The nanoMECommons activities will be performed by the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN which is established in the Physics Department of AUTh.
The Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is an internationally acknowledged specialist in Organic Electronics (OPVs, OLEDs, OTFTs, biosensors, etc), Plasmonics, Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology, Thin Film Technology & Nanoengineering, Real-time/In-line Optical Technology and Nanometrology, real-time/in-line precision Metrology, Computational & Modelling at nano to microscale, Automation and Digital Manufacturing.
The LTFN established the Center of Organic & Printed Electronics – Hellas (COPE-H), for cutting-edge Research and Manufacturing of OE Devices for applications in Energy, Displays, Lighting, Electronics, Automotive, NanoBiomedicine, Smart Textiles and Wearables, IoT, Smart Food Packaging, Greenhouses, etc. The COPE-H facilities include a Lab space area of 2000 m2, with clean room facilities of 600 m2 and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, 10 Pilot to Production Lines (R2R printing, OVPD, CVD, S2S) for the manufacturing of large area OE devices and products. Also, it has unique TestBed facilities, combined with strong activity in R&D Projects and dynamic collaborations with SMEs, industry and academia. LTFN is a Digital Innovation Hub, offering open access to interested entities (Academia, Research, SMEs, Industries), while serving as an One-Stop-Shop for SMEs for technology transfer, proof-of-concept and incubation.
LTFN coordinates many EU/National R&D Projects, founded the Hellenic Organic & Printed Electronics Association HOPE-A (www.hope-a.com), the Research & Innovation Netwrok Nano|Net (www.nano-net.gr), Post Graduate Program on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies – NN, and organizes annually the internationally established NANOTEXNOLOGY multi-event (www.nanotexnology.com) which combines International Conferences, Summer Schools and Exhibitions on Nanotechnology, Organic Electronics and Nanomedicine.
Its personnel consist of 35 scientists and engineers with specialized know–how and long-time experience covering Physics, Chemistry, Chemical & Electrical Engineering, Biology, Medicine, etc. Finally, the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN is under the final discussions with the European Investment Bank and the Greek Government for an investment of 51.5 M€, to extend its facilities and ecosystem by creating a Research and Innovation Center on Nanotechnologies, Nanomedicine & Organic Electronics, the EKNOH.
LTFN/AUTh is the Leader of the WP4 and its role in the nanoMECommons include the fabrication of Organic Electronic nanomaterials and devices (such as Organic Photovoltaics, Organic Light Emitting Diodes, etc), and the development of multi-technique characterization protocols combining nanomechanical testing and optical spectroscopy for flexible printed OE devices.