Printed Stretchable Circuits: A breakthrough – Presented by Mahmoud Tavakoli, Institute of Systems and Robotics

Printed Stretchable Circuits: A breakthrough – Presented by Mahmoud Tavakoli, Institute of Systems and Robotics, at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, on January 22, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

In this talk I will cover a series of novel methods and materials for printing stretchable circuits. We created the first ever method for inkjet printing of highly stretchable circuits, and then we adapted this method for laser printing or screen printing methods. Circuits are instantly sintered at room temperature, without requiring temperature or light pulses, and at the same time the circuits become highly stretchable. I will show applications of this method for rapid prototyping of ultrathin e-skin, as an electronic tattoo for biomonitoring or circuits that are transferred over 3D objects to enable tactile input, proximity detection, pressure detection or other applications. Finally i will present a stretchable conductive ink and adhesive which allows direct writing of stretchable circuits.

What drives you?
Unconventional Science

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Water& Food, Books, Lighter

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Nano Technology and Smart Materials

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Make things efficient, compact, and sustainable

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
End of the world

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Because i will describe a break through in printed electronics

“Special Quote”
If something can be done, it is not anymore interesting to do it.

About Mahmoud Tavakoli
Mahmoud Tavakoli received a PhD (2010) in Electrical Engineering from University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is the author of over 70 publications as patents, and articles. His current research interest includes stretchable printed electronics, electronic tattoos, conductive nano particle inks, and e-Health.

About Institute of Systems and Robotics
The Institute for Systems and Robotics – ISR-Coimbra – is a multidisciplinary research institution in the areas of Robotics and Information Processing, including Systems and Control Theory, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, AI and Intelligent Systems and Biomedical Engineering.

About 3D Printing Electronics Conference
The 3D Printing Electronics Conference will take place on January 22, 2019, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Focus topics:
Various aspects involving (3D) printed electronics, such as:
combining functional elements such as electronics (sensors or switches) into a (3D) printed product hybrid
processes that integrate electronics onto or within 3D printed parts
3D Printed Optics / Photonics
Challenges for manufacturers / engineers / researchers
Future prospects / applications

Who should attend?
Decision makers in the industrial value chain, such as CTO’s and COO’s of OEMs, managers of (high tech) suppliers and subcontractors; Procurement management; Investors; Design & engineering experts; Professionals involved in developing electronic products, such as product designers, engineers, product managers, (consumer) electronics manufacturers, software developers and ‘internet of things’ system integrators; Anyone curious about new technologies and developments in the (3D)printing electronics/optics/photonics industry