Dr Ravinder Dahiya

  • Senior Lecturer (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering)

telephone: +44 (0)141 330 5653
email: Ravinder.Dahiya@glasgow.ac.uk

ENE - School of Engineering,
Room 527, Rankine Building,
Oakfiled Avenue, G12 8LT


Biography

I am Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering Research Division at the University of Glasgow. I 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 (Italy), and University of Genoa (Italy). In past, I worked NSIT Delhi (India), Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (Italy), Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento (Italy), and Univ. of Cambridge (U.K.).

I am Senior member of IEEE. Currently, I am on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Sensors Journal. I am the Guest Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal Special Issue on ‘Printable Sensors and Systems’ (to be published in 2014). I was the Guest Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal Special Issue on ‘Flexible Sensors and Sensing Systems’ (Oct 2013) and IEEE Transactions on Robotics Special Issue on Robotic Sense of Touch (June 2011). I am member of IEEE Sensors Council AdCom (Administrative Committee), representing IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

I was awarded with the University Gold Medal for securing First Class First Position in the University and received best paper awards twice in the IEEE sponsored conferences. My publications include - more than 80 papers in Journals and peer reviewed international conferences, 2 patents, 1 book (Robotic Tactile Sensing – Technologies and System), and 7 book chapters.

Personal Website - www.rsdahiya.com

Research Interests

My current multidisciplinary research interests include Flexible and Printable Electronics, Electronic Skin, Robotic Tactile Sensing, Micro/Macroelectronics and System Integration.

My 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. My 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.

Expertise

My area of expertise include Micro/Nanofabrication, Solid-State Sensors, Robotic Tactile Sensing, and Flexible/Printable Electronics.

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Dahiya, R. S., Cattin, D., Adami, A., Collini, C., Barboni, L., Valle, M., Lorenzelli, L., Oboe, R., Metta, G., and Brunetti, F. (2011) Towards Tactile Sensing System on Chip for Robotic Applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, 11 (12). pp. 3216-3226. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2011.2159835)

Dahiya, R.S., Metta, G., Valle, M., and Sandini, G. (2010) Tactile sensing - from humans to humanoids. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 26 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1552-3098 (doi:10.1109/TRO.2009.2033627)

Dahiya, R.S., Metta, G., Valle, M., Adami, A., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) Piezoelectric oxide semiconductor field effect transistor touch sensing devices. Applied Physics Letters, 95 (3). 034105. ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.3184579)

Dahiya, R.S., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) SPICE model for lossy piezoelectric polymers. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 56 (2). pp. 387-395. ISSN 0885-3010 (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2009.1048)

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2014

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 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2014.2346742) (Early Online Publication)

Dahiya, R. S. (2014) Piezoelectric tactile sensors. In: Webster, J. (ed.) Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. John Wiley & Sons.

Khan, S., Lorenzelli, L., and Dahiya, R. (2014) Screen printed flexible pressure sensors skin. In: 2014 25th Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC), 19-21 May 2014, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2013

Dahiya, R. S., Mittendorfer, P., Valle, M., Cheng, G., and Lumelsky, V. J. (2013) Directions toward effective utilization of tactile skin: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 13 (11). pp. 4121-4138. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2279056)

Dahiya, R., and Gennaro, S. (2013) Bendable ultra-thin chips on flexible foils. IEEE Sensors Journal, 13 (10). pp. 4030-4037. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2269028)

Celik-Butler, Z., Dahiya, R. S., Quevedo-Lopez, M., Xu, Y., and Wagner, S. (2013) Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Flexible Sensors and Sensing Systems. IEEE Sensors Journal, 13 (10). pp. 3854-3856. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2279409)

Dahiya, R.S., Adami, A., Collini, C., and Lorenzelli, L. (2013) POSFET tactile sensing arrays using CMOS technology. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 202 . pp. 226-232. ISSN 0924-4247 (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2013.02.007)

Dahiya, R., and Valle, M. (2013) Robotic Tactile Sensing - Technologies and System. Springer. ISBN 9789400705791

Dahiya, R. S., Adami, A., Collini, C., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2013) POSFET tactile sensing chips using CMOS technology. In: 2013 IEEE Sensors Conference, 3-6 Nov. 2013, Baltimore, MD.

2012

Adami, A., Dahiya, R.S., Collini, C., Cattin, D., and Lorenzelli, L. (2012) POSFET touch sensor with CMOS integrated signal conditioning electronics. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 188 . pp. 75-81. ISSN 0924-4247 (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2012.02.046)

Dahiya, R.S., Adami, A., Collini, C., and Lorenzelli, L. (2012) Fabrication of single crystal silicon micro-/nanostructures and transferring them to flexible substrates. Microelectronic Engineering, 98 . pp. 502-507. ISSN 0167-9317 (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2012.07.084)

Barboni, L., Valle, M., and Dahiya, R.S. (2012) POSFET touch sensing devices: bias circuit design based on the ACM MOS transistor compact model. In: D’Amico, A., Di Natale, C.D., Mosiello, L. and Zappa, G. (eds.) Sensors and Microsystems. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (109). Springer, pp. 187-192. ISBN 9781461409359

Dahiya, R.S., Cattin, D., Adami, A., Collini, C., Barboni, L., Valle, M., Lorenzelli, L., Oboe, R., Metta, G., and Brunetti, F. (2012) Tactile sensing systems based on POSFET sensing arrays. In: D’Amico, A., Di Natale, C.D., Mosiello, L. and Zappa, G. (eds.) Sensors and Microsystems. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (109). Springer, pp. 181-186. ISBN 9781461409359

2011

Dahiya, R. S., Metta, G., Cannata, G., and Valle, M. (2011) Guest editorial: special issue on robotic sense of touch. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27 (3). pp. 385-388. ISSN 1552-3098 (doi:10.1109/TRO.2011.2155830)

Decherchi, S., Gastaldo, P., Dahiya, R. S., Valle, M., and Zunino, R. (2011) Tactile-data classification of contact materials using computational intelligence. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27 (3). pp. 635-639. ISSN 1552-3098 (doi:10.1109/TRO.2011.2130030)

Dahiya, R. S., Cattin, D., Adami, A., Collini, C., Barboni, L., Valle, M., Lorenzelli, L., Oboe, R., Metta, G., and Brunetti, F. (2011) Towards Tactile Sensing System on Chip for Robotic Applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, 11 (12). pp. 3216-3226. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2011.2159835)

2010

Dahiya, R. S., and Gori, M. (2010) Probing with and into fingerprints. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0022-3077 (doi:10.1152/jn.01007.2009)

Dahiya, R.S., Metta, G., Valle, M., and Sandini, G. (2010) Tactile sensing - from humans to humanoids. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 26 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1552-3098 (doi:10.1109/TRO.2009.2033627)

2009

Dahiya, R.S., Valle, M., Metta, G., Lorenzelli, L., and Adami, A. (2009) Piezo-polymer-FET devices based tactile sensors for humanoid robots. In: Malcovati, P. and Baschirotto, A. (eds.) Sensors and Microsystems. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (54). Springer, pp. 369-372. ISBN 9789048136063

Dahiya, R. S., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) Errata for "SPICE model for lossy piezoelectric polymers". IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 56 (6). p. 1288. ISSN 0885-3010 (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2009.1172)

Dahiya, R.S., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) SPICE model for lossy piezoelectric polymers. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 56 (2). pp. 387-395. ISSN 0885-3010 (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2009.1048)

Dahiya, R.S., Metta, G., Valle, M., Adami, A., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) Piezoelectric oxide semiconductor field effect transistor touch sensing devices. Applied Physics Letters, 95 (3). 034105. ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.3184579)

2008

Dahiya, R. S., and Valle, M. (2008) Tactile sensing for robotic applications. In: Rocha, J.G. and Lanceros-Mendez, S. (eds.) Sensors: Focus on Tactile Force and Stress Sensors. InTech. ISBN 9789537619312

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Number of items: 23.

Article

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 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2014.2346742) (Early Online Publication)

Dahiya, R. S., Mittendorfer, P., Valle, M., Cheng, G., and Lumelsky, V. J. (2013) Directions toward effective utilization of tactile skin: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 13 (11). pp. 4121-4138. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2279056)

Dahiya, R., and Gennaro, S. (2013) Bendable ultra-thin chips on flexible foils. IEEE Sensors Journal, 13 (10). pp. 4030-4037. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2269028)

Celik-Butler, Z., Dahiya, R. S., Quevedo-Lopez, M., Xu, Y., and Wagner, S. (2013) Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Flexible Sensors and Sensing Systems. IEEE Sensors Journal, 13 (10). pp. 3854-3856. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2279409)

Dahiya, R.S., Adami, A., Collini, C., and Lorenzelli, L. (2013) POSFET tactile sensing arrays using CMOS technology. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 202 . pp. 226-232. ISSN 0924-4247 (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2013.02.007)

Adami, A., Dahiya, R.S., Collini, C., Cattin, D., and Lorenzelli, L. (2012) POSFET touch sensor with CMOS integrated signal conditioning electronics. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 188 . pp. 75-81. ISSN 0924-4247 (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2012.02.046)

Dahiya, R.S., Adami, A., Collini, C., and Lorenzelli, L. (2012) Fabrication of single crystal silicon micro-/nanostructures and transferring them to flexible substrates. Microelectronic Engineering, 98 . pp. 502-507. ISSN 0167-9317 (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2012.07.084)

Dahiya, R. S., Metta, G., Cannata, G., and Valle, M. (2011) Guest editorial: special issue on robotic sense of touch. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27 (3). pp. 385-388. ISSN 1552-3098 (doi:10.1109/TRO.2011.2155830)

Decherchi, S., Gastaldo, P., Dahiya, R. S., Valle, M., and Zunino, R. (2011) Tactile-data classification of contact materials using computational intelligence. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27 (3). pp. 635-639. ISSN 1552-3098 (doi:10.1109/TRO.2011.2130030)

Dahiya, R. S., Cattin, D., Adami, A., Collini, C., Barboni, L., Valle, M., Lorenzelli, L., Oboe, R., Metta, G., and Brunetti, F. (2011) Towards Tactile Sensing System on Chip for Robotic Applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, 11 (12). pp. 3216-3226. ISSN 1530-437X (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2011.2159835)

Dahiya, R. S., and Gori, M. (2010) Probing with and into fingerprints. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0022-3077 (doi:10.1152/jn.01007.2009)

Dahiya, R.S., Metta, G., Valle, M., and Sandini, G. (2010) Tactile sensing - from humans to humanoids. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 26 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1552-3098 (doi:10.1109/TRO.2009.2033627)

Dahiya, R. S., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) Errata for "SPICE model for lossy piezoelectric polymers". IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 56 (6). p. 1288. ISSN 0885-3010 (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2009.1172)

Dahiya, R.S., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) SPICE model for lossy piezoelectric polymers. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 56 (2). pp. 387-395. ISSN 0885-3010 (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2009.1048)

Dahiya, R.S., Metta, G., Valle, M., Adami, A., and Lorenzelli, L. (2009) Piezoelectric oxide semiconductor field effect transistor touch sensing devices. Applied Physics Letters, 95 (3). 034105. ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.3184579)

Book

Dahiya, R., and Valle, M. (2013) Robotic Tactile Sensing - Technologies and System. Springer. ISBN 9789400705791

Book Section

Dahiya, R. S. (2014) Piezoelectric tactile sensors. In: Webster, J. (ed.) Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. John Wiley & Sons.

Barboni, L., Valle, M., and Dahiya, R.S. (2012) POSFET touch sensing devices: bias circuit design based on the ACM MOS transistor compact model. In: D’Amico, A., Di Natale, C.D., Mosiello, L. and Zappa, G. (eds.) Sensors and Microsystems. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (109). Springer, pp. 187-192. ISBN 9781461409359

Dahiya, R.S., Cattin, D., Adami, A., Collini, C., Barboni, L., Valle, M., Lorenzelli, L., Oboe, R., Metta, G., and Brunetti, F. (2012) Tactile sensing systems based on POSFET sensing arrays. In: D’Amico, A., Di Natale, C.D., Mosiello, L. and Zappa, G. (eds.) Sensors and Microsystems. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (109). Springer, pp. 181-186. ISBN 9781461409359

Dahiya, R.S., Valle, M., Metta, G., Lorenzelli, L., and Adami, A. (2009) Piezo-polymer-FET devices based tactile sensors for humanoid robots. In: Malcovati, P. and Baschirotto, A. (eds.) Sensors and Microsystems. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (54). Springer, pp. 369-372. ISBN 9789048136063

Dahiya, R. S., and Valle, M. (2008) Tactile sensing for robotic applications. In: Rocha, J.G. and Lanceros-Mendez, S. (eds.) Sensors: Focus on Tactile Force and Stress Sensors. InTech. ISBN 9789537619312

Conference Proceedings

Khan, S., Lorenzelli, L., and Dahiya, R. (2014) Screen printed flexible pressure sensors skin. In: 2014 25th Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC), 19-21 May 2014, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Dahiya, R. S., Adami, A., Collini, C., Valle, M., and Lorenzelli, L. (2013) POSFET tactile sensing chips using CMOS technology. In: 2013 IEEE Sensors Conference, 3-6 Nov. 2013, Baltimore, MD.

This list was generated on Thu Aug 21 16:19:58 2014 BST.

EPSRC Fellowship for Growth - Printable Tactile Skin (PRINTSKIN)
Role – Project Leader
Funding Agency – EPSRC
Grant Amount – £1.4 million
Project Duration – 4 Years (2014 – 2018)

EPSRC First Grant - Flexible Electronics Device Modelling (FLEXELDEMO)
Role – Project Leader
Funding Agency – EPSRC
Grant Amount – £125,000
Project Duration – 2 Years (2014 – 2016)

Royal Society Research Grant - 2014 Round 1
Role – Project Leader
Funding Agency – Royal Society
Grant Amount – £15,000
Project Duration – 1 Years (2014 – 2015)

CONTEST (FP7-PITN-GA-2012-317488)
Role – Project Leader
Funding Agency – European Commission
Grant Amount – €3.81 million
Project Duration – 4 Years (2012 – 2016)
Website – http://www.contest-itn.eu

FLEXSENSOTRONICS (FP7-PCOFUND–GA-2008-226070).
Role – Project leader
Grant Amount – €150,000
Funding Agency – European Commission and Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
Project Duration – 3 Years (2010 – 2013)

ROBOSKIN - European Union Project (ICT-FP7-231500)
Role – Co-Investigator.
Funding Agency – European Commission
Grant Amount – €3.66 million
Project Duration – 3 Years (2009 – 2012)

Italian PRIN-2007 Project (200733J8JA)
Role – Co-Investigator.
Funding Agency – MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research), Italy
Grant Amount – €100,000
Project duration – 2 Years (2008 - 2010)

I am currently looking for highly motivated PhD/Post-Docs in the multidisciplinary area of flexible/bendable and printable electronics. In particular, I am looking for 3 highly motivated Post-Docs (to start as soon as possible) and multiple fully-funded PhDs on following topics:

  • Flexible POSFET Tactile Sensing Chip (jointly with Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy)
  • Chemical and physical sensors on flexible/conformable substrates (jointly with Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy)
  • Metal/organic patterned substrates for sensor and actuator integration (jointly with Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy)
  • Compact Modeling of Electronic Devices on Flexible Substrates
  • Ultra-thin Bendable Microsystems for Biomedical Applications
  • Flexible Electronic devices using Compound Semiconductors
  • Nanowires Printing for High-Performance Flexible Electronics

Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss their research plan. For prospective PhD students, the detailed application process is available at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengineering/graduateschool/postgraduateresearchstudy/howtoapply/


Current PhD students:

  • Saleem Khan, “Electronic devices and circuits on flexible substrates using Si-NW approach” at FBK, Italy (Start date – Jan 2013).
  • Sajina Tinku, “Design and Fabrication of Functional Contact Lens for Human Health Monitoring” at FBK, Italy (Start date – Oct 2012).


Past PhD students:

  • Luigi Pinna, “Vibration-Based Energy Scavenging for Power Autonomous Wireless Sensor Systems” (completed in 2010 at University of Genoa, Italy).

2013-14 Academic Session - Power Electronics II (Undergraduate Level)

2012-13 Academic Session - Flexible Electronics Technologies (Msc/PhD students at University of Trento, Italy)