Edsger Smits received his Ph.D. with honors from the University of Groningen in the field of organic electronics. In 2009, he joined the Holst Centre focusing oxide based electronics and the development of flexible sensors. Currently he is a program manager responsible for the “printed sensors” activities. Topics of interests include laser processing, hybrid integration, printed and stretchable electronics.
Holst Centre/TNO (www.holstcentre.com), set up by the TNO and IMEC, is an independent shared-innovation R&D Centre for Flexible Electronics and Sensor Technologies in the Netherlands. A key feature is its partnership model with industry and academia comprising more than 40 international companies. Holst Centre/TNO has major activities in the areas of TOLAE, (hybrid) printed electronics, flexible OLEDs, photovoltaics and oxide transistor technology. Holst Centre has demonstrated solutions for numerous hybrid and printed electronics products, varying from printed temperature and humidity sensing devices, paper electronics, health-patches, smart garments, and (thermoformed) stretchable products.