Dr Soniya Yambem

    QUT VC’s Research Fellow

    Background:

    I am a device physicist with a background in fabricating flexible electronic devices. I acquired an MSc and a PhD from the Department of Physics, University of Houston, Texas, USA in 2011 and moved to Australia to work jointly with the University of Queensland and CSIRO on a flagship cluster project relating to flexible electronic devices.

    Current Research:

    At QUT, as a VC research fellow, I use my knowledge in flexible electronics to design and fabricate flexible electronic devices for bio-medical applications. My current role gives me an opportunity to work with scientists from diverse fields such as tissue engineering, 3D printing and organic chemistry to pursue my passion in developing electronics that seamlessly integrate with the human body and the environment. Bio-medical devices thinner than plastic wrap, flexible like human tissue and dissolvable in the human body present unique opportunities in early detection and prevention of many diseases such as diabetes, cancer etc.

    Interests:

    My interests include reading books and exploring the Australian continent on 4WD driving adventures with my husband. I also like to go running with my lovely dog.