September 26-27, 2012
September 26: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
September 27: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Kent State University, Kent Campus
Kent Student Center, Kiva
This two-day conference focused on the latest developments in flexible liquid crystal devices: displays, e-writers, eyewear, photovoltaics, sensors and biomedical devices. This symposium included presentations from technology and business leaders in each field, including a keynote presentation by Dr. Michael McCreary, E Ink, who gave an overview of flexible electronics. It also included a poster session reporting the latest research and developments from members of FLEXMatters: the Northeast Ohio collaborative fostering the growing regional cluster in flexible electronics.
Immediately following the symposium, NorTech hosted its Fall FlexMatters Cluster Meeting to update its members on FlexMatters successes, challenges, and exciting next steps as a cluster. Adam J. Bartsch, Ph.D., Director of the Spine Research Laboratory at Cleveland Clinic spoke about his experiences at Cleveland Clinic and the need for integrated smart technologies to help mitigate the risk associated with these injuries. A tour of the Liquid Crystal Institute labs was led by John West at the conclusion of the meeting.
Michael McCreary, E Ink [KEYNOTE]
Albert Green, Kent Displays
Bahman Taheri, AlphaMicron
Byron Clayton, NorTech
Shizuo Tokito, Yamagata University
Miko Cakmak, University of Akron
Joe Klinehamer, Genvac Aerospace
Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jan Lagerwall, Seoul National University
Deng-Ke Yang, Kent State University
John West, Kent State University
Nicholas Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gary Wnek, Case Western Reserve University
Matthew Putman, Columbia University and Nanotronics Imaging
Christopher Malcuit, Kent State University
Adam J. Bartsch, Cleveland Clinic
See the full program, including presentation times, titles, and speaker bios.