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Dr Mahesh Soni

Senior Research Associate

Mahesh Soni

Department: Physics Office: A075, A - Floor

Physics Building



Research overview

I am an electronics engineer with experience in

  • Semiconductor device fabrication
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • Non-volatile memories (FLASH, ReRAM/Memristor)
  • Analog and mixed-signal IC Desing
  • Two-dimensional materials for electronics
  • Analog/analogue and digital electronics
  • Printed flexible electronics, SuperInjket printer
  • Senors, Biosensing, Wireless-biosensors 
  • Device modelling and simulation
  • Neuromorphic computing

I have more than 6 years of experience in semiconductor device fabrication and cleanroom activities at:-


Current Research

My research work with Prof. Manus Hayne at Lancaster University includes:  

  • Fabricating an array of Non-Volatile Compound Semiconductor charge-based memory devices and transistors over large area substrates (on Si and GaAs) and scaling of devices using electron-beam lithography (EBL).
  • Fabricating of Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSELs) based on quantum ring technology.
  • Teaching assistant (undergraduate courses)

Career Details

Research Assistant, BEST GroupUniversity of Glasgow, UK                                   12/2018–05/2020

  • Fabrication of array of Memristors (ReRAM) to perform computation and storage for electronic skin applications.
  • Development of printed sensor devices based on nanocomposite for electronic skin applications.
  • Extensive experience on working with super inkjet printing for printed electronic applications.
  • Teaching assistant (undergraduate course) – Analogue electronics

Assistant Professor, GLA University Mathura (U.P.), India                                     07/2012–02/2014 

  • Teaching activities (undergraduate courses) – RADAR communication, Linear integrated circuits, Xilinx design, Electronic measurement and instrumentation, Electromagnetic field theory, Basic electronics. 
  • Supervised 4 undergraduate engineering students on their final year projects.
  • Administrative – Assistant warden for the boys’ hostel.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (Summer Internship)                                            06/2008–07/2008

  • Overview of telephone and mobile communication system.
  • Overall working of the exchange, maintenance and operations.

Solwins Technologies (Summer Internship)                                                          05/2009–06/2009

  • Exposure to programmable logic controller (PLC) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
  • Industrial automation for food and beverage industries.




Ph. D in Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India         02/201411/2018 

Thesis Graphene and derivatives based electronic and memory devices

Supervisors  Dr. Satinder Kumar SharmaDr. Ajay Soni

  • Developed and optimized process parameters for the growth and transfer of high-quality CVD graphene.
  • Synthesis of graphene oxide (GO), reduced GO (rGO) and controlled functionalization for its application in conductive inks, sensors, FETs, memory devices, and supercapacitors.
  • Demonstrated a methodology for the pattering of GO – rGO for circuit elements in flexible electronics.
  • Teaching assistant (under/post graduate courses) – Microelectronics, Basic electronics laboratory, Applied electronics laboratory, VLSI Testing and technology, Electronics laboratory.

M.Tech in VLSI Design, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India        07/2010–06/2012

Thesis Exploration of power optimal high performance multi-valued circuits using CNFETs

Supervisor  Prof. Vineet Sahula

  • Simulated carbon nanotubes based transistors and invertors in HSPICE for its use in power optimal circuits.
  • Simulated multi-valued combinational and sequential logic circuits in HSPICE using carbon nanotube-based FETs for its use in digital systems and logic designs.
  • Simulated 180 nm Implementation of Accurate, Efficient FFT Algorithm and published the results in IEEE RASDAT conference.
  • Teaching assistant (under/post graduate courses) – System design lab (simulation in Cadence and HSPICE).

B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication, Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology, Durg, India  08/2006–06/2010    

Thesis Autonomous Parallel Car Parking System

  • Developed an algorithm which can be used to detect moving/stationary objects using ultrasonic sensors and determination of the movement trajectory.
  • Developed a custom designed car operated with commercially available solar panel and validated the algorithm in real-time for autonomous car parking functionality.

Professional Role

Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)                               2019 - present

Student Member IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)                     2019 - 2016

Member of APS (American Physical Society)                                                                   2017 - present

Member of SIRMB (Society for Interdisciplinary Research in Materials and Biology)   2018 - present

Contact me

E-mail: m.soni@lancaster.ac.uk; maheshbe2007@gmail.com


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