Themis is a Professor of Nanotechnology and Head of the Electronic Materials and Devices Research Group in the Zepler Institute, University of Southampton. He is recognised as a pioneer of metal-oxide Resistive Random-Access Memory technologies and is leading an interdisciplinary team comprising 20 researchers with expertise ranging from materials process development to electron devices and circuits and systems for embedded applications.
He holds a Royal Society Industry Fellowship and is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics at Tsinghua University, Adjunct Professor at UTS and Honorary Fellow at Imperial College London. He previously held a Corrigan Fellowship in Nanoscale Technology and Science, funded by the Corrigan Foundation and LSI Inc., within the Imperial College and a Lindemann Trust Visiting Fellowship in EECS UC Berkley.
His background is in Electron Devices and nanofabrication techniques, with his research being focused on bio-inspired devices for advanced computing architectures and biomedical applications.
Themis is Professor of Nanotechnology and leads the Electronic Materials & Devices Research Group of the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Southampton. He is leading an interdisciplinary team comprising 20 researchers with expertise ranging from materials/ process development and characterisation to electron devices and circuits and systems for embedded applications. He contributes ~10 invited talks per year and has organised and chaired the inaugural conferences in the field of memristors: IEEE CAS-FEST 2014, MEMRISYS 2017. He is member of 4 international committees, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and contributes in shaping the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) as member of the SRC emerging research devices working group. He has contributed over 150 papers, 10 patents and has started up ArC Instruments Ltd, which has succeeded in being profitable (with no upfront investment) by selling memory characterisation tools to global businesses, standards organisations and leading research groups. He is also the Director of the Lloyds Register Foundation International Consortium for Nanotechnology (ICoN: www.lrf-icon.com), a £3M global initiative that brings together >50 doctoral students across geographical and discipline boundaries for building a safer world with nanotechnologies. He also serves as an 100A1 ambassador for the Lloyds Register Foundation. He has experience with managing large research programmes with his overall portfolio valued ~£10M. In 2017, he received a Royal Society Industry Fellowship for translating his latest scientific findings commercially with GSK.
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