Vaibhav Khurana, a Doctoral Researcher at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, specializes in developing flexible piezoelectric sensors and energy harvesters using electroactive polymers. These sensors and harvesters are designed to create tactile, pressure sensors and self-powered systems. He completed his Master of Technology degree in Materials Science and Technology in 2017 from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, during which he developed strain sensors using carbon derivatives for human motion and vibration sensing. In his Ph.D., he investigated the mechanistic behavior of fluoropolymer polar phase polymorphs induced through immersion precipitation, a process primarily utilized in developing porous membranes for sensing applications. Additionally, Vaibhav has created highly efficient piezoelectric nanogenerators using chemically treated fluoropolymer films leading to self-polarization alignment, which are further used in developing self-powered sensors.

Interests: Wearables, Smart Devices, Environmental Energy Harvesting, Tactile Sensors.

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