Kanika Agrawal

Max Shtein

Professor

mshtein@umich.edu

3051W NCRC, Building 28

T: (734) 764-4312

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kanika@umich.edu
B.S. in Instrumentation Engineering, University of Mumbai, 2010
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012

My research focuses on developing energy-efficient multifunctional sensors via the use of novel semiconductor device architectures. We have developed dye sensitized photovoltaic systems that can detect common contaminants in drinking water such as silver ions, while powering their own operation by converting absorbed ambient light into an electrical signal. We have also successfully fabricated an efficient single pixel organic light emitting device that generates changes in electrical current upon touch, a system that may have interesting implications for the next generation of touchscreens. Currently, I am working on integrating nanophotonic light concentrator structures with organic photodetectors for low-power sensors that leverage traditional high-sensitivity optical schemes such as those based on chemiluminescence of certain dyes in the presence of heavy metal ions.


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Publications:

 

1. Kanika L. Agrawal and Max Shtein, “Self-powered ion detectors based on dye-sensitized photovoltaics”, Nanoscale, DOI: 10.1039/c4nr03417a, (2014).

2. Kanika L. Agrawal, Matthew E. Sykes, Kwang Hyup An, Bradley Frieberg, P. F. Green and Max Shtein, “Influence of exciton lifetime on charge carrier dynamics in an organic heterostructure”, Applied Physics Letters 102, 113304 (2013).

 

3. Mandakini Biswal, Vivek V. Dhas, Vivek R. Mate, Abhik Banerjee, Pradip Pachfule, Kanika L. Agrawal, Satishchandra B. Ogale and Chandrashekhar V. Rode, “Selectivity Tailoring in Liquid Phase Oxidation Over MWNT-Mn3O4 Nanocomposite Catalysts”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 31, 115 (2011).

 

Patents:

1. Kanika L. Agrawal and Max Shtein, “Self-Powered Photovoltaic Ion Sensor”, U.S. Patent, Filed June 2014.

 

Conference Presentations:

 

1. Kanika L. Agrawal and Max Shtein, “Self-Powered, Integrated Sensors Based on Efficient Photovoltaic Conversion”, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2014, Boston, MA.

2. Kanika L. Agrawal, Matthew E. Sykes and Max Shtein, “Optically Induced Modulation of Current in Organic Light Emitting Diodes for Sensing Applications”, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA.  (Best Poster Award Nominee)

4. Kanika L. Agrawal, Matthew E. Sykes, Kwang Hyup An and Max Shtein, “Optical Field Modulation of Current in Organic Light Emitting Diodes”, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2012, San Francisco, CA.  (Best Poster Award Nominee)