Dr Alf Smith
Centre for Process Innovation

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Extensive clean room facilities with a very wide range of toolsets to pilot scale; (small scale, batch and roll to to roll). Wide range of printing, deposition, photolith, laser, pick and place toolsets with extensive metrology equipment. Formulation of materials for coating and printing etc, nanomaterials and high throughput chemical assessment. Wide application areas of interest range from IoT, energy harvesting, sensors (all types including biomedical) , integrated electronics .....any many many more!

Scientific focus and expertise:
Fabrication technologies; scale-up, demonstrator to pilot line production. Materials development, integration, systems development.

Materials class:
Aspects of all above!

Research challenge:
Key interest is the manufacturing and scale-up of metamaterials and structures (lab to fab). Getting ideas to demonstrators and beyond; towards industrialisation/commercialisation.

A very wide range of interests and applications!

Market Sector:
All sectors

Industry challenge:
Traction with the 'science' to develop the 'technology' towards manufacturability and scale-up and beyond for eventual industrialisation and commercialisation.

RTO (Research and Technology Organisations)

Special Interest Group(s):
Active Metamaterials
Flexible and Conformable Metasurfaces
Manufacturing and Scale Up
Mechanical Metamaterials
Modelling and AI-Design
Nanophotonic and Plasmonic Metamaterials
Wireless and Microwave Metamaterials

Horizon Scanning and Disruptive Concepts
Industry / KTN
Outreach and Education