Dr Abhay Sagade is Research Associate in the Electrical Engineering Division of Department of Engineering at University of Cambridge. He is working on the PHISTLES project supervised by Professor Andrew Flewitt. He is focusing on the designing of novel electronic devices to be printed on flexible sheets and exploring the possibilities for high speed testing of large-area electronics produced by reel-to-reel (r2r) manufacturing.
Abhay completed his graduation and post-graduation in Physics from Shivaji University, Maharashtra, India. He obtained his Ph. D. in 2009 from Dr B A M University, Maharashtra, India for the work on development of room temperature ammonia gas detection using Copper Sulfide and materials modification by high energy swift heavy ion irradiation. During this thesis work he was awarded Junior and Senior Research Fellowships from Ministry of Defence DRDO as well as CSIR-SRF. In 2010, he earned prestigious DST-NANO Postdoc Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology, India to work at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. He has been part of Flagship Graphene project at AMO GmbH, Aachen, Germany to investigate RF applications of graphene. He then moved to Cambridge since 2015 and joined Dr Stephan Hofmann’s group. He developed graphene based ultra-high moisture barriers for large-area organic electronics in collaboration with CPI and NPL.
His research interest involves charge transport in graphene and nanowires, device encapsulation and various physical as well as chemical sensors. Abhay has co-authored more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and 3 US patent applications.