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Dr Adnan Mehonic

Dr Adnan Mehonic

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
16th Oct 2012

Research summary

I am currently working on the development of energy-efficient computing systems (neuromorphic systems) based on memristors. I am interested in non-von Neumann computing paradigms where the physics of memristive devices is harnessed to perform both memory and computing in the same medium without the need to shuttle data between memory and processing units. 

My work includes co-design of devices, circuits and algorithms that would enable on-chip implementation of machine learning/artificial intelligence. I am looking for ways to increase on-device processing by developing application-specific systems with the holistic approach (materials->devices->circuits->algorithms->applications) and considering non-conventional methods for information processing (e.g. spike-based computing).

 

Education

University College London
Doctorate, Doctorat | 2014
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2010

Biography

Dr Adnan Mehonic, Lecturer in Nanoelectronics and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

 

He received a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sarajevo in 2009 and was awarded the Golden Badge, the best student award. He graduated from University College London (UCL) with an MSc in Nanotechnology (Distinction, Oxford Instruments prize for the best MSc project) in 2010 and PhD in 2014 (top 3 best PhD thesis in 2013/14, EE Department), demonstrating the first ambient operating all-SiOx memristor. He has been working as a Research Associate in the group of Electronic Materials and Devices, EEE UCL till 2017, further developing silicon oxide memristive technology.  In 2017, he was awarded a highly prestigious 5-year Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship to work on neuromorphic technology for energy-efficient AI hardware. In 2019, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Nanoelectronics. He serves on the advisory boards of Wiley’s Adv. Intelligent Systems, and is an Editor for Front. in Materials and a special issue for Front. in Nanotechnology. He is a board member for IoP’s Dielectrics and Electrostatics group, and an IoP and IET member. At the EEE department, he is the director of the MSc in Nanotechnology. 

 

To date, he has authored more than 40 journal publications and over 60 international conference proceedings (including more than ten invited talks). His research resulted in two major EPSRC project grants - EP/K01739X/1 in 2013 and EP/P013503/1 in 2016, and a Leverhulme grant in 2016. He is the inventor of 5 resistance-switching patents and co-funder of spinout company (“IntrinSic Semiconductor Technology”), where he serves as a Chief Technology Officer. He received the “One to Watch 2015” award from UCL Enterprise for UCL’s most innovative staff.

 

Publications