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Dr Zakaria Saadi

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Telephone: 01392 725868

Extension: (Streatham) 5868

I received my B.Sc. degree in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, in 2014, and my Ph.D. degree in flexible thermoelectric generators (TEGs) based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) from the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey, in 2019. 

The current EPSRC project that I currently work on is entitled Self-powered wearable sensors for vital signs monitoring. The main objective of this project is to harvest mechanical energy from the human body as a result of motion and convert it into electrical energy for powering up sensors that monitor body temperature, breathing rate and cardiac activity. Therefore, this research work is centered around Triboelectric Nanogenerators (TENGs). The extensive research investigation that is conducted within our group (led by Dr Ana Neves) involves the fabrication of graphene using CVD technique and liquid exfoliation as well as integrating these 2D materials into TENG devices.

My wider research interests include thermal and mechanical energy harvesting, advanced organic materials, wearable electronics.