Senior Research Fellow at CPT/EPSRC Future Metrology Hub & Enterprise
Fellow at Royal Academy of Engineering University of Huddersfield – The UK
The flexible and printed electronics market is growing fast at a rate of 11.0% and is currently exceeding $15 billion. This industry is aiming to achieve defect-free manufacturing process to guarantee the final products performance and also to avoid catastrophic damages caused by micro–scale defects in key components. However, full coverage inspection for large-area surfaces produced by a fast manufacturing process, such as rollto-roll process, is still a major challenge for defect-free assurance. New innovations in metrology are viewed as the way forward to enable defect-free manufacturing, leading to cost and time savings. Here I provide our experience in developing novel metrology instrumentation for flexible electronics and translating the fundamental research to business innovation. I also present the next generation optical instrument that will be commercialised in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield.
Dr Hussam Muhamedsalih is a senior research fellow in the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) and EPSRC Future Metrology Hub at the University of Huddersfield and an Enterprise Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng – London).
Hussam has been involved in a broad range of projects within the CPT. He was a key researcher in two major projects: EU FP7 NanoMend and an ERC Proof of Concept projects. Hussam successfully delivered a fully operational optical inspection system for the NanoMend. During the ERC project, he worked on developing an advanced WSI and translating the research to business innovation in collaboration with IBS Precision Engineering in the Netherlands. His research work has been published in more than 40 journal and conference papers. His achievements have been widely recognized. In 2018, Hussam has received an enterprise fellowship award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2016, he received the highest Fellowship Award from London-based Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM). In 2014, the WSI system that developed by him was named as 2014 winner by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards, selected from over 400 entries from 22 countries. He currently supervises/co-supervises 2 PhD students and 4 BSc students with research subjects all derived from his research activities.