Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center 
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719

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Matt Bracy 
iMAPS-New England 
(603) 731-5631 

October 16, 2018 iMAPS New England Chapter

Location: Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center

242 Adams Place, Boxborough, Massachusetts

Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center

242 Adams Place, Boxborough, Massachusetts

FEATURING iMAPS New England 2018-19 Education Initiative

Graduate Students from SUNY Binghamtom, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and UMASS Lowell, for an INTERACTIVE POSTER SESSION and Individual Presentations...!!!

"2D and 3D Printing; Changing Form Factors in Microwave Electronics”


      Craig Armiento, Ph.D., Director, Printed Electronics Research         Collaborative (PERC) & Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute

Summary: Applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), flexible radars and 5G telecommunications will require new electronic form factors in the microwave and millimeter frequency domains. These applications may require electronics that are flexible, conformable, wearable or embedded in 3D objects.  Printed electronics (PE) is an additive manufacturing (AM) approach that prints electronic materials to fabricate subsystems directly from CAD files.  PE is not a replacement for active components, rather, printed subsystems will use best of breed semiconductors and exploit additive technology to print IC interconnects, passive components, antennas or connectors. This approach can be described as additive microelectronic/microwave packaging.  This talk will describe research in printed microwave electronics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in collaboration with corporate partners such as Raytheon through the RURI and PERC organizations.  Research activities include the development of materials and processes that enable printing of 2D and 3D antenna arrays, phased arrays and frequency selective surfaces (FSS).  New material formulations and processing are key to development of additive microwave technology.  An example is a unique ferroelectric ink that was developed at UML with a tunable permittivity. This ink has been used to print varactors, phase shifters and tunable FSS. 

Speaker: Craig Armiento is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is a founder and Co-Director of the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI) and is the Director of the Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC). Prof. Armiento served as Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from 2005-2011. Prior to coming to UMass Lowell in 2003, Prof. Armiento had over twenty years of industrial R&D experience leading research teams at GTE Laboratories (now Verizon) on projects including Fiber-to-the-Home (now FiOS), optoelectronic hybrid integration, photonic device fabrication and packaging and GaAs ICs. He also served as Director of Optical Networking at Lightchip Optical Networks Inc. and was a researcher at MIT Lincoln laboratory. Prof. Armiento has over 100 publications and presentations and 18 U.S. patents.  He earned his Ph.D. and two masters degrees from MIT and a BSEE from Manhattan College.

5:00 PM Registration, Socializing, Networking & Cash Bar
6:00 PM Dinner Buffet with Pasta Bolognese & Chicken Piccata
6:45 PM Student Technical Presentations
7:30 PM Featured Technical Presentation

The "Member" registration fee will apply to anyone that belongs to a Participating Technical-Professional Society.

Participating Society Chapters are invited to display their membership & event materials. For details contact Harvey Smith harveys@imapsne.org 

You may attend the presentation without eating dinner. Pre-Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 10..!!!  After that, or for Walk-Ins At-Door, the fee is an additional $5.00 [Limited Meal Availability].
Cancellations must be received by 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 15… or The Chapter will bill you for the registration fee. Options: To cancel a registration or register by e-mail, contact Matt Bracy: matt@msdsales.com