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Monday, April 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
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Talk 1: Flexible Hybrid Electronics Toolkit Enabled Platforms

Talk 2: Inkjet Printing for Prototyping and Manufacturing Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Speakers
 

Girish Wable, Senior Manager, Strategic Capabilities at Jabil

With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Girish Wable is a technology, operations, sourcing and business solutions strategist for Jabil. With more than 25 years of global experience in electronics manufacturing, high performance coatings, material handling, automation, additive manufacturing, printed electronics and digital transformation, Girish leads up strategic business and technical initiatives for Jabil. Girish, who started as an intern with Jabil, has authored several engineering publications, received multiple patents and enjoys engaging with ecosystem partners and research institutions to further the technology.
 
Jabil provides comprehensive electronics design and manufacturing product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 28 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries.
 
Pratap M. Rao, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
Pratap Rao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He received his BS in 2007 from WPI and his PhD in 2013 from Stanford University. He has co-authored 36 peer-reviewed papers that have appeared in Advanced Energy Materials, Nano Letters, and other journals, and have collectively been cited over 3,000 times. His work on materials for solar energy conversion and catalysis is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. His work on flexible hybrid electronics is funded by the NextFlex Manufacturing USA Institute. At WPI, he is the recipient of the James Nichols Heald Research Award.