Not everything around us can be felt or seen and some things can be harmful. At Sensors Lab in KAUST, we make our life safer by sensing harm around us.

Mani Teja did his bachelors in Electronics and communications from Jawaharlal Technological University Anantapur, India in the year 2013. He worked as a research associate for Physical Research Laboratory, India for couple of years. He further continued to work as a research associate at IIT Madras, India. Later he pursued his masters in Solid state electronic devices from National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan and graduated in 2018. His Master’s thesis is focused on fabricating a binary synapse like memristor using atomic layer deposition. He did his summer internship at National Device Laboratory (NDL-NARL Labs), Taiwan.  He decided to pursue his passion being a PhD scholar at Sensors lab, KAUST from January 2018. 

Research Interests

Design, fabrication and characterization of Gas, and chemical sensors; integrated sensing systems, Memristors 


A Flexible Capacitive Photoreceptor for the Biomimetic Retina

Mani Teja VijjapuMohammed E. FoudaAgamyrat AgambayevChun Hong KangChun-Ho LinBoon S. OoiJr-Hau HeAhmed M. EltawilKhaled N. Salama 

Light: Science & Applications

A Highly Selective Self-Powered Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Heterojunction of Halide Perovskite and InGaZnO NO2 Sensor.

MT Vijjapu; Surya, S. G.; He, Jr-Hau; Salama, K. N.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Fully Integrated Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide NO2 Gas Detector (Cover article)

MT Vijjapu, SG Surya, S Yuvaraja, X Zhang, HN Alshareef, KN Salama

ACS sensors

A Multi-Bit Fully Integrated Thin-Film Transistor NO2 Gas Detector at Room Temperature

MT Vijjapu, Surya, S. G., Yuvaraja, S., Salama, K. N.

IEEE Sensors Letters 2020, 4 (8), 1-4.

Highly Selective Metal–Organic Framework Textile Humidity Sensor.

Rauf, S.*; MT Vijjapu,*; Andrés, M. A.*; Gascón, I.; Roubeau, O.; Eddaoudi, M.; Salama, K. N.

 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12 (26), 29999-30006.

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Gas Sensors
  • Fractional order capacitors
  • Memristors
  • Nano fabrication and characterization

Education Profile

  • Masters in Solid state devices at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2018
  • B. Tech in Electronics and Communications at JNTUA, India, 2013

Awards and Distinctions

  • CTCI Scholarship for International graduate students in Taiwan in the year 2017.
  • Outstanding Academic Scholarship by NCTU, Taiwan from 2016-2018.