Prof. Shree Prakash Tiwari (Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur, India) "Flexible Organic Transistors and Memory Devices for Eco-Sustainable Electronics".
Flexible electronics has become an enormously explored contender for next-generation low cost electronics due to its applicability in a broad range of applications towards smart textiles and wearable electronics. Moreover, in recent times, devices are being explored for eco-friendly and green electronics, to eventually reduce the impact of increasing E-waste on environment, which has become a severe issue for earth, ecology, and health. Organic transistors receive significant attention as a key device for flexible electronics due to their potential use for multifunctional, circuit, and sensing applications. Along with a suitable substrate, one or many biocompatible or nature inspired material components can be incorporated during the fabrication process to enhance the eco-friendliness of a device. Moreover, various natural proteins such as cellulose, gelatine, chitosan, and albumen can be suitable gate dielectric candidates as a single layer or in combination with organic/inorganic layers. However, multiple processing challenges have to be addressed for demonstrating high performance flexible devices. In this talk, firstly, approaches for designing high performance flexible organic transistors will be discussed. The multifunctional properties of these devices will also be discussed. Many of these devices have shown potential to be used for applications such as real time health monitoring and other circuit, sensing, and memory capabilities. Moreover, many of the engineered dielectrics will also be explored in resistive switching devices for seamless integration of processes for future flexible systems.
Shree Prakash Tiwari joined IIT Jodhpur in May 2011 where he is currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining IIT Jodhpur, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech., Atlanta, USA, for 3 years, from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Tiwari had received Ph.D. in 2008 from Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. During Ph.D., he had also worked at NTU Singapore for about 7 months. Dr. Tiwari is a Senior Member of IEEE, and Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellow of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, for 2018-2023. At IIT Jodhpur, he leads the Flexible Large Area Microelectronics (FLAME) Research Group, with focus towards exploration of devices and systems for eventual biodegradability and green electronics. His specific research interests include development of high performance flexible organic transistors and resistive random-access memory devices. He has co-authored over 120 research articles, including more than 60 in journals of high repute including many in IEEE Transactions of Electron Devices and ACS Journals.