Gerd Grau

Assistant Professor

Scholarly Interests
  • Microfabrication
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Printed electronics
  • Additive manufacturing

Gerd Grau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at York University. He received his BA and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2011 and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. His research interests lie in additive manufacturing processes, especially printed electronics and 3D printing, that enable the deployment of microelectronics in new ways. Gerd’s lab works on all aspects of these novel microfabrication processes including printing physics and fluid mechanics, the development of new printing tools and techniques and the integration of various electronic and structural materials to fabricate devices for applications such as biomedical systems.

Selected Publications


  • G. Grau, E. Frazier and V. Subramanian, “Printed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) using paper based electroactive polymer actuators and organic ion gel transistors,” Microsystems & Nanoengineering, vol. 2, 16032, 2016.
  • Invited G. Grau et al. , “Gravure-printed electronics: Recent progress in tooling development, understanding of printing physics, and realization of printed devices,” Flexible and Printed Electronics, vol. 1, no. 2, 023002, 2016.
  • D. Hariprasad, G. Grau, R. Schunk and K. Tjiptowidjojo, “A computational model for doctoring fluid films in gravure printing,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 119, 135303, 2016.
  • G. Grau and V. Subramanian, “Fully High-Speed Gravure Printed, Low-Variability, High-Performance Organic Polymer Transistors with Sub-5V Operation,” Advanced Electronic Materials, vol. 2, no. 4, 1500328, 2016.
  • A. Zeumault, W. J. Scheideler, G. Grau, J. Smith and V. Subramanian, „Patterning of Solution-Processed, Indium-Free Oxide TFTs by Selective Spray Pyrolysis,” Advanced Electronic Materials, vol. 2, no. 2, 1500326, 2016.
  • R. Kitsomboonloha, H. Kang, G. Grau, W. J. Scheideler and V. Subramanian, „Misalignment-tolerant high-resolution gravure printed top-gate organic thin film transistors on plastic: breaking the 1MHz barrier,” AEM, vol. 1, no. 12, 1500155, 2015.
  • G. Grau, R. Kitsomboonloha, H. Kang, and V. Subramanian, “High performance printed organic transistors using a novel scanned thermal annealing technology,” Organic Electronics, vol. 20, pp. 150–157, 2015.
  • Invited V. Subramanian, J. Cen, A. de la Fuente Vornbrock, G. Grau, H. Kang, R. Kitsomboonloha, D. Soltman, H.-Y. Tseng, “High-speed printing of transistors: From Inks to Devices,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 103, no. 4, pp. 567–582, Apr. 2015.
  • H. Kang et al. , “Megahertz-class printed high mobility organic thin-film transistors and inverters on plastic using attoliter-scale high-speed gravure-printed sub-5 µm gate electrodes,” Organic Electronics, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 3639–3647, 2014.
  • G. Grau, R. Kitsomboonloha, S. L. Swisher, H. Kang, and V. Subramanian, “Printed Transistors on Paper: Towards Smart Consumer Product Packaging,” Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 24, no. 32, pp. 5067–5074, 2014.


Dr. Gerd Grau
Staff Information
Campus Address
Lassonde Building, Room 2010
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