Plant based electronics could be an alternative to common inorganic elecronic components as an option that minimizes the environmental hazard. Particularly, these could serve as biodegradable electronic components for electronic devices with intendend short lifetime. We take advantage of network architecture in plants to devise the electronic components.
Nanowires, nanotubes and other nanostructures from peptides can serve as an sustainable alternative to nanoelectronics based on polymers and inorganic materials. Various self-assembly techniques are being developed as cost-effective alternative to generate these peptide based nanostructures which can have applications in electionics, sensing, medicine, optics, etc.
Triboelectric Nanogenerators (TENGs) convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. We are investigating methods to develops cost-effective TENGs as well as measures to increase the efficiency of these devices.