Rinku Saran graduated with a BE in Electrical Engineering from University of Rajasthan (2007) and MTech in Alternate Hydro Energy Systems from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (2009). He was awarded a PhD degree (Electronic Engineering) by the University of Surrey in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Richard Curry. For his PhD, he worked on lead sulphide (PbS) nanocrystals and single-crystal C60 fullerites for the development of large-area broadband hybrid organic-inorganic photodetector devices. He continued his academic career as a research associate with Prof. Curry at the Advanced Technology Institute (University of Surrey) and at the Photon Science Institute (University of Manchester), till 2017. During this tenure he investigated magneto-optical properties of a wide range of colloidal quantum dots. In 2018, he was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Debashis Chanda at the University of Central Florida. His current research is focused on development of mid-IR photodetectors and bolometers. His interests include optoelectronic devices and laser based spectroscopy of quantum materials under electric and magnetic fields, pressure and at low temperatures.