S. Soni PhD (Saurabh)

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Charge Transfer
Quantum Interference
Self Assembled Monolayer
Engineering & Materials Science
Charge Transfer
Self Assembled Monolayers


Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., Astier, H. P. A. G., Nickle, C. , Soni, S., Alami, F. A., Borrini, A., Zhang, Z., Honnigfort, C., Braunschweig, B. , Leoncini, A., Qi, D. C., Han, Y., del Barco, E., Thompson, D. , & Nijhuis, C. A. (2022). Dynamic molecular switches with hysteretic negative differential conductance emulating synaptic behaviour. Nature materials, 21(12), 1403-1411. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-022-01402-2
Carlotti, M. , Soni, S., Kovalchuk, A., Kumar, S., Hofmann, S., & Chiechi, R. C. (2022). Empirical Parameter to Compare Molecule–Electrode Interfaces in Large-Area Molecular Junctions. ACS Physical Chemistry Au. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00029
Soni, S. (2021). Molecular Ensemble Junctions: a combined experimental and theoretical investigation. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. https://doi.org/10.33612/diss.177486717
Liu, Y., Qiu, X. , Soni, S., & Chiechi, R. C. (2021). Charge transport through molecular ensembles: Recent progress in molecular electronics. Chemical Physics Reviews, 2(2), [021303]. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0050667
Soni, S., & ... [et al.], . (2020). Tunneling probability increases with distance in junctions comprising self-assembled monolayers of oligo-thiophenes. Poster session presented at ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/scimeetings.0c00380
Soni, S., Ye, G., Zheng, J., Zhang, Y., Asyuda, A., Zharnikov, M., Hong, W., & Chiechi, R. C. (2020). Understanding the Role of Parallel Pathways via In-Situ Switching of Quantum Interference in Molecular Tunneling Junctions. Angewandte Chemie (international edition), 59(34), 14308-14312. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202005047
Kumar, S. , Soni, S., Danowski, W., van Beek, C., Feringa, B. L., Rudolf, P., & Chiechi, R. C. (2020). Correlating the Influence of Disulfides in Monolayers Across Photoelectron Spectroscopy Wettability and Tunneling Charge-Transport. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(35), 15075-15083. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c06508

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  • 2011-15: B.Tech., Chemical Science and Technology, IIT Guwahati, India
  • 2015-17: M.Sc., Topmaster programme in Nanoscience, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2017-21: Ph.D., University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Supervisor: prof. dr. Ryan C. Chiechi

Postdoctoral research

  • Hybrid Materials for Opto-Electronics, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Supervisor: prof. dr. Christian A. Nijhuis



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