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Doctoral Dissertation Announcement
Candidate: Ramesh Chandra Kattumenu
Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging
Title: Materials and Processes for Printed Electronics: Study of Flexography Printing for Electronics Manufacture
Dr. Margaret Joyce, Chair
Dr. Paul D. Fleming
Dr. Bradley Bazuin
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
B122 Parkview Campus
Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) is a wireless technology that has been catapulted to the forefront of research. The idea to replace barcode technology with RFID technology due to its advantages has pushed research in this field to the maximum. This can be achieved by permanently affixing RFID tags onto goods for applications in logistics, anti-counterfeiting, transaction processing and supply chain management. The future of RFID can be achieved by implementing high volume in-line printing process to print RFID tags on to packaging products.
The proposed research will be focused on RFID tags being in-line printed using flexography printing as the manufacturing platform with the ideal substrate and the best conducting inks to obtain affordable RFID tags for packaged products. The thrust of the proposed research will be based on optimizing the substrate properties, conducting ink properties and formulations, antenna design, and printing process parameters to achieve a printed working antenna.