Dr Adnan Mehonic is a Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCL and a Member of the Institute of Physics. He has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship to investigate neuromorphic applications of memristors. For the last 8 years, during which he pioneered memristance in intrinsic silicon oxide, he has built an enviable international reputation in the field, and is regularly invited to speak at major conferences. He is working on 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. His work includes co-design of devices, circuits and algorithms that would enable on-chip implementation of machine learning/artificial intelligence. He also works on non-conventional methods for information processing (e.g. spike-based computing). He is co-founder and co-director of Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies. (www.intrinsicst.com)
Research field and activities
Neuromorphic systems based on nano electronic resistance switching devices
Fabrication and characterization of resistive switching devices
References / Teachings
Adnan Mehonic teaches courses in experimental techniques for nanotechnology, numerical methods and modeling of microelectronic devices.
Mehonic, D. Jokšas, W.H. Ng, Buckwell, A. J. Kenyon “Simulation of Inference Accuracy Using Realistic RRAM Devices”, Frontiers in Neuroscience 13, 593 (2019).
Mehonic, A. L. Shluger, D. Gao, I. Valov, E. Miranda, D. Ielmini, A. Bricalli, E. Ambrosi, C.Li, J. J. Yang, Q. Xia, “Silicon Oxide (SiOx): A Promising Material for Resistance Switching?”Advanced Materials 1801187, (2018).
Kenyon, W. H. Ng, M. S. Munde, M. Buckwell, D. Joksas, A. Mehonic “The interplay between structure and function in redox-based resistance switching.” Faraday Discussions. (2018).
S. Munde, A. Mehonic , W.H Ng , M. Buckwell , L. Montesi , M. Bosman, A.L. Shluger , A. J.Kenyon“Intrinsic Resistance Switching in Amorphous Silicon Suboxides: The Role of Columnar Microstructure.”, Scientific reports 7.1 9274, (2017).
Mehonic, M.S. Munde, W.H. Ng, M. Buckwell, L. Montesi, M. Bosman, A.L. Shluger, A.J. Kenyon. “Intrinsic resistance switching in amorphous silicon oxide for high performance SiOx ReRAM devices.” Microelectronic Engineering.178:98-103, (2017).
Mehonic, M. Buckwell, L. Montesi, M. Munde, D. Gao, S. Hudziak, R.J. Chater, S. Fearn, D. McPhail, M. Bosman, A.L. Shluger. “Nanoscale Transformations in Metastable, Amorphous, Silicon-Rich Silica.” Advanced Materials 28(34), 7486-7493, (2016).
Mehonic and A. J Kenyon “Emulating the electrical activity of the neuron using a silicon oxide RRAM cell.” Frontiers in Neuroscience 10:57, (2016).
Mehonic, A. Vrajitoarea, S. Cueff, S. Hudziak, H. Howe, C Labbe, R. Rizk, M. Pepper, and A. J. Kenyon. “Quantum conductance in silicon oxide resistive memory devices.” Scientific reports (2013).
Mehonic, S. Cueff, M. Wojdak, S. Hudziak, C. Labbé, R. Rizk, and A. J. Kenyon. “Electrically tailored resistance switching in silicon oxide.” Nanotechnology 23, no. 45 : 455201, (2012).
Mehonic, S. Cueff, M. Wojdak, S. Hudziak, O. Jambois, C. Labbé, B. Garrido, R. Rizk, and AJ. Kenyon. “Resistive switching in silicon suboxide films.” Journal of Applied Physics 111, no. 7, 074507, (2012)