MatEl consortium meeting at Graphenea premises

On February 13, the consortium of project MatEl had a meeting at Graphenea premises. This was the first annual in-person meeting of the consortium, for the project that will last 42 months.

The Horizon Europe-funded project MatEl aims to introduce novel on-chip integration schemes enabled by innovative laser processing of advanced materials, such as graphene or PZT. In the period of three and a half years, beyond the state-of-the-art technologies of Laser Digital Processing (Laser Transfer and Laser Soldering) will be employed for the accurate and fast alignment and bonding of chip packages (OEIC) on Si3N4. The resulting hybrid platform will be enhanced by the monolithic integration of advanced materials (graphene and high-quality PZT), which will enable multiple functionalities in a miniaturized footprint.

The project aims to help secure Europe’s leading position in photonics and electronics by adapting to the next generation of optoelectronic device requirements: high performance, multi-functionality and cost efficiency in miniaturized footprint. The consortium consists of 8 partners from 5 different European countries. The meeting was used to review project progress, plan activities for the remainder of the project, and to showcase in-person the capabilities of graphene production, transfer and technology available at Graphenea.