WAFT Scientific Meeting 20 October 2016
The annual WAFT Collaboration meeting was held at Somerville College in Oxford with 55 attendees. Scientific achievements and leading edge reseach issues were highlighted in the two-day meeting. Early-career researchers at the various laboratories that are part of the consortium provided research snapshots about additive nanomanufacturing, sensors and modelling. Research reviews focused on wearable and flexible technologies and 2D materials growth. Two industrial partners: Bodle Technologies Ltd and dstl provided insights into their capabilities, research interests and WAFT related collaborations.
WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting 21 October 2016
As part of the annual meeting, an in-person Industrial Advisory Board Meeting was also held in the Margaret Thatcher Centre at Somerville. The IAB made recommendations for the rest of the WAFT program, but in general very positively assessed the initial two years of the collaboration, particularly commending the way in which the collaboration handled new evidence and areas of reserach by repositioning resources creatively.
The IAB re-elected Matthew Brookes from dstl to another yearly term as Chairperson of the IAB. Prof Bhaskaran looks forward to another fruitful year of collaborations.
WEARABLE AND FLEXIBLE TECHNOLOGIES (WAFT) COLLABORATION
WAFT Annual Report No.1 May 2015 - April 2016
The highlights of the first year:
=> Installation of spectroscopic ellipsometer for in situ metrology that allows very sensitive measurements of film thickness, optical constants, composition, surface and interface roughness.
=> Understanding the failure mechanisms in GST nanodisplays.
=> Using a different chalcogenide material to produce grey scale for the very first time with very high resolution: 50 nm, a 40% improvement over previous work.
WAFT Annual Report No.2 May 2016 - April 2017
Some of the key research highlights of the second year:
=> Development of modelling frameworks for interdigitated electrode gas sensors
=> Ongoing development of a flexible substrate manufacturing process
=> Development of a new optoelectronic metrology tool
Invited talks of WAFT Collaborators
Next WAFT Meetings on 5-6 October 2017 in Oxford
Latest publications of WAFT Collaborators