IASc Assoociate: 2017 (Engineering and Technology)
Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering IIT Hyderabad,
Session 1B Lectures by Fellows/Associates
Nanomaterials based low cost, flexible devices for point of care diagnostics
Most modern day electronic devices are developed on rigid substrates and thus cannot be integrated onto soft, flexible and curvilinear surfaces. This severely limits their applications in wearable electronics, bio-implantable devices and microfluidic devices. Conformable electronics, a rapidly evolving parallel field of research, aims to address this issue by integrating the property of flexibility and stretchability of substrates to develop human friendly devices. Nanomaterials exhibit extraordinary mechanical, thermal, and electronic properties which makes them ideal candidates for applications in field-effect transistors, batteries, super capacitors sensors etc. In this talk, the development of such nanomaterials based flexible and portable devices for point of care diagnostics will be discussed. This would include key insights into designing subtle yet high performance nanoarchitectures, flexible substrate engineering, smart and wearable personal healthcare monitoring systems using multifunctional nanosensors etc.