Shizuo Tokito, Director & Distinguished Research Professor

Research Center for Organic Electronics, Yamagata University

Keynote Speaker

Flexible Printed Organic TFT Devices and IoT Sensor Applications

Abstract :

The research and development of printed organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) devices are attracting significant attention globally in low-cost flexible displays, RFID tags and biosensors. Prof. Tokito will speak about the progress being made in flexible and printed OTFT devices and the integrated circuits based on the OTFT devices, such as CMOS inverters, flip-flop circuits and analog amplifier on plastic film substrates, as well as their applications to IoT sensors. High mobility at low operating voltage and good stability will be demonstrated in the printed OTFT devices. The integrated circuits were successfully employed in the amplifier for printed ion sensors and printed pressure sensor, which is indicating the practical applications to flexible printed IoT sensors.

Bio :

Shizuo Tokito received his Doctor of Engineering and Master of Science degrees from the Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, and became an Assistant Professor at Kyushu University. He then joined Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc. as a Senior Research Engineer and later the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) as a Research Director.

He is currently Director and Distinguished Research Professor at the Research Center for Organic Electronics (ROEL) within Yamagata University. Dr. Tokito maintains a large research group of more 50 people including visiting researchers from many partner companies in industry. He has published more 250 papers in the areas of organic light-emitting diodes, printed organic thin film transistors and integrated circuits, and their applications.