CPES2017 Sponsors
Dr. Patrick Malenfant

Dr. Patrick Malenfant

Senior Research Officer

National Research Council of Canada

Dr. Patrick Malenfant studied chemistry at the University of Ottawa (BSc 1995), Cornell University (MSc 1997), and the University of California – Berkeley (PhD 2000). He has 10 years of industrial R&D experience including a one year postdoc at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center and 9 years at the GE Global Research Center where he developed nanomaterials for Aerospace, Healthcare, and Organic Electronics applications. He joined the National Research Council of Canada in 2010 as a Senior Research Officer. He is currently the Nanomaterials Group Leader in the Security and Disruptive Portfolio and the Materials Thrust Leader of the Printable Electronics.

Inks and Pastes for Printable, Flexible and Wearable Technologies with the National Research Council of Canada

The global conductive inks and pastes market is a growing billion-dollar industry. Photovoltaics remain a key growth area. Car occupancy sensors, printed piezoresistive sensors, printed antennas and some versions of glucose sensors remain substantial niche markets. Demand will grow for specialized 3D and in-mould applications for inks that can stretch and survive thermoforming/moulding processes.
In this session, leading researchers from the NRC will discuss:

  • Market availability: Key industry suppliers and the various ink and paste types
  • The benefits of various materials used in various applications, printing processes and substrates
  • How do you get the formulations right? What must you consider?
  • How do you test various inks and pastes for your PE designs?
National Research Council of Canada


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