Dr Grigorios Rigas, M-Solv Ltd
Title: Advanced Manufacturing of flexible touch sensors for next generation foldable displays
Dr. Grigorios (Greg) Rigas is currently leading the Advanced Manufacturing group at M-Solv Ltd, which focuses on the development of novel processing
techniques for large area printed electronics (PE). After graduating in the top 1% of his class as an Electronic Engineer in Greece, Greg moved to Surrey to pursue an MSc in Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics, where he received a distinction for his work on PE. In 2013 he was awarded a 4-year scholarship from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to pursue a PhD at the University of Surrey (UoS). His research project, titled “Advanced processing and characterisation of printable single crystal electronics”, aimed to tackle the key challenges associated with introducing PE into large-scale manufacture. Under the supervision of Dr. Fernando Castro (NPL) and Dr. Maxim Shkunov(UoS), he (co)-authored more than 10 peer-reviewed journals (including Nature Comms., ACS Nano and IEEE), a book chapter and, presented in more than 20 conferences. Greg is the recipient of a series of academic awards including the 2017 Postgraduate Award for an Outstanding Researcher from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). His current research interests are within the field of printable biomedical devices and energy harvesting-storage configurations.