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£5.54M PROJECT SET TO STAMP UK EXPERTISE ON MANUFACTURING INNOVATION

last modified Apr 17, 2018 04:06 PM

The Cambridge Centre for GaN is delighted to be part of an ambitious new EPSRC-funded research project led by the University of Glasgow which aims to develop novel manufacturing techniques for advanced materials and devices. 

The ‘Hetero-print’ project brings together chemists, physicists, materials scientists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and Strathclyde.

Over the next five years, they will use a £5.54m Programme Grant from the EPSRC to develop a range of new techniques and applications for printing of devices on the micro and nanoscales. The Hetero-print team will work to extend the existing capabilities of micro and nanoscale transfer printing, a technique which allows the manufacture of high-quality, high-performance electronic devices. In recent years, it has enabled the development of complex technology such as flexible displays made from micro-LEDs. 

Currently, transfer printing uses a high-precision mechanical pick-and-place assembly technique which exploits the adhesive properties of soft polymer stamps. The Hetero-print team will investigate for the first time the potential of transfer printing to create highly integrated systems made from both organic and inorganic materials, as well as smart active stamp technologies, which could bring new capabilities to the manufacture of electronic, photonic and other micro-systems. This approach has been identified as a major new direction for electronics manufacturing.

For more information please see the full press release here:  https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_578516_en.html 

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