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Printed Electronics – Small Inks, Big Sustainability

Docent lecture by Assistant Professor Jiantong Li, division of Electrical Engineering

Time: Wed 2020-12-16 10.00

Location: Zoom

Participating: Assistant Professor Jiantong Li

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Due to their unique two-dimensional atomic crystal structure, graphene and its analogues often simultaneously possess multiple excellent properties to enable novel applications that can hardly be realized by traditional materials. On the other hand, various ink-based printing techniques have become more and more popular in electronics because of their simple processing and high cost efficiency. In this lecture, I will discuss about our recent efforts on the combination between graphene and printing techniques to develop new technologies to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030). Tiny 3D-structured supercapacitors will be printed for on-chip integrated energy storage components to enable emerging electronics, such as implanted electronics, aiming to contribute to health and well-being applications. Graphene-based hydrovoltaic devices will be fabricated to harvest energy from ocean waves for clean and renewable energy. Graphene-enabled lightweight devices for thermal management are under development in order to ultimately contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emission. Inkjet printed vertical graphene will be used as antimicrobial coatings for health and clean water applications.

The lecture will be held via Zoom.