Laser Printing and Materials Processing (LPMP)

The group of Materials Laser Microprocessing (MLMP) is headed by Prof. Ioanna Zergioti, and is located at the Physics Department of the National Technical University of Athens. The group's research activities encompass laser materials processing for optoelectronics and biological applications.

1. Laser additive manufacturing

Among the main achievements of the MLMP group are the all-laser fabrication of organic thin film transistors, organic photovoltaics and sensors and the laser sintering/curing of micro and nanostructures (silver, copper) for a wide range of applications, including interconnections. After years of innovative research, the group is now capable of achieving laser printing (using the Laser Induced Forward Transfer technique) and laser sintering of conductive materials at speeds > 1m/s, with resolution down to <10μm.

2. Laser Bioprinting

MLMP has expertise in laser materials processing for optoelectronics and biological applications. Among the main achievements of the group is the use of laser pulses to directly print biomolecules on biosensors and polymers on chemical sensors. Furthermore it has recently demonstrated the selective printing of: (i) photosystem II laser direct immobilization for herbicides detection sensors (patent is pending) and (ii) organic polymers on capacitive sensors for chemical sensing applications.

Latest News

SPIE 3D Printing Award Winners

Prof. Zergioti received the 3D Printing Award at the SPIE Photonics West 2020, San Francisco, 1-6 February 2020 for her work presented at the invited paper “Laser Induced Forward Transfer as a tool for precise bioprinting” as a recognition for their fundamental work in the development of a single step laser bioprinting and immobilization process that offers a significant step towards research of cell properties confined in scaffold environments.

SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. SPIE Photonics West 2020 succeeded over 5,000 presentations covered a wide range of topics including biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, and displays. Plus, over 1300 exhibiting companies were at their booths with the latest in optics and photonics technology.  http://SPIE.org

Upcoming events

LPM2020

MLMP group submitted abstracts at LPM2020, Dresden, Germany that will take place between 23 - 26 June 2020:

  1. The work entitled “High speed soldering using laser printing for the assembly of electronic components”, authors: M. Makrygianni, K. Andritsos, D. Reppas, F. Zacharatos, N. Oikonomidis, Ch. Spandonidis, I. Zergioti.
  2. The work entitled “Fabrication of thin films as a drug delivery tool via Laser-Induced Forward Transfer”, authors: Agamemnon Kalaitzis, Christina Kryou, Chryssoula Chandrinou, Marianna Orfanou, Constantinos Tamvakopoulos, Ioanna Zergioti.

E-MRS 2020 Spring Meeting

MLMP group submitted abstracts at E-MRS 2020 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France that will take place between 25 - 29 May 2020:

  1. The work entitled “Fabrication of thin films as a drug delivery tool via Laser-Induced Forward Transfer”, authors: C. Kryou, A. Kalaitzis, C. Chandrinou, M. Orfanou, C. Tamvakopoulos, I. Zergioti.
  2. The work entitled “High speed solder paste laser printing for the assembly of ultra-fine pitch electronic components”, authors: Marina Makrygianni, Filimon Zacharatos, Dimitris Reppas, Nikos Oikonomidis, Christos Spandonidis, Ioanna Zergioti.
  3. The work entitled “Laser-induced Backward Transfer of Graphene and Metallic materials”, authors: Mado Logotheti, Symeon Papazoglou, Matthew Praeger, Ben Mills, Filimon Zacharatos, Robert W. Eason, Ioanna Zergioti.

Past events

SPIE Photonics West

Ioanna Zergioti presented at SPIE Photonics West, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States between 1 - 6 February 2020:

  1. The work entitled “Laser induced forward transfer as a tool for precise bioprinting”, invited talk. Author(s): Marianneza Chatzipetrou, Valentina Leva, George Tsekenis, Ioanna Zergioti
  2. The work entitled “High speed laser printing and sintering of flexible RFID antennas and fingerprint sensors”. Author(s): Ioannis Theodorakos, Filimon Zacharatos, Marina Makrygianni, Ioanna Zergioti, Merijn Giesbers, Gari Arutinov, Simon Tuohi, Daniel Arnaldo, Dimitris Karnakis, Darshana Kariyapperuma, Brian Cobb, Richard Price, Patrick Too, Shane Norval, Jonathan Ankri, Arye Schwarzbaum, Alon Melamed
  3. The work entitled “Highly resolved, on-demand LIFT of graphene and 2D materials and computational modelling of transfer enabling conditions”. Author(s): Mado Logotheti, Symeon Papazoglou, Dimitris Kaltsas, Filimon Zacharatos, Leonidas Tsetseris, Ioanna Zergioti
MNE2019

Poster presentation in Rhodes, Greece, on 23-26 September 2019.

  1. of the work entitled “Optimization of solder paste laser printing parameters for the assembly of electronic devices”, authors: Marina Makrygianni, Elena Margariti, Nikos Oikonomidis, Christos Spandonidis, Ioanna Zergioti.
  2. of the work entitled “Fabrication of a drug delivery tool via Laser Induced Forward Transfer”, authors: A. Kalaitzis, Ch. Kryou, Ch. Chandrinou, N. Adamopoulos, I. Zergioti.
  3. of the work entitled “Copper micro-electrode fabrication using laser printing and laser sintering processes for on-chip antennas on flexible integrated circuits”, authors: O. Koritsoglou, I. Theodorakos, F. Zacharatos, M. Makrygianni, D. Kariyapperuma, R. Price, B. Cobb, S. Melamed, A. Kabla, F. de la Vega, I. Zergioti.
ALT19

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk (keynote) entitled "High speed Laser Induced Forward Transfer for flexible electronics application”, on the 27th International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies (ALT19), which was held in Prague, Czech Republic on September 15-20, 2019.

XXXIV Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science

Participation with the work entitled "Graphene on metallic substrates: a computational study on adsorption and the possibility of detachment" and authors: Dimitrios Kaltsas, Mado Logotheti, Symeon Papazoglou, Ioanna Zergioti and Leonidas Tsetseris, at the XXXIV Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science, that took place in Patra, Greece, on 11-14 September 2019.

EUROMAT 2019

Participation at the EUROMAT2019 congress, that took place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 1-5 September 2019.

  1. Oral presentation of the work entitled "Investigations on LIFT-printed solder pastes for micro-electronics applications", authors: M. Makrygianni, E. Margariti, N. Oikonomidis, Ch. Spandonidis, I. Zergioti.
  2. Oral presentation of the work entitled "High speed laser printing of conductive 2D components for flexible electronics applications", authors: Agamemnon Kalaitzis, Ioannis Theodorakos, Ayala Kabla, Fernando de la Vega, Ioanna Zergioti.
  3. Poster presentation of the work entitled "Copper micro-electrode fabrication using laser printing and laser sintering processes for on-chip antennas on flexible integrated circuits", authors: Olga Koritsoglou, Ioannis Theodorakos, Filimon Zacharatos, Marina Makrygianni, Darshana Kariyapperuma, Richard Price, Bryan Cobb, Semyon Melamed, Ayala Kabla, Fernando de la Vega, Ioanna Zergioti.
I3D19

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Laser Induced Forward Transfer: an advanced tool for 3D bioprinting”, at the International Conference on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital & Additive Manufacturing (I3D19), which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece on July 1-5, 2019.

ICASS 2019

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Laser direct writing and sintering for flexible electronic applications”, at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Surface Science, which was held in Pisa, Italy on June 17-20, 2019.

E-MRS 2019 Spring Meeting

Filimon Zacharatos presented at E-MRS 2019 Spring Meeting, Nice, France held between 27 - 31 May 2019:

  1. Poster presentation of the work entitled “Laser Induced Backward Transfer of metal and 2D nanostructures”, authors: Manto Logotheti, Simos Papazoglou, Filimon Zacharatos, Ioanna Zergioti.
  2. Poster presentation of the work entitled “Laser Induced Forward Transfer of silver nano-inks for high resolution flexible interconnections: the effect of electromigration”, authors: F. Zacharatos, K. Andritsos, I. Theodorakos, I. Zergioti.
Optics-2019

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Laser Induced Forward Transfer of Inorganic materials for Flexible Electronic Components and Sensors”, at the 4th Global Summit & Expo on Laser Optics & Photonics (Optics-2019), which was held in Dubai, UAE on April 15-16, 2019.

EPoSS Annual Forum 2018 & MNBS 2018

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Introduction:the BIOFOS-success story”, at the joint event of EPoSS Annual Forum 2018 & MNBS 2018, which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece on October 16-18, 2018.

UltrafastLight-2018

Filimon Zacharatos presented an invited talk entitled "Laser Direct Printing of nanomaterials for flexible electronic components and sensors" at International Conference on Ultrafast Optical Science (UltrafastLight-2018), which was held in Moscow, Russia on October 1-5, 2018.

XXXIII Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science
  1. Ioanna Zergioti presented the work entitled "Laser Direct Printing of advanced materials for flexible electronic components and sensors", on 17 September 2018.
  2. Filimon Zacharatos presented the work entitled "Laser Transfer of Ag nanowire networks and Au nanoparticle highly ordered arrays on flexible substrates", on 17 September 2018.
  3. Agamemnon Kalaitzis presented the work entitled "Jet dynamics of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids via LIFT: Experimental study and simulation", on 19 September 2018.

The Conference was held in Nicosia, Cyprus on 17-19 September 2018. View Advanced Program

SPIE Remote Sensing 2018

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Laser direct-writing of flexible electronic components and sensors" and an oral talk entitled "Selective laser sintering of Ag nanoparticle micro-patterns at high repetition rates" at International Conference on Remote Sensing and Defence + Security, which was held in Berlin, Germany on September 10-13, 2018.

International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Laser Direct Printing of nanomaterials for flexible electronic components and sensors" at International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, held in Vienna, Austria on September 3-5, 2018.

LPM 2018

Ioanna Zergioti presented the work entitled "Fluid dynamics of jetting by means of Laser Induced Forward Transfer" at LPM 2018, which took place on June 25-28, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK .

E-MRS 2018 Spring Meeting

Marina Makrygianni presented at E-MRS 2018 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France between 18 June - 22 June 2018:

  1. The work entitled “Jet dynamics of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids via LIFT: Experimental study and simulation”.
  2. The work entitled “Laser-based, site-specific fabrication of protein-incorporated hydrogels on surfaces for biosensing applications”.
Hellenic Innovation Forum 2017

Ιωάννα Ζεργιώτη συμμετείχε στο πολυσυνέδριο Hellenic Innovation Forum που πραγματοποιήθηκε την Τετάρτη 1 και Πέμπτη 2 Μαρτίου 2017 στο ξενοδοχείο Divani Caravel.

SPIE Photonics West

Symeon Papazoglou presented at SPIE Photonics West, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States between 28 January - 2 February 2017:

  1. The work entitled “Laser induced forward transfer technique for the immobilization of biomaterials in biosensors applications”.
  2. The work entitled “High-speed imaging and evolution dynamics of laser induced deposition of conductive inks”.
6ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Μεταλλικών Υλικών

Ο Σίμος Παπάζογλου παρουσίασε την εργασία με τίτλο "Laser printing of metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles inks for the fabrication of chemical sensors on flexible substrates" στο 6ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Μεταλλικών Υλικών, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στα Ιωάννινα 7–9 Δεκεμβρίου 2016.

Φόρουμ για την καινοτομία

Ο Φιλήμονας Ζαχαράτος έδωσε ομιλία με τίτλο "Laser printing of functional materials" στην Ελληνογαλλική ημερίδα για την Επιχειρηματικότητα και την Καινοτομία στο ΦΟΡΟΥΜ ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΙΑΣ, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Γαλλικό Ινστιτούτο Ελλάδος (I.F.G.) τη Παρασκευή 25 Νοεμβρίου 2016.

IEEE SENSORS 2016

Ioanna Zergioti presented a tutorial work entitled "BIOFOS: MICRO-RING RESONATOR-BASED BIOPHOTONIC SYSTEM FOR FOOD ANALYSIS " and an oral talk entitled "ALL LASER PRINTED RESISTIVE CHEMICAL SENSOR: FABRICATION AND EVALUATION" at the IEEE SENSORS 2016, which was held in Orlando, Florida USA on 30 October-2 November 2016.

2016 EU Research & Innovation Day

Ioanna Zergioti participated at the 2016 EU Research & Innovation Day, which was held in Seoul, Korea on 4 October 2016.

XXXII Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science

Ioanna Zergioti presented the work entitled "Laser fabrication of a hybrid platform combining electrical and optical interconnects" at the XXXII Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science, which was held in Ioannina, Greece on 18-21 September 2016.

4th Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "BIOFOS: Micro-ring resonator-based biophotonic system for food analysis" at the 4th Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation which was held in Athens , Greece NCSR DEMOKRITOS CAMPUS on July 11-15, 2016.

ISFOE16

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Flexible platform for laser fabricated electrical and optical interconnects" at the 9th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics (ISFOE16) which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 4-7 July 2016.

Nano-electronics Symposium

Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled "Biophotonics system for food analysis" at Nano-electronics Symposium of the European Innovation week which was held in Taipei, Taiwan on June 2, 2016.

International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM2016)

Ioanna Zergioti is a member of the scientific committee: The 17th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication which was held in Xi’an, China from May 23-26, 2016.

  1. Ioanna Zergioti presented the work entitled “Laser printing and patterning of conductive and carbon based materials and their applications”, with the following authors: M. Makrygianni, S. Papazoglou, F. Zacharatos, S. Chatzandroulis, I. Zergioti.
  2. Ioanna Zergioti presented the work entitled “Laser Induced Forward Transfer technique for the immobilization of biomaterials”, with the following authors: M. Chatzipetrou, M. Massaouti, S. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti.
Patras Innovation Quest 2016

Ο Σίμος Παπάζογλου παρουσίασε την "Πρωτοποριακή τεχνική εκτύπωσης λειτουργικών υλικών και μικροδιατάξεων με λέιζερ" στην έκθεση Patras Innovation Quest 2016 (PatrasIQ 2016), που πραγματοποιήθηκε από 15 ως 17 Απριλίου 2016 στο αθλητικό κέντρο «Δημήτρης Τόφαλος», Πάτρα.

SPIE Photonics West 2016
  1. Ioanna Zergioti presented an invited talk entitled “Laser induced forward transfer: A technique for 3D manufacturing of functional devices”, [9738-11].
  2. Ioanna Zergioti presented the work entitled “Laser induced forward transfer: a novel tool for printing sensors and characterizing surface wetting properties”, [9735-13].

The Conference was held in San Francisco, United States, 16 - 18 February 2016. View Advanced Program

Innovations in Large-Area Electronics (innoLAE 2016)

Ioanna Zergioti's group and LaserMicroFab attended innoLAE 2016 with three oral and poster presentations in "Lasers for additive and subtractive LAE manufacturing" workshop. innoLAE 2016 will be held in Robinson College, Cambridge (UK) on the 1st and 2nd of February 2016. Conference schedule

Συμμετοχή στον 3ο Διαγωνισμό Εφαρμοσμένης Έρευνας & Καινοτομίας «Η Ελλάδα Καινοτομεί!»

Η Ερευνητική Ομάδα με μέλη τους υποψήφιους διδάκτορες Γιάννη Θεοδωράκο, Μαριανέζα Χατζηπέτρου, Μαρίνα Μακρύγιαννη, Σίμο Παπάζογλου, τους μεταδιδάκτορες Μαρία Μασαούτη, Φιλήμονα Ζαχαράτο και εκπρόσωπο την Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια Ιωάννα Ζεργιώτη πήρε μέρος στον πρώτο κύκλο του διαγωνισμού με την πρόταση «Έξυπνη τεχνική εκτύπωσης λειτουργικών υλικών και μικροδιατάξεων με λέιζερ», κατά τον οποίο συγκαταλέχθηκε στους 10 φιναλίστ του πεδίου ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΙΑ. Η Β΄ Φάση του διαγωνισμού ολοκληρώθηκε με τη διαδικασία της ανοιχτής, στο κοινό, προφορικής αξιολόγησης και την τελετή βράβευσης. Η Τελετή βράβευσης πραγματοποιήθηκε τη Τρίτη 23 Φεβρουαρίου του 2016. Η ομάδα βραβεύτηκε με το δέυτερο βραβείο στη κατηγορία της Καινοτομίας:

 

 

ISFOE 2015

LaserMicroFab FP7-IAPP co-organised the workshop on “Laser Technologies” held at the 8th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics 6-9 July 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece. View Advanced Program

SPIE Photonics West 2015
  1. Ioanna Zergioti presented the European project “BIOFOS: micro-ring resonator-based biophotonic system for food analysis”, on 9 February 2015.
  2. Symeon Papazoglou presented the work entitled “All-printed reduced graphene oxide gas sensors,” on 10 February 2015. The authors of this paper are: Symeon Papazoglou, Marina Makrygianni, Myrto K. Filippidou, Stavros Chatzandroulis and Ioanna Zergioti.
  3. Symeon Papazoglou presented the work entitled “Raman study for drug delivery applications and tissue imaging”, on 9 February 2015. The authors of this paper are: Symeon Papazoglou, Ioannis Theodorakos, Maria Patitsa, Apostolos Klinakis, Ioanna Zergioti, Yannis S. Raptis.
  4. The paper, ““High speed laser transfer (LIFT), thin-film patterning and selective sintering of printed Ag nanoparticle inks for electronic device integration on flexible substrates” has been accepted for Poster presentation and was presented on 10 February 2015. The authors of this paper are: Filimon Zacharatos, Stéphanie Leyder, Riccardo Geremia, Daniel Puerto, E. Biver, Ludovic Rapp, Philippe Delaporte, Anne Patricia B. Alloncle, Dimitris Karnakis and Ioanna Zergioti.

The Conference was held in San Francisco, United States, 7 - 12 February 2015. View Advanced Program

EMRS 2015 Spring Meeting

Ioanna Zergioti is a member of the organization committee of symposium CC: Laser and plasma processing for advanced applications in material science which was held at E-MRS Spring Meeting in Lille (France) from May 11-15, 2015.More

Invited Talk at LPM2015

Ioanna Zergioti gave an invited talk entitled “Laser printing and functionalization of sensors” at the 16th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM2015) on 26-29 of May 2015, Fukuoka, Japan

ISFOE 2013 – 2014

LaserMicroFab FP7-IAPP co-organised the workshop on “Laser Technologies for Organic & Printed Electronics” held at the 7th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics 7-10 July 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The primary goal of the workshop «Laser Technologies for Organic & Printed Electronics» was to promote laser technology and applications within the organic electronics community, focusing on both fundamental and applied issues concerning laser materials processing, characterisation and assessment, devices functionality, and applications.

ALT 2014

Advanced Laser Technogies (ALT) 2014 was held in Cassis, France on 6-10 October 2014.View Advanced Program

Ioanna Zergioti has given an invited talk entitled “Laser print and functionalize sensors” on 7 October 2014.