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Integration of thin-film and nano-scale materials for flexible electronics


Professor William

S.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo


Date & Time

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

2:00 am


Via Zoom


Conventional monolithic integration methods are reaching a practical limit for large-area electronics where miniaturization is not the major constraint for scaling the technology. This platform may benefit more from heterogeneous integration as a means to enhance micro- and nano-system functionality. Novel approaches to heterogeneous integration, employing inkjet printing and layer-transfer techniques will be presented for fabricating flexible electronic devices. The effect of mechanical strain on the electrical and optical characteristics of thin-film and nanowire devices will be discussed in the context of developing this technology for flexible display and solar cell applications.


William S. Wong is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Center at the University of Waterloo. Wong received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. From 2000-2010, he was Senior Member of Research Staff at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC). His research is focused on electronic and optoelectronic thin-film and nanowire devices for large-area flexible electronics.

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+(852) 3917 2634

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