Various sensing materials are involved in this project. Main focus is given to nanotechnology–enabled carbon materials which have been validated in the literature as effective sensing materials. Thus, Commercial carbon allotropes (carbon nanotubes –CNT and graphene flakes), conductive polymers and surface-modified metal nanoparticles are modified and combined in advanced systems. The surface-tailored nanomaterials are designed in such a way that provide optimum sensing activity, low cost and stability.
Advanced Sensing Materials Based on Carbon
Inkjet material deposition is an emerging additive manufacturing technique in which ink jet technology is used to contactless deposit materials on substrates.
The use of roll-to-roll inkjet printing provides a convenient, low cost, high throughput fabrication method which avoid the use of masks or stencil, also compatible to the rapid prototyping concept, on ultra-low cost substrates such as PET.
Inkjet Material Deposition
Advanced Signal Processing
Signal processing will be applied to enhance the quality of the collected data and extract informative features/indicators that will facilitate the decision support task. Emphasis will be given in the development of computational efficient processing and pattern recognition techniques that can be applied on real-time.