Professor Maria Merlyne De SouzaProfessor Maria Merlyne De Souza

Chair in Microelectronics

email : m.desouza@sheffield.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5167


  • B.Sc (Physics and Mathematics) University of Bombay 1985
  • B.Eng.(Electronics and communications Engineering ) Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 1988
  • PhD. (Engineering) University of Cambridge,1994
  • Chair in Electronics and Materials (‘03-) EMTERC, De Montfort University (1995-2007)
  • Chair in Microelectronics, EEE Department, University of Sheffield (2007-)
  • Member IEEE, IEE, AIP, IOP, MRS
  • Fellow: Institute of Physics (IOP) 2002 and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2006-
  • Associate Editor IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology 2009 -
  • Member Editorial Board Microelectronics Reliability 2003-06.
  • Technical Committee IEEE IRPS 2002-
  • Technical Committee IEEE CAMAD 2013.
  • Technical Committee Simulation and Modelling, IEDM 2012-13.
  • Chair of Committee Simulation and Modelling, IEDM 2014.
  • Reviewer of grant proposals, Panel Member for:
    • European Science Foundation 08-10,
    • Finnish Academy of Sciences, Physics and Materials 2010,
    • Funding council Norway 2013,
    • Greek Ministry of Education. EPSRC college member ‘02-‘05, ‘10-

Current Responsibilities

PG tutor EEE department: 2011-

Research Activities:

  • RF Power semiconductor devices and technologies
  • Reliability
  • Photovoltaic systems and solar cells
  • Ultrashallow junctions
  • Transparent Oxide semiconductors
  • High-k gate dielectrics and III-V MOSFETs
  • Carbon based electronics
  • Computational Physics (DFT, Electronic Transport and GW)