Project Thesis: Systematic Literature Review on Multiple Topics in Printed Electronics

Background of research

Printed electronics is a prominent trend in technology, attributed to its inherent advantages such as cost-effectiveness, scalability, and the capability to produce flexible and lightweight devices. Utilization of printing techniques for electronic component fabrication sparks innovation across diverse industries. The increasing need for lightweight, flexible, and cost-efficient electronic solutions spans applications from healthcare to consumer electronics and extends to key sectors like automotive, aerospace, IoT, and energy, highlighting the ongoing significance of printed electronics research. Moreover, addressing the emerging trend of sustainability is imperative to ensure the continued relevance of this field in the future, emphasizing the need for eco-friendly practices and materials in the fabrication processes.

Within the scope of this thesis, a systematic literature review will be conducted to gain comprehensive insights into the current trends, potentials, and challenges within the field of printed electronics, aiming to provide an updated perspective on its current state of the art.

Possible topics are:

  • Sustainability in printed electronics: Exploring emerging trends, realizing potentials, and addressing challenges of sustainable printed electronics.
  • Exploring application requirements, simulation techniques, functional evaluation, and reliability assessment methods across diverse applications in printed electronics. Possible fields of application include optoelectronic applications (OLED, OPV, photodetectors, waveguides), encapsulation technologies, flexible wearable electronics, heating technologies, etc.
  • Exploring printing strategies in contemporary digital printing technologies and mitigating strategies for common defects such as irregular line morphologies, coffee-ring effect, nozzle clogging, ink-substrate incompatibility.


Possible work packages:

  • Formulation of topic of interest and research objectives
  • Develop proper search strategies and citation management
  • Data extraction, analysis and synthesis
  • Documentation of work



  • Strong interest in topics like sustainability, printed electronics or electronic production
  • Structured and independent working style
  • High self-motivation, and effective communication skills
  • Good proficiency in English is required
  • Further information available upon request; workload can be adjusted based on the project’s requirements





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Research Sector:

Electronics Production

Type of thesis:

Project Thesis


Kok Siong Siah, M. Sc.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik (FAPS)