Radcliffe Camera

Funded by the EPSRC, the aim of the WAFT Project is to accelerate the development of wearable and flexible technologies by integrating device components using advanced functional materials along with scalable, cost-effective and reliable manufacturing techniques.



1. To develop scalable roll-to-roll technologies suitable for cost-effective deposition of functional phase-change, photovoltaic, organic sensor and thermoelectric materials.

2. To minimize waste in the deposition of thin-films in case of expensive or environmentally sensitive elements used in functional materials.

3. To develop new approaches for effective in-situ monitoring of key film parameters, in particular film thickness, to guarantee designed-for functional material properties at the manufacturing stage.


This symposium aims to bring together key stakeholders from within the WAFT Project and a wider audience to share, learn and foster new strategic partnerships in order to achieve the goals of the project, by 2020. 


For more information on progress made over the last few years in this project, visit the project website here

We welcome submissions for poster presentations from both academic and industrial interested parties. 

Please submit an abstract to mme2019@materials.ox.ac.uk using the header WAFT ABSTRACT "Full Name". A template of the abstract can be found in the downloads section. 

Authors will be asked to prepare a single page Powerpoint presentation, for which a template is also provided. 

To register for the event, please visit the Oxford University online store here. Registration costs £90 for student delegates and £150 for industrial delegates. 


The scope of this meeting covers topics including, but not limited to the following:

· Metrology

· Flexible and Functional Components:

· Flexible Displays

· Sensors

· Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting

· Organic Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting

· Modelling

· Design for Manufacturing

· Scale-up via Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing