Professor Zheng Cui had his Bachelor,Master and PhD degrees at Southeast University, China, and then worked in theUK for 20 years, first at Cambridge University and then at Rutherford Appleton Laboratoryin the field of micro and nanofabrication technologies for ICs and MEMS. In2009, he returned to China and setup the Printable Electronics Research Center(PERC). The Center established research themes from electronic ink formulationto printing process development for flexible electronics, with applications orientedtowards printed flexible solar cells, thin-film transistors, organic lightemission, and stretchable/wearable electronics. He has authored and coauthoredover 320 technical papers, 7 books on the subject of micro/nanofabricationtechnologies and 4 books on the subject of printed electronics. Some of the fabricationtechnologies his team developed at PERC have been transferred to industry andcommercialized.
Flexible electronics can be either intrinsically flexible or systemicallyflexible. Their applications are mostly in flexible electronic circuits,flexible displays, flexible photovoltaics and flexible sensors. The fabricationtechnologies involved are either in subtractive manners such as those used formanufacturing ICs or additive by printing. The lecture will cover materials andvarious fabrication methods for flexible electronics, introduce the concept offlexible hybrid electronics based on printed interconnects, as well as the workcarried out by the Lecturer’s own team in the last years in the areas ofprinted flexible electronics.