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A career in the process industry - Sharon Louch

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  • 1. A Career in the Process Industry Sharon Louch Centre for Process Innovation
  • 2. CPI Overview
    • Purpose: To support and sustain the process industries in the UK
      • Set up in 2004
      • Government and private industry funded
      • Basic Model: Provide capital equipment and high level technology expertise to a range of industries to accelerate the commercialisation of ideas to profitable products
      • Grown to +150 staff in the past 7 years
    • CPI has developed a strong and influential position within the UK and now the EU
    • Recently awarded TIC status.
    05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  • 3. CPI Operating Space 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day Science £1 University based and curiosity driven 10 - 15 years Academic skillset £63 Industry based and market led 3 - 10 years Techno-commercial skillset Assets Money Research Technology Readiness Levels 1 - 3 Innovation Technology Readiness Levels 4 - 7
  • 4. CPI Operating Space 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  • 5. CPI Vision 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
    • A World Class Innovation Centre supporting the Process Industries
    • This is Done by :
    • Providing assets
      • to prove concepts, develop technology and demonstrate it to reduce scale up risks
    • Creating collaborative partnerships
      • between industry, academia, public and private sectors to leverage resource and reduce development risks
    • Building multi-disciplinary teams
      • that cross the boundaries between invention and delivery by combining engineering, process development and systems skills
    • Creating new businesses
      • and joint ventures where appropriate
    This Approach is Unique in the UK
  • 6. CPI Model 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day An Internationally ranked Innovation Centre CPI Technology CPI Enterprises CPI Economic Support Economic Development Directly Supporting Regional Business Development Developing Technology International Activity National Scope EU/UK Policy Influence Spin-out Businesses New Businesses to Create Value from Technology Printed Electronics OTFTs, Solid State Lighting, PV cells Sustainable processing Bio-Fuels, Bio-Process, Renewable Energy
  • 7. CPI locations in North East England 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day All CPI facilities for printed/plastic electronics and NIBF located within 30-40 minutes of each other Newcastle Durham Wilton Sedgefield North Sea 30km R2R sputter Facility & NIBF PETEC prototyping facility Newcastle ALD facility
  • 8. CPI: Sedgefield and Wilton sites 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day Wilton site – CPI headquarters, R2R sputter facility, barrier testing facilities NIBF facility Sedgefield - PETEC prototyping facility for processing up to 12” plastic electronic devices Phase 2 expansion, pilot facilities for OLED-lighting (200mm), display backplane line (cassette to cassette, non-contact lithography) R2R coater NIBF 2
  • 9. CPI Technology: Printed Electronics (PETEC ) 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
    • National Printed Electronics Facility
    • R2R Sputter coating and ALD systems in satellite locations
    • Drives the growth of a new UK industry sector
    • Asset and expertise base
    An Internationally Competitive Technology Innovation Centre for Printed and Plastic Electronics ,
  • 10. CPI Technology: Sustainable Processing (SUSPROC) 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
    • National Industrial Biotechnology Facility
    • National Anaerobic Digestion Development Centre
    • Advanced Manufacturing & low impact processes
    • Underpin and develop a successful UK sector
    • Asset and expertise base
    An Internationally Competitive Technology Innovation Centre for Sustainable Processing, Low Carbon & Industrial Bio-technology
  • 11. Traditional Uses for Roll to Roll Vacuum Coating 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  • 12. Electronics Applications for TCOs, Barrier Films and Metallised Film 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  • 13. Optilab TM Sputter Coater 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
    • Medium Frequency AC dual rotatable magnetron
    • 720mm length, 152mm ID
    • 6-12mm target wall thickness
    • Planar 10kW pulsed power DC magnetron
    • 650 x 135mm target area
    In-line optical and electrical resistance monitoring Plasma Treatment 400mm web width (356mm coating width) Web speed 0.1 – 20m/min 12 – 250 micron webs
  • 14. FESF Cleanroom 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day Particle Counts ( ≥ 0.5 μ ) ~10 to100 (at rest) © & Confidential to The Centre for Process Innovation Ltd
  • 15. ITO from a Ceramic Target 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day In 2 O 3 /SnO 2 (10%wt), 99.99% purity Usage between cleaning: ~ 8 hours @ 2.8kW (2.0W/mm)
  • 16. ITO: Resistance Minima 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day 99.9nm 96.0nm 96.8nm 97.9nm 97.8nm
  • 17. ITO Uniformity 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day N.B. DC pulsing at 100kHz with 2 μ s pulse used for all depositions in this presentation
  • 18. SEM Images of ITO on PET 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day ArO 2 plasma-pre-treated No plasma-pre-treat Average Grain Size: 47nm Surface Roughness: 5.40nm Average Grain Size: 32nm Surface Roughness: 3.99nm Average Grain Size: 17nm Surface Roughness: 2.64nm Average Grain Size: 29nm
  • 19. Teamwork 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day Business Managers Customers Finance Partners/ Collaborators Politicians Neighbours Health & Safety Engineers/ Technicians Suppliers Wider Technical Community Scientists from all disciplines
  • 20. Acknowledgements 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day Mark Hodgson (DTF) Kevin Luxmore Steven Edge Alf Smith Thank-You For Listening

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