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Sahika Inal

Assistant Professor
Department of BioScience
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Biography

Prof. SAHIKA INAL Specialises in organic electronic materials and devices that can address research and clinical health monitoring and therapy needs. She is working as Assistant Professor in Department of BioScience, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

Dr. Inal's research is in the area of bioelectronics. Her research interests cover organic electronic materials and devices that can address research and clinical health monitoring and therapy needs. She is particularly interested in ionic-electronic conduction in organic electronic materials and explores the potential of these materials for recording small biological signals and modulating biological events. She aims to design electronic devices that can efficiently interface with the human body. She has been involved in projects on (i) the design of a polymer-based optical sensor for fast diagnostics of pathogens, (ii) a conducting polymer scaffold for 3D cell culture, (iii) integrating lipid bilayers with electrochemical transistors and (iv) the development of an electrophoretic device embedded with sensing components that stops epileptiform activity through localized drug delivery.

Publications

  • Inal S, Malliaras GG, Rivnay J. Optical study of electrochromic moving fronts for the investigation of ion transport in conducting polymers. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 2016;4(18):3942-7.

  • Rivnay J, Inal S, Collins BA, Sessolo M, Stavrinidou E, Strakosas X, Tassone C, Delongchamp DM, Malliaras GG. Structural control of mixed ionic and electronic transport in conducting polymers. Nature communications. 2016;7.

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