Dr. Niloufar Raeis-Hosseini (PhD., member of MRS, EMRS, ECS, RSC, CPE, IEEE_W, IEEE_WEng, Royal Society) is an assistant professor at Cranfield University, “School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing.” She formerly was an honorary research fellow at “Imperial College London” (2018-2022). She is an international expert with more than a decade of fruitful experience in the fabrication, characterization, and analysis of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. She is affiliated with the “Composites and Advanced Material Centre” at Cranfield University. Her research team is developing nanocomposites (based on carbon nanotube and graphene) for energy storage and data storage systems, considering emerging nonvolatile memories (eNVMs). She is interested in developing sustainable storage devices (including flexible biocompatible electronics) and energy-efficient next-generation data storage systems.
Prior to joining Cranfield University, Niloufar was awarded ~ £150 K research grant for her idea on “Flexible Biomemristor as a Biological Synaptic Emulator for Scalable Neuromorphic Computing.” She served as a principal investigator (PI) for a highly competitive “Newton International Fellowship” funded by the “Royal Society.” She conducted her research on memristive devices in a multi-disciplinary team of “Circuit and Systems (CAS)” in the “Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering” (EEE), “Imperial College London.”
Niloufar received her Ph.D. in “Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices” from the “Department of Materials Engineering” at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) with honors and noticeable accomplishments in “flexible memories and biocompatible artificial synaptic devices for wearable neuromorphic systems.”
Soon after graduation, she fulfilled her postdoctoral fellowship by being awarded a professional research grant from the “National Research Foundation” (NRF) of the Korean government. She joined the “Nanoscale Photonics & Integrated Manufacturing” group at POSTECH (2016-2018). During the fellowship, her research evolved around reconfigurable nanophotonics, photonic synapses, and light-assisted nanoelectronics.
Niloufar has a very strong profile in nanotechnology, nanofabrication, and nanodevices. Her research interests lie in developing nanostructured materials for nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. She mainly focuses on a new generation of nanoelectronics, including nonvolatile memories, specifically Resistive Switching Memories (ReRAMs), memristors, and synaptic devices for neuromorphic computing. She has over a decade of successful experience in fabricating and characterizing emerging ReRAMs & memristors and their applications in pattern recognition.
She has secured more than 7 prestigious grants and fellowships in a £340 K as a PI for her genuine idea on nanoelectronic materials and devices. As a postdoctoral fellow, she has secured a prestigious grant of £100 K from “The National Research Foundation (NRF).” In addition, she received two international fellowships and scholarships from Brain Korea (BK 21 Plus) for her research and study at POSTECH, South Korea.
Niloufar holds more than 64 high-ranked peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals and international conferences as a first author and lead author. She has published her research results in prestigious journals such as “ACS Nano,” “Advanced Functional Materials,” “Advanced Electronic Materials,” and “ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.” Niloufar has two special editorial issues and two invited review papers in her publications. She has around 1000 citations at “Scholar Google” with an h-index of 12. Three of her publications are featured as "cover photos" in high-impact factor journals of “Advanced Functional Material,” “Advanced Electronic Materials,” and “Advanced Optical Materials.” She holds 2 national patents for the intellectual properties of her research on biocompatible and flexible memristors. She has delivered more than 10 invited talks, 1 plenary talk, 1 pitch talk, and 4 keynote speeches at recognized international conferences.
She has been nominated as a young scientist in the semiconductor industry by winning a competitive program from SK-Hynix Company for two consequent years in 2014 and 2015. She won an SK Hynix Fellowship scheme due to her novel idea of nonvolatile memories and neuromorphic devices.