Multimaterial Additive Manufacturing of Electronic Devices and Systems


Multimaterial Additive Manufacturing of Electronic Devices and Systems

Prof Mark Mirotznik, University of Delaware

11:45 a.m., March 26, 2021   |   Zoom

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While the current AM market has been growing rapidly, it is still built primarily around single material-based systems. However, over the last few years, we have seen an increase in commercially available multi-material AM systems that are much more material agnostic allowing users to print a wide range of commercial or custom-made materials using various integrated print modalities. This opens up the possibility of fabricating complete electronic systems using a single machine.

In this presentation, Prof. Mark Mirotznik of the University of Delaware will discuss recent progress on the use of multi-material additive manufacturing (AM) towards the development of novel electronics and electromagnetic devices and systems.

Mark Mirotznik
Prof. Mark Mirotznik

This work is divided into four overlapping areas of research: (1) material development of electromagnetically functionalized inks, pastes, and polymer filaments for use in multi-material AM; (2) 3D printing of spatially graded electromagnetic structures for use as wideband antireflective surfaces and low-cost passive beamforming networks; (3) applications of multi-material AM towards the fabrication of conformal radiofrequency electronic systems such as communications and radar front ends; and (4) ceramic AM for electronics and sensing applications in extreme environments.

Mark Mirotznik is a professor and associate chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware. He is also the Associate Director of Additive Manufacturing for UD’s Center for Composite Materials (CCM). He received the B.S.E.E. degree from Bradley University, Peoria, IL, in 1988 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1991and 1992, respectively. From 1992 to 2009, he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

In addition to his academic positions, he is an associate editor of the Journal of Optical Engineering and is a Senior Research Engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division. Prof. Mark Mirotznik’s research is focused on the development of novel advanced manufacturing methods and materials for use in high-frequency electronics, radiofrequency devices, and sensors.

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