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Laser Printing and Materials Processing (LMP)

The group of Laser Materials Printing and Processing (LMP) 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.

Laser additive manufacturing
Laser digital fabrication of electronics devices

After years of innovative research in laser printing and sintering of advanced materials, LMP 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. Demonstrations of LIFT and Laser sintering of conductive materials include digital die attachment, flexible and 3D interconnections, transparent and conductive electrodes for organic photovoltaics and a variety of state of the art sensors. More than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals have built on these results, as well as a PCT patent - PCT/EP2023/083610. Recently, the group has developed a digital, laser - based method for transferring single layer graphene and 2D materials at chip - and wafer – level for developing 2D electronics (e.g. Graphene FETs) and sensors with transducers incorporating 2D materials. 2D material related results have been published in 4 peer-reviewed articles and have constituted the basis for 2 patents, a PCT - WO2022248893A1 and a US patent - US2022380901A1.

 

Relevant EU funded projects

  1. HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02-17: “Next-2Digits - The next generation of sensors and imagers enabled by 2D materials digital integration”, https://next-2digits.eu/

  2. HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01-10: “Matel - PZT and graphene MATerials innovations for advanced opto-Electric applications in AR and biosensing”, https://project-matel.eu/

  3. HORIZON-EIC-2021-TRANSITIONOPEN-01: “L2D2 - Laser digital transfer of 2D materials enabled photonics: from the lab 2 the fab”, https://www.l2d2project.eu/

  4. H2020-DT-NMBP-18: “RoLA-FLEX - Roll-2-Roll and Photolithography post-processed with LAser digital technology for FLEXible photovoltaics and wearable displays”, https://rola-flex.eu/

Laser bioprinting

LMP group is also highly experienced in laser materials processing for biological and pharmaceutical applications. Among the main achievements of the group is the use of laser pulses to directly print a variety of biomolecules on biosensors, polymers on chemical sensors and also pharmaceutical ingredients on patches for oral or transdermal delivery. Moreover, the group has recently developed a method for bioprinting of: (i) cancer cells in a comparative DNA damage study, achieving a viability rate exceeding 94%, (ii) lung cancer cells onto an organ-on-chip (OoC) platform for the purpose of studying lung cancer migration and iii) bioinks containing primary mouse smooth muscle and urothelial cells, sequentially, on a variety of substrates, for potential use in engineered ex vivo bladder grafts. The related results of laser printing of biomaterials have been protected in a patent, PCT - WO 2019/129349 A1, US20200324564A1.

The successful outcomes of the aforementioned activities have been leveraged with the establishment of the spin-off company PhosPrint (https://www.phosprint.eu/) which was established in 2019. PhosPrint has recently received an EIC Accelerator grant- Project 190195672 “Laser bioprinting device and in vivo applications”.

 

Relevant Projects

  1. HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01, Light based multisensing device for screening of pathogens and nutrients in bioreactors “LIBRA”,   https://www.libraproject.eu/

  2. H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01, “UroPrint” Urinary bladder bioprinting for fully autologous transplantation, https://www.uroprint.eu/

  3. H2020-DT-NMBP-23, "Tumor and Lymph node on chip platform for cancer studies (Tumor-LN-Oc)" EU project 953234,   https://tumor-ln-oc.eu/

  4. Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EPAnEK), Paremvasi IΙ “Laser printing of drugs (LP-DRUGS)”, https://www.lp-drugs.gr/index.php/en/

  5. Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EPAnEK), Paremvasi IΙ “Development of a portable, fAst and reliable device for in-situ detection of pesticides and phthAlateS residues in olive oil (ELAIONAS)”,  https://www.elaionas-project.gr/index.php/nea

  6. H2020 ICT-030-2016 “A miniature Bio-photonics Companion Diagnostics platform for reliable cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring (BIOCDx)”,  http://biocdx.eu/

  7. FP7- ICT STREP EU project BIOFOS "Micro-ring resonator-based biophotonic system for food analysis"

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Careers

Athens |  20.10.2023

The Laser Printing and Materials Processing research group of NTUA, is looking for an engineer to support new products-R&D, in order to design and develop mechanical and electromechanical layouts for material processing and 3D laser printing system.

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Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting 2024 #PPAM2024, taking place in
Brussels on May 14 & 15

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Photonics Partnership

Annual Meeting

Prof. Ioanna Zergioti will be one of the panellists in the thought-provoking panel discussion featuring key leaders from reasearch, politics and industry in the field of photonics at the Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting in Brussels on 14 & 15 May.

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Συνέντευξη της κ. Ιωάννας Ζεργιώτη Καθηγήτριας ΕΜΠ για τον τεχνοβλαστό PhosPrint, μια επιχείρηση που στοχεύει να εισαγάγει νέες ιδέες στον τομέα της
βιοεκτύπωσης με έμφαση στην αναγεννητική ιατρική.

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Επιχείρηση Ισότητα στις ευκαιρίες και προκαταλήψεις στην εκπαίδευση και την κοινωνία

Δίνονται ίσες επαγγελματικές ευκαιρίες τελικά στις γυναίκες; Ποιες οι διακρίσεις και τα στερεότυπα που αντιμετωπίζουν και ποιος ο ρόλος της εκπαίδευσης στη μετέπειτα πορεία τους; Η νοοτροπία στις επιχειρήσεις του σύγχρονου κόσμου αλλάζει σταδιακά, ενώ παράλληλα οι γυναίκες κυνηγούν με σθένος όσα δικαιωματικά τους αξίζουν. Στο 3ο και τελευταίο επεισόδιο της πρωτοβουλίας του ΣΕΒ «Επιχείρηση Ισότητα», μιλούν οι Νάγια Καλογεράκη, COO, Αντιπρόεδρος Λειτουργιών της Coca-Cola HBC A.G. και Μέλος ΔΣ ΣΕΒ, η Ιωάννα Ζεργιώτη, Καθηγήτρια Πειραματικής Φυσικής στις Εφαρμογές Αλληλεπίδρασης LASER με Ύλη, ΣΕΜΦΕ-ΕΜΠ και Συνιδρύτρια της PhosPrint P.C. και η Ιωάννα Σίττα, Μαθήτρια Λυκείου στο Ευπαλίνειο ΕΠΑΛ Αλίμου.

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Επιχείρηση Ισότητα

Η θέση των Γυναικών στις Επιχειρήσεις στην Ελλάδα:

Συμμετοχή της Ιωάννας Ζεργιώτη, στο πάνελ της συζήτησης του ΣΕΒ σύνδεσμος επιχειρήσεων και βιομηχανιών που πραγματοποιήθηκε την Τετάρτη 5 Ιουλίου 2023, όπου παρουσιάστηκαν τα αποτελέσματα της έρευνας του ΣΕΒ για τη θέση των γυναικών στις ελληνικές επιχειρήσεις.

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Graphene Flagship CSA

Next-2Digits project was invited to be presented at the Graphene Flagship CSA and RIA/IA introduction meeting and the Graphene Flagship’s Annual meeting 2023 and the Coordinator Prof. Ioanna Zergioti and Dr. Marina Makrygianni, Senior Researcher from the NTUA have participated. The event was taking place on 18th and 19th of April 2023 in Hague, Netherlands, organized by the Graphene Flagship (@GrapheneEU).

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Next-2Digits

NTUA’s MLMP group is happy to present the new Horizon Europe project: Next-2Digits, that will start in October 2023.

The project’s significance lies in its potential to create a safer and more efficient future, especially in industries that depend on drones and robotics.

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MatEl

On 17 January 2023, we met in Greece at the National Technical University of Athens to start the Horizon Europe Project MatEl. The vision of this project is to create the next generation of optoelectronic devices with multiple functionalities in a miniaturized footprint.

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LIBRA

On 13 January 2023, we met in Greece at the National Technical University of Athens to start the Horizon Europe Project LIBRA.

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L2D2

To unveil the true potential of graphene and 2D materials and address the increasing demand for industrial applications, it is essential to develop upscaling growth technologies which preserve the pristine quality at large wafer size and enable the wafer-scale integration of the material with a standardized process.

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Tumor-LN-oC

The TumorLNoC project had the M24 consortium meeting in Turku, Finland in 11-12 May 2023

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