Dr. Shiraz Sohail



  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM)
  • Associate Editor, IET Science Measurement and Technology
  • Senior Member, IEEE (S' 10, GSM'15, M'17, SM'21, membership no. 93239675)
  • Best Faculty Award 2021, Assistant Professor Grade-II, NIT TRICHY
  • Associate Technical Program Chair (ATPC) for 39th IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC, IEEE I&M Society flagship conference) Ottawa, Canada in May 2022.
  • Outstanding Reviewer 2021 Award, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement TIM


Designation: Assistant Professor

                     Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE) Department


Chamber: Room No. 321, Second floor, Lyceum Building

                 National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli

                 Tamil Nadu, India - 620015.


Lab-incharge: Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Laboratory

                       Room No. 323, Second floor, Lyceum Building

                       Facility Available: (a) Thin film meso-scale sensor fabrication facility

                                                               (b) Mixed signal circuit design, fabrication, and test and facility

                                                               (c) MATLAB, Python, COMSOL Multiphysics, etc.


E-mail: ssohail@nitt.edu


Educational Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. (2016): Electrical Engineering (EE), IIT Kharagpur, India.
  2. M.Tech. (2010) : Electrical Engineering (EE), IIT Kharagpur, India. 
  3. B.Tech. (2006): Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (EIE), WBUT, Kolkata, India.


Field of Specializations: 

  1. MEMS device
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Sensor Design and Fabrication 
  4. Analog Circuit Design


We are working on instrumentation and measurement systems for industrial parameters. At the moment, we are more focused on the development of application-specific sensors for condition monitoring of high voltage transformer, motor, generator, turbine, gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), power electronics converter, etc. We are also working for the development of general-purpose sensors for traditional parameters such as temperature, pressure, density, humidity, displacement, flow, level, pH, chemical markers, etc. with improved characteristics. It helps to develop 'The Classical Instrumentation Field'. For making a complete prototype of sensor, sophisticated ‘state of the art’ analog, digital, mixed signals electronics interface circuits are designed, tested, and fabricated (PCB).

Teaching Experience: 

  1. Assistant Professor, Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE), National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India (June 2020 to till date).                             
  2. Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering (EE), Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India, (August 2017 to May 2020).
  3. Assistant Professor, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (EIE), VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India, (November 2016 to July 2017).
  4. Assistant Professor, Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim, (August 2014 to February 2015). 


Teaching Interests: 

  1. MEMS Microsystems
  2. Instrumentation Systems
  3. Automtive Instrumentation 
  4. Analog Filter Design
  5. Analog Signal Processing
  6. Electronics for Sensor Design
  7. Power Electronics
  8. Industrial Electric Drives


Research Consultancy:

  1. Co-PI of Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) of Tirunelveli smart city Project, Implementation and Enhancement of SCADA system for Water distribution headworks, Booster stations, and Overhead tanks for Tirunelveli zone, Palayamkottai zone, Melapalayam zone and Thatchanallur zone. (Rs. 81.3 Lakh)
  2. Seed grant for Development of Meso-Scale Thin Film Sensors for Industrial Applications. (Rs. 5 Lakh)



  1. Shiraz Sohail, Ershad Ali Mistri, Afzal Khan, Susanta Banerjee and Karabi Biswas, “Low voltage electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) actuation using nanocomposite thin film” Indian Patent granted on 3.11.2020 (Patent no. 350764).


Journal Publication (IEEE):              

  1. Gopal Singh, Shiraz Sohail, Umapathy Mangalnathan, Uma Gandhi, Tarikul Islam, "A Novel Dual-Slope Resistance to Digital Converter With Lead Resistance Compensation", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 72, p. 2001410, 2023.
  2. Shufali Ashraf Wani, MD. Manzar Nezami, Shakeb A. Khan, and Shiraz Sohail, “A Capacitive Sensor for Detecting Insulation Degradation by Sensing 2-FAL in Transformer Oil,” IEEE Transactions on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 2179-2187, 2020.
  3. Uzma Salmaz, Tarikul Islam and Shiraz Sohail, “A novel capacitive temperature sensor based on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS),” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 69, no. 10, pp. 7887-7894, Oct. 2020.
  4. MD. Manzar Nezami, Shufali Ashraf Wani, Shakeb A. Khan, Neeraj Khera, and Shiraz Sohail,  “A Comb Type Capacitive 2-FAL Sensor for Transformer Oil with Improved Sensitivity,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 69 (7), pp. 4524-32, 2020.
  5. MD. Manzar Nezami, Shufali Ashraf Wani, Shakeb A. Khan, Neeraj Khera and Shiraz Sohail,  “An MIP Based Novel Capacitive Sensor to Detect 2-FAL Concentration in Transformer Oil,” IEEE Sensor Journal, vol. 18(1), pp. 7924 – 7931, 2018.


Journal Publication (SCI/SCIE):              

  1. Shufali Ashraf Wani, Ankur Singh Rana, Shiraz Sohail, Obaidur Rahman, Shaheen Parveen, Shakeb A. Khan, "Advances in DGA based condition monitoring of transformers: A review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 149, p. 111347, 2021.
  2. MD. Manzar Nezami, Md. Danish Equbal, Shakeb A. Khan, Sherif S. M. Ghoneim, and Shiraz Sohail, "Classification of Cellulosic Insulation State Based on Smart Life Prediction Approach (SLPA)," Processes, vol. 9(6), p. 981, June 2021. 
  3. MD. Manzar Nezami, Md. Danish Equbal, Shakeb A. Khan, and Shiraz Sohail, "An ANFIS Based Comprehensive Correlation between Diagnostics and Destructive Parameter of Transformer’s Paper Insulation," Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, vol. 46, pp. 1541-1547, 2021. 
  4. Shiraz Sohail, Zainul Abdin Jaffery, and Karabi Biswas, “Jigsaw Electrode Design for Electrowetting Devices,” IET Micro & Nano Letters, vol. 14(10), pp. 1046-1051, 2019.
  5. Shiraz Sohail, Zainul Abdin Jaffery and Karabi Biswas, “Study of threshold voltage for different electrode shapes in electrowetting device,” Materials Research Express, vol. 6(4), p. 046414, 2018.
  6. Shiraz Sohail, Ershad Ali Mistri, Afzal Khan, Susanta Banerjee and Karabi Biswas, “Fabrication and Performance Study of BST/Teflon Nanocomposite Thin Film for Low Voltage Electrowetting Devices,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 238, pp. 122-132, 2016.
  7. Shiraz Sohail and Karabi Biswas, “Dynamic Sensing of Liquid Droplet in Electrowetting Devices,” Sensor Letters, vol. 13(9), pp. 721-734, 2015.
  8. Afzal Khan, Shiraz Sohail and Chacko Jacob, “The fabrication of stable superhydrophobic surfaces using a thin Au/Pd coating over a hydrophilic 3C-SiC nanorod network,” Applied Surface Science, vol. 353, pp. 964-972, 2015.
  9. Shiraz Sohail, Soumen Das and Karabi Biswas, “Effect of Interface Layer Capacitance on Polydimethylsiloxane in Electrowetting-on-Dielectric Actuation” Journal of Experimental Physics, vol. 15, p. 426435, 2015.
  10. Afzal Khan, Shiraz Sohail and Chacko Jacob, “Adhesion of Water Droplets by Low Voltage Electrowetting on a Superhydrophobic Surface of a 3C-SiC Nanorod Network,” Materials Research Express, vol. 2(12), pp. 125004, 2015.


PhD Student: 

  1. Mr Gopal Singh (full time, Roll no 410120002) - Broad area of research - Electronics Instrumentation - Ongoing
  2. Mr Y Maheswaran (part time external DRDO Sponsored, Roll no 410920051) - Broad area of research - Electronics Instrumentation - Ongoing
  3. Mr Nandigama PraveenKumar (full time) - Broad area of research - Electronics Instrumentation - Ongoing


MTech Student:

  1. Mr Sunil Kumar Singh Bonal (Roll no. 202219020) - Development of electronic interface circuit for an impedance sensor - Completed
  2. Mr Anand Kumar Keshkar (Roll no - 202220011) – Working in Sensors and Electronics Instrumentation - Ongoing
  3. Mr Maradani Ravi (Roll no - 210120014 ) - Working in Sensors and Electronics Instrumentation - Ongoing
  4. Mr Aniwesh Singh (Roll no 210120004) - Working in Sensors and Electronics Instrumentation – Ongoing


BTech Project:

  1. A dual-slope based interfacing circuit for resistive sensors (Roll no. 110117010, 110117020, 110117081)
  2. Smart attendance system using face recognition (Roll no. 110117002, 110117093)


Professional Affiliation:                         

  1. Senior Member IEEE (S' 10, GSM'15, M'17, SM'21, membership no. 93239675)  
  2. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society Membership
  3. IEEE Young Professional


Please note: UG students from other institutions are welcome for summer projects/internships.

Prospective research students (PhD/Masters) can contact me through my email address ssohail@nitt.edu