The Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Printed Electronics was recently held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The high-level activity brought around 200 academic and industrial researchers in related fields from different parts of the world including mainland China, Japan and the US, to present their latest accomplishments, discuss and share their experiences, and foresee future directions for printed electronics. The conference was dedicated to Professor Charles K. Kao, former Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, who celebrates his 80th birthday in 2013, in honour of his revolutionary contributions towards university education and the development of internet communications.
The research of printed electronics is highly multidisciplinary, combining expertise from physics, chemistry, biology, material science, and electronic engineering, etc. The applications of printed electronics include manufacturing of display and lighting devices, solar cells, biomedical instruments, etc. Through the seminars and tutorials given by eminent scientists and interactive discussions in The ASI on Printed Electronics, the faculties and students in Hong Kong and near-by regions have gained a deeper understanding of the science and technology of printed electronics, and was inspired to work together to propel greater advances in the field.