University of Glasgow, UK
Prof. Ravinder Dahiya
Prof. Ravinder Dahiya is currently a Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering with the University of Glasgow, U.K, where he is also the Leader of the Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies Research Group. His group conducts fundamental and applied research in the multidisciplinary fields of flexible and printable electronics, tactile sensing, electronic skin, robotics and wearable systems. He has authored over 200 research articles, four books (including three in various stages of publication), and 11 patents (including seven submitted). He has led several international projects. He is serving on the Editorial Boards of the Scientific Reports and the IEEE Sensors Journal. He received the Marie Curie Fellowship, the Japanese Monbusho Fellowship, and the prestigious EPSRC Fellowship. Among several awards he has received, the most recent are the 2016 Microelectronic Engineering Young Investigator Award and the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Sensors Council. He is the Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Sensors 2017 and IEEE Sensors 2018. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council.
RP4: Aqu. ammonia, aqu. urea and nitrate monitoring sensors (ESR4, UoG)
Ammonium, nitrate and urea are often observed in field water samples due to many chemical fertilizers. The measurement of these analytes provides information on metabolic processes of water bodies. The concentration of NO3− and NH4+is the major factor which control the level of inorganic nitrogen species. Fertilizers, high temperature combustion sources and sewage, lead to increased concentration of these analytes and therefore monitoring these parameters in water is important for better aquatic life. To monitor, these parameters over a low to high concentration range, highly sensitive nanostructured material based sensors will be developed in this project.
RP6: Pressure and turbidity sensors (ESR 6, UoG)
There could be significant variation in the response of sensors during water quality monitoring as water pressure, slit and mud etc. affect the performance and post calibration challenges. To address this issue, this project will develop pressure and turbidity sensors and integrate them on multi-sensors patch. The interdigitated graphene based highly-sensitive capacitive pressure sensors will be developed on flexible substrate such as PET. The turbidity sensors will be fabricated by using 3D printed packages. The integration of turbidity sensors in the proposed multi-sensors, is advantageous in terms of predicting the selectivity and also for deployment of sensors.
RP9: 3D printing methodologies for sensor system packaging (ESR9, FBK)
In many applications and research activities involving micro/nanosensors, the packaging issues have been often underestimated by compromising important features as sensors sensitivity, reproducibility and throughput. The integration of multisensory systems on robots or buoys will require advanced packaging strategies. Recent advances in 3D printing have demonstrated the possibility to creating packages with polymers, metals, composites and ceramics, which have higher adaptability to different environmental conditions. 3D printing enables the creation of complex geometric shapes and merging of selected functional components into any configuration, thus supplying a new approach for the fabrication of multifunctional end-use devices that can potentially combine optical, chemical, electronic, electromagnetic, fluidic, thermal and acoustic features. Starting from this premise, ESR9 will: (1) model, design and create multi-process 3D printing methodologies; (2) suggest 3D printing architectures for more sophisticated devices with a higher level of automation and increased integration/packaging level; (3) develop packages to integrates the sensory system developed by other ESRs in AQUASENSE.