Current LNIS Members

Principal Investigator

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon (S’10–M’11–SM’16) is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Academics and Strategic Initiatives in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department and an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Computing at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, where he leads the Laboratory for NanoIntegrated Systems (LNIS). He holds an Electrical Engineer M.Sc. degree from CPE-Lyon, France (2008), a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from INSA Lyon, France (2008) and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France and the University of Lyon, France (2011).

Prior to joining the University of Utah, he was a research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland within the Laboratory of Integrated Systems (Prof. De Micheli) and a visiting research associate at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Previously, he was research assistant at CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France. Prof. Gaillardon is recipient of the C-Innov 2011 best thesis award, the Nanoarch 2012 best paper award, the BSF 2017 Prof. Pazy Memorial Research Award, the 2017 NSF CAREER award, the 2018 IEEE CEDA Pederson Award, the 2018 ChemE Education William H. Corcoran best paper award, the 2019 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2019 IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award and the 2020 ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award. He has been serving as TPC member for many conferences, including DATE, DAC, ICCAD, Nanoarch, etc.. He is an associate editor of IEEE TNANO and a reviewer for several journals and funding agencies. He served as Topic co-chair "Emerging Technologies for Future Memories" for DATE'17-19. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

The research activities and interests of Prof. Gaillardon are currently focused on the development of novel computing systems exploiting emerging device technologies and novel EDA techniques.

Contact Information


Phone: +1 (801) 585-3422

Address: SMBB 3745, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, SMBB building, 36 S Wasatch Dr #3100, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA

Research Staff

Scott Temple

Scott received a B.S in physics from the University of Utah in 2014. After briefly pursuing graduate studies in Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, he moved to industry, working as a data scientist and later, a data engineer.

He is now a staff researcher at LNIS where he maintains LSOracle and pursues related research into the application of machine learning to logic optimization.


Ashton Snelgrove

Ashton is a senior software developer at LNIS developing LSOracle and OpenFPGA. Ashton received a B.S. in computer science from the UofU in 2012. Prior to joining the lab, he was a software engineer in industry for 10 years, specializing in distributed systems.

His research interests include logic synthesis, engineering education, and emerging technologies and reconfigurable architectures.


Raven Reitstetter

Raven is a senior chemical engineer focusing on chemical sensor testing and integration. He received his M.Sc and PhD from Bonn University in Germany. Prior to joining LNIS, he had a career with the US Army and with the US Government at Dugway Proving Ground.

His research interests include sensor applications in biology, chemistry and agriculture.


Corinne Garcia

Corinne is complementing the team by increasing scientific throughput, and providing scientific communication. She also supports the team's HR needs . She has a M.Sc in Chemistry from CPE Lyon, and a M.S. in Management from IAE Aix-en-Provence.


Nathan Page

Nathan is currently an engineer for the LNIS after completing his M.Sc. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah.



PhD Students

Patsy Cadareanu

Patsy received her BS degrees in Microelectronic Engineering and Philosophy in 2016, and her MS degree in Microelectronic Engineering in 2018 from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is currently working towards her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah.

Her interests include device physics and simulation, nanofabrication, and the study of emerging technologies. Her work at the U is focused on the design, development, and testing of TIGFETs.


Ganesh Gore

Ganesh received his BE degree from Mumbai University in 2012 and M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay, India) in 2016. At IIT-Bombay, he worked on Lookup Table Based Circuit and Device modeling. After completing his degree, he co-founded an Education Technology Startup (Eduvance), where he worked as Chief Technology Officer for three years and developed several commercially deployed SW and HW products.

His current research interests are education technology, reconfigurable computing, computer aided design, and architecture based on emerging technologies.


Matthieu Couriol

Matthieu received his B.Sc and M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from CPE Lyon, France (2020). He is now working towards his Ph.D. degree at the University of Utah in Electrical Engineering.

His research is focused on high-resolution chemiresistive sensors analog front-end interfaces.


Aurélien Alacchi

Aurélien received his MSc degree in Microelectronics and Telecommunications from Polytech Marseille, France in 2018. He is now working toward his PhD degree in Computer Engineering.

His research interests are linked to FPGA design.


Grant Brown

Grant recieved his BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University in 2018. He is currently working towards his joint M.Sc/Ph.D degree at the University of Utah in Computer Engineering.

His research interests are in FPGA architecture exploration, In-Memory Computing, and electronic design automation.


MSc Students

Allen Boston

Allen received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Askansas in 2021. He is working towards his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah.


Undergraduate Students

Owen Leishman

Owen is studying Computer Engineering at the University of Utah.


Michael Keyser

Michael is majoring in Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He is a BS/MS student in the Computer Engineering program.


Olivia Lam

Olivia is majoring in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the University of Utah.


Visiting Scholar/Students

Former LNIS Members

Post-Doc Researchers

  • Dr. Roman Gauchi, 2022.

  • Dr. Xifan Tang, 2021.

  • Dr. Amitesh Kumar, 2019.

  • Dr. Valerio Tenace, 2021.


  • Clara Chevreau, 2022.

Ph.D. Students

  • Edouard Giacomin, graduated Spring 2021. Now senior hardware engineer at Qualcomm, San Diego, CA, USA.

  • Walter Lau Neto, graduated Spring 2022. Now senior R&D engineer at Synopsis, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

  • Thomas Becnel, graduated Spring 2022. Now at Tetrad Sensors, SLC, UT

Visiting Researchers

  • Maxime Thamassack, EPFL. Fall 2016.

  • Alexandre Levisse, EPFL. Fall 2016.

MSc Students

  • Alexandre Normand, 2022

  • Daniel Wakeman, 2022

  • Andrew Pong, 2021.

  • Léa Enginger, 2021.

  • Hugo Maitre, 2021.

  • Max Austin, 2020.

  • Virgile Colrat, 2020.

  • Samy Charas, 2020.

  • Scott Gale, 2019.

  • Matthieu Couriol, 2019. Now Ph.D. student.

  • Quang Nguyen, 2019. Now embedded system engineer at ProdataKey, Salt Lake City, USA.

  • João Vieira, 2019. Now Ph.D. student at INESC-ID, Portugal.

  • Robert Weischedel, 2019. Now software engineer at Microsoft, Seattle, USA.

  • Hari Krishna, 2018.

  • Devin Renshaw , 2018. Now Ph.D. student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA.

  • Baudouin Chauviere, 2018, CPE Lyon. Now Ph.D. at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.

  • Jorge Romero-Gonzalez, 2018. Now application engineer at ASML, Albuquerque, USA.

  • Bhumika Khandelwal, 2017.

  • Armando Biscontini, 2016, Politecnico di Milano. Now physical design engineer at Qualcomm, Cork, Ireland.

  • Tengda Shi, 2016. Now staff software engineer at Palo Alto Networks, Santa Clara, USA.

BSc Students

  • Benjamin Leaptrop, 2021

  • Nichols Crawford Taylor, 2021

  • Andrew Erikson, 2021.

  • Faris Kahn, 2021.

  • Will Ransohoff, 2021.

  • Henry Gilbert, 2019.

  • Trenton Taylor, 2018. Now software engineer at Lockheed Martin, Manassas, USA.

  • Mitchell Terry, 2016.

  • Kaitlin Hall, 2016.


  • Dillon Lee, 2021.