Laboratory of Printed Electronics and Electronics Assembly

Description/carried out research

The Laboratory of Printed Electronics and Structure Assembly conducts extensive research in the field of fabrication of printed structures and circuits with the use of advanced printing techniques. The laboratory also develops innovative solutions for the use of printed electronics in biosensors, wearable electronics, textronics or photovoltaics. The laboratory equipment enable the production of carbon nanomaterials, such as CNT in the form of a carpet.

One of the key research areas carried out in the laboratory is the development of functional and advanced materials dedicated to specific applications in printed electronics. The numerous equipment including devices for the production and homogenization of pastes and inks enables the creation of unique materials for specific applications. In the further process, the laboratory equipment allows  the characterization and testing of rheological, electrical and mechanical properties of printing materials.

An important element of the production of printed electronics is the process of hardening, drying and sintering prints, which can be carried out in our laboratory. Chamber furnaces and dryers enable temperature processes up to 1,200 degrees, and additional UV and IR lines allow the use of substrates sensitive to high temperature in our applications.

The electronic structures created by the research team are used as tensors, collecting electrodes in photovoltaics, electronic microcircuits or sensors used in bioengineering, chemistry and biology.

The great advantage of the studio is an interdisciplinary team of scientists gathering people with knowledge and experience in various fields of science, such as: chemistry, electronics, electrical engineering, automation, mechanics, bioengineering and materials science.

Services offered

  • Development of materials for printing techniques for dedicated applications
  • Characterization and testing materials used in printed electronics
  • Development of printed, flexible electronics and textronics solutions for the required application
  • Tests in a thermal shock chamber and climatic chamber as well as durability and tensile tests
  • Scaling up the printing technologies from laboratory scale to production
  • 3D Bioprinting 
  • Functional prints on 3D substrates

Basic Equipment/Devices

  1. Printing machine (Aurel C920) 
  2. Aerosol printing machine (Optomec 300aj) 
  3. BioX bilogical printer 
  4. Digital microscope with the KEYENCE VHX-900F profilometer
  5. Dryer set (Pol-eko SLW 53 laboratory dryer, VO 400 Memmert vacuum dryer with Weich MPC 302Z pump, Memmert forced air dryer, UV dryer, UV Beltron dryer, BE 20 / 120W / II, Czylok FCF7SHM muffle furnace) 
  6. Measuring equipment (34461A universal meter, 2182A / E nanovoltometer with Keithley temperature probe kit) 
  7. Thermal transfer press 
  8. Chamber vacuum packing machine Stalgast 691310 
  9. Flip-chip Fine Placer pico 
  10. Viscosity measurement stand(Brookfield RS CPS rheometer, DV2T viscometer YC505)
  11. Ultrasonic homogenizer 
  12. Mortar grinder (Retsch RM200 – acid-proof steel) 
  13. Magnetic stirrers with heating and thermocouple 
  14. KAGAKU planetary mixer 
  15. Laboratory stand for mass measurement
  16.  The furnace is dedicated to the production of CNT in the form of a carpet

Projects

In progress

  1. Functional composite materials for printable sensors in telerehabilitation – Eukines (Techmatstrateg-III NCBiR 2021-2023)
  2. The development of antimicrobial and filtration layered fabrics for sanitary and medical protection and fabrication technology based on metal-polymer composites (POIR NCBiR, 2020-2023)
  3. Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure – EMERGE (Horyzonty 2020, 2021-2025)

Recently Completed

  1. Development of technology for manufacturing of functional materials for application in non-silicon photovoltaic cells – subcontracting (Techmatstrateg-II NCBiR, 2019-2021)
  2. Functional SSL in the original innovative technology Masterpress S.A (NCBiR, 2019-2021)

Employees

Associates

  • Daniel Janczak, PhD Eng.
  • Pepłowski Andrzej, PhD Eng.
  • Jerzy Szałapak, PhD Eng.
  • Sandra Lepak-Kuc, PhD Eng.
  • Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus, PhD Eng.
  • Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk, PhD Eng.
  • Piotr Walter, MSc. Eng.
  • Tomasz Raczyński, MSc. Eng.
  • Jan Dominiczak, MSc. Eng.
  • Dominik Baraniecki, Eng.
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