Suresh Kumar Garlapati was born in India. After school education he moved to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad and completed B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering in 2009. He pursued Masters in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). During Masters he was awarded DAAD fellowship to purse M. Tech thesis in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. In KIT, he worked on synthesis and characterization of p-type oxides for printed electronics. He continued in KIT to pursue PhD on low temperature processing of printed oxide transistors and graduated in 2016. Currently he is in the University of Manchester as a postdoctoral researcher and working on organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) for gas sensing applications. His project goals include integration OFETs with silicon microcontrollers in support of the work of EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics at the Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC).