Dr Ravinder Dahiya
- Reader (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering)
telephone: +44 (0)141 330 5653
Dr. Dahiya is Reader and EPSRC Research Fellow in the Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering Research Division. He is the director of Glasgow Electronics Design Centre and the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group. He received B.Tech (Electrical) from Kurukshetra University (India), M.Tech. (Electrical) from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India), and Ph.D. from Italian Institute of Technology Genoa and University of Genoa (Italy). In past, he worked at NSIT - Univ. of Delhi (India), Italian Institute of Technology Genoa (Italy), Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento (Italy), and has held visiting positions at Universiti Teknologi Mara (Malaysia), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and University of Cambridge (UK).
He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Sensors Council and Senior member of IEEE. Currently, he is on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Sensors Journal. He is editor of new series 'Flexible and Large-Area Electronics' by Cambridge University Press. He has been guest editor for 4 Special Journal Issues. He is member of IEEE Sensors Council AdCom (Administrative Committee) - representing IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is the founding chair of the UKRI section chapter of IEEE Sensors Council. He is Technical Program Chair of IEEE Sensors 2017.
Dr. Dahiya holds prestigious EPSRC Fellowship and received Marie Curie Fellowship and Japanese Monbusho Fellowship in past. He was awarded with the University Gold Medal for First Class First Position in the University. He received International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAMM) Medal for the year 2016. He received 2 best paper awards as author and 2 second best paper awards as co-author – all in different IEEE conferences.
His publications include - more than 130 research papers in Journals and peer reviewed international conferences, 9 patents (including 7 submitted), 6 books (including 5 in progress), and many book chapters. He has given more than 60 keynote/invited lectures, including a TEDx talk.
His multidisciplinary research interests include Flexible and Printable Electronics, Electronic Skin, Robotic Tactile Sensing, Micro / Macroelectronics, Wearable Systems and System Integration.
His research style is to enhance understanding of the fundamental issues, on one hand, with an orientation towards application on the other – basically, orienting science and technology towards bringing solutions to the society. His vision is to develop high-performance and cost-effective electronics and sensing systems on flexible substrates to enable tools such as electronic skin (also known as tactile skin, smart skin) that are of burgeoning interest in applications such as robotics, prosthetics, healthcare and surgical instrumentation.
His area of expertise include Flexible/Printable Electronics, Electronic Skin, Robotic Tactile Sensing, Micro/Nanofabrication, Solid-State Sensors, and Wearable Systems.
Polat, E. O., Balci, O., Kakenov, N., Uzlu, H. B., Kocabas, C., and Dahiya, R. (2015) Synthesis of large area graphene for high performance in flexible optoelectronic devices. Scientific Reports, 5, 16744. (doi:10.1038/srep16744) (PMID:26578425) (PMCID:PMC4649757)
Khan, S., Yogeswaran, N., Taube, W., Lorenzelli, L., and Dahiya, R. (2015) Flexible FETs using ultrathin Si microwires embedded in solution processed dielectric and metal layers. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 25(12), 125019.
Dahiya, R., Gottardi, G., and Laidani, N. (2015) PDMS residues-free micro/macrostructures on flexible substrates. Microelectronic Engineering, 136, pp. 57-62. (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2015.04.037)
Khan, S., Dahiya, R., Tinku, S., and Lorenzelli, L. (2014) Flexible tactile sensors using screen printed P(VDF-TrFE) and MWCNT/PDMS composites. IEEE Sensors Journal, 15(6), pp. 3146-3155. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2014.2368989)
Dahiya, R., Adami, A., Pinna, L., Collini, C., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2014) Tactile sensing chips with POSFET array and integrated interface electronics. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14(10), pp. 3448-3457. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2014.2346742)
Current Projects (Selected):
EPSRC Engineering Fellowship for Growth (EP/M002527/1) - Printable Tactile Skin (PRINTSKIN)
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – EPSRC; Grant Amount – ~£1.5M
BEND (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015-704807) - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions International Fellowship
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – European Commission; Grant Amount – €200K
CONTEST (FP7-PITN-GA-2012-317488) - Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – European Commission; Grant Amount – €3.81M
Website – http://www.contest-itn.eu
EPSRC First Grant (EP/M002519/1) - Flexible Electronics Device Modelling (FLEXELDEMO)
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – EPSRC; Grant Amount – £125K
Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship - 3D printable flexible electronics
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – Univ. Glasgow; Grant Amount – ~£150K
Ingenious Grant for Public Engagement - Electronic Touch (ET)
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng); Grant Amount – ~£10.5K
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - Prostheses with tactile interfaces
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – EPSRC; Grant Amount – ~£12K
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - Graphene based Eyewear
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – EPSRC; Grant Amount – ~£16K
Chancellor's Fund Project - James Watt's inventions through Interactive 3D Holograms
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – Univ. Glasgow; Grant Amount – ~£5K
Chancellor's Fund Project - Helping Hands (3D Printed Prosthetics Student Club)
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – Univ. Glasgow; Grant Amount – ~£6K
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - Touchscreen Intefaces (ToI)
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – EPSRC; Grant Amount – ~£10K
Royal Society Research Grant - 2014 Round 1
Role – Project Leader; Funding Agency – Royal Society; Grant Amount – £15K
Role – Project leader; Funding Agency – European Commission and Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy; Grant Amount – €150K
Role – Co-I; Funding Agency – European Commission; Grant Amount – ~€3.8M
Italian PRIN-2007 Project (200733J8JA)
Role – Co-I; Funding Agency – Ministry of Education, University and Research, Italy; Grant Amount – €100K
Role – Co-I; Funding Agency – European Commission; Grant Amount – ~€10M
The BEST (Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies) team consists of diverse mix of outstanding students and postdocs with multidisciplinary backgrounds (electronics / electrical / mechanical / chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, biology and materials science). Members over recent years have originated from 16 countries including UK, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Hungary, India, China, Turkey, Sri Lanka, BanglaDesh, Iran, Pakistan, UAE, Ukraine, and Nigeria.
- Carlos García Núñez
- Hadi Heidari
- Dhayalan Sakthivel
- Md. Abdul Kafi (Marie Curie Fellow)
- Libu Manjakkal (Marie Curie Fellow)
Current PhD students:
- Tasos Vilouras - (Start date - May 2016)
- Fengyuan Liu - "Three dimensional printable flexible electronics" (Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship) (Start date - Oct 2015)
- Jonathan Bowles (also involves University of Edinburgh and Touch Bionics) (Start date - Oct 2015)
- Nivasan Yogeswaran, "Chemical and physical sensors on flexible/conformable substrates" (Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher) (Start date – Jan 2015)
- William Taube, "Nanowires Printing for High-Performance Flexible Electronics" (Start date – Oct 2014).
- Shoubhik Gupta "Flexible POSFET Tactile Sensing Chip" (Marie Curie Early Stage Research position) (Start date – Oct 2014)
- Wenting Dang, "Metal/organic patterned substrates for sensor and actuator integration" (Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher) (Start date – Oct 2014).
- Sajina Tinku, “Design and Fabrication of Functional Contact Lens for Human Health Monitoring” (Start date – Oct 2012).
Current M.Sc/B.Sc students:
- Finlay Maclean (M.Eng Student)
- Yongheng Gao (M.Eng Student)
- Wafa Mir (M.Eng Student)
- Heba Salem (M.Eng Student)
- Enwonobong Ikono (M.Eng Student)
- Saisai Wen (M.Eng Student)
- Gergely Toldi (B.Eng Student)
- Samuel Gyimah (B.Eng Student)
- Alex Baguma (B.Eng Student)
- Richard Fitzpatrick (B.Eng Student)
- Emre Ozan Pollat (Feb 2015 - Apr 2016; Marie Curie ITN Experienced Researcher)
- Saleem Khan, (Mar 2013 - Feb 2016; Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Research/PhD)
- Dinesh Bhatia, (Jan 2015-July 2015; Indian Council of Medical Research Fellow/Visitor)
- Luigi Pinna (2009-2010)
2015-2016: Academic session - Electronics Design Project 3 (Undergraduate Level)
2014-2015: Academic Session - Power Electronics II (Undergraduate Level)
2013-2014: Academic Session - Power Electronics II (Undergraduate Level)
2012-2013: Academic Session - Flexible Electronics Technologies (Msc/PhD students at University of Trento, Italy)
I am always looking for talented and passionate Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows to join our group. I encourage interested candidates to discuss their research plan with me. For prospective PhD students, the detailed application process is available at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengineering/graduateschool/postgraduateresearchstudy/howtoapply/
I have previously been successful in supporting a limited number of strong candidates in applying for Marie Curie Fellowships. Information about the various fellowship, the application procedure and closing dates, can be found via the following links:
- Marie Curie Fellowships
- EPSRC Fellowships
- Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships
- STFC Fellowships
- Scottish Enterprise/Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowships
- Royal Society University Research Fellowships
- Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
- Newton International Fellowships
- Ernst Rutherford Fellowships
- Fellowships supported by STFC
- The Leverhume Trust Fellowships
- University of Glasgow Fellowship Schemes
Please contact me if you are interested in applying for the Research Fellowships.