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95th Kelvin Lecture Plastic Electronics - the future is soft, wet and active

Professor Sir Richard Friend

Plastics are traditionally used within the electronics industry as 'passive' materials. However Professor Sir Richard Friend will illustrate a new class of polymers which can behave as semiconductors or as metals. If you have a professional or general interest in scientific discovery or innovative manufacturing you will find this lecture both informative and stimulating

04 March 2004  Electronics channel

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Plastics are traditionally used within the electronics industry as 'passive' materials. However Professor Sir Richard Friend will illustrate a new class of polymers which can behave as semiconductors or as metals. If you have a professional or general interest in scientific discovery or innovative manufacturing you will find this lecture both informative and stimulating
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MA, PhD, FRS, FREng, FIEE, FInstP. At Cambridge from undergraduate days, and currently Cavendish Professor of Physics, Fellow of St John's, Consultant to Epson Cambridge Laboratory and Chief Scientist at Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) and Plastic Logic, Richard Friend is the most heavily cited British physical scientist of the 1990-1999 decade. He has published more than 600 scientific papers and 20 patents. A Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, his achievements have been recognised by prizes, honorary degrees and medals from all over the world. In 2002 he won a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal and led the CDT team to win the MacRobert Prize. The following year he was awarded the IEE's Faraday Medal and was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
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