Professor Manos M. Tentzeris received the Diploma Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens ("Magna Cum Laude") in Greece and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and he is currently a Professor with School of ECE, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA. He has published more than 420 papers in refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings, 5 books and 19 book chapters.
Dr. Tentzeris has helped develop academic programs in Highly Integrated/Multilayer Packaging for RF and Wireless Applications using ceramic and organic flexible materials, paper-based RFID's and sensors, biosensors, wearable electronics, inkjet-printed electronics, "Green" electronics and power scavenging, nanotechnology applications in RF, Microwave MEM's, SOP-integrated (UWB, multiband, mmW, conformal) antennas and Adaptive Numerical Electromagnetics (FDTD, MultiResolution Algorithms) and heads the ATHENA research group (20 researchers).
He is currently the Head of the GT-ECE Electromagnetics Technical Interest Group and he has served as the Georgia Electronic Design Center Associate Director for RFID/Sensors research from 2006-2010 and as the Georgia Tech NSF-Packaging Research Center Associate Director for RF Research and the RF Alliance Leader from 2003-2006. Prof. Tentzeris is one of the IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturers from 2010-2012.
In this talk, inkjet-printed UHF and microwave circuits fabricated on paper substrates are investigated for the first time as an approach that aims for a system-level solution for fast and ultra-low-cost mass production. First, the RF characteristics of the paper substrate are presented by using the microstrip ring resonator in order to characterize the relative permittivity and loss tangent of the substrate at the UHF band for the first time reported. A UHF RFID tag module is then developed with the inkjet-printing technology, proving this approach could function as an enabling technology for much simpler and faster fabrication on/in paper. Simulation and well-agreed measurement results, which show very good agreement, verify a good performance of the tag module. In addition, the possibility of multilayer RF structures on a paper substrate is explored, and a multilayer patch-resonator bandpass filter demonstrates the feasibility of ultra-low-cost 3-D paper-on-paper RF/wireless structures. Various examples of inkjet-printed nanostructures (e.g. CNT's) on paper as well as benchmarking with other flexible materials (e.g., LCP) will conclude the talk.