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Advanced Technology Workshop on
3D and Conformable Printed Electronic Packaging
Materials, Manufacturing & Applications

February 22-23, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn & University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)
El Paso, Texas

General Chair: Organizing Committee:
C. Mike Newton - 3D Monolithix
P: 321-729-3748,

Dr. Ryan Wicker - SPEC, UTEP

Dr. Eric MacDonald - SPEC, UTEP

Stan Farnsworth - Novacentrix

Rodolfo Salas - UTEP, IMAPS Student Chapter President

Technical Chairs:

Dr. Ken Church - nScrypt, Inc.
P: 407-275-4720,

Dr. Jeremy Palmer - Sandia National Labs
P: 505-284-8400,

Outreach Co-Chair:
Dr. Janet Lumpp - University of Kentucky

Event Focus:

The objective of the 3D and Conformable Printed Electronic Packaging Workshop is to provide a unique forum that brings together scientists, engineers, manufacturing, academia, and business people from around the world who work in the area of printed electronics and additive manufacturing as emerging electronic packaging technology. This workshop enables discussion and presentations on the latest materials, process, design & emerging applications of printed electronics technology.

Wednesday, February 22nd

Registration: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Continental Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:00 am

University Student Posters: 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Poster Judging at 5:45 pm

Opening Remarks: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Technical Co-Chair: Dr. Kenneth Church, nScrypt, Inc.
Direct Print Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative for 3D Electronic Packaging

Morning Session:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

CNT Materials for Printed Electronic Packaging and Printed Flexible Electronics
Wu-Sheng Shih, Liyong Diao, Brewer Science Inc.

Aerosol Jet® Printer as an Alternative to Wire Bond and TSV Technology for 3D Interconnect Applications
Richard Plourde, Mike O'Reilly, Ken Vartanian, Optomec, Inc.; Jeff Leal, Suzette Pangrle, Vertical Circuits, Inc., Vertical Circuits, Inc.

Innovative Process Inspection Tools for Jetted Additive Fabrication Systems
Yair Kipman, ImageXpert, Inc.

Break: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Screen Printed Circuit Structures on Fabric for Electrical Characterization
Kate Duncan, US ARMY CERDEC; Derek Morris, STCD CERDEC; Larry Holmes, Jared Gardner, WMRD ARL

All-Fiber Electronics by Nanoscale Integration of Inorganics in Textiles
Jesse S. Jur, North Carolina State University

Novel Materials and Devices for Flexible Electronics
Manuel A. Quevedo-Lopez, University of Texas at Dallas

High School Activities: 9:00 am - 2:15 pm
Lunch with attendees: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome by General Chair: 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
C. Mike Newton, 3D Monolithix & IMAPS VP of Technology

Buffet Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session
2:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Keynote Speaker: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Why Invest in 3D Manufacturing
“The Role of the Modern University in the 21st Century Global UrbanEenvironment”

Dr. Richard T. Schoephoerster, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Dean of the College of Engineering

Dr. Richard Schoephoerster has been Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) since 2007, where he leads a College of over 80 faculty members in 24 different BS, MS, and PhD degree programs. In his first four years at the College, the student population has grown by 25% (from 2500 to over 3000 students, include over 500 graduate students), and the annual research expenditures for the College have doubled from approximately $7.5 million to over $15 million.

Dr. Schoephoerster maintains an active research program in the area of biofluid mechanics and cardiovascular devices, with a major focus on cardiac applications. He has over 100 journal publications and presentations of his research at regional, national, and international conferences. His research interests run from the basic (role of mechanics on cardiovascular disease development) to the applied (development of novel cardiovascular devices). He has received over $2 million as PI and Co-PI on research project funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the National Research Council, and the biomedical industry. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and in 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association. In 2010 he served as PI on a $9M Texas Emerging Technology Fund program, in partnership with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and the UT System, to establish the Structural and Printed Emerging-technologies Center (SPEC). He is currently leading efforts to develop doctoral programs in biomedical and manufacturing engineering at UTEP.

Advantages of Fused Deposition Modeling for Structural Electronics Integration Demonstrated in a Circuit for a Space Application
Rudy Salas, Cassie Gutierrez, Dan Muse, Eric MacDonald, Ryan Wicker, The University of Texas at El Paso; Mike Newton, Ken Church, nScrypt, Inc.; Brian Zufelt, COSMIAC

Technology in the CIA - From the Impossible to the Indispensable
John Cork, Central Intelligence Agency

Break: 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

High Frequency 3D Simulation for High Frequency 3D Printed Electronics
Wade Smith, ANSYS, Inc.

High-Volume Additive Manufacturing of Highly-Miniaturized Metal Devices
Adam Cohen, innoNovo LLC

Microwaves in 3D Printed Electronics
Paul Deffenbaugh, UTEP

Reception:  5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

University Student Poster Judging: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner: On your own

Thursday, February 23rd

Registration: 7:00 am - 3:45 pm

Continental Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Opening Remarks: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Technical Chair: Dr. Jeremy Palmer, Sandia National Labs
Monolithic Smart Structures at the Nexus of Conformal Electronics and 3D Hyperintegration

Morning Session
8:30 am - 11:30 pm

RF Circuit Design for Inkjet Printing
Janne Jalo, Hannu Sillanpää, Vesa Pynttäri, Riku Mäkinen, Tampere University of Technology

An Electrically-Small, 3-D Cube Antenna Fabricated with Additive Manufacturing
Ibrahim T. Nassar, Thomas M. Weller, University of South Florida

Printed Electromagnetic Structures and the All-Dielectric Revolution
Raymond C. Rumpf, University of Texas at El Paso 

Break: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Wing Fabrication: Conformal Integrated Electronics using Additive Processes
Eric MacDonald, Rudy Salas, Dan Muse, Ryan Wicker, Cassie Dennise Gutierrez, The University of Texas at El Paso; Mike Newton, Ken Church, nScrypt, Inc.

Developments in Printed Electronics
Stan Farnsworth, Novacentrix

Buffet Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session
12:40 pm - 3:45 pm

UTEP Keck Center Tour: 12:40 pm - 1:55 pm
Structural Printed Electronics Center

Keynote Speaker: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
CubeSAT Electronic Packaging Challenges

Technical Advisor, Space Electronics Branch, Space Vehicles Directorate
Dr. James (Jim) Lyke is technical advisor to the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Electronics Branch (Space Vehicles Directorate) and an AFRL Fellow. Jim has lead over one hundred in-house and contract research efforts involving advanced packaging, radiation-hardened circuits, and scalable, reconfigurable architectures for computing and communications, with recent emphasis on rapid formation of complex systems ("plug-and-play").  He has authored over 90 publications, four receiving best paper awards and has been awarded eleven US patents. He is a senior member of IEEE and associate fellow of AIAA. His BSEE is from the University of Tennessee, MSEE from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and PhD from the University of New Mexico.

Panel Discussion - Global Printed Electronics & Trends
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Dr. Kenneth Church, nScrypt, Inc. & Dr. Jeremy Palmer, Sandia National Labs

University Student Poster Winners (winners selected on February 22nd)

Closing Remarks: 3:45 pm

Registration Information:(Early Registration Deadline: January 27, 2012)

Member, Non-member, Speaker/Chair, Student and Chapter Officer registration fees include: access to all technical sessions, meals, refreshment breaks, and one (1) CD-ROM of presentations; cd will contain the extended abstract and presentation as submitted by the presenter. CD will be mailed 15 business days after the event. Also includes a one-year IMAPS individual membership or membership renewal at no additional charge which does not apply to corporate or affiliate memberships. All prices below are subject to change.

Early Fee
Through 1/27/12
Advance/Onsite Fee
After 1/27/12
IMAPS Member
Chapter Officer
Premier Sponsorship (Includes Tabletop)
Event Sponsorship (Tabletop not included)


Speaker Dates/Information:

  • ATW Abstract Deadline Extended To: November 18, 2011
  • Speaker Notification/Confirmation emailed: January 10, 2012
  • Extended Abstract or Presentation Material due: January 27, 2012
  • Early Registration Deadline and Hotel Cut-off: January 27, 2012
  • Speaker 2-3 sentence biography due not later than: February 15, 2012
  • Powerpoint/Presentation file for CD-Rom due not later than: February 23, 2012
  • Powerpoint/Presentation file used during session: Speaker's responsibility to bring to session on USB and/or CD (recommended to have back-up emailed to prior to event)
  • Technical Presentation Time: 30 minutes (25 to present; 5 for Q&A)

Hotel Reservations (Hotel Deadline: January 27, 2012)
Reservations must be made directly with the:

Hilton Garden Inn
111 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902



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