Dr. Vinayak Pachkawade
Vinayak Pachkawade, PhD
Dr. Vinayak Pachkawade (Senior Member, IEEE, and Member of IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society) received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in electronics engineering from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, India, in 2002, the M.S. degree in Nanoengineering and Microsystems from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 2020. From 2002 to 2010, he worked as a Researcher, a Teaching Assistant, and/or a Lecturer of Electronic Engineering at different institutes in India, including the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT). In 2015, he worked at VNIT as a Visiting Engineer, and also as a Technical Consultant with SM Wireless Private Limited, India, where he provided design and managerial services for RF integrated circuits (ICs) projects. From 2015 to 2020, he worked as a Researcher with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Liege, where he worked on the micro-resonator design and fabrication for ultra-precise sensing applications. He currently works as an Independent Researcher in sensing systems and microelectronics. His current research interests include numerical and system-level models of micro-transducers and sensors, their development using state-of-the-art microfabrication techniques, and integration into mainstream electronics. He has received the Best Paper Award (First Prize) at IEEE Sensors, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2012. He was also appointed as an Expert Proposal Reviewer, Ontario Research Grant, Canada, in 2014. He is an invited Reviewer of the IEEE Sensors Journal and Conference, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Elsevier. He has contributed to a book chapter on MEMS-Based Biosensors.