Soner Sonmezoglu

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering



  • 305 Dana Research Center

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Research Focus

Integrated Circuits, Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS), Implantable and Wearable Medical Devices and Systems, Neural Interfaces


Soner Sonmezoglu is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. His research group focuses on emerging implantable and wearable medical devices and systems, enabled by his research in advanced microelectronics, microfabrication, and integration, for neurological, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2022, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in the ECE department from UC Davis in 2017 and his B.S. and M.S. degrees with a minor in solid-state physics in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 2010 and 2012. He 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.


Postdoc, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis

BSc, Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University

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Research Overview

Integrated Circuits, Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS), Implantable and Wearable Medical Devices and Systems, Neural Interfaces

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Selected Publications

J. L. Edmunds, S. Sonmezoglu, and M. M. Maharbiz, “Piezoelectric-Based Optical Modulator for Miniaturized Wireless Medical Implants,” Optics Express 30, 43664–43677 (2022).

S. Sonmezoglu, K. Shen, J. M. Carmena, and M. M. Maharbiz, “Ultrasonic Wireless Neural Recording and Stimulation Interfaces,” Neuroengineering Handbook, ed: N. V. Thakor, Springer Nature (2022).

S. Sonmezoglu, J. R. Fineman, E. Maltepe, and M. M. Maharbiz, “Monitoring Deep-Tissue Oxygenation with a Millimeter-Scale Ultrasonic Implant,” Nature Biotechnology 39, 855–864 (2021).

S. Sonmezoglu, A. Darvishian, K. Shen, M. J. Bustamante, A. Kandala and M. M. Maharbiz, “A Method and Analysis to Enable Efficient Piezoelectric Transducer-Based Ultrasonic Power and Data Links for Miniaturized Implantable Medical Devices,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 68, vol. 68, 3362-3370 (2021).

S. Sonmezoglu and M. M. Maharbiz, “A 4.5mm3 Deep-Tissue Ultrasonic Implantable Luminescence Oxygen Sensor,” IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Feb. 2020, pp. 454-456.




Soner Sonmezoglu


Aug 17, 2022

New Faculty Spotlight: Soner Sonmezoglu

Soner Sonmezoglu joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in August 2022 as an Assistant Professor.

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