University of Southampton
I am interested in the engineering and physical science behind electronic and photonic technologies for various applications that benefit our society. My research focuses on:
- Developing atomically thin (2-dimensional) materials by researching techniques to grow, dope and integrate them for nanoelectronic devices.
- Quantum communication system integration and error correction algorithms
- Phase change memory devices for digital memory and neuromorphic applications
- On-chip integrated photonic devices for communication and sensing applications.
I am currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Univeristy of Southampton, leading a team on developing techniques to grow 2D materials and phase change materials for digital memory and transistor applications. I work with an interdisciplinary team of Chemists, Physicists and Electronic Engineers from the Universities of Southampton, Warwick and Imperial College where we use the method of electrochemical deposition to grow these materials. We previously worked as part of an EPSRC programme titled Advanced Devices by ElectroPlaTing (ADEPT) and currently working within an EPSRC research grant where I am serving as a Co-Investigator.
During my research on PCM I developed a tool for simulating the electrical behaviour of a crossbar memory array and published it online for others to benefit from it. Since then, I realised that there are probably many other researchers like myself who have developed other scientific tools that are related to the field of neuromorphic computing. I want to encourage myself and others to make their codes have a better impact by publishing them and adapting good software writing practices, which led me to the SSI fellowship.
During my PhD at Lancaster University, I worked on designing, fabricating and testing chip-size photonic components for quantum key distribution (QKD). The method of QKD uses the fundamental laws of quantum physics to securely distribute a cryptography key between a sender and a receiver. My project spans the areas of integrated photonics, nanofabrication, quantum optics, material science and cyber security.
I also worked on developing next-generation high-energy particle tracking detectors using Gallium Arsenide as the active material to replace the existing ones in the ATLAS detector in CERN that are based on Silicon. I was involved in performing the material growth, device fabrication, and electronic characterisation of the pixel detectors.
Fields of expertise: Nanotechnology, Nanoelectronics, Materials Science, Photonics, Quantum Information