2019 Speakers

Dr. Erika Rebrosova

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager, Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group
Erika Rebrosova is the Electronic Materials Technology Manager at Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group. She is responsible for leading new product development efforts in alignment with Electronic Materials commercial product strategy and technical support of existing business with current customers throughout the world. Erika has been involved in printed electronics field for more than 12 years. She received her Doctorate degree at Western Michigan University (WMU), where she worked closely with industrial partners as a research faculty member at the Center for Advancement of Printed Electronics at WMU. She joined Sun Chemical’s Electronic Materials group in 2012.
Keynote Speech: The Technologist’s Guide to Printed Electronics

Bill Babe

Bill Babe, Sales and Marketing Manager, Liquid X Printed Metals
Bill Babe possesses more than eight years of successful technical sales and marketing experience. In his current role at Liquid X, Bill is responsible for project management, business development and sales, and market analysis. Prior to joining Liquid X, Bill ran the day to day operations for a regional distributor of water treatment products for the municipal water and wastewater industry. Bill has also acted as Marketing Manager/Technical Recruiter for a national engineering services firm with over 350 employees. In this role, Bill managed a multi-faceted marketing program to develop and refresh the marketing strategy; business intelligence tools; promotional materials; and public website. Bill received a B.A. in Psychology from Allegheny College. He completed a one year, full time program at Duquesne University and received an MBA with a focus on Sustainability.
Roll to Roll Manufacturing of Smart Textile Devices

Chris Booher

Chris Booher, Chief Marketing Officer, ChemCubed
Chris Booher, Chief Marketing Officer, joined as a partner at ChemCubed in 2018 with 25 years of business experience in the specialty packaging and materials industry and is committed to growing ChemCubed’s leading technologies position in the additive manufacturing materials market. He has worked with multiple companies from privately owned expansions to Fortune 500s headquartered in the USA and Europe. His experience ranges from full P&L general management, sales and business development for application-specific technologies in paper, films, adhesives, specialty coatings and printing inks. Chris is focused on partnering with customers to fully embrace target driven solutions tailored to each company’s unique end-use applications and needs.
It’s More About the Ink Than You Think

George Fuchs

George Fuchs, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Technology for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers
George Fuchs has worked in the safety, health and environmental and various technical fields for more than 25 years. He began his career with the Allied Chemical Corp. in 1977, joined Pennwalt Corp. in 1988, and EniChem America (A division of the European chemical conglomerate – AGIP) in 1991. In 1993, Fuchs joined the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), where he is director of regulatory affairs and technology.
Nanotechnology: EHS Considerations for Manufacturing and Usage

Casey Grenier

Casey Grenier, Ph.D., Material Scientist, R&D division of Tekscan, Inc.
Casey Grenier received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 under the advisement of Professor W. Rudi Seitz. His research background is in polymer synthesis, analytical methods and measurements, and materials science in making various types of chemical sensors. Casey has been awarded research grants from national and international funding sources (NSF, NIH, JSPS, and SBIR grants), he has published multiple peer reviewed research papers, and has presented internationally for his work within chemical sensors. Casey is also a chemistry lecturer at Northeastern University and the University of New England specializing in organic chemistry and biotechnology courses.
Applications for Tekscan’s Printed Force Sensor Technology, and the Inks that Make Them

Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison, PhD, Executive Vice President, IIMAK
Dr. Dan Harrison joined IIMAK in 1998 as Vice President, Technical Operations and was promoted to his current role in 2009. He holds 55 US patents in the field of digital printing and imaging and has developed various new thermal imaging technologies at IIMAK. He has also contributed to IIMAK’s efforts in the development of inks and coatings to expand the IIMAK Inks product offering. Prior to joining IIMAK, Dr. Harrison spent 16 years at Kodak as a pioneer in the field of digital photographic thermal imaging.
High Volume Roll-to-Roll Flexible Hybrid Electronics Production with Thermal Transfer

Dr. Stefanie Harvey,

Dr. Stefanie Harvey, R&D Program Manager, SEMI
Dr. Stefanie Harvey is a materials scientist with 23 years of product development and manufacturing scale-up experience in Silicon Valley companies, primarily focused on nanotechnology and interfacial engineering. She is a currently the R&D program manager at SEMI, focused on flexible hybrid electronics. Dr. Harvey has developed technology for semiconductor processing yield enhancement, MEMS devices for genotyping and gene expression, RF communications, and thin films for consumer electronics. Among other work, she led the team that built the world’s first dedicated carbon nanotube wire and cable production facility. She holds three U.S. patents, several international patents, and to date has published twenty-three peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Harvey holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Physics from The Catholic University of America.
From Wellness to Medtech: The Role of Flexible, Printed Electronics in Wearables and Beyond

Dr. Vijaya Kayastha

Dr. Vijaya Kayastha, Lead Device Development Engineer, Brewer Science, Inc.
Dr. Vijaya Kayastha is a Lead Device Development Engineer at Brewer Science, Inc. Dr. Kayastha has been in the carbon nanotube (CNT) field for last 18 years and has a broad range of experience in CNT synthesis and CNT-based device technologies such as sensors, thin-film transistors, electron field emission, and lithium-ion micro-batteries. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Kayastha has been extensively involved in printed sensors, devices, and materials, and he is leading and involved in the development and commercialization of multiple types of printed sensors including printed temperature, moisture, flex, pH, ionic conductivity, and VOC sensors. Dr. Kayastha has successfully led and has been actively involved in multiple government projects in developing a multitude of printed sensors. He has presented his work at many international conferences such as MRS, APS, Nanotech, Printed Electronics, TechConnect, Sensors Expo, and FlexTech, among others. He has published more than 28 technical papers and book chapters on CNTs and devices in major peer-reviewed journals.
Role of Materials in Performance of Printed Temperature Sensors

Lou Panico

Lou Panico, CEO, XENON
Lou Panico is a founding partner and CEO of XENON, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance Pulsed Light systems. He has supported food safety and food enhancement research conducted by universities and research organizations. His life-long commitment to the field has led to the discovery of many beneficial uses of Pulsed Light, which makes him an invaluable partner for researchers working in the food and beverage industry.
Mr. Panico has authored numerous papers and has been awarded several patents focused on Pulsed Light. He is a veteran of the Marines and graduated from Northeastern University where he earned his degree in Electrical Engineering. In his spare time Mr. Panico enjoys spending time with his family and attending the School of Practical Philosophy.
Low Temperature Photonic Sintering for Printed Electronics

Oshadha Ranasingha

Oshadha Ranasingha, Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Oshadha Ranasingha works as a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell since spring 2019. He joined UMass-Lowell in fall 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Currently he is working on functional ink development for printed electronics at Raytheon-UMass Lowell research institute and Printed Electronics Research Collaborative at UMass-Lowell. Before joining UMass-Lowell, he received a NSF postdoctoral fellowship to develop high performance transparent conductive inks for inkjet printers. Oshadha has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in the development of novel materials for various applications and more than three years of hands-on experience in functional ink development for printed electronics. Oshadha completed his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at West Virginia University in 2015. Also, he has a Master’s degree in Physics from West Virginia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Dielectric, Ferroelectric and Resistive Inks Based on Barium Strontium Titanate (BST): Formulation, Characterization and Applications

Stewart Rissley

Stewart Rissley, Sales Account Manager, Wet Grinding & Dispersing, Bühler Inc.
Stewart Rissley is Sales Account Manager, Wet Grinding & Dispersing for Bühler Inc. Business Unit Grinding & Dispersion Division. He joined Bühler in November 2018, where we works with customers on equipment for the production of paints and inks, printed products, agrochemicals, solar modules, or batteries for electric cars. Prior to joining Bühler, Rissley has worked with a number of leading mill manufacturers, including Netzsch Premier Technologies, Premier Mill a division of SPX, and Epworth Morehouse Cowles.
Advanced Technology and Process for Inks

David Savastano

David Savastano, Editor, Ink World and Printed Electronics Now
David Savastano is editor of Ink World Magazine and Printed Electronics Now. He has been with Rodman Media for more than 20 years. He is a frequent industry speaker and has appeared in a variety of allied and printing publications.
Conductive and Electronic Inks – Driving the Flexible Electronics Revolution

Dene Taylor

Dene H. Taylor, PhD, President, SPF-Inc.
For more than three decades Dr. Dene Taylor has been leading development and commercial success of printing products and processes. His involvement with digital printing began as a technical leader and inventor at James River Graphics (later Rexam Graphics). In 2000 he formed Specialty Papers & Films, Inc., (SPF-Inc), a technical consultancy serving the printing, packaging and coating industries, with innovative digital and analog solutions. The challenges of seeing thermal transfer adopted by the printed electronics industry for conductive and multi-layer circuitry and antennas caught his attention in 2016. Consequently SPF-Inc is the preferred global distributor of IIMAK’s Metallograph® flexible electronics thermal transfer product line. He is named on 31 US patents.
High Volume Roll-to-Roll Flexible Hybrid Electronics Production with Thermal Transfer

Vikram Turkani

Vikram Turkani, Applications Engineer, NovaCentrix
Vikram Turkani is an Applications Engineer at NovaCentrix based in Austin, Texas. He joined NovaCentrix after receiving his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at Western Michigan University (WMU) in 2018. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for the Advancement of Printed Electronics, WMU prior to joining NovaCentrix and has been involved in the field of printed electronics from the last 3 years. He has authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals/conference proceedings on printed physical and chemical sensors.
Conductive Copper Inks and Non-Equilibrium Thermal Processing to Achieve Optimized Performance on Temperature Sensitive Substrates

Robert Waldrop

Robert Waldrop, Printed Electronics Business Development & Distribution Manager, DuPont Advanced Materials
Robert Waldrop has been with DuPont for 34 years and has worked in the printing of conductive, resistive, dielectric and related materials for his entire career. His work experiences include the manufacturing of high temperature printed electronics, field technical engineering support of DuPont’s printed materials for North & South America and sales. He is currently a Business Development & Distribution Manager, focused on the Printed Electronics market. Outside of printed electronics work, Robert enjoys playing music, sailing, cycling and antique automobiles. He holds three patents related to printed electronics and a B.S. in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University.
Stretching the Boundaries of Printed Electronics