A career in the process industry - Sharon Louch

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A career in the process industry - Sharon Louch

  1. 1. A Career in the Process Industry Sharon Louch Centre for Process Innovation
  2. 2. CPI Overview <ul><li>Purpose: To support and sustain the process industries in the UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up in 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government and private industry funded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Model: Provide capital equipment and high level technology expertise to a range of industries to accelerate the commercialisation of ideas to profitable products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grown to +150 staff in the past 7 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CPI has developed a strong and influential position within the UK and now the EU </li></ul><ul><li>Recently awarded TIC status. </li></ul>05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  3. 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. 4. CPI Operating Space 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  5. 5. CPI Vision 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day <ul><li>A World Class Innovation Centre supporting the Process Industries </li></ul><ul><li>This is Done by : </li></ul><ul><li>Providing assets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to prove concepts, develop technology and demonstrate it to reduce scale up risks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating collaborative partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>between industry, academia, public and private sectors to leverage resource and reduce development risks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building multi-disciplinary teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>that cross the boundaries between invention and delivery by combining engineering, process development and systems skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating new businesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and joint ventures where appropriate </li></ul></ul>This Approach is Unique in the UK
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. CPI Technology: Printed Electronics (PETEC ) 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day <ul><li>National Printed Electronics Facility </li></ul><ul><li>R2R Sputter coating and ALD systems in satellite locations </li></ul><ul><li>Drives the growth of a new UK industry sector </li></ul><ul><li>Asset and expertise base </li></ul>An Internationally Competitive Technology Innovation Centre for Printed and Plastic Electronics ,
  10. 10. CPI Technology: Sustainable Processing (SUSPROC) 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day <ul><li>National Industrial Biotechnology Facility </li></ul><ul><li>National Anaerobic Digestion Development Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Manufacturing & low impact processes </li></ul><ul><li>Underpin and develop a successful UK sector </li></ul><ul><li>Asset and expertise base </li></ul>An Internationally Competitive Technology Innovation Centre for Sustainable Processing, Low Carbon & Industrial Bio-technology
  11. 11. Traditional Uses for Roll to Roll Vacuum Coating 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  12. 12. Electronics Applications for TCOs, Barrier Films and Metallised Film 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day
  13. 13. Optilab TM Sputter Coater 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day <ul><li>Medium Frequency AC dual rotatable magnetron </li></ul><ul><li>720mm length, 152mm ID </li></ul><ul><li>6-12mm target wall thickness </li></ul><ul><li>Planar 10kW pulsed power DC magnetron </li></ul><ul><li>650 x 135mm target area </li></ul>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. 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. 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. 16. ITO: Resistance Minima 05/04/11 Leicester Postgraduate Careers Day 99.9nm 96.0nm 96.8nm 97.9nm 97.8nm
  17. 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. 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. 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. 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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