Group Members

We are always looking for new students and postdocs to join the team!

Principal Investigator

Soner Sonmezoglu, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Northeastern University. He received his PhD in the ECE department from the University of California, Davis. He received his BS degree with a minor in solid-state physics and MS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was a postdoc researcher in the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prof. Sonmezoglu is a recipient of numerous awards, including the UC Davis Graduate Division Fellowship and the Graduate Fellowship provided by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. He has published several research publications, which were highlighted by UC Berkeley News, ScienceDaily, and many more, and given presentations in the most reputed platforms in the field.

Email:       ECE Profile       LinkedIn

PhD Students

Ahmet Alp Derin

Alp received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2023. In the same year, he joined Northeastern University as a PhD student. He did an internship at ASELSAN, where he worked on IR detector design and fabrication. Additionally, he did undergraduate research in Bilkent MEMS Group under the supervision of Prof. Erdinç Tatar, where he wrote layout design tools, implemented DSP algorithms with FPGA, and designed analog circuits. He enjoys making music with the clarinet and playing basketball.

Email: LinkedIn

Mei Yang

Mei received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Science and Technology from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2009 and 2012. She has worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and as a staff engineer at Samsung Research Center- Beijing (SRCB). She is currently working towards the PhD degree at Northeastern University, with interests in SoC design, energy harvesting, and machine learning algorithms for implantable and wearable devices.

Email: LinkedIn

Masters Students

Kruthi Narayana Swamy 

Kruthi is a master's student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. She received her BS degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, in 2023. She worked as a graduate engineer trainee at Stovekraft Limited-India and as a student intern at Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited-India. Her research interests lie in the VLSI domain, with a focus on developing new circuit design techniques for high-performance and energy-efficient power electronics applications. She enjoys hiking and playing badminton. 

Undergraduate Students

Adrian Whitten

Adrian is a 4th year at Northeastern University majoring in mechanical engineering, minoring in architectural engineering, and graduating in 2025 with a masters in materials science. His recent work has been researching photo resins for 3D printing ceramics and developing code to generate complex lattice structures. 

Abhiram Pulavarthi

Abhiram is a second-year student at Northeastern University majoring in electrical and computer engineering. His research interests lie in med-devices and brain-computer interfaces and creating ethical technologies with a positive social impact. Abhiram is really excited about building something new and hopes to do that in Professor Sonmezoglu's lab.