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Aydin Babakhani
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
e-mail:Aydin.Babakhani@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering (2003) Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering (2005) Caltech, Pasadena, CA (USA)
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (2008) Caltech, Pasadena, CA (USA)
 
Primary Department
   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    Websites
     RISC Laboratory Website
     Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)
     
    Research Areas
     Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and Sensors for Intelligent Oil/Gas Fields Silicon-based mm-Wave and THz Transceivers Large-Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) Circuits and On-chip Antennas Miniturized Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectrometers Sensors for Medical Imaging and Neural Engineering Optoelectronic Systems and Devices in Conventional CMOS
     
    Teaching Areas
     Analog Circuit Design
    ELEC 342, ELEC 516
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     
    H. Aggrawal and A. Babakhani, "An Active Cancellation Architecture for High-speed Track-and-Hold Amplifiers in 45nm CMOS SOI," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
     
     
    H. Aggrawal and A. Babakhani, "Ultra-Wideband Joint Spatial Coding for Secure Communication and High-Resolution Imaging," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. (Invited)
     
     

    H. Aggrawal, M. Assefzadeh, B. Jamali, P. Chen, and A. Babakhani, "Gone in a Picosecond: Techniques for the Generation and Detection of Picosecond Pulses and Their Applications," in IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 17, no. 12, Dec. 2016. (Invited)

     
     
    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, "A Broadband Pulse Generation and Radiation with 1.9ps FWHM and 2.5mW Peak Radiated Power based on Direct Digital-to-Impulse Architecture," submitted to IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits.
     
     
    P. Chen and A. Babakhani, " A Nonlinear Q-Switching Impedance Technique for Picosecond Pulse Radiation in Silicon," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Dec. 2016.
     
     
    P. Chen, Mahdi Assefzadeh, and A. Babakhani, "fsec Laser based THz-TDS Characterization of Picosecond Impulse Radiators," invited and submitted to IEEE T-MTT special issue on Emerging RF Measurement Techniques and Applications.
     
     
    X. Yang and Babakhani, "A Full-Duplex Single-Chip Transceiver with Self-Interference Cancellation in 0.13µm SiGe BiCMOS for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 51, no. 10, pp. 2408-2419, 2016.
     
     

    X. Yang and A. Babakhani "A Single-Chip Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Transceiver in 0.13um SiGe BiCMOS." IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63: 3727-3735.

     
     

    P. Bhatnagar,    M. Alauddin,    J. A. Bankson,    D. Kirui, P. Seifi, H. Huls, D. A. Lee, A. Babakhani, M. Ferrari, K. C. Li, and     L. J. N. Cooper, “Tumor Lysing Genetically Engineered T Cells Loaded with Multi-Modal Imaging Agents,” in Nature Scientific Reports, 4, Article number: 4502, 2014.

     
     Articles
     

    M. Ferriss, J. Plouchart, A. Natarajan, A. Rylyakov, B. Parker, A. Babakhani, S. Yaldiz, B. Sadhu, A. Valdes-Garcia, J. Tierno, and D. Friedman "An Integral Path Self-calibration Scheme for A 20.1-26.7GHz Dual-loop PLL in 32nm SOI CMOS." IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits (2013) In Press

     
     

    Z. Liu , L. Ma , G. Shi , W. Zhou , Y. Gong , S. Lei , X. Yang , J. Zhang , J. Yu , K. Hackenberg , A. Babakhani , J. Idrobo , R. Vajtai , J. Lou "In-plane heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride with controlled domain sizes." Nature Nanotechnology (2013) In Press

     
     

    J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, “Solving Large-Scale Hybrid Circuit-Antenna Problems,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I,  vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 374-387, Feb. 2011

     
     

    A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, “Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation,” in IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 36-46, Feb. 2009

     
     

    Hassibi, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “A Spectral-Scanning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Integrated Transceiver,” in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 1805-1813, Jun. 2009

     
     

    A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, “Transmitter Architectures Based On Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation (NFDAM),” in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, no. 12, pp. 2674-2692, Dec. 2008

     
     

    S. Jeon, Y. Wang, H. Wang, F. Bohn, A. Natarajan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “A Scalable 6-to-18 GHz Concurrent Dual-Band Quad-Beam Phased Array Receiver in CMOS,” in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, pp. 2660-2673, Dec. 2008.

     
     

    A. Babakhani, X. Guan, A. Komijani, A. Natarajan, and A. Hajimiri, “A 77 GHz Phased Array Transceiver With On-Chip Dipole Antennas: Receiver and Antennas,” in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 2795-2806, Dec. 2006

     
     

    A. Natarajan, A. Komijani, X. Guan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “A 77 GHz Phased Array Transceiver With On-Chip Dipole Antennas: Transmitter and Local LO-Path Phase Shifting,” in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 2807-2819, Dec. 2006

     
     

    J. Buckwalter, A. Babakhani, A. Komijani, and A. Hajimiri, “An Integrated Sub-Harmonic Coupled-Oscillator Scheme For A 60 GHz Phased Array Transmitter,” in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 54, no. 12, pp. 4271-4280, Dec. 2006

     
     Book chapters
     

    S. Jeon, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “Integrated Phased Arrays,” in Advanced Millimeter-wave Technologies, Duixian Liu et al. (editors), John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Publications, 2009

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    A. Babakhani, “Picosecond Impulse Radiating Arrays in Silicon,” in International Symposium on Microwave/Terahertz Science and Application, Jul. 2015. (Invited Keynote Talk)

     
     

    A. Babakhani, “Picosecond Impulse Radiating Arrays in Silicon,” in International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Aug. 2015. (Invited Keynote Talk)

     
     

    A. Babakhani, “Single-Chip Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Transceivers,” in 57th Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, July. 2015. (Invited Keynote Talk)

     
     

    A. Babakhani, “High-Power THz Pulse Radiation With GHz Repetition Rate In Silicon,” in International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Sep. 2016. (Invited Keynote Talk)

     
     

    B. Jamali and A. Babakhani, "A 0.2-2.6GHz Instantaneous Frequency-to-Voltage Converter in 90nm CMOS," in IEEE Radio and Wireless Symp. Dig. Papers, Jan. 2016.

     
     

    B. Jamali and A. Babakhani, " Sub-picosecond Wireless Synchronization Based on a Millimeter-Wave Impulse Receiver with an On-chip Antenna in 0.13µm SiGe BiCMOS, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, May 2016.

     
     

    C. Chen and A. Babakhani, "Wireless Synchronization of mm-wave Arrays in 65nm CMOS, " in IEEE CICC Symp. Dig. Papers, Sept. 2015.

     
     

    H. Aggrawal and A. Babakhani, "An Ultra-Wideband Impulse Receiver for sub-100fsec Time Transfer and sub-30µm Localization, " in IEEE Radio and Wireless Symp. Dig. Papers, Jan. 2016. (Finalist for Best Paper Award)

     
     

    H. Aggrawal and A. Babakhani, "Ultra-Wideband Pulse-Based Directional Modulation," in IEEE International Microwave and RF Conference, Dec. 2015. (Finalist for Best Paper Award)

     
     

    H. Rahmani and A. Babakhani, “A Fully Integrated Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Circuit with an on-Chip Antenna for Biomedical Implants in 180 nm SOI CMOS,” in IEEE Sensors, Nov. 2016.

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, "A Fully-Integrated Digitally-Programmable 4×4 Picosecond Digital-to-Impulse Radiating Array in 65nm Bulk CMOS, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, May 2016.

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, “Broadband Beam-forming of Terahertz Pulses with a Single-Chip 4×2 Array in Silicon,” in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, Jun. 2016. (Best Paper Award- 2nd Place)

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, "Multi-Order Transmission Line-Radial Stub Networks for Broadband Impedance Matching and Power Combining in a Watt-Level Silicon Power Amplifier, " in Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems, March 2016.

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, "Picosecond Digital-to-Impulse Generator in Silicon, " in in IEEE Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF, Jan. 2016. (Best Paper Award)

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, " Broadband THz Spectroscopic Imaging based on a Fully Integrated 4×2 Digital-to-Impulse Radiating Array with a Full-Spectrum of 0.03-1.03THz in Silicon, " in IEEE Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, Jun. 2016.

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, “Broadband 0.03-1.032THz Signal Generation And Radiation Based On A Fully-Integrated 4×2 Impulse Radiating Array In 90nm SiGe BiCMOS,” in International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Sep. 2016. (Finalist for Best Paper Award)

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh, B. Jamali, A. Gluszek, A. Hudzikowski, J. Wojtas, F. Tittel, and A. Babakhani, " Terahertz Trace Gas Spectroscopy Based on a Fully-Electronic Frequency-Comb Radiating Array in Silicon, " in the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CELO), Jun. 2016.

     
     

    P. Chen and A. Babakhani, " A 4ps Amplitude Reconfigurable Impulse Radiator with THz-TDS Characterization Method in 0.13µm SiGe BiCMOS, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, May 2016. (Best Paper Award- 2nd Place)

     
     

    P. Chen, M. Hosseini, and A. Babakhani, " An Integrated Germanium-Based Optical Waveguide Coupled THz Photoconductive Antenna in Silicon, " in the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CELO), Jun. 2016.

     
     

    X. Yang and A. Babakhani, "A 4.6-5.35GHz Transceiver with 38dB On-Chip Self-Interference Cancelation at 10kHz Offset Frequency, " in IEEE RFIC Symp. Dig. Papers, May 2015. (Finalist for Best Paper Award)

     
     

    X. Yang and A. Babakhani, " A Single-Chip In-Band Full-Duplex Low-IF Transceiver with Self-Interference Cancellation, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, May 2016. (Finalist for Best Paper Award)

     
     

    Y. Sun and A. Babakhani, " A Wirelessly Powered Injection-Locked Oscillator with On-Chip Antennas in 180nm SOI CMOS, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, May 2016.

     
     

    C. Chen and A. Babakhani, "A 30GHz Impulse Radiator with On-Chip Antennas for High-Resolution 3D Imaging," in IEEE Radio and Wireless Symp. Dig. Papers, Jan. 2015 (Best Paper Award)

     
     

    C. Chen and A. Babakhani, "Wireless Synchronization of mm-wave Arrays in 65nm CMOS," in IEEE CICC Symp. Dig. Papers, Sept. 2015

     
     

    H. Aggrwal and A. Babakhani, "Ultra-Wideband Pulse-Based Directional Modulation," in IEEE International Microwave and RF Conference, Dec. 2015 (Finalist for Best Paper Award)

     
     

    X. Yang and A. Babakhani, "A 4.6-5.35GHz Transceiver with 38dB On-Chip Self-Interference Cancelation at 10kHz Offset Frequency," in IEEE RFIC Symp. Dig. Papers, May 2015 (Finalist for Best Paper Award)

     
     

    H. Aggrawal and A. Babakhani, “A 40GS/s Track-and-Hold Sampler with 62dB SFDR3 in 45nm CMOS SOI,” in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014.

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, “A 9-psec      Differential Lens-Less Digital-to-Impulse Radiator with 150-fs-Resolution      Delay Line in Silicon,” in IEEE RFIC Symp., Jun. 2014.

     
     

    M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, “An 8-psec 13dBm Peak EIRP Digital-to-Impulse Radiator with an On-chip Slot Bow-Tie Antenna in Silicon,” in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014

     
     

    X. Yang and A. Babakhani, “A 2.5Gb/s 0.38mm2 Optical Receiver with Integrated Photodiodes in 0.18µm CMOS SOI,” in IEEE      MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014.

     
     

    X. Yang, M. Tavakkoli, W. Chapman, and A.      Babakhani, “Detecting Asphaltenes by a Miniaturised Electron Paramagnetic      Resonance (EPR) Sensor,” in International Petroleum Technology Conference      (IPTC), January. 2014.

     

     
     

    X. Yang, X. Lu, A. Babakhani, “A Fully-Integrated      Free-space Optically-Locked VCO with Picosecond Timing Jitter in 0.18μm      CMOS,” in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014.

     
     Conference papers
     

    C. Chen, P. Seifi, and A. Babakhani, “A Silicon-Based, Fully Integrated Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance System for mm-Wave Spectroscopy,” in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2013.

     
     

    X. Yang and A. Babakhani "Optical Waveguides and Photodiodes in 0.18μm CMOS SOI with No Post-processing."  (2013) In Press

     
     

    X. Yang, P. Seifi, and A. Babakhani, “A Single-Chip Dual-Mode CW/Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer in 0.13μm SiGe BiCMOS,” in IEEE MTT-SInt. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2013.

     
     

    B. Sadhu, M. A. Ferriss, J. Plouchart, A. S. Natarajan, A. V. Rylyakov, A. Valdes-
    Garcia, B. D. Parker, S. Reynold, A. Babakhani, S. Yaldiz, L. Pileggi, R. Harjani, J.
    Tierno, and D. Friedman, “A 21.8-27.5GHz PLL in 32nm SOI Using Gm
    Linearization to Achieve -130dBc/Hz Phase Noise at 10MHz Offset from a 22GHz
    Carrier,” in IEEE RFIC Symp. Dig. Papers, Jun. 2012.

     
     

    M. Ferriss, J. Plouchart, A. Natarajan, A. Rylyakov, B. Parker, A. Babakhani, S.
    Yaldiz, B. Sadhu, A. Valdes-Garcia, J. Tierno, and D. Friedman, “An Integral Path
    Self-calibration Scheme for A 20.1-26.7GHz Dual-loop PLL in 32nm SOI CMOS,”
    in IEEE Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits (VLSI), Jun. 2012.

     
     

    A. Babakhani, D. Liu, M. Sanduleanu, and S. Reynolds, “A Near-field Millimeterwave
    Dielectric Imaging Technique with Sub-wavelength Spatial Resolution,” in
    International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMWTHz),
    Houston, Texas, 2011.

     
     

    A. Babakhani, J. Lavaei, J. C. Doyle, and A. Hajimiri, “Finding Globally Optimum Solutions in Antenna Optimization Problems,” in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 2010

     
     

    J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, “Passively Controllable Smart
    Antennas,” in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami,
    Florida, 2010.

     
     

    J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, “A Study of Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation Systems Using Convex Optimization,” in American Control Conference, Baltimore, USA, 2010

     
     

    J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, “Passively Controllable Smart Antennas,”   in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, Florida, 2010

     
     

    J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, “Programmable Antenna Design Using Convex Optimization,” in 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 2010 (invited)

     
     

    A. H. Chang, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation (NFDAM) Transmitter at 2.4 GHz,” in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, Jun. 2009, pp. 1-4

     
     

    J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, “Solving Large-Scale Linear Circuit Problems via Convex Optimization,” in Proc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009

     
     

    A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, “A Near-Field Modulation Technique Using Antenna Reflector Switching,” in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2008, pp.188-189. (Highest rank in the committee review)

     
     

    H. Wang, S. Jeon, Y. Wang, F. Bohn, A. Natarajan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “A Tunable Concurrent 6-to-18 GHz Phased Array System in CMOS,” in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2008, pp. 687-690

     
     

    S. Jeon, Y. Wang, H. Wang, F. Bohn, A. Natarajan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “A Scalable 6-to-18 GHz Concurrent Dual-Band Quad-Beam Phased array Receiver in CMOS,” in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2008, pp.186-187

     
     

    Y. Wang, S. Jeon, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “A 6-to-18 GHz Tunable Concurrent Dual-Band Receiver Front End for Scalable Phased Arrays in 130 nm CMOS,” in IEEE RFIC Symposium Dig. Papers, Jun. 2008, pp. 343-346

     
     

    A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, “Millimeter-Wave Phased Arrays in Silicon With Integrated Antennas,” in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, Jun. 2007, pp. 4369-4372

     
     

    A. Hassibi, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, “A Spectral-Scanning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Integrated System,” in IEEE  Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Sept. 2007, pp.123-126

     
     

    A. Babakhani, X. Guan, A. Komijani, A. Natarajan, and A. Hajimiri, “A 77 GHz 4-Element Phased Array Receiver With On-Chip Dipole Antennas in Silicon,” in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2006, pp.180-181. (Second highest rank in the committee review)

     
     

    A. Natarajan, A. Komijani, X. Guan, A. Babakhani, Y. Wang, and A. Hajimiri, “A 77 GHz Phased Array Transmitter With Local LO-Path Phase-Shifting in Silicon,” in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2006, pp. 182-183. (Highest rank in the committee review)

     
     

    J. Buckwalter, A. Babakhani, A. Komijani, and A. Hajimiri, “Quadrature Sub-Harmonic Coupled Oscillators For A 60 GHz SiGe Scalable Phased Array,” in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2006, pp. 822-825

     
    Creative Works
     Architectural Designs - Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation
     Dr. Babakhani invented the concept of near-field direct antenna modulation, a breakthrough in the field of wireless communication electronics.,
     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, Texas Instruments, June 2010

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, UIUC, April 2010

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, MIT, April 2010

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, UMASS Amherst, April 2010

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, Rice University, April 2010

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab, April 2010

     
     

    Convergence of circuits and electromagnetics in the (sub)-mm-wave regime, USC, February 2009

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, Caltech, March 2009

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, Stanford University, April 2009

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, UC Berkeley, October 2009

     
     

    Large Scale Radiating Integrated (LSRI) circuits, Princeton University, March 2009

     
     

    Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation (NFDAM), CMOSET Workshop, September 2009

     
     

    Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation (NFDAM), Caltech, May 2007

     
     

    A 77 GHz 4-element phased array transceiver with on-chip dipole antennas in silicon, Caltech, February 2006

     
     

    A 77 GHz 4-element phased array transceiver with on-chip dipole antennas in silicon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), February 2006

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    A. Babakhani, “High-Power THz Pulse Radiation With GHz Repetition Rate In Silicon,” in International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Sep. 2016

     
     

    A. Babakhani, “Picosecond Impulse Radiating Arrays in Silicon,” in International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Aug. 2015

     
     

    A. Babakhani, “Picosecond Impulse Radiating Arrays in Silicon,” in International Symposium on Microwave/Terahertz Science and Application, Jul. 2015.

     
     

    A. Babakhani, “Single-Chip Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Transceivers,” in 57th Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, July. 2015

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Xuebei Yang, PhD Miniaturized Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectrometer Based on a Fully-Integrated Full-Duplex Transceiver in Silicon. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Babak Jamali, MS Sub-picosecond Wireless Synchronization and Instantaneous Frequency Detection for Agile RF/mm-Wave Receivers. (Thesis Director)

     Peiyu Chen, MS High-resolution Millimeter-wave Impulse-based MIMO 3D Imaging Radars in Silicon. (Thesis Director)

     Chance Tarver, MS Sub-Band Digital Predistortion for Noncontiguous Carriers: Implementation and Testing. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Yasaman Ghasem Pour, MS Scaling 60 GHz WLANs: Creating and Identifying Opportunities for Multi-User Transmission. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Yuxiang Sun, MS A Wirelessly Powered Injection-Locked Oscillator with On-Chip Antennas in CMOS for IOT Sensor Node. (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Best Paper Award - IEEE Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF,

     2nd Place - Best Paper at IEE International Microwave Symposium, IEEE

     2nd Place - Best Paper at IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, IEEE

     Northrop Grumman Innovation Challenge,

     RISC THz Chip Selected for Presentation in 2014 DARPA MTO Exposition ,

     Best Paper Award in IEEE International Microwave Symposium ,

     4th Prize in IEEE International Microwave Symposium ,

     DURIP Award from AFOSR,

     DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)- Advanced Electronics, DARPA (2012)

     Wilts Prize for the best Doctoral Dissertation in Electrical Engineering, Caltech

     Graduate Fellowship Award, IEEE Microwave Society, IEEE Microwave Society

     Grand Prize, Innovator's Challenge, Stanford/Berkeley/Caltech

     Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award, ISSCC

     Atwood Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology

     Special Institute Fellowship, California Institute of Technology

     International Gold Medal in Physics Olympiad, Padova, Italy

     National Gold Medal in Physics Olympiad,

    Positions Held
     Research Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. (2010 - 2010)

     Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech. (2010 - 2010)

     Graduate Research Assistant, Caltech High-Speed Integrated Circuits Laboratory. (2008 - 2008)