Ioanna Zergioti

Ioanna Zergioti

Ioanna Zergioti

Associate Professor at the National Technical University of Athens

Ioanna Zergioti is an Associate Professor at the Physics department of the School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) since 2003. She graduated from the Physics department of the University of Crete and she performed her PhD at FORTH/IESL (1997). She worked the fall semester of 1996 in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the UCBerkeley. After her PhD, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Max Planck Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie in Göttingen (1997-1998), and at Philips CFT (1999), in Eindhoven. She worked as Researcher D at the FORTH/IESL from 2000 to 2003 and since then she is the head of the Materials Laser Micro-Processing group (MLMP) at the NTUA. She has co-authored more than 80 publications in international refereed journals, 90 publications in conference proceedings, 3 chapter in scientific books, 3 granted Greek patents, 1 European patent and 1 PCT patent. Her research work was funded by National (SYNERGASIA I, II) and EC grants (STRP, Marie Curie IRG, IAPP). Her main activities are related to the laser additive processing for electronics and biomedical applications. She is currently partner at the Factories of the Future project “HIPERLAM” and she is coordinating the EC ICT “BIOCDx”.

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My main field of interest are: Laser materials processing, Laser printing of organic electronics, Additive manufacturing and Laser Bioprinting.

Abstract Title: Laser printing for the development of sensors and organic electronic devices

Abstract:  This talk reviews the latest developments and the background of Laser Induced Forward Transfer as an additive manufacturing approach for functional devices with applications in organic electronics and in biotechnology. Current technological trends require the precise deposition of highly resolved features, in a direct writing approach which preserve their structural and electronic properties upon transfer, while increasing the number of components that can be integrated in a single device. Laser Induced Forward Transfer meets these requirements. Examples of selected applications, including organic thin-film transistors, metallic interconnects, circuits defects repairing, chemical sensors and biosensors will be presented, highlighting the potential incorporation of lasers into the direct printing of entire devices and components. In particular, the successful laser printing of polymers, metals, semiconducting inks, 2D nanomaterials, and viable biological materials with high spatial resolution offers unique advantages and make LIFT an advantageous digital additive manufacturing process.