Scientific Conference topics

Scientific Conference, speaker at the Scientific Conference explains presentation

Leading researchers and scientists from around the globe present the very latest ideas and findings from the world of science.

What are the latest innovations in the field of printed electronics? What are the recent findings of scientific research teams? At the Scientific Conference, these questions are discussed and defined across a broad range of scientific fields.


  • Organic and inorganic materials
  • Carbon-based and nano materials
  • Soft Materials
  • Sustainable Synthesis
  • Semiconductors
  • Conductors
  • Dielectrics
  • Interfacial layers
  • Formulations
  • Passive (substrates, encapsulation, adhesive, packaging)
  • Biomaterials
  • Novel material developments
  • MO Computations


  • Transistors
  • Diodes (LED, OLED, Photodiode)
  • Sensors (Chemical, Physical and Biological)
  • Bioelectronics
  • Interconnection Technology
  • Components used for energy harvesting and storage
  • Photovoltaic cells (OPV, Si PV, DSSC, Perovskite PV)
  • Lighting elements
  • Optical Waveguides
  • 3D Molded Interconnect Devices
  • Batteries
  • Memory
  • Improvements in device performance
  • Standards and reliability


  • Mass printing techniques (gravure printing, flexography, offset, screen printing, etc.)
  • Ink-jet printing
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing
  • Laser patterning, large-area patterning techniques, nanopatterning technologies
  • Microcontact print technologies
  • Dip-pen nanolithography
  • Coating techniques
  • Aerosol Jetting
  • Cold active plasma spraying
  • Laser Direct Structuring
  • Novel manufacturing processes

Analysis and characterization of materials and thin films

  • Durability
  • Reliability
  • Materials safety
  • Ecotoxicity
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Electrochemical analysis
  • Morphology
  • Microstructure
  • Thermal characterization
  • Charge transport
  • Electrical properties
  • Band structure computations and analysis

Circuit design, simulations and systems

  • Design rules and guidelines
  • Integration of circuits into complex systems
  • Displays
  • RFID and near field communication (NFC) circuits
  • Wearable devices
  • Smart textiles
  • Medical applications
  • Translational medicine
  • IoT applications
  • Circuits designs for stretchable devices

Scientific Conference Chair:
Prof. Antonio Facchetti, Nortwestern University / Flexterra (US)

Poster Session

In addition to the presentations, the Scientific Conference will be hosting a Poster Session. Here, where new ideas or technologies are presented in short form. The posters will bepresented in the ICM foyer where they are made accessible to all trade fair and conference visitors.

As part of this session,the authors of the posters are present to answer any questions visitors may have about the interesting and innovative issues they raise. The poster session will be held on March 20, 2019 from 18:00 to 19:30. This event is also open to all visitors attending both the conference and the trade fair. Here, through one-on-one discussions, guests can gain further knowledge and establish useful contacts.

Flexible and Printed Electronics™ Journal – Focus Collection

Furthermore, the LOPEC Scientific Board is collaborating with the academic journal Flexible and Printed Electronics™ by IOP, to publish a special Focus Collection of articles based on the research presented at LOPEC. This gives LOPEC presenters the unique opportunity to publish their research in a peer-reviewed journal. Submitted contributions must contain novel research and are not limited to results presented at the conference. All submitted articles will be peer-reviewed and must meet the high editorial standards of Flexible and Printed Electronics™.

Scientific Conference

Program & Speakers 2018