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Dr Soniya Yambem

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics

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Name
Dr Soniya Yambem
Position(s)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering, Other Physical Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 2968
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD Physics (University of Houston), Bachelor of Science (Hons) (University of Delhi)Master of Science (University of Delhi), Grad Cert in Higher Ed (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Science (Hons) (University of Delhi)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Organic electronics, Flexible electronics, Biomedical sensing, Optoelectronics, Organic photovoltaics, Organic light emitting diodes, Organic field effect transistors, Transparent conductive electrodes

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background

Soniya D. Yambem is a Vice-Chancellor’s research fellow at QUT. Soniya is a device physicist with extensive experience in fabricating flexible electronic devices. Before joining QUT she worked on CSIRO’s flagship cluster project in flexible electronics at the University of Queensland.  In her current role as a VC Fellow at QUT, Soniya is working with a team of highly acclaimed scientists from diverse fields such as tissue engineering, 3-D printing and organic chemistry to pursue her passion in developing the next generation of wearable electronic technology for medical applications. She has successfully established a world class organic electronics fabrication and testing facility at QUT.

Research areas

Organic light emitting diodes as wearable light sources for various medical and biomedical applications. https://www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future-environments/about/news/news?news-id=102564

Organic thin film transistors for interfacing electronics with the biological world and for applications in lab-on-chip technologies.

Electronic devices for non-invasive sensing technologies.

Organic electronics device laboratory

Soniya’s projects are focussed on organic/thin film devices for applications in energy and biomedical applications and therefore infrastructure or fabrication and testing of these devices are critical. After joining QUT, she worked on establishing a device fabrication and testing facility and benchmark it against performances for standard devices. The device laboratory at QUT is now fully functional for fabrication and testing of organic solar cells, organic light emitting diodes and organic thin film transistors.

Awards and recognitions

  • 2017                     QLD Star, Catch a Rising Star, National Science Week
  • 2015                     QUT VC’s Travel Fund (For travel in 2016)
  • 2015-2018          QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship
  • 2013                     UQ DVC (Academic) funding for Grad. Cert. in Higher Education
  • 2012                     UQ New Staff Research Start-Up Fund
  • 2008-2011          Graduate Assistant Teaching Fellowship
  • 2010-2011           Texas Public Educational Grant for International Students
  • 2007                     Summer Internship for Indian students, National University of Singapore

Career history

  • 2015-Present    Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, QUT, Australia
  • 2012-2015         Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UQ, Australia
  • 2011-2010         Doctoral Research, UH, USA
This information has been contributed by Dr Soniya Yambem.

Experience

Professional Service

  • 2016: Lead academic, VC STEM camp project “Organic Electronics”. QUT
  • 2015: Lead academic, VC STEM camp project “Sourcing Solar”, QUT
  • 2015: Convener (Sponsorship Organizer), Women in Technology workshop on 3D printing, QUT
  • 2015: Invited Speaker “At the cutting edge”, WOW (Women of the World) Festival, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2010-2011: Science Engineering Fair of Houston, Texas: Judge for science projects and exhibitions of high school students.
This information has been contributed by Dr Soniya Yambem.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
QUT VC Performance Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship