Dr. Ganeshkumar has a background in microelectronics, nanofibers, and its applications. His doctoral dissertation focused on synthesis and characterization of lead-free ferroelectric nanofibers for sensor and energy harvesting applications. This involved the facile and cost-effective fabrication of nanostructures in order to construct readily embeddable composites for flexible piezoelectric nanogenerators. He also specialize in using state-of-the-art scanning probe microscopy techniques to systematically investigate ferroelectric behavior and decouple tip-surface interactions in nanostructures.
Dr. Ganeshkumar has developed CMOS-based thermal actuators for optical MEMS applications. Also, he has experience in a wide variety of laboratory applications, including cleanroom fabrication, spectroscopy, dielectric and electromechanical test systems. Additionally, he has taught undergraduate level courses in areas such as design and fabrication of MEMS and Smart Sensors.
In his previous experience, Dr. Ganeshkumar has involved in prototype design, lab sensor testing, competition analysis, reverse engineering and benchmarking of environmental MEMS sensors (pressure and humidity). His responsibilities include prompting solutions to Asia Pacific customers on smartphone camera sensors and modules.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- Ph.D., Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2018
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2012
- B.Eng., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University, India, 2011
Ganeshkumar R, Suhas S, Chin W C, Rong Z, Jesse S, Kalinin S., “Decoding apparent ferroelectricity in perovskite nanofibers” ACS Applied Materials and Interface, vol. 9(48), Nov. 2017.
Ganeshkumar R, Chin W C, Xu R, Rong Z, Kim SG, “A high output voltage flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator using porous lead-free KNbO3 nanofibers” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 111, July 2017.
Ganeshkumar R, Chin W C, Rong Z, “Annealing temperature and bias voltage dependency of humidity nanosensors based on electrospun KNbO3 nanofibers”, Surfaces and Interfaces, vol. 8, Apr. 2017.
Changhong W, Wei H, Tong Y, Yishu Z, Kejie H, Shuai Z, Ganeshkumar R, Rong Z, “Memristive devices with highly repeatable analog states boosted by graphene quantum dots” Small, vol. 13(20), Mar. 2017.
Ganeshkumar R, Sopiha K V, Wu P, Chin W C, Rong Z, “Ferroelectric KNbO3 nanofibers: synthesis, characterization and their application as a humidity nanosensor”, Nanotechnology, vol. 27(39), Aug. 2016.
Ganeshkumar R, et.al., “High-aspect ratio lead-free nanofibers”, MRS Spring, Arizona USA, Mar. 2016.
Ganeshkumar R, et.al., "Electrospun ultra-long ferroelectric KNbO3 nanofibers", 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, Jul. 2015.
James T, Yoke K, Ganeshkumar R, et al., “An overview of design cognition between experts and novices”, International Conference on Advance Design Research, Apr. 2014.
PCT Patent: Nanofibers - PCT/SG2017/050135 (Ganeshkumar R, Sopiha K V, Chin W C, Wu P and Rong Z).
Teaching Assistant, MEMS lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2016-2018
Application Engineer, Imaging Division, Asia Pacific Design Centre, STMicroelectronics, 2012
Intern, Analog MEMS Sensors Division, STMicroelectronics, 2011
Member of IEEE
Member of Materials Research Society