Microelectronics is my forte and I would like to explore gas and bio-sensing fields. KAUST has state-of-the-art core labs and characterization facility to put forward my research.

Dr. Sandeep Surya is currently a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Sensors Lab, in the Electrical Engineering Department, CEMSE, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

Education and Early Career

Dr. Sandeep G. Surya received his Ph.D. degree from IIT Bombay in 2017. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Sensors Lab, CEMSE Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Prior to this, he was a Research Associate with the Microsystems Technology Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. His forte is in building platforms for different sensor applications and is a nominated fellow for sensors initiative program to work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He demonstrated experience in leading inter-disciplinary research and collaborations by publishing 30 articles and five patents (authored/co-authored). Earlier, he was a member of a group working on the development of standoff explosive detection technology using OFETs and nano-electro-mechanical-sensors. He was also a member of the team e-sanjeevani, which developed a project on Telemedicine, which earned wide recognition and was adjudged first in many national level symposia. His work has received the P. P. Chhabria Award of Excellence in intelligent systems and robotics for the year 2009, the Fellowship from ISED 2011, the Gandhian Young Technological  Innovation Award from IIM-A 2012. In 2019, he was awarded the “Young Achiever Award" in "International Business and Academic Excellence Awards (IBAE-2019)”, Dubai.

Research Interests

Dr. Sandeep is interested in building platforms for different sensor applications of inter-disciplinary nature. In addition, his interest span research and development of hand-held devices for standoff chemical detection using Organic electronics and nano-electro-mechanical-sensors (NEMS).


OFET based flexible sensors for wearable electronics

Saravanan Y, Ali Nawaz, Qian Liu, Deepak Dubal, Sandeep G. Surya, Khaled N. Salama, Prashant Sonar

Chemical Society Reviews, 49, 3423-3460, 2020 (Cover Page article)

Aptamer-Modified Co3O4 and SWCNT bilayer Field-Effect Transistors for Label-free detection of cardiac Troponin-T protein.

Sandeep G Surya, Sanjit M. Majhi, Dilip K Agarwal, Abdellatif, Sarvanan, Karum,  Khaled N. Salama.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8, 18-26, 2020. (Cover Page article)

The realization of an Ultrasensitive and Highly Selective OFET NO2 Sensor: The Synergistic Combination of PDVT-10 polymer and Porphyrin-MOF

Saravanan Y*,  Sandeep G. Surya*, Valeriya, Mani Teja V, Osama shekhah, Prashant Bhatt, Suman Chandra, M. Eddaoudi, Khaled N. Salama

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2020

Fully Integrated Indium gallium zinc oxide NO2  gas detector

Mani Teja*, Sandeep G Surya*, Saravanan Y, X.X. Zhang, Hussam N Alshareef, Khaled N Salama

ACS sensors, 2020 (10.1021/acssensors.9b02318)(Cover Page article)

Methanol and humidity capacitive sensors based on ultrathin films of MOF nanoparticles

Miguel Angel, Mani Teja, Sandeep G. Surya, Osama Shekhah, Khaled Salama, Christian Serre, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Olivier Roubeau, Ignacio gascon,

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2020.

Organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) in environmental sensing and health monitoring: A review

Sandeep Goud Surya, Harshil Raval, Rafiq Ahmed, Prashant Sonar, Khaled Salama, Ramgopal Rao

Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 111, Feb 2019, Pages 27-36

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Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Microelectronics
  • Chemical and radiation sensors
  • Memory devices
  • Flexible electronics
  • Micro/Nano-ElectroMechanical-Systems (MEMS/NEMS)

Education Profile

  • PhD –in Nanotechnology and Science, IIT Bombay, 2016
  • Professional Postgraduate program, I2IT, Pune, 2009
  • Bachelor of Technology – Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2008

Awards and Distinctions

  • "Young Achiever Award", IBAE-2019 Awards, Dubai.
  • Member, Sensors Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018-2021).
  • Fellowship at ISED 2011 kochi, kerela.
  • The Best Novelty Award for “Humanoid Robot” in Robo camp organized by IIIT Hyderabad.
  • 1st prize in Srujana_2007 for “Telemedicine” organized by ABVP, Hyderabad.