Dipti Naphade, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Assistant

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