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Purav Shah

  • PhD, MSc, B.Eng(Hons)
  • Lecturer in Computer Communications
  • Middlesex University
  • 14PublicationsNumber of items in Purav's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers


Purav Shah received his B.Eng. degree in electronics engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India, in 2002, MSc. in radio communications from Lancaster University, UK, in 2003 and PhD. degree in multi-level magnetic recording from University of Plymouth, UK, in 2008. His doctoral research focused on read channel modelling for longitudinal and perpendicular magnetic recording, application of error correcting codes, multi-level recording and equalisation techniques. His research fellowship at the University of Exeter included work on read channel design for probe storage using phase-change media, noise modelling and signal processing. He also performed real-time experiments on phase-change media using scanning probe technology. He has experience using scanning electron microscopy tools like conduction-atomic force microscopy (C-AFM), tapping mode AFM, contact/non-contact AFM, magnetic force micrcoscopy (MFM), and force modulation for material characterisation.

Recent publications

  • Phase-change technologies: from PCRAM to probe-storage to processors

    • C. D. Wright P
  • Scanning Probe Memories - Technology and Applications

    • C. D. Wright M

Professional experience

Lecturer in Computer Communications

Middlesex University

November 2010 - Present

Associate Research Fellow

University of Exeter

November 2008 - October 2010(2 years)

Internship (Application support)

IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

June 2010


IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

February 2010


Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique

October 2009



University of Plymouth

October 2004 - August 2008(4 years)

MSc. in Personal and Mobile Radio Communications Engineering

Lancaster University

September 2002 - October 2003(a year)

Followers (5)

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