Printed electronics laboratory

Printed electronics have captured the imagination of both the scientific community, and the semiconductor industry for over two decades now.

About the Laboratory

The fundamental idea driving printed electronics, is that all the building blocks required for realising working electronic devices can be formulated into functional inks and subsequently deposited under room temperature conditions on a variety of substrates. This has the potentials of introducing a new generation of electronic devices that can be bendable, transparent and biodegradable and with a production cost much lower than their conventional counterparts.

In our laboratory, we have overcome the technological barriers of printed electronics by developing new techniques in the field. Towards this end, our lab is equipped with a full range of experimental setups, covering the entire research and development cycle of new concepts; from advanced manufacturing to electrical and nanoscale characterisation.

Inkjet printer and microscope

By using the versatile Dimatix DMP-2800 inkjet printer we have the capacity of rapid prototyping a plethora of new concepts, while simultaneously evaluating and further optimising novel solution processed materials. The latter, is further supported by our NT-MDT “Solver Next” Atomic Force Microscope, capable of performing electrical and topography characterisation of the deposited materials with a nanoscale resolution.

3D printer

The Nova3D Elfin SLA 3D printer complements our prototyping capabilities and allows us to quickly create demonstrators for a variety of our functional devices. 

Printing services we offer

In our lab we provide printing services to universities, research institutes and companies at a national and international level. We actively encourage our collaborators to work with us to determine the most suitable means towards advancing the field of printed electronics.

Get in contact

For more information please email Dr Maxim Shkunov.

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Address
Nanoelectronics Centre
Advanced Technology Institute
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH