KEYNOTE - JUNE 7, 2023
Printing and Electronics: Friends with benefits
University of Minho, Portugal
In this talk, Pedro Martins reveals that printed electronics changed thinking in smart materials research some years ago, resulting in a generation of new high-performance materials and an increased focus on controlling structure, fabrication, and performance, as well as their implementation into proof-of-concept applications. Over the years, a high number of printing technologies have been used to pattern a wide range of electronic materials on diverse substrates. As a further expansion of printed technologies is expected in the near future due to the digitalization efforts (associated with the Internet of Things and 4.0 revolution), this talk will discuss the benefits, weaknesses, and opportunities of this joint field, trying to highlight the scientific obstacles that still limit a wider application of those materials nowadays. Additionally, it will discuss how these limitations could be overcome, together with an outlook on the remaining challenges and future research directions.
Pedro Martins graduated in Physics and Chemistry in 2006, receiving the Ph.D degree in Physics in 2012, from the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) in collaboration with Basque Country University (Spain) and Cambridge University (UK). In 2013-2014 he was also a researcher at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (Portugal). He is an Assistant Researcher in the Physics Center of the University of Minho, and his work is focused on polymer-based magnetoelectric materials, printed electronics, spintronics, and magnetoactive structures for advanced applications. He has over 120 papers in high-ranked journals, h-index of 40, 7000 citations, and 15 invited talks at international events.