Wolfgang Mildner, LOPEC general chair and founder/CEO of MSW, will welcome attendees to the Plenary Session, and will be followed by Johan Edvardsson, strategic dynamic marking program manager, IKEA of Sweden AB, who will cover “Enhancing Customer and IKEA Value through Printed Electronics.”
Ashutosh Tomar, principal engineer (research) with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Research and Technology, will discuss “Applications of Printable and Organic Electronics in Automotive.” Prof. Dr. Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo, is next, with his talk on “Electronic Skins Connecting Cyberspace and Human.” FlexEnable CEO Chuck Milligan will close the Plenary Session with a talk on “Industrialization of Game-Changing OTFT-Based Flexible Displays and Sensors.”
On the Technical Conference segments, there will be six topics, with sessions covering Upscaling Production and Manufacturing Processes; Smart and Hybrid Systems; Touch, Tactile and Haptic Feedback; Lighting in Mobility Applications; Wearable Electronics; and Flexible Displays.
The session on Upscaling Production and Manufacturing Processes will be covered by four presenters: Thomas Weitlaner, director business development and sales management, EOS GmbH; Dr. Marja Vilkman, senior scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Corne Rentrop, project manager, Holst Centre; and TEN FLECS CEO Alexey Gostomelsky.
Four speakers will bring their insights to the session on Smart and Hybrid Systems: Keenan Thompson, global innovation director – Packaging Structure, Materials & Design, ABInBev; TactoTek CTO Prof. Antti Keränen; Douglas Hackler, president and CEO, American Semiconductor, Inc.; and Dr. João Gomes, COO, CeNTI - Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials.
The topic of Touch, Tactile and Haptic Feedback will be discussed by three speakers: Dr. Wolfgang Clemens, head of product management, PolyTC, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG; Dr. Jim Sutton, chief consultant, TPK Touch Solutions Inc.; and Douglas Hackler, president and CEO, American Semiconductor, Inc.
Lighting in Mobility Applications includes Marco Vollmer, head of advance development, odelo GmbH; Flexbright CEO Pekka Makkonen; and CDT senior scientist Dr. Alexander Doust.
The topic of Wearable Electronics will be covered by VTT senior scientist Teemu Alajoki; Dr. Jarkko Heikkinen, VP, inks and pastes, Inkron Oy; and Dr. Nenad Marjanovic, project manager with CSEM SA.
The Flexible Displays session will include FlexEnable technical director Mike Banach, AU Optronics Corporation senior engineer Dr. Kuan-Hsien Liu, and Dr. Toby Cull, senior R&D manager, Merck Chemicals Ltd.
On the Scientific Conference side, there will be three sessions on Processes and three sessions on Devices.
Processes begins with Processes II: Printing and Patterning Functional Layers, with talks scheduled by Swansea University director Prof. Tim Claypole; Dr. Carmen Meuser, scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS; NovaCentrix scientist Rob Hendriks; and Prof. Dr. Silvia Schintke, professor, lead of Laboratory of Applied NanoSciences (COMATEC-LANS) HEIG-VD, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland.
Processes III: Enabling Printed and Flexible Devices includes talks by Prof. Bernard Kippelen, professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Sunil Kapadia, scientific researcher, Technische Universität Chemnitz; and Dr. António Marques, researcher, CeNTI - Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials.
Process IV: Printed Sensors will be discussed by Dr. Saleem Khan, postdoctoral researcher, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Eurecat researcher Dr. Alberto Loi; and Dr. Lionel Tenchine, R&D program manager, IPC.
On the Device side, the talks start with Devices III: Photovoltaics and Photodetectors, featuring Dr. Hylke Akkerman, program manager, Holst Centre; Dr. Fabian Lütolf, R&D engineer at CSEM; Dr. Luca La Notte of the University of Rome Tor Vergata; and Markus Biele, PhD student, Siemens Healthcare GmbH.
Devices IV. Printed Sensors includes speakers Yushin Kim, master student, Sunchon National University; Maxime-Jean Chaudon, PhD student, Feeligreen/Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne; and Dr. George Xiao, research officer, National Research Council of Canada.
Devices V: Printed and Flexible Transistors and Circuits, includes talks by Nesrine Kammoun, scientific assistant, University of Stuttgart; Dr. Danick Briand, senior scientist, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); and Hyejin Park, doctoral candidate, Sunchon National University.