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Welcome to the MIND Laboratory!

The MIND laboratory is a multidisciplinary research laboratory exploring a wide range of research thrusts in the areas of Nanoelectronic devices, hardware security, computing, memory, and Neuromorphic devices. We have access to a wide variety of device testing equipment and simulation tools. Our director Dr. Rashmi Jha is a proven researcher with a number of patents and publications.

We also have full access to the Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation ( OCMI) and ERC Clean Room facility at UC.

For more information about the MIND laboratory please see the following video:

NOTICE: MIND Labs has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral scientist with expertise in the areas of System on Chip (SoC) design. If interested, please contact Dr. Rashmi Jha at Rashmi.jha@uc.edu. Please send your detailed resume with all relevant information.

Research Areas:

Emerging Logic and Memory Devices beyond CMOS:

Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) devices serve as the backbone of all processors and memory technologies. The continued scaling of CMOS devices, well known as Moore’s Law of Scaling, has instigated all major innovations in the areas of computing and data storage in the last few decades. The versatility of CMOS devices have also served as a launch pad for several new technologies ranging from smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and high performance computing, to MEMs technologies, and point of care devices.

Neuromorphic Devices and Computing:

Albert Einstein famously said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. A biological brain is an excellent computing machine. While today’s digital computers are extremely good at general purpose computing, they fail when it comes to solving a subjective computing problems. For example, a human brain can easily make decisions based on surrounding environmental conditions. A similar decision-making would be a daunting task for digital computers. Additionally, as CMOS devices are approaching their fundamental scaling limits, it becomes important to explore alternative ways of computing that are power efficient and scalable.

Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices Based Hardware Security:

Hardware security is becoming increasingly important with the globalization of chip manufacturing. To address these issues, our research group focuses on understanding the unique properties of emerging nanoelectronic devices and develops security paradigms based on these unique properties. We also investigate the security vulnerabilities in emerging logic and memory devices and routes to mitigate it.

Recent News:


  • Siddharth Barve, Nicholas Haehn and Connor Socolik's  paper was accepted for presentation at the prestigious IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) 2023 conference at San Francisco, CA !!
  • Three papers from the lab were accepted for presentation at IEEE NAECON 2023 in Dayton.
  • Ryan Dewey and Aaron Ruen obtained their Masters degrees (07/2023)
  • Greg Muha won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship award. Congratulations Greg!



  • Bayley King published his research on EC for HS in the Springer Journal of Hardware and Systems Security. (4/22)
  • Josh Mayersky, Tyler Westland, and Bayley King successfully defended their PhD dissertation proposals. (11/21)
  • Abhijeet Barua successfully defended his PhD dissertation (10/21)
  • Wayne Stegner, Brett Hochman, and Greg Muha had an abstract accepted at NAECON 2021 (7/21).
  • Wayne Stegner obtained their Masters degree (7/21).
  • Aaron Ruen and Abhijeet Barua had a paper accepted at IEEE MWSACS 2021 (6/21).
  • Josh Mayersky was featured in a UC news article (6/21).
  • Andrew Ford and Drew Hanna obtained their Masters degrees (4/21).
  • Josh Mayersky  was recognized as the Graduate Student Engineer of the Month (3/21).
  • Dr. Jha, Andrew Rush, and Eric Herrmann successfully published patents (3/21).
  • Josh Mayersky  published his research on BTO in MRS Communications (3/21).
  • Abhijeet Barua published his research on IGZO TFT neurotransmitter sensors at the MRS Communications (3/21).
  • Kristian Snyder and Brennan Thomas successfully published in Plos one (2/21).
  • Wayne Stegner and Tyler Westland published a chapter in Interpretable Artificial Intelligence: A Perspective of Granular Computing (2/21).


  • Josh Mayersky presented a poster on his research on BTO at the Fall MRS Symposium (11/20).
  • Abhijeet Barua presented a talk on his research on IGZO TFT neurotransmitter sensors at the MRS 2020 Fall Symposium (11/20).
  • Andrew Ford published in IEEE International Green and Sustainable Computing Workshops (10.20).
  • Tyler Westland published a paper at 2020 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (8/20).
  • Tony Bailey, Andrew Ford, and Siddarth Barve successfully published a paper to IEEE TVLSI (8/20).
  • Bayley King and Drew Hannah gave presentations at IEEE MWSCAS (8/20).
  • Abhijeet Barua had an abstract accepted at the 2020 Fall Meeting of MRS (8/20).
  • Greg Muha received runner up at the UC summer protégé poster presentation (8/20).
  • Alex Jones presented at the Doctorial Consortium at the 2020 International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems (7/20).
  • Abhijeet Barua successfully defended his PhD dissertation proposal (7/20).
  • Michael Santacroce successfully published a paper in IEEE Access (7/20).
  • Bayley King, Siddarth Barve, Andy Ford, and Drew Hannah successfully published papers to IEEE MWSCAS (7/20).
  • Dillion Staub published a paper on arXiv (5/20).
  • Kristian Snyder and Anastasia Chapko obatined their Masters degrees (4/20).
  • Anastasia Chapko has completed her senior project on classification of EEG data (4/20).
  • Nick Olexa successfully defended his Masters Thesis (3/20).
  • Dr. Rashmi Jha was featured in a UC news article (2/20).
  • Wayne Stegner and Bayley King obtained DAGSI awards (2/20).
  • Alex Jones successfully defended his PhD dissertation proposal (2/20).