“My name is Anna Kolesova and I come from the Northern part of Russia. I have always seen myself as part of the international society and wanted to explore the world. For that reason, I moved to Finland for my first bachelor degree program directly after finishing high school. During that time, I had the chance to have exchange semesters in the Netherlands and Czech Republic.
The study course Print Media Technologies gives me the opportunity to combine a creative way of thinking with an engineering approach. Because of the advanced technologies that the HdM offers and the experts who are working there, the students get a lot of opportunities to explore different areas of printing. Straight away in the first semester I became very interested to find out about the many possibilities of screen-printing technologies, that are able to transfer the ink on different kind of substrates. For example textile, plastic, glass, and various three-dimensional objects.
This printing process is also employed for food, medical and luxury packaging and any other commercial print products. Besides, screen printing is used to produce printed electronics such as antennas in cars, sensors, batteries, certain components in smartphones and computers. Various screen-print-ing presses are available in our university to students for their design projects.
Because of my initial interest, I decided to further explore the area of printed electronics, working together with a research team and assisting them on the projects of producing very thin batteries and sensors. I believe that printed electronics will play a big role in our future, and in a couple of years I hope to be able to contribute to the further development of this technology.”