Ph.D. University of Notre Dame 2017

Nikhil Shukla is an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia with a joint appointment in the ECE and the Materials Science and Engineering department. He completed his BS in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Mumbai, India, in 2010, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2017.

Nikhil's research interests lie in emerging devices and circuits as well as developing new approaches for energy efficient computing and storage.


  • IEEE TMSCS Best Paper Award 2017
  • Best Publication Award of the STARnet LEAST Center 2015, 2016, 2017
  • The J.N. TATA Scholarship and the J.R.D TATA Scholarship for Graduate Study in the USA 2011

Research Interests

  • Emerging solid-state devices for Boolean and non-Boolean computing
  • Device and circuit solutions for large-scale data storage
  • Integration of novel materials and conventional devices for functional diversification
  • Co-Design of emerging devices, circuits and system architecture to enable new computing paradigms

Selected Publications

  • “A steep-slope transistor based on abrupt electronic phase transition” Nikhil Shukla, A. Thathachary, A. Agrawal, H. Paik, A. Aziz, D. G. Schlom, S. K. Gupta, R. Engel-Herbert, S. Datta, Nature Communications 6, 7812 (2015)
  • “Pairwise Coupled Hybrid Vanadium Dioxide-MOSFET (HVFET) Oscillators for Non-Boolean Associative Computing” Nikhil Shukla, A. Parihar, M. Cotter, M. Barth, X. Li, N. Chandramoorthy, D. G. Schlom, V. Narayanan, A. Raychowdhury, S. Datta, International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 28.7, San Francisco (2014).
  • “Vertex coloring of graphs via phase dynamics of coupled oscillatory networks” A. Parihar, Nikhil Shukla, M. Jerry, S. Datta, A. Raychowdhury, Nature Scientific Reports, 7 (2017)
  • “In Quest of the Next Switch” S. Datta, Nikhil Shukla, International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD), Germany (2016).