About the Author
Flora M. Li is a Research Associate at the Centre of Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at the University of Cambridge, UK. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2008. She was a Visiting Scientist at Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) from 2005-2008. Her research interests are in the field of nano- and thin-film technology for applications in large area and flexible electronics, including displays, sensors, photovoltaics, circuits and systems. She has co-authored a book entitled CCD Image Sensors in Deep-Ultraviolet (2005), and published in various scientific journals. Arokia Nathan holds the Sumitomo/STS Chair of Nanotechnology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK. He is also the CTO of Ignis Innovation Inc., Waterloo, Canada, a company he founded to commercialize technology on thin film silicon backplanes on rigid and flexible substrates for large area electronics. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1988. In 1987, he joined LSI Logic Corp., Santa Clara, CA, USA where he worked on advanced multi-chip packaging techniques. Subsequently, he was at the Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In 1989, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. In 1995, he was a Visiting Professor at the Physical Electronics Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In 1997 he held the DALSA/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in sensor technology, and was a recipient of the 2001 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In 2004 he was awarded the Canada Research Chair in nano-scale flexible circuits. In 2005/2006, he was a Visiting Professor in the Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, U.K. In 2006, he joined the London Centre for Nanotechnology and is a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He has published extensively in the field of sensor technology, CAD, and thin film transistor electronics, and has over 40 patents filed/awarded. He is the co-author of two books, Microtransducer CAD and CCD Image Sensors in Deep-Ultraviolet, published in 1999 and 2005, respectively, and serves on technical committees and editorial boards at various capacities.