I am Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering and EPSRC Research Fellow in the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. I am the director of Electronic Systems Design Centre and the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group.
Academic pursuits took me to several places. After schooling at Sainik School Kunjpura Karnal (India), I completed B.Tech (Electrical) from Kurukshetra Univ. (India), M.Tech (Electrical) from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India), and Ph.D. from Italian Institute of Technology Genoa (Italy) and Univ. of Genoa (Italy). In past I worked at NSUT/Univ. of Delhi (India), Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (Italy), and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento (Italy). I have held visiting positions at Universiti Teknologi Mara (Malaysia), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and Univ. of Cambridge (UK).
My multidisciplinary research interests include Flexible and Printable Electronics, Electronic Skin, Robotic Tactile System, Micro/Macroelectronics, and Wearable Systems. I have published more than 200 research articles in journals or peer reviewed conferences, 4 books (including 3 in progress) and 12 patents (including 9 submitted) and gave more than 100 keynote/invited lectures, including a TEDx talk. Recently, I established ‘Helping Hands‘ – a student club focussing on 3D Printed Sensitive Prosthetics. I have led or participated in many national/international projects worth more than £25M.
I am a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Sensors Council and Senior Member of IEEE. Currently, I am on the Editorial Boards of leading journals, have edited 6 Special Journal Issues and organised many international workshops/special-sessions. I am a member-at-large in IEEE Sensors Council. I was the Technical Program Co-Chair (TPC) of IEEE Sensors 2017 and continuing as the Technical Program Co-Chair (TPC) of IEEE Sensors 2018.
I hold prestigious EPSRC Fellowship and received Marie Curie Fellowship and Japanese Monbusho Fellowship in past. Among awards/honours I have received, the most recent ones are: the IEEE Sensors Council’s Technical Achievement Award, International Association of Advanced Materials – IAAMM Medal, and the Microelectronic Engineering Young Investigator Award.