Dr. Barbara Horváth

Scientist (PSI Founder Fellow)
Barbara Horvath
Paul Scherrer Institut PSI
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

Dr. Barbara Horvath earned her Ph.D. while conducting research at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. Following her doctoral studies, she embarked on a postdoctoral journey, spending time at NIMS and CNRS before joining PSI from 2015 to 2019. During her tenure at PSI, she achieved a breakthrough by developing an innovative process for fabricating flexible electronic circuits through the precision printing of nanoparticle-based inks, resulting in the remarkable reduction of printed conductive wire widths to just 200nm.

Dr. Horvath boasts an impressive track record of transforming visionary concepts into practical solutions, leading to the successful filing of multiple patents. Her contributions in the areas of flexible electronic circuits, block copolymer nanolithography, novel replication techniques, and wafer-level optics underscore her unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation. In 2020, Dr. Horvath transitioned to the corporate sector, taking on roles as an R&D Staff Engineer and later as a Global Project Manager in renowned international companies. Presently, she holds the position of Scientist/ Founder Fellow at PSI with the aim to incorporate a spin-off company called Inveel.

Inveel (www.inveel.com)is a spinoff company centered around our groundbreaking printed electronics technology, Our innovation lies in the ability to print electrodes at widths in the range of hundreds of nanometers on a variety of polymer surfaces, including flexible, non-planar, flat and injection-molded substrates.


  • The lowest printing line width: 130 nm
  • On flexible foils, curved or flat surfaces
  • High transmittance on transparent surfaces
  • Very low resistivity: 4.5 μΩ·cm
  • Cost efficient and fast technology
  • High wire adhesion to the substrate