Sameer Sonkusale

Sameer Sonkusale

(617) 627-5113
161 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Bioelectronics, Biomedical microdevices, Wearables, Ingestibles, Biomedical circuits and systems, micro and nano fabrication, lab-on-chip microsystems, global health and precision medicine, CMOS image sensors for scientific imaging, analog to information converters, analog computing, brain inspired machine learning, active metamaterial devices, circuits, and systems, terahertz devices and circuits


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, 2003
  • MS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, 1999
  • BE (Honors), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pil´┐Żni, India, 1996


Sameer Sonkusale is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the department of Biomedical Engineering and also the department of chemical and biological engineering at Tufts University. He directs an interdisciplinary research group Nano Lab with research focus on bioelectronics, biomedical devices circuits and systems, nanoscale sensors, lab-on-chip micro systems, point of care diagnostics, analog and mixed-signal computing and brain-inspired machine learning. Sonkusale also held the position of visiting associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital for 2011-2012 and also at Wyss Institute at Harvard in 2018-2019.

Dr. Sonkusale received his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has received several awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, and the Distinguished Alumni award from his alma mater Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani India. He was an invited participant at the National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering meeting in 2015, the National Academy of Sciences Arab-America Frontiers meeting in 2014 and 2016 respectively. His research has garnered several best paper awards at international conferences and meetings organized by IEEE, MRS, TRF. This also includes best journal paper award and highest cited journal paper award from the journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering (Nature).

Dr. Sonkusale is a prolific inventor of several new devices and concepts, including "smart bandages," "smart sutures," and "lab-on-a-pill." His innovation on "lab-on-a-pill" was listed as one of the top eight biomedical innovations in the world for the year 2020 in the STAT Madness challenge. The technologies developed in his lab have been licensed to companies, and have resulted in the creation of several startups.

Dr. Sonkusale has served on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports (Nature), IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems -1, Journal of Low Power Electronics and applications, and Electronic Letters. He is a past chair of IEEE biomedical and Lifesciences Circuits and Systems committee of the IEEE CAS society. He is a senior member of the IEEE, OSA, MRS, BMES and AAAS.