Dipti Naphade, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​Electro-mechanical properties of the functional nanomaterials for flexible devices.​

Selected Publications

  • Enhanced piezoresponse of electrospun PVDF mats with a touch of nickel chloride hexahydrate salt 
    D Dhakras-Naphade, V Borkar, S Ogale, J Jog
    Nanoscale 4 (3), 752-756, (2012)
  • A high performance all-organic flexural piezo-FET and nanogenerator via nanoscale soft-interface strain modulation 
    D Dhakras-Naphade, Y Gawli, S Chhatre, P Wadgaonkar, S Ogale
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16 (41), 22874-22881, (2014)
  • High‐Performance Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Piezo‐Nanogenerator via Interface Enhanced Polarization Effects for Self‐... 
    D Dhakras-Naphade, S Ogale
    Advanced Material Interfaces, 3 (20), 1600492, (2016)


  • ​Ph.D. Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 2016​

Professional Profile

  • April 2017 - December 2018: SERB National Postdoctoral Fellow at IISER, Pune, India

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Solar Center (KSC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials Flexible energy harvesting devices Wearable nanogenerators and sensors