The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminar Series: Dr. Ye Tao

Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am GMT (GMT +00:00)

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminar Series presents

Printed Electronics and Its Role in the Development of Battery-Free Sensors

Dr. Ye Tao
Principal Research Officer
Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Centre
National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Thursday, April 4, 2019
10:30-11:30 am
QNC 1501

All are welcome to attend.


Printable Electronics is a promising technology that will enable the manufacturing of ubiquitous and low cost electronic devices, which covers from simple printed conducting lines, resistors, capacitors, to OLEDs, OFETs, OPV, and memory cells. More complicated electronic circuits can be formed using these basic building blocks to perform logic, sensing, human-machine interaction, and control functions. In this talk, I will introduce the research activities on the development of printed electronics under NRC’s Printable Electronics Flagship Program, and our recent work on the development of low power level electricity generators based on photovoltaic, piezoelectric, and triboelectric effects and their applications in wearable electronics and autonomous sensor systems.


Dr. Tao is a Principal Research Officer in the Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Centre, National Research Council Canada (NRC). He received his PhD degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada in 1993. He is the leader of the Organic Materials and Devices group at AEP and the leader for the Functional Devices Thrust of NRC’s Printable Electronics Flagship Program. In the past two decades, he has led and successfully completed several research projects/programs with industry, OGDs, and universities, with over $10 mill funding, in the field of organic electronics and printable electrics. His research and patents have generated multi-million dollars licensing revenue for NRC in the past 10 years. His research interest has been in the areas of organic semiconductor materials and devices, materials structure-property relationship, charge transport and recombination behaviour, surface and interface physics and chemistry.