Formulation and printing of a new generation of PEDOT:PSS for
printed photonics applications.

Rosalie Lapointe, MSc student
Prof. Mario Leclerc (Université Laval)
The objective of this project is to produce an intelligent packaging using electronic
sensors to allow food products to be tracked in real time. In collaboration with INO,
we produced a printed temperature sensor using self-doped PEDOT:PSS analogs.

Shellac-Paper Composite Substrates for Impermeable Printed Electronics
Calum Noade, MSc student; Rahaf Hussein, MSc Student
Prof. Tricia B. Carmichael (University of Windsor)
Shellac is a natural bio polyester resin with unique resinous composition that is highly resistant
to molecular imbibition with water, leading to its high moisture- and gas-barrier properties
as a thin film coating or free-standing substrate.

Printed electronics sandwich
Mariia Zhuldybina, Research Associate
Dr. Chloé Bois (Institut des Communications Graphiques et de l’Imprimabilité)
The main competencies of at ICI are ink formulation, printability and printing
of electronics devices at the industrial scale using rotogravure, screen-printing,
flexography, and inkjet printing.

Evaluating Graphene Oxide as a printed circuit substrate
Anthony Ubah, PhD student
Prof. Thomas Szkopek (McGill University)
Graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide are proposed as the primary
construction materials for printed circuits of all kinds.

Electronic Structure of Printable, Green Electronics
Ryan Ambrose, PhD student
Prof. Ian Hill (Dalhousie University)
Photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS and UPS), along with inverse photoelectron
spectroscopy (IPES) is used to fully characterize the frontier electronic
structure of novel, green electronic materials to be used in functional inks.

Preparation of Polymer-SWNT Complexes for Sensory Applications
Mokhamed Ranne, MSc student
Prof. Alex Adronov  (McMaster University)

Graphene Nanoribbons and Azulene-based conducting polymers
Guillaume Chamelot, PhD student; Pierre Mathey, PhD student
Prof. Jean-François Morin (Université Laval)

Evaluating GreEN/GreEN-like conductive polymers
Anindya Lal Roy, PhD student
Prof. Konrad Walus (University of British Columbia)
The core of the project is the development of our combinatorial ink formulation
and printing platform and the demonstration of its efficacy using commercially
available and GreEN synthesized conductive polymers.

Mechanical Stability of Organic Semiconducting and Dielectric Materials
Madison Mooney, PhD student
Simon Rondeau-Gagné (University of Winsdor)
Our team explores the rational design of conjugated polymers to improve their solubility
in green solvents. This video highlights a natural product-inspired side-chain engineering
approach that is used to incorporate galactose-containing moieties into semiconducting
polymers towards improved processability in greener solvents.

Sepia melanin Ink Printing
Manuel Reali, PhD student
Anthony Camus, MSc student
Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal)
A viable route to reduce the carbon footprint of electronics is the development of
Sustainable Green Organic Electronics, using ubiquitous biosourced, biocompatible,
compostable and possibly biodegradable materials. Among the biosourced materials
available in nature, eumelanin is one of the most fascinating.

Green approach for fabrication of a cost-effective pH sensor
Mahtab Taheri, PhD Student
Prof. Jamal Deen (McMaster University)
In situ sol-gel deposition of RuO2 nanoparticles on the surface of graphene oxide
as a facile, low cost, and environment friendly approach is used for the fabrication
of flexible electrode material for pH sensing.

Zwitterion-based Dielectric Materials for Printed Electronics
Simranjeet Kaur; PhD student; Jasleen Kaur, PhD student;
Xiangyu Lu, MSc student; Marc Patrick Courte, Postdoctoral Fellow
Prof. Loren Kaake (Simon Fraser University)
This work aims to develop new zwitterion-based dielectric materials. Zwitterionic
molecules contain cationic and anionic units in the same molecule making a dipole
and can exhibit capacitive response by the polarization of dipoles.

Metal oxide and graphene-based printed sensors
Ahmad Al-Shboul, Postdoctoral Fellow
Prof. Ricardo Izquierdo (École de Technologie Supérieure)
The industry’s current trend derived our energies on developing innovative sensing
solutions for printed smart sensors using only environmentally friendly materials.
We developed a smart odor sensing system based on metal oxide nanocomposite inks
to detect hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas.

Hemi-isoindigo Polymers for Printable Temperature Sensors
Jenner Ngai, PhD student
Prof. Yuning Li (University of Waterloo)
New hemi-isoindigo-based D-A polymers as negative-type coefficient
(NTC) conductive materials with working temperature sensing ranges from 20–70 oC
on flexible PET substrate with fast response and accuracy is shown.

Water-processed flexible organic semiconductors
Cayley Harding, MSc student; Greg Bannard, MSc student
Prof. Gregory Welch (University of Calgary)
The water-based processing of a perylene diimide (PDI) organic semiconductor into
large area and solvent resistant films is reported. The compound, PDIN-H, is an
N-annulated PDI dye with a pyrrolic NH functional group that can be deprotonated
to render the material soluble in polar solvents.

Large area graphene ISFET for high resolution lead ion detection
Shahrzad Molavi, PhD Student
Prof. Thomas Szkopek (McGill University)
ISFET as (ion-sensitive field-effect transistor) is a semiconductor device that is used
for sensing ions in liquids. For an ISFET, having a low detection limit, high resolution
and low noise are important. A large area high-resolution ISFET for the detection
of lead ions in solution that uses graphene as a conducting channel is shown.

Development of water-soluble conducting polymers
Catherine Beaumont, PhD student; Maël Idir, PhD student; Samuel Caron, MSc student
Prof. Mario Leclerc (Université Laval)
We are using a self-doped PEDOT-like polymers obtained by direct heteroarylation
polymerization (DHAP). Our polymers have shown air-stable electrical conductivities
up to 50 S / cm which is an improvement compared to PEDOT:PSS, the state of the art
of conducting polymers.