. Kapnopoulos(1), E. M. Pechlivani(3), V. Matskos(3)
(1) Nanotechnology Lab LTFN and Center of Organic and Printed Electronics Hellas (COPE-H), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE
(2) Hellenic Organic & Printed Electronics Association (HOPE-A), GREECE
(3) Organic Electronic Technologies P.C. (OET), Antoni Tritsi 21B, GR-57001 Thessaloniki, GREECE
Organic and Printed Electronics (OEs) is one of the most rapidly expanding sectors that will revolutionize our everyday life by enabling energy generation, lighting, visualization of information, sensing and digital functionalities to existing and new products and surfaces.
In this work, we will describe the intelligent digital nano-manufacturing of OE devices, that include Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) and Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) with unique R2R printing and gas transport pilot to production lines. Also, we will report on the development of robust, non-destructive, ultra-fast and in-line Precision Metrology and the large experimentation data analytics for quality control of large area printable & flexible OE devices through the ultra-fast digital feedback to the pilot and production lines. These are developed and supported by several EU and National R&D projects and are finalized through the EU Factory of the Future Project H2020 SmartLine  in order to deliver closed-loop & high-yield manufacturing of OE devices with tailored performance.
In addition, we will present our novel strategy to link the manufacturing processes, the nanostructure features of the OE nanomaterials and devices with the macroscopic functionality through multiscale (from nano- to macro-) characterization and multiscale modelling, for the fabrication of tailored OEs (OPVs, OLEDs, Sensors) devices and systems, through an Open Innovation Environment that covers the triangle of manufacturing, modelling and experimentation. These activities are funded by the EU Project H2020 CORNET.
 EU H2020 Project SmartLine: http://smartline-project.eu
 EU H2020 Project CORNET: http://cornet-project.eu
Dr. Argiris Laskarakis is the Head of the Organic Electronics Group of the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN. He is specialist in the fabrication of flexible Organic Electronics nanomaterials (organic semiconductors, transparent electrodes, barriers for encapsulation, flexible substrates) & Devices (e.g. OPVs, OTFTs) by vacuum and printing methods. In addition, he is expert in optical metrology of inorganic, organic and hybrid nanostructured materials by IR-Vis-fUV Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Raman as well as on the computational modelling of optical properties of inorganic-organic-hybrid thin films. His work includes more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in International Scientific Journals, 5 book chapters, more than 120 presentations in International Scientific Conferences, and since 1998, he has participated in more than 14 EU funded R&D projects. Finally, for the past 12 years he is responsible for the organization of the International Symposium ISFOE.
Nanotechnology Lab LTFN is an internationally acknowledged specialist in Organic Electronics (OEs), Thin Films and Nanomaterials Technology, Nanomedicine, Nanometrology, In-line Metrology, Automation and Digital Manufacturing.
LTFN has established the Center of Organic & Printed Electronics – Hellas (COPE-H), for cutting-edge Research and Manufacturing of OEs for Energy, Displays, Lighting, Electronics, Automotive, NanoBiomedicine, Smart Textiles, Wearables, IoT, Smart Food Packaging, Greenhouses, etc.
LTFN has state-of-the-art facilities (2000 m2), 10 Pilot Lines and TestBeds, strong activity in R&D Projects and dynamic collaborations with SMEs/Industry/academia. LTFN is a Digital Innovation Hub, offering open access to interested entities for technology transfer, proof-of-concept and incubation.