20. May 2021

PROFACTOR: Master Thesis - Inkjet printed Flexible and Wearable Electronics


Master thesis – Inkjet printed Flexible and Wearable Electronics
Team Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures

Ageing of population is one of the main problems that European population is facing today, raising the question on the future sus-tainability of the social health system. Observing the patients who are recovering from an operation by Remote Patient Monitoring can reduce the hospitalization days and avoid further complications of the post-operation time.
TEX-hype project (TEXtile integrated HYbrid Printed Electronics) aims at the development of novel technologies for smart textiles enabling seamless integration of electronics and sensors into garment and develop remote patient monitoring system.
TEX-hype will concentrate on improving the level of integration of electronics in textiles by exploiting a hybrid approach: a stretchable technology that allows the integration of electronics in textile products in such a way that their typical flexible/elastic nature is pre-served.

Hybrid printed electronics have the ability to solve this problem by using a combination of traditional silicon-based electronic devices, flexible electronic devices and printed systems. However this hybridization faces the challenge that existing electronic components are commonly not compatible with textile substrates..

PROFACTOR is an applied research center located in Steyr. We conduct research in the field of industrial assistive systems and additive micro/nano manufacturing. Our team consists of around 70 employees from 15 different academic fields. We work across disciplines to find solutions for the manufacturing industry and set standards in robotics, machine vision, simulation, 3D printing, functional surfaces and nanostructures.

Your tasks
The goals of this master thesis are:

  • to develop printing processes, pre-treatments and post-processing of dielectric, conductive and resistive materials
  • to investigate assembly processes for FWE (flexible, wearable electronics)
  • to design demonstrators for health monitoring systems
  • to characterize, test and validate printed samples

We are looking for
Motivated students with a hands-on mentality in the field of electrical engineering, physics, material science or similar studies.

We offer

  • the possibility to work in cutting edge R&D projects with renowned industrial partners
  • flexible working hours
  • the chance to be part of a young, interdisciplinary and cooperative team


  • Trainings
  • Flexible working hours
  • Teamwork
  • Parking places
  • Health measures
  • Employee events
  • Fruits
  • Sport events

Starting as soon as possible - Duration of 6 months (extendable depending on performance

Our Mission
PROFACTOR's research improves the competiveness of European Industry. We are pioneers of the thinking production. We bring production back home.

We offer for master thesis a compensation of min. 450 EUR per month.

We are looking forward to your application – please apply at www.profactor.at or
send your application to personal@profactor.at
Questions? please contact:
DI. Pavel Kulha PhD., pavel.kulha@profator.at, +43 7252 885 431

You will find further details in the master project description.


Im Stadtgut D1
4407 Steyr-Gleink
Phone:+43 7252 885 0