dr. D. (Debarun) Sengupta
I am currently employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen. I am working under the supervison of Dr. Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli and Prof. Bayu Jayawardhana on a Dutch Research Council (NWO) funded project titled " Swarm collaborative Multi-Agent cybeR physical sysTems with shAred sensinG modalitiEs, 5G commuNication and micro-elecTromechanical Sensor arrays (SMART-AGENTS)". (link: https://www.nwo.nl/projecten/18024)
Previously, for my PhD research, I have worked under the supervision of Dr. Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli and Professor Yutao Pei on various projects involving innovative bio-mimetic sensor design and fabrication. Since 2014, I have been working in the field of Microsystems/Nanoengineering and exploring novel functional materials for MEMS, additive manufacturing, and biomedical sensors. The experiences I have gained from my past positions involving biomimetic engineering, computation, modelling, and nanofabrication have motivated me to further explore the field of advanced Nano/Micro-systems engineering and expand the existing knowledge base with my original research contributions. Starting with silicon-based microdevices during my MEng research, my interests slowly drifted towards developing inexpensive yet sophisticated polymer-nanomaterial composite-based micro/nanodevices for smart sensors and systems as I started realizing the challenges associated with traditional cleanroom fabrication methods and steps that can be taken to bring alternative solutions. Other than MEMS fabrication, a major focus of my PhD research has been to research and develop various inkjet and 3D-printable flexible and wearable organic piezoelectric, piezoresistive, and piezo-capacitive sensors for human motion and remote health care monitoring applications. To develop various sensors for healthcare monitoring and biomedical applications, I derive inspiration from nature and apply them for solving contemporary real-life problems. I combine biomimetics engineering with state-of-the-art micro/nano-fabrication techniques to create sophisticated sensors targeted for human physiological monitoring and flow sensing applications.
- PhD, Micro / Nano-engineering (June 2018 - May 2022)
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- MEngSc, Electrical Engineering (Microsystems) (2015 - 2017)
The University of New South Wales, Sydney
Grade: Distinction with 90% in research component
Past Positions / Experience:
- PhD Researcher (June 2018 - May 2022);
- UNSW, Sydney (Senior Research Assistant Level 6.1 ~ 6 Months);
- Brien Holden Vision Institute (MEMS Fabrication Engineer ~ 2 months);
- UNSW, Sydney (Research assistant Level 5.1 ~ 1 Month);
- UNSW, Sydney (Casual Academic staff ~ 6 Months);
- CHeBA, UNSW, Sydney (Research assistant Level 1.1 ~ 2 Months);
- NTU, Singapore (Research assistant ~ 2.5 Months);
- SMART, Singapore (Research assistant ~ 2.5 Months);
- IIT, Hyderabad (Research assistant ~ 3 Months);
- XESP Ltd. (Intern ~ 3 Months);
- RITES Ltd. (Intern ~ 1 Month);
- Broadcasting Corporation of India (Intern ~ 2 Months).
- U4 Travel Grant 2019: For visiting Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden.
- U4 Travel Grant 2018: For visiting Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden.
- Greendeal PhD research funding (2018-2022).
- Best PhD presentation award ENTEG Annual meeting 2021.
- Best student paper IEEE FLEPS conference 2021.
- Best poster award ENTEG day 2022.
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