The laboratory is used extensively by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers for their projects and research into printed thick-film materials. Areas of interest include the research and design, printing and integration of:
- electronic sensors (e.g. accelerometers, gas and liquid sensors, pressure sensors)
- actuators (e.g. micropumps)
- electroluminescent displays
- multi-layer flexible printed circuit boards
- energy harvesters
We are able to develop our own electrically active inks and pastes , and analyse the properties of those materials.