The Department focuses on the development of innovative structuring methods enabling large-area fabrication of flexible micro- and nanostructured foils or fully integrated components. The combination of printing (nanoimprint lithography) and structuring (ultra-short pulse laser techniques, electron beam lithography) methods permits the fabrication of innovative sensor systems. In addition, the group works on the development of circuits built of organic transistors and manufactured by innovative processes on flexible substrates, as there are foil, paper, and textile.

• Printed/flexible electronics: printed RFID tags and memories for autonomous intelligent environment by the Internet of Things
• Electronic and optical functional materials: intelligent and safe packaging of sensitive products like food and drugs: smart labels for protection, logistics, safety from counterfeiting
• Robotics / Human machine interaction: electronic skin for industry robots for save cooperation between man and machine
• Intelligent/ sensor-based equipment: active matrix addressing and in-pixel amplification in large area printed sensors; biocompatible transistors as biosensors in lab-on-a-foil sensor; wearable electronics; stretchable circuits for the control of sensors and displays
• Nanostructured coatings: nanostructured surfaces, foils with decorative, optical, energy-saving, adhesive functions, microfluidic structures

• ATLASS: Advanced High-Resolution Printing of Organic Transistors for Large Area Smart Surfaces
• Celcos: Conductive Composite Elastomers for Low-cost Conformable Organic Sensors
• Compostronics: Biodegradable Organic Electronics
• ElMiPCB: Electrochemical migration in Printed Circuit Boards
• FORMAT: Submicron Organic Thin Film Transistors with Photo Reactive Electrodes, Dielectric- and Interfacial Layers
• MoMiFlu@Foil: Modular Microfluidic Systems on Plastic Foils for Bioanalytics
• NanoOutside: UV-Nanoimprint Lacke und Prozesse für optische Oberflächen in Außenanwendungen
• R2R Biofluidics: Large scale micro- and nano-fabrication technologies for bioanalytical devices based on Roll-to-Roll (R2R) imprinting
• R2R MicroOptics: R2R-Herstellung von Freiform-Mikrooptiken und Wellenleitern (R2R-Mikrooptik)
• SELF-PoSH: Single Electrode Layer Ferroelectric Polymer Sensors & Harvesters
• SIMslider: Simulation von Rollenbeschichtungs- und Prägeverfahren – Slot-Die-Coating, Nano-Imprinting und Demolding in R2R
• SUPERSMART: Scale-Up of Printed Electronics Recyclable SMART materials
• Vitapatch: Multifunktionales Datenpflaster für das Vital- und Bewegungsmonitoring in alltagsnahen Umgebungen

Flexible organic electronics
Cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing processes
Environmentally friendly materials
Large area and flexible substrates
Innovative, low resource consumption technologies

Piezoelectric and pyroelectrics sensor technology and energy harvester
Ultramodern assembly and connection technologies for hybrid electronics

Roll-to-Roll (R2R) printing and mastering
High-precision R2R UV nanoimprint lithography for the micro- and nano-structuring of foil based materials and functional coating systems
Step&Repeat UV nanoimprint system for the manufacture of seamlessly structured (R2R) imprinting stamps
Maskless greyscale laser lithography for the creation of micro-and mini-structures (master)

Hybrid Electronics and Patterning

Franz-Pichler-Straße 30, 8160 Weiz, Austria