Plenary 2: Applications & Markets II
Enabling Printed Power Electronics through Collaboration
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
Bringing Materials to Market requires designing for reliability at the onset. Printed electronics have been well demonstrated for low power systems using silver nanoparticle inks. The reliability of these inks is limited when it comes to printed power electronic applications such as flexible RF antenna or the power control board of drones and robotics. Draper and collaborators are developing solutions to these problems that are compatible with other standard manufacturing processes. Emerging challenges in the field of printed power electronics will be addressed.
Greg Fritz joined the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in 2015 where he has worked on product solutions using additive manufacturing, degradable electronics, and thermoelectrics. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 2011 focusing on the solid state ignition of self-propagating intermetallic reactions. Upon graduation, Greg joined the staff at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. His research at IBM consisted of advanced metallization materials and processes for the 10nm, 7nm, and 5nm nodes as well as integrating reactive foils in the BEOL for integrated circuit tamper detection and response. Greg has been granted 13 U.S. Patents, has 12 peer reviewed publications and was selected for the 2017 Class of US Frontiers of Engineering by the National Academy of Engineering.