Dr. Pälvi Apilo

Senior Scientist, Project Manager, VTT

Dr. Pälvi Apilo has over ten years R&D experience in the field of thin film flexible electronics (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany). She received M.Sc. degree with honours from the Electronics Manufacturing Technology from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland in 2006 and D.Sc degree in Applied Electronics from University of Oulu, Finland in 2015. Her PhD thesis was dealing with “Roll-to-Roll Printing of Organic Photovoltaic Cells and Modules”. She has wide experience in tuning printable materials for different printing processes, developing and optimization of roll-to-roll printing and coating processes to fabricate high quality large area thin films for multilayered devices, and development and characterisation of roll-to-roll printed devices and systems. Now she is working as Senior Scientist in Printed Electronics Systems Team. Currently, her main responsibilities are related to the European, national and international contract and research project preparation, execution and management. She is Finland’s representative in the Management Committee of EU-Cost Action “Stable Next Sol” related to the stability of perovskite solar cells and organic solar cells.