Title: Terahertz express analyser for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2
Biography: Nikhil Karunakaran Ponon received his PhD in semiconductor physics from Newcastle University, UK in 2014. In 2014 he joined as a post-doctoral researcher at Newcastle University, UK where he worked on developing active MEMS brain implants for closed loop feedback optogenetic neural control. He joined RAM Group DE GmbH, Germany in 2017 as Sensor Integration manager and was promoted to Director of Application and Product Development in 2019. Since 2022 he is working as Chief Technology Officer at RAM THz Solutions GmbH, Germany. Dr. Ponon is a solutions-oriented product development expert with hands-on experience in chip fabrication, packaging, electronic system design, software design, prototyping, algorithm deployment, cloud integration, 3rd party validation, regulatory certification and all the way up to mass manufacturing.