University of Minnesota
Institute of Technology
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

New Materials for Printed Polymer Electronics

Daniel Frisbie, PhD

The next wave in the microelectronics revolution may be the incorporation of flexible circuitry and displays
onto the surfaces of many common items including magazines, books, gift cards, bandages, games,
maps, or clothing. An important strategy for realizing flexible electronics is to employ solution-processable
materials, such as semiconducting polymers, that can be directly printed and integrated into high
performance electronic components on flexible substrates such as plastic, paper, or textiles. In this talk
I will describe the goals of the emerging field of printed polymer electronics and discuss some recent
progress on synthesis and characterization of new materials that provide enhanced performance for
printed polymer electronics applications.