Sudhir Shrestha

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Sudhir Shrestha
Sudhir Shrestha


(707) 664-4385


Salazar Hall 2004

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Education and Training:

  • PhD in Engineering (Electrical and Micro/Nanoscale Systems), Louisiana Tech University, 2009
  • BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kathmandu University, 2003

Dr. Sudhir Shrestha is an associate professor and the chair of the Engineering Department at SSU. He has a PHD and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining SSU, he was a faculty member at Miami University, OH and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), IN. He also has several years of postdoctoral and industry experience. His current research interests include robotics, AI, embedded computing, and biomedical devices. He has seven patents and more than 35 publications. He is the founder and director of the Intelligent Systems Lab at SSU. He is a Senior Member of IEEE


  • 2017 – Present: Sonoma State University
    • Department Chair, 2022  – Present, Department of Engineering Science
    • Associate Professor, 2021 – Present
    • Assistant Professor, 2017 – 2021
  • 2016 – 2017:  Miami University, Oxford, OH
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  •  2009 – 2016: Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
    • Assistant Research Professor, 2011 – 2016, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Postdoc, 2009 – 2011
  • 2004 – 2005: Digital Link, Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Cofounder, Network, Systems & Hardware
  • 2003 – 2004: Vianet Communications, Kathmandu, Nepal 
    • Network, Systems & Hardware
Selected Publications & Presentations
  • M. Boubin and S. Shrestha, “Microcontroller Implementation of Support Vector Machine for Detecting Blood Glucose Levels using Breath Volatile Organic Compounds,” Applied Science, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 1-9, May 2019.
  • P. Vora and S. Shrestha, “Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy Using Embedded Computer Vision,” Applied Sciences, vol. 10, no. 20, pp. 1-10, Oct 2020.
  • A. Siegel, A. Daneshkhah, D. Hardin, S. Shrestha, et al., “Analyzing Breath Samples of Hypoglycemic Events in Type 1 Diabetes Patients: Towards Developing an Alternative to Diabetes Alert Dogs,” Journal of Breath Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, Jun. 2017.
  • A. Daneshkhah, S. Shrestha, et al., “Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride-Hexafluoropropylene) Composite Sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds Detection in Breath,” Sensors and Actuators B, Vol. 221, pp. 635-643, 2015.
  • S. Shrestha, C. Harold, M. Boubin, and L. Lawrence, “Smart Wristband with Integrated Chemical Sensors for Detecting Glucose Levels Using Breath Volatile Organic Compounds,” in Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XV, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Apr. 16-18, 2019, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 11020 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2019), 110200R.
  • Y.-T. Chen and S. Shrestha, “Source Classification of Indoor Air Pollutants using Principal Component Analysis for Smart Home Monitoring Applications,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT), Rochester, MI, May 3-5, 2018, pp. 0129-0133.
  • Y.-T. Chen,  et al., “Electronic Nose for Ambient Detection and Monitoring,” Proc. of SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference, Anaheim, CA, Apr. 9-13, 2017.
  • S. Shrestha, et al., “Breast Tumor Detection by Flexible Wearable Antenna System,” International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 499-516, 2012.
  • S. Shrestha, M. D. Balachandran, M. Agarwal, V. V. Phoha, and K. Varahramyan, “A Chipless RFID Sensor System for Cyber Centric Monitoring Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1303-1309, 2009. [150+ citations (]
  • M. D. Balachandran, S. Shrestha, et al., “SnO2 Capacitive Sensor Integrated with Microstrip Patch Antenna for Passive Wireless Detection of Ethylene Gas,” IEE Electronics Letters, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 464-466, 2008.
  • Full Publicatioin List


  • A Device to Collect Breath Data from Type-2 Diabetes Patients in Real-Life Situations. US Patent Application  17508877 (Oct 22, 2021)
  • Volatile Organic Compound Sensors, and Methods of Making and Using the Same. US 10107827 B1 (Published: Oct 22, 2018)
  • Low Power Wireless Sensor System with Ring Oscillator and Sensors for Use in Monitoring of Physiological Data. US 2015 0295562 A1 (Published: Oct 14, 2015)
  • Wearable Microstrip Antennas for Skin Placement for Biomedical Applications. US 9044158 B2 (Published: Jun 1, 2015)
  • Paper-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries. US 9548496 B2 (Published: Jan 16, 2017), US 9531010 B2 (Published: Oct 17, 2016), US 9472832 B2
  • Layer-by-Layer Assembled Nanoparticles Based Thin Films for Solar Cells and Other Applications. US 9444003 B2 (Published: Sep 12, 2016), UWO 2012 015989 A3 (Published: May 9, 2012)
  • Transmission Delay Based RFID Tag. US 8179231 B1 (Published: May 14, 2012), US 8736452 B1 (Published: May 26, 2014 Filed: Mar 12, 2008)