Digital Fabrication of UHF Electromagnetic Structures – Award announcement

Congratulations to John Batchelor and Ted Parker on the award of £417,757 from the EPSRC for Digital Fabrication of UHF Electromagnetic Structures.
This is a cross disciplinary proposal aimed at applying expertise in chemistry to the generation of an innovative manufacturing technique relevant to 2 key areas: (i) RFID tags for mounting directly on human skin and (ii) mobile and wireless communication in high-tech buildings. Inkjet printing will enable short run RFID tag tattoo transfers with and without chips and Frequency Selective Screens to be developed in a cost effective and scalable fashion. Both of the aspects of antenna technology figuring in this project impinge on matters of security in the electronics world. The research is a collaboration between the School of EDA at Kent and the OMIC Centre at Manchester Universities.