Integration Strategy for Standalone Compliant Interactive Systems for Add-on Electronics

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Building 9, Level 3, Room 3125


Physically compliant electronics are scientifically intriguing, mechanically complex, ‎technologically ‎challenging but with huge socio-economical potential. Until now the target applications ‎for ‎flexible electronics have been limited to displays, solar cells, printed batteries, wearables, and ‎implantable. However, with the emergence and growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices ‎worldwide ‎from nearly 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030, in this PhD research, expanding the ‎horizon of ‎applications for flexible electronics toward existing “things” will be explored. Low-cost sustainable materials as active electronic materials and a ‎Do-It-Yourself (DIY) integration strategy is used to build “Add-on” standalone sensory system which can be ‎attached to any ‎existing things like a decal. Such electronics can also be embedded in newly minted ‎devices specially ‎using additive methods. ‎

Brief Biography

Sherjeel Khan did his Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering from National University of Sciences and ‎Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan in 2013. After graduation, he worked as a Design Engineer in a ‎Pakistan-US based startup Cowlar©. He then availed his Master’s degree in electrical engineering from ‎Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 2016 under Fulbright Scholarship. He has been a PhD student with Professor Muhammad Mustafa Hussain at KAUST since 2016. His research work is focused on making low-cost eco-friendly sensing solutions for healthcare based applications.

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