Research Focus

Flexible printed electronics, robotics (soft robotics), electronic skin, tactile sensing, haptics, intelligent interactive systems, wearable systems

Education

  • PhD, Italian Institute of Technology, 2009

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, IEEE
  • Fellow, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Life Member, Marie Curie Fellows Association
  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers in Scotland
  • Microelectronic Engineering Young Investigator Award, 2016

Research Overview

Flexible printed electronics, robotics (soft robotics), electronic skin, tactile sensing, haptics, intelligent interactive systems, wearable systems

Bendable Electronics and Sustainable Technologies Group

The BEST lab is a multidisciplinary team working at the interface of printed electronics, material science, sensors, applied physics, robotics, and interactive systems. Research spans from the synthesis of nanostructures all the way to the integration (incl. heterogeneous) of electronic systems on large area, flexible, and non-conventional substrates.

Leveraging science and engineering for societal benefit, the research team aims to make a lasting positive impact through resource-efficient approaches for manufacturing of electronic systems and promotion of the responsible use of electronics – addressing global challenges like electronic waste.

Bendable Electronics and Sustainable Technologies Group

Selected Publications

  • G. Khandelwal, R. Dahiya, “Self-Powered Active Sensing based on Triboelectric Generator,” Advanced Materials, 2200724, 2022.
  • A. S. Dahiya, A. Zumeit, A. Christou, R. Dahiya, “High performance n-channel printed transistors on biodegradable substrate for transient electronics,” Advanced Electronic Materials, 2200098, 2022. (DOI: 10.1002/aelm.202200098).
  • E. S. Hosseini, M. Chakraborty, R. Dahiya, “Porous Elastomer based Wide Range Flexible Pressure Sensor Device for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 22(10), pp. 9914 – 9921, 2022. (DOI:
    10.1109/JSEN.2022.3165560).
  • R. Dahiya, “Editorial Introduction to the First Issue,” IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics, 2022. (DOI: 10.1109/JFLEX.2022.3162128)
  • A. S. Dahiya, A. Christou, J. Neto, A. Zumeit, D. Shakthivel, R. Dahiya, “In Tandem Contact-Transfer Printing for High-Performance Transient Electronics,” Advanced Electronic Materials, 2200170, 2022 (DOI: 10.1002/aelm.202200170)
  • M. Chakraborty, J. Kettle, R. Dahiya, “Electronic Waste Reduction through Devices and Printed Circuit Boards designed for Circularity,” IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics, 1(1), pp 4-23, 2022. (DOI:10.1109/JFLEX.2022.3159258) (invited)
  • P. K. Murali, A. Dutta, M. L. Gentner, E. Burdet, R. Dahiya, M. Kaboli, “Active Visuo-Tactile Interactive Perception for Accurate Object Pose Estimation in Dense Clutter,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 7 (2), pp 4686-4693, 2022.
  • F. Nikbakhtnasrabadi, E. S. Hosseini, S. Dervin, D. Shakthivel, R. Dahiya, “Smart Bandage with Inductor-Capacitor Resonant Tank Based Printed Wireless Pressure Sensor on Electrospun Poly-L-Lactide Nanofibers,” Advanced Electronic Materials, 2101348, 2022. (DOI: 10.1002/aelm.202101348)

Faculty

Jan 25, 2024

Clean Energy from “Power Plant” Generators

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya sees potential in leaf-shaped generators that use wind and rain power to produce electricity. The research was published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Faculty

Dec 07, 2023

2023 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

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Ravinder Dahiya

Faculty

Oct 26, 2023

Dahiya Selected as IEEE Division X Director-Elect

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya was elected as IEEE Division X Director-Elect for 2024.

Ravinder Dahiya

In the Media

Oct 24, 2023

Degradable Electronic Medical Devices Power Up

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya was featured in the Chemical & Engineering News article “Degradable electronic medical devices power up.”

Faculty

Aug 24, 2023

Dahiya Speaks at AI for Good Global Summit

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya was selected as a speaker for the AI for Good Global Summit: Accelerating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which was held in Geneva, Switzerland July 6-7, 2023.

Ravinder Dahiya

Faculty

Aug 02, 2023

Developing Biodegradable Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Sustainable Energy Harvesting

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya’s research on “Aligned PLLA electrospun fibres based biodegradable triboelectric nanogenerator” was published in Nano Energy.

Faculty

Jul 26, 2023

Creating Next-Gen Robotic e-Skin with Sensing and Actuation Capabilities

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya was awarded a $230,000 NSF Eager grant for “Flexible and Compressible e-Skin Integrated with Soft Magnetic Coil Based Ultra-thin Actuator and Touch Sensor for Robotics Applications.”

Ravinder Dahiya

In the Media

Jun 05, 2023

Team Makes Electronic Skin that can Sense Touch

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya was featured in the TechXplore article “Team makes electronic skin that can sense touch.”

Ravinder Dahiya

Faculty

May 15, 2023

Innovative Out-of-Plane Printed Design Boosts Electronics Efficiency and Performance

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya published “Out-of-Plane Electronics on Flexible Substrates Using Inorganic Nanowires Grown on High Aspect Ratio Printed Gold Micropillars” in Advanced Materials. The paper describes a new method of creating nanowire-based electronics that are more efficient in their manufacture and performance than current methods allow, potentially enabling more sensitive sensors or efficient energy harvesters.

Ravinder Dahiya

Faculty

Apr 07, 2023

Biodegradable Nanogenerators Lead to Less Electronic Waste

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya’s research on “Aligned PLLA electrospun fibres based biodegradable triboelectric nanogenerator” was published in Nano Energy. His research demonstrates a fully biodegradable triboelectric nanogenerator to tackle the global issue of electronic waste. The approach can provide an attractive green energy harvesting machine to power portable devices at a large scale, without having to worry about end-of-life electronic waste management.

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