dr. S. Nihtianov

Associate Professor
Electronic Instrumentation (EI), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Development of precision electronic measurement instrumentation for industrial applications, with focus on smart capacitive, inductive and optical sensors and interfaces.


Stoyan Nihtianov (M’93-SM’98) received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1980 and 1987, respectively. From 1987 till 1995 he was an Associate professor at the Technical University in Sofia, teaching and researching in the field of smart sensors and sensor systems. Since 1995 till 2000 he was with the Laboratory of Electronics, University of Technology - Delft, The Netherlands, where he was a senior research fellow engaged in the research and development of methods and electronic equipment for non-destructive testing. Since 2000 he is with the high-tech company ASML, The Netherlands, in the position of a senior research fellow. Since 2003 he is also a part-time professor in the Electronics Instrumentation lab of TU Delft, The Netherlands, leading a research group working on industrial electronic instrumentation. Stoyan Nihtianov has authored or co-authored three books and four book chapters, more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference scientific papers in the field of sensors and sensor interface electronics. He holds 24 patents.

Stoyan Nihtianov served as a chair of the technical committee on MEMS@Nanotechnology of the Industrial Electronics society (2013-2014). He is an AdCom member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and represents this society in the IEEE Sensors Council. He is also an associate editor of IEEE TIE and a topical editor of IEEE Sensors Journal (Sensors Interface Electronics).

He has been multiple times a member of the technical program committees of the IES flagship conferences: IECON, ISIE and ICIT.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2017