Ruomeng is an Associate Professor within the Sustainable Electronics Technologies group, which is part of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He completed his PhD in nanoscale memristors at Southampton in 2015. Following his PhD, he was awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellowship to work on functional chalcogenides and metal oxides with particular focus on their application in novel non-volatile memory and neuromorphic computing.
In 2018, he obtained his lectureship in the University of Southampton and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2023. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers and is the PI/Co-I in 6 UKRI funded research projects.
- 1. Neuromorphic computing based on novel memristor materials and devices
- 2. Machine learning enabled nanophotonics and energy harvesting devices design and optimization
1. Novel memristor devices for neuromorphic computing
- SiC based memristor as artificial synapses for neuromorphic computing
- Mesoporous silica based memristor for reservoir computing
- Chalcogenide materials (e.g. GeSbTe) based phase change and resistive switching memory
2. Thermoelectric materials and generators
- High performance thermoelectric binary and ternary materials (e.g. SnSe, Bi2Te3, Sb2Te3, BiSeTe, etc.)
- Thermoelectric generator design and optimisation enabled by AI technologies (e.g. genetic algorithm, neural network)
3. Deep-learning enabled structural colour design and optimisation
- Inverse design of F-P cavity based colour filter by deep learning technology
- Thermal and electrical controlled dynamic structural colour
Ruomeng is the Programmer Leader for MSc Electronic Engineering and MSc Micro and Nanotechnology. He is also the coordinator for the ECS Industrial Studies programmes.
He also teaches a range of undegraduate and postgraduate modules including:
ELEC1206: Electrical Materials and Fields
ELEC2230: Semiconductor Devices, Materials and Sensors
ELEC3200: Industrial Studies
ELEC3207/6256: Nanoelectronic Devices
ELEC3208: Analogue and Signal Processing
ELEC6200: Group Design Project
MIND6002: Technologies, Modules and Algorithms
Ruomeng studied Physics in China, receiving a BSc in 2008 and a MEd in 2009. He came to Southampton in 2009 where he obtained a MSc in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology in 2010 and a PhD investigating the confined nanoscale chalcogenide phase change material and memory in 2015. Following his PhD, Ruomeng was awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellowship in 2015 to start his independent research in functional chalcogenides and metal oxides with particular focus on application of novel non-volatile memory technologies (phase change memory and resistive switching memory) and thermoelectric (TE) materials and energy harvester. In 2018, he was appointed a lectureship in the Sustainable Electronic Technologies Group in the School of Electronics and Computer Science in the University of Southampton and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2023.
He was a Co-Investigator in a STFC grant (Selective Chemical Vapour Deposition for Production of Thermoelectric Micro-Generators for Energy Harvesting, £363k) for the development of thin film thermoelectric generators. He was also an investigator in a EPSRC program grant (ADEPT – Advanced Devices by ElectroPlaTing, £6.33m) which explores the state of the art of electrodeposition and device design at nanoscale in the areas of non-volatile memory (phase change and resistive memory), thermoelectrics, and infrared detection.
Ruomeng has published over 60 journal papers (Google Scholar) and delivered over 40 oral/poster presentations at national and international conferences. He is a regular reviewer of several journals from ACS, RSC and IEEE. He is a member of RSC and IOP and sits in the committee for the IOP Semiconductor Physics Group. He currently leads a team of 7 PhD students.