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Printing Digital Objects

Janos Veres (PARC)
Foundations
Location: Fleet Room

Printed electronics are at a pivotal moment. There are not only tremendous opportunities for innovation and growth in new verticals and industries, but a new way of thinking about how electronics are made, combining techniques and materials used by printed electronics with those of 3D printing. Printing many of the components of a phone – including sensors, mechanical components, and electronics – using a single printer is now imaginable.

Printed electronics is rapidly becomes a manufacturing tool that can print complex objects with embedded intelligence. We’re developing new materials that allow us to print inks that work as electronics, structural materials, or both. Moreover, our materials and processes also work all printing technologies used in the last 200 years, thus allowing us to retrofit existing printing and manufacturing processes with modern capabilities.

Janos Veres will review printed electronics and discuss future directions, from smart labels and wearables, to trends and technologies that enable the printing of devices with embedded sensors, transistors, displays, batteries and memory.

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Janos Veres

PARC

Janos Veres joined PARC to manage its Printed Electronics team. His current interests are in combining disruptive material, process, and device technologies – for printed, flexible circuits; sensor and memory arrays; batteries and display devices – all with a focus on early commercialization opportunities. Janos has experience in components such as novel printed circuits, organic transistors, and printable semiconductors; applications such as OLEDs, displays, and RFID; as well as printing/coating technologies including electrophotography, flexography, and offset printing.
Before joining PARC, Janos was the CTO at PolyPhotonix, where he developed radically new process technologies for OLED devices. Prior to that, he worked at Eastman Kodak as their Program Manager of Printed Electronics. Janos also played a key role in establishing and managing several joint development projects with major electronic and printing OEMs when he was a Business Research Associate at Merck Chemicals (formerly Avecia); in addition to generating direct revenue, these projects also led to several World’s first demonstrators built using novel electronic materials. Janos also set up unique pilot production lines for solution coating when he was responsible for Organic Photoreceptor development at Gestetner Byfleet.
An author on over 20 patents and 40 publications, Janos has published key findings in the physics of organic semiconductor materials such as interface phenomena and the use of blends and phase separation. Dr. Janos Veres holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Electronics from Imperial College in London and an MSc in Physical Electronics with distinction from Lviv Technical University in Ukraine.