Research Theme:

Flexible and Wearable Electronics

Research Threads:

  1. Device Physics and Integrated Circuits: Device Engineering and Fabrication of Non-Crystalline Semiconductors.

  2. Mechanics: Interplay between the Mechanics of Flexible Substrates and the Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Devices

  3. Energy Harvesting: Particularly focused on applications in flexible electronics (eg. polymer piezoelectrics)

  4. Reliability of Flexible Electronic Systems: Self Healing of Open Circuit Faults (to improve the reliability of interconnects on flex), ESD protection



1. S. Sambandan,J. Northrup, R.A. Street, Self assembly of field emission tips by capillary bridge formations US Patent:8,430,705

2. S. Sambandan, R. A. Street, Textured gate for high current thin film transistors, US Patent: 20,130,001,689

3. S. Sambandan, A. Arias, G. Whitting, Thin film field effect transistor with dual semiconductor layers, US Patent:8,288,799.

4. S. Sambandan, R. A. Street and A. Arias, Horizontal coffee-stain method using control structure to pattern self-organized line structures, US Patent: 8,268,725.

5. S. Sambandan, R. A. Street and A. Arias, Vertical coffee-stain method for forming self-organized line structures, US Patent: 8,158,465.

6. S. Sambandan, W. S. Wong and R. A. Street, Large area electronic sheet and pixel circuits with disordered semiconductors for sensor actuator interface, US Patent: 8,411,075.

7. S. Sambandan, W. S. Wong, R. A. Lujan, S. J. Limb and R. A. Street, Structure and method for flexible sensor array, US Patent: 7,824,949.

8. W. S. Wong, M. L. Chabinyc, P. Qi, S. Sambandan,Flexible nanowire sensors and field-effect devices for testing toner, US Patent: 8,000,613.9. W. S. Wong, S. Sambandan, T. Nga, and R. A. Street,Charge mapping memory array formed of materials with mutable electrical characteristics, US Patent: 7,679,951.

10. WS Wong, S Sambandan, TN Ng, RA Street, Memory cell, EP Patent 2,073,211

11. J. Daniel, S. Sambandan, Conformal sensor tape, US Patent: 8,047,049.

12. R. A. Street, J.P.Lu and S. Sambandan,Flexible segmented image sensor,US Patent: 7,742,090.

13. S. Sambandan, K. Sakariya, P. Servati, and A. Nathan, A pixel circuit for AMOLED displays, CA Patent: 08898614.

14. S. Sambandan, P. Servati, and A. Nathan, Method and system for calibrating a light emitting device display, CA Patent: 2,528,641.

15. S. Sambandan, K. Sakariya, P. Servati, and A. Nathan, Optimising the voltage programmed pixel driver for AMOLED displays-pixel select and drive stages, CA Patent: 2454757 A1.

16. B. K. Thakur, P. Bhattacharya, S. Sambandan, Low Power Electrostatic Discharge Protection Circuit TEMP/E-1/43747/2016-CHE (filed)

17. S. Sambandan, K. Raghunandan, A. Nair, Electrical gradient augmented fluid filtration apparatus TEMP/E-1/24825/2014-CHE (filed)

  1. 18.S. Sambandan, G. Saravanavel, K. Raghunandan A flexible profilometer TEMP/E-1/24691/2014-CHE (filed)

  2. 19. S. Sambandan, K. Prakash, A desalination device 1506/CHE/2013 (filed)