Sensor technology in the healthcare industry is becoming more popular because of its valuable insights into patients' health and well-being. At KAUST, my focus is on developing a new class of human health monitoring systems with high accuracy through my expertise
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Research Career History
- July 2022 – Present: Research Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
- October 2016 – June 2022: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
- April 2015 - September 2016: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
- December 2014 - March 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
- December 2013 - December 2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
- November 2010 - October 2013: Ph.D. student, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
- August 2013 - September 2013: Visiting Ph.D. student, at Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Japan.
- July 2012 - December 2012: Visiting PhD student, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada.
- September 2009 - October 2010: Research student, NTUST, Taiwan.
- 2008 - 2009: M.Tech. Project student, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India.
Scientific and Professional Membership
- American Chemical Society (ACS), from 2020
- Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), 2017-2019
- Chemical Society of Japan, 2015
- The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 2016
- Materials Research Express (2017-2018)
- Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (2019-2020)
- The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (2021)
- Review Editor in Frontiers in Chemistry – Supramolecular Chemistry (2022 onwards)
Yuvaraj Sivalingam is a Research Scientist at the Sensors Lab, Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia.
Education and Early Career
He received his M.Sc. in Physics in 2007 from Madurai Kamaraj University, India and in 2009 he received his M.Tech. in Sensor System Technology from VIT University (India), with a project entitled “Studies on the development of compositions for hydrogen sensing applications and their relevant instrumentation’. In 2008-2009 during his M.Tech. , he was a “project student” at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (India). In 2009-2010, he started his research career in “Hydrothermal synthesis, fabrication and impedance analysis of 1D ZnO nanorods in the Laboratory of Nano Optoelectronic Materials at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan). He completed his PhD in Sensorial and Learning System Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy) with a thesis entitled “Porphyrins coated ZnO nanostructures: preparation, characterization and chemical sensing applications”. In 2012&2013, he was a “visiting PhD student” for short periods in the Laboratory of Advanced Electroactive Materials at Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada) and Prof. Tokito's Laboratory, Research Center for Organic Electronics, Printed Device Technology Research Division at Yamagata University, Yonezawa Campus, Japan.
He continued as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy (2013-2014). He was a JSPS post-doctoral fellow at WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan (2014-2016). He continued his career as an Assistant Professor (Research) at the Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur Campus, Tamil Nadu, India (2016-2022). Since then he has been leading the Laboratory for Sensors, Energy and Electronic Devices (Lab SEED). From 2022 onwards, he is an Associate Professor (Research) at the same Institute. He has been guiding PhD (3 graduated, 4 ongoing), master's (8 graduated), and bachelor's (12 graduated) student thesis from 2017. He has published 81 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
- Synthesis of organic/inorganic hybrid nanomaterials and their applications in sensors for
- Food analysis
- Environmental monitoring
- Medical diagnosis
- Principal Investigator in DST-SERB “Early Career Research Award - ECRA” project entitled "Self-Powered Electronic Nose based on Hybrid Nanomaterials for Breath Analysis", with a total outlay of Rs.52.18 lakhs (~69650 $) by DST-SERB, Govt of India (Research Grant No. ECR/2017/001218). (2017-2020)
- Principal Investigator in (Research Grant No. CRG/2021/006647). (2022-2025)
- Principal Investigator in BRICS 2022 5th Call Joint Project with Russia and South Africa entitled “Research of novel multi-sensing platforms based on emerging low-dimensional materials to applications in the food industry under an electronic olfaction paradigm” (Project No. #BRICS2021-307) (2022-2025)
- June 2017: Awarded Early Career Research Award from the Department of Science and Technology – Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India.
- April 2015: Awarded JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) for two years (April 2015-March 2017)
- December 2013: Awarded First Level Research Grant from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy for one year (December 2013-December 2014)