Mr Ishant Patil


Ishant Patil is a Postgraduate research student in the School of Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science at the University of Southampton. He graduated from Pune University, India, with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 2019. Subsequently, he joined deLOGIC Lab ( at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, India and completed his Master of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in CAD/CAM. Before joining as a postgraduate research student at the University of Southampton, He worked as a research fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

He was interested in computer integrated design and manufacturing during his undergraduate degree. Further, to enhance his skills and knowledge during his master’s degree, he worked on the design and development of an in-house customized 3D printer for advanced ceramics part fabrications. He developed the numerical model for non-oxide ceramic inks during his masters thesis. As a research fellow at IIT Kharagpur, he worked on the digital manufacturing of self-powered flexible and wearable sensors by hybridizing Nanogenerators, solar cells and supercapacitors. His interest in computer-integrated manufacturing for sustainable additive manufacturing motivated him to pursue his doctoral study and explore the domain of printed electronics applications for the fundamental understanding of electromechanical behavior.

Research Interest

  1. Additive and Laser based Manufacturing
  2. Flexible and wearable electronics
  3. Inkjet printing
  4. Piezoresistive Sensors
  5. Numerical Modeling


Mr Ishant Patil

University of Southampton Malaysia

C0301, C0302, C0401, Blok C Eko Galleria, 3, Jalan Eko Botani 3/2, Taman Eko Botani, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Current Research Project

Title: Inkjet-printed graphene-silver nanocomposite for sustainable additive manufacturing

The use of graphene-silver composite inks has shown promise in enhancing the properties of graphene for printed-electronics applications. My research aims to investigate the effect of mechanical strain, moisture, and heat treatment on the resistivity variation in printed graphene-silver composites. This study will use a combination of electrical and materials characterization techniques, including inkjet-printed test devices. The results will enable the development of resistivity models for graphene-silver concerning strain, moisture, and heat treatment, with potential applications in health and environmental sensors, conductive signal lines, and electrical shielding.

Supervisors: Dr. Suan Hui Pu, Dr. Khong Wui Gan, Dr. Ivan Ling