Work Experience Doctoral Researcher (2009 to present) Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium Designed and fabricated sensors and actuators based on various polymer materials. Explored functioning polymers for MEMS applications.
Inter-university corporation with IMEC and Universiteit Gent.
Developed photolithographic micromaching process for stimuli sensitive hydrogels.
Characterized smart hydrogels behaviors at microscale.
Designed and fabricated hydrogel based actuators and chemical sensors.
Intra-university corporation with Department of Physics and Department of Materials Engineering.
Developed fabrication process for piezoelectric polymer materials.
Designed and built testing set-ups. Built piezo stack actuator, load cell readout circuit, and a PCB charge amplifier which has high pass filter, differential amplifier and notch filter.