Manoj Sachdev, PEng

Manoj Sachdev, PEng
Professor, Acting Associate Dean, Research and External Partnerships
Location: E5 4027
Phone: 519-888-4567 x33370


Manoj Sachdev is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research interests include low power and high performance digital circuit design, mixed-signal circuit design, and test and manufacturing issues of integrated circuits. He has contributed to over 180 conference and journal publications, and has written 5 books. He also holds more than 30 granted US patents.
Professor Sachdev, along with his students and colleagues, have received several international research awards. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Professor Sachdev serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications. He is also a member of program of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference.

Research Interests

  • Digital circuit design for low power, low voltage applications, High performance mixed-signal circuit design, Robust design practices for VLSI, VLSI testing and design, VLSI quality, VLSI reliability, VLSI improvement techniques, Circuits Design & VLSI, Cybersecurity, Application security, Network security,


  • 1996, Doctorate Electrical Engineering, Brunel University, United Kingdom
  • 1984, Bachelor of Engineering Electronics and Communication, University of Roorkee, India


  • 1997 Best Paper Award in European Design and Test Conference
  • 1998 Honorable Mention Award in International Test Conference


  • ECE 637 - Digital Integrated Circuits
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Saha S., Sachdev M., and Mitra S.K., Recent advances in label-free optical, electrochemical, and electronic biosensors for glioma biomarkers, Biomicrofluidics, Volume 17, Canada, 2023.
  • Gohardehi S., and Sachdev M., Dual-Driver Pixel Circuit and Associated Drivers for Low-Power OLEDoS Microdisplays, Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium, Volume 53, 98-101, Canada, 2022.
  • Li Q., Lee C.-H., Asad M., Wong W.S., and Sachdev M., Energy-Efficient Full-Swing Logic Circuits with Unipolar TFTs on Flexible Substrates, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Volume 56, 1949-1958, Canada, 2021.
  • Stangherlin K.H., and Sachdev M., Reliable strong puf enrollment and operation with temperature and voltage optimization, Proceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED, Volume 127, 529-534, Canada, 2021.
  • Asad M., Li Q., Sachdev M., and Wong W.S., Enhanced Surface-Emitting Vertical InGaN Light-Emitting Diodes by Self-Aligned Sidewall Electrodes and Optical Cavity Length Mod, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, Volume 3, 882-889, Canada, 2021.
  • Patel D., Neale A., Wright D., and Sachdev M., Body Biased Sense Amplifier with Auto-Offset Mitigation for Low-Voltage SRAMs, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Volume 68, 3265-3278, Canada, 2021.
  • Nabavi M., and Sachdev M., A 350 mV, 2 MHz, 16-kb SRAM with programmable wordline boosting in the 65 nm CMOS technology, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Volume 109, 213-224, Canada, 2021.
  • Maheshwari Y., Stangherlin K., Wright D., and Sachdev M., Ultra Low-power, Low-energy Static Single-phase Clocked Flip-flop, 2021 28th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2021 - Proceedings, Canada, 2021.
  • Radhakrishnan G., Yoon Y., and Sachdev M., Monitoring Aging Defects in STT-MRAMs, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Volume 39, 4645-4656, Canada, 2020.
  • Asad M., Li Q., Sachdev M., and Wong W.S., Corrigendum to “Thermal and optical properties of high-density GaN micro-LED arrays on flexible substrates” [Nano Energy 73 , Nano Energy, Volume 78, Canada, 2020.

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