Seminar Archive - 2011

September 21, 2011 6-7 p.m.

Speaker: Michael Spaid, Ph.D., Vice-President of Product Development, Cambrios Technologies Corp.

Title: ClearOhmâ„¢ - A Transparent Conductive Material Alternative to ITO

Cambrios Technologies Corporation has developed a high-performance, wet-processable, transparent conductive material alternative to traditional sputtered metal oxides such as indium tin oxide (ITO). ClearOhmâ„¢ ink consists of a dispersion of metallic nanowires which when coated and dried on a substrate produce a transparent conductive layer whose optical and electrical properties are superior to those of conventional low-temperature ITO. A wide range of sheet resistance from 10-300 ohms/square is accessible by simple adjustment of the coating solution used, enabling a variety of potential applications such as touch screens, displays, OLED lighting, and thin film photovoltaic devices. ClearOhm coated film is flexible and can be patterned via conventional techniques as well as offering attractive simplified patterning options, including techniques to render patterns invisible. Smart phones incorporating ClearOhm material in their projective-capacitive touch screens became commercially available in early 2011.

Speaker Background
Michael Spaid serves as Vice President of Product Development at Cambrios where he is responsible for all product development and manufacturing development activities. Prior to joining Cambrios, Dr. Spaid served as the Director of Microfluidics Engineering at Caliper Life Sciences where he directed a core technology R&D group responsible for conceiving and designing microfluidic chips used for biochemical, proteomic, and genomic analysis. Prior to Caliper, Dr. Spaid was a project engineer at Corning, Inc. and served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he developed novel computational fluid dynamic modeling techniques for simulating complex multi-component immiscible flows using the Lattice Boltzmann Method. Dr. Spaid holds several issued and pending US patents. He received his BS from Tulane University and MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Chemical Engineering.

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