From January 2006 to October 2010
Project Leader(s): Prof Sudipta Roy
Staff: Prof Nick Wright (EECE)
Contact: Prof Sudipta Roy
Partners: This is being carried out in consortia of 9 members consisting of 7 industrial partners and 2 Universities (Newcastle and Cambridge).
DTI Technology programme on direct writing technique “FLIGHT” is a £ 2.6 M flagship project to develop inkjet technology for micro-fabrication of electronics products as well as other functionalised materials.
Newcastle provides surface and interface expertise as well as electronic device expertise to the consortia. We are developing methodologies to characterise surface roughness of substrates used in inkjet technologies, characterise the contact angles of different inks, as well as evaluate the effect of surface roughness on contact angle. In the electronics side, we are developing device structures that can be used to benchmark this untested technology as well as measuring fundamental electrical characteristics of these structures.
Brijesh Khedkar is a student on the project. Electrical engineering measurements are done by research associates from staff pool.
This work will be presented at a the International conference organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers with an accompanying paper.
Professor Sudipta Roy