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Making Electronics Sustainable – Webinar by EPSRC eFutures Network – 3 February 2022 – 11:00 – 13:00 (UK)

The EPSRC-funded eFutures’ Network+, alongside the University of Glasgow, invites you to a morning online session on Thursday 3 February 2022 exploring “Making Electronics Sustainable”.

The speaker list is presented below, and you can Register Here for Free. All are welcome to attend.

Keynote from Prof Elvira Fortunato, Vice Rector at Nova University, Portugal, the Director of the Materials Research Center (CENMAT) and the integrated Associate Laboratory, i3N, the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication and an invited Professor at the Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil.

Prof Fortunato pioneered European research on transparent electronics, namely thin-film transistors based on oxide semi-conductors, demonstrating that oxide materials may be used as true semi-conductors. Her research focuses on exploring new electronic active materials that are environmentally friendly and compatible with flexible electronics.


  • Garam Bel, “Building Sustainable Regulation to Reduce E-waste” – Garam Bel is the Circular Economy Officer for the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), based in Geneva
  • Dr Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa “Ecofriendly Printed Optoelectronics” – Dr Hernandez-Sosa is a permanent researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
  • Dr Roland Hischier “What is a sustainable use of ICT?” – Dr Hischier is Head of the Advancing Life Cycle Assessment (ALCA) Group within the Technology & Society Laboratory (TSL) at Empa in St. Gallen.
  • Dr Maria Smolander “Towards sustainability of flexible electronics” – Dr Maria Smolander is a research team leader of the “Flexible sensors and devices” research team at VTT, Finland.
  • Joshua Young “PragmatIC Semiconductor & Sustainability” – Joshua Young is the Circular Economy Market Development
    Manager at PragmatIC Semiconductor.

Chaired by Prof David Cumming, Head of the James Watt School of Engineering and Professor of Electronic Systems at the University of Glasgow.