Posted on 29 April 2020
The seminar was organised by the Nuclear Physics Group, due to their interest in his work on semiconductor devices. Throughout the seminar, Samadhan discussed his work developing a wide range of sensors for biomedical applications, such as photodiodes, nano-mechanical sensors (NEMS) for the detection of the biomarkers for infectious and non-infectious diseases. He also covered his work on the integrated device of MEMS and spintronic devices (spin valve and tunnel junctions) for the detection of ultra-low magnetic field.
Patil worked for the development of the large area electronic devices and materials during his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. As a research fellow at the Institute of Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC -MN), Lisbon; he developed the processes for the CMOS compatible MEMS and successfully lead the efforts in developing first hybrid device integrating MEMS with the spin valve and tunnel junction.
Later, he worked at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN), University College London and Imperial College to develop a smart chip for the diagnosis of infectious and non-infectious diseases. Before moving to the University of York as a lecturer in Medical engineering, he co-developed a personal metabolome device on-a chip at the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. He is also a co- founder of two start-up companies Multicorder DX and 3P-Sense, which look at biosensor applications.