Sivasubramanian (Siva) Somu


Dir - Nano Mfg Facility
Kostas Nanoscale Research Center
Northeastern University
Phone: (617) 373-5848


Dr. Sivasubramanian Somu is a research associate professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial engineering at Northeastern University since 2013. His areas of expertise are standard CMOS nanolithography/nanofabrication and characterization methods for solid-state devices, Directed assembly of nanomaterials, NEMS, Carbon nanotube based chemical and biological sensors, Infrared energy harvesting systems, Anisotropic magneto resistive sensors, Spintronics and Magneto electric devices. He has published over 40 refereed journal papers and has been part of numerous grants from government and industry. He has authored more than 10 worldwide and US patents.


Dr. Somu received his BS from Bharathidasan University in 1994, his MS from Annamalai University in 1996 and his Ph.D. from Northeastern University in 2004. He served as junior research fellow at Madras University from 1996-1997. In 2004 he joined the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing as a post-doctoral researcher. He was promoted as a Research scientist in 2008 and as a Technology Development Manager in 2010. He has served in several NSF panels and has organized sessions for various local and regional nanotechnology conferences. He is a member of APS and IEEE and has served as an advisor for Advanced Nano Technology Laboratory Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) at Bangalore India.


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