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Flexible Hybrid Electronics and Sensors in the Automotive Industry

Detroit, MI
Cost: $149-$349
Open to All


Nascent Flexible Hybrid Electronics-based products (FHE) offer important potential to supplement advancements in this market and also to provide technological solutions for new use-cases to enhance safety, capability, and user-experience across the commercial automobile and military ground vehicles. Flexible, conformable electronic systems that merge high performance with the efficiency of printed electronics offer breakthrough capabilities in controls, lighting, sensors, displays, wiring, structural components, and logic beyond today’s state-of-the-art electronic components. Also, the continued proliferation of sensors in automotive technology is enabling new applications that will transform the world’s transportation capabilities.

Join NextFlex and our partners as we explore future electronics challenges in automotive technology and present revolutionary solutions enabled by FHE and sensors.

Who Should Attend

Design, R&D, OEMs and Tier suppliers from across the automotive industry and flexible electronics industry.

More details, including location, hotel, fees, and registration are at


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Tour # 1
Ford Rouge Factory Tour
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Tour # 2
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Networking Dinner

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Breakfast will be available at 7:30 AM
Morning Speakers
Melissa Grupen-Shemansky
SEMI I FlexTech
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Hannah
Director, North America
SBD Automotive
Electronics in the Transportation Sector
Hossein Dadkhah
Manager, Electrified Powertrain, Electric Motors & Drive Units
Fiat-Chrysler Group LLC
Evolution of Traction Motors and Electrification
Frank Bertini
UAV and Robotics Business Manager
Velodyne LiDar
The State of Solid-State 3D LiDAR
Alan Greszler
Printed Lighting Applications for the Automotive Industry


Bahman Taheri
Alpha Micron
Next Generation of Electronic Tint-on-Demand for Automotive Glazing Applications


Lunch will be provided
Afternoon Speakers
Scott Miller
Director of Strategic Programs
FHE and the Transportation Sector – Technology Roadmap
Pradeep Lall, Ph.D., M.B.A., ASME Fellow, IEEE Fellow
Director of the NSF-Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics
Auburn University
Automotive Electronics in Extreme Environments
Jean-Luc Pelissier
Universal Instruments
Mark Litecky
VP, Sales & Marketing
Interlink Electronics
Current and Future Flexible Hybrid Electronics Solutions for the Automotive Industry
Manos M. Tentzeris
Professor, Ken Byers Professor in Flexible Electronics
Georgia Institute of Technology
3D-/4D-/Inkjet-Printed Flexible RF Sensors and Modules for Smart Automotive Applications
John Crumpton
Technical Specialist
DuPont Photovoltaics & Advanced Materials
In-Mold Electronic Technology
Melissa Grupen-Shemansky
SEMI I FlexTech
Summary & Closing Remarks

Thursday, September 14, 2017 (OPTIONAL)

9:00 AM-12:00 PM  Break-out Discussion: The Role of NextFlex in Automotive (NextFlex Members Only)

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo & Conference
Novi, Michigan
Free-To-Attend Exhibition


DoubleTree – Downtown Detroit – Fort Shelby
Crystal Ballroom
525 West Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, Michigan 48226


Ford Rouge Factory Tour
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124

Guided tour includes a real-life truck plant to viewing the “Living Roof,” and two theater experiences, you’ll enjoy some eye-opening encounters with technology of today while learning about the world-changing past. (Tours begin with a 15-minute bus ride from The Henry Ford to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center. Buses depart from the circle drive in front of Henry Ford Museum and leave regularly throughout the day. Attendees will meet at 1:00 PM.)


For fees, hotel, tour, sponsors, exhibitor opportunities, and additional information, please click here.

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