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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future



Henning Sirringhaus holds the Hitachi Professorship of Electron Device Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory. He has an undergraduate and PhD degree in physics from ETH Zürich (CH). From 1995-1996 he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University (USA). He has been working in Cambridge in the field of charge transport in organic semiconductors and their application in field-effect transistors since 1997. In 2000 he co-founded Plastic Logic Ltd, a technology start-up company commercialising printed organic transistor technology.


Professor Sirringhaus works on the device and materials physics of organic semiconductors that enable electronic and sensor functions to be integrated onto flexible and stretchable substrates, allow direct interfacing of electronics with biological systems but also provide new ways of harvesting energy for powering sensor systems, for example by converting available waste heat into useful electricity. The applications of this technology include continuous health monitoring and remote diagnostics (relevant to good health and well-being – SDG 3) as well as thermoelectric converters harvesting energy from the skin (affordable and clean energy – SDG 7).


Key publications: 

An up to date list of key publications is provided on Henning Sirringhaus' website at the Physics Department.

Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics
Head of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Group
Professor Henning  Sirringhaus