2020, November 12th @13:00 (GMT-4)
         In the recent years printed batteries with different types of chemical systems were explored thoroughly at HdM always together with our main partner, the VARTA Microbattery GmbH, a renowned German battery manufacturer. The basic system is zinc/manganese-dioxide but we also worked a lot on zinc/air (rechargeable) and recently started with printed Li-Ion systems. All layers of the batteries are screen printed including the adhesives for sealing and the electrolytes. I will report on recent projects. Another topic that we are dealing with are printed sensors, one project using piezoactive materials and one printed resistive patterns. Both deal with 3D forming and, of course, everything is screen printed.
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Gunter Hübner
Stutgartt Media University Professor - Hochschule der Medien (HdM)

Since 1999 Prof. Hübner teaches at the University of Applied Science, Stuttgart Media University “Hochschule der Medien” (HdM) in Stuttgart, Germany.

From 2004 until 2014 he was the leader of the HdM study program “Print and Media Technology”. Besides the entire printing technologies and printing processes his specialties in teaching are digital, screen and functional printing.

In 2006 the Institute for Applied Research (Institut für angewandte Forschung – IAF) was founded at the HdM. He took over the leadership of the IAF, which is an umbrella organization over meanwhile, about 30 research groups within the HdM.

His own research group is called “Institute for Innovative Applications of the Printing Technologies” (IAD) and mainly deals with functional and specialty printing. Recent successful developments are printed antennae for automotive applications, screen- printing of rechargeable batteries and resistive or capacitive sensors.

Before joining the HdM he worked for about 11 years with the companies AGFA Gevaert AG and DuPont de Nemours as a research and process engineer.