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Graduated PhD Students (listed in reversed chronological order of joining the group)



Mina ShahmohammadiDr. Mina Shahmohammadi (defended her PhD thesis on 2016-12-01) is working as RF circuit designer at Catena, Delft, NL. Prior to her PhD, she received her MSc degree in Electronics from Tehran university, Iran in 2007. She received her BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Amir Kabir University of Technology in 2004.

Her research interests are:
1. Wide-band low phase noise DCO,
2. ADPLL system design,
3. Smart temperature sensors.



Sandro Binsfeld FerreiraDr. Sandro Binsfeld Ferreira (defended his PhD thesis on 2016-09-09) is currently working as RFIC consultant for Orca Systems, California, USA. He received his BSEE degree from Technology Institute of Aeronautics in 1996, and his MSEE degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2005, and PhD from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2016. Throughout 2014, he was a visiting PhD researcher at TU-Delft. From 1996 to 2008, he worked as radio-link and satellite communications engineer in the Brazilian Air Force. From 2008 to 2013, he was an RFIC design instructor in the IC Brazil Program. His PhD thesis had two advisors: 1) Prof. Dr. Sergio Bampi as a main advisor, and 2) Prof. Staszewski as a co-advisor.

Sandro Binsfeld Ferreira has won the prestigious 2016 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Student Travel Grant Award.

His research interests are:
• Ultra-low power discrete-time receiver (DT-RX) frontends,
• RF system level design.



Masoud BabaieDr. Masoud Babaie (defended his PhD thesis on 2016-06-09 with cum laude distinction) is now Assistant Professor in TU Delft, Delft, NL. Prior to his PhD, He received the BSc degree (with highest honors) from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran in 2004, and the MSc degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2006, both in Electrical Engineering.

Masoud Babaie has won the prestigious IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award 2015-2016. Given to promising graduate students, the award mainly consists of a fully sponsored trip to ISSCC2016. He is a leading author of two JSSC journal, and ISSCC, RFIC and ECCTD conference papers.

His research interests are:
• Wireless communication systems,
• RF and mm-wave circuits (oscillator, power amplifier, PLL, Mixer,...),
• Mixed-Mode circuit design.



Iman MadadiDr. Iman Madadi (defended his PhD thesis on 2015-10-16) is now a co-founder of Qualinx BV, Delft, NL. Prior to his PhD, he received his MSc degree in Electronics Circuit & System, ECE Department, University of Tehran (UT), Iran, 2007-2009.

His research interests are:
1. Multi-standard discrete-time receiver (DT-RX) frontend,
2. Switch-capacitor (SC) circuits/discrete-time analog signal processing.




Amir RezaDr. Amir-Reza Ahmadi-Mehr (defended his PhD thesis on 2015-09-28) is now a co-founder of Qualinx BV, Delft, NL. He specializes in radio frequency generation circuit for high performance and multi-channel systems. Prior to his PhD, he received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2010.

His research interests are:
1. RF, analog and mixed-mode integrated circuits systems for wireless communications,
2. All-digital frequency synthesizers,
3. High purity oscillators,
4. All-digital RF modulator.



Massoud TohidianDr. Massuod Tohidian (defended his PhD thesis on 2015-09-04 with cum laude distinction) is now a co-founder of Qualinx BV, Delft, NL. He specializes in discrete-time recievers and RF oscillators. Prior to his PhD, he received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2006. Massoud is a leading author of two ISSCC, and an RFIC papers.

His research interests are:
1. Multi-standard discrete-time receiver (DT-RX) frontend,
2. Phase noise calculation and reduction methods in oscillators.



Imran BashirDr. Imran Bashir received the BSEE degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2001 and the MSEE and PhD degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008 and 2014, respectively. He joined Texas Instruments in 2002 and was elected the prestigious title of Group Member of Technical Staff in 2006 for his contribution towards the production of world’s first GSM/EDGE SoCs based on the Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology. In 2009, he joined nVidia as an RFIC Verification Engineer. He has been with Senseeker Engineering Inc. since April 2014. Imran has three patents in the field of RF SoCs and has frequently authored and co-authored journal and conference papers in this field with Prof. Staszewski, who was also his PhD thesis co-advisor (together with Prof. Poras T. Balsara).

His research interests are:
1. RF Design,
2. RF Testing.



Morteza AlaviDr. Seyed Morteza Alavi (defended his PhD thesis on 2014-06-19) is co-founder of Ditiq BV, Delft, NL. He specializes in designing power-efficient wide-bandwidth digital RF I/Q transmitters. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2006.

Morteza received “Best Student Paper Award– 2nd Place" at 2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium” in Seattle, USA. He is a leading author of two TMTT transaction papers.

His research interests are:
1. All-digital I/Q RF digital-to-analog converter (RF-DAC),
2. Power amplifier.



Wanghua Wu Dr. Wanghua Wu (defended her PhD thesis on 2013-09-24) is now working at Marvell, California, USA. She specializes in mm-wave and mixed-signal circuit design. She received two MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from both Fudan University, Shanghai, China and Delft University of Technology (cum laude), Netherlands in 2007. Wanghua Wu received the second-prize award ($5,000) in the Broadcom University Research Competition for the 60GHz ADPLL

Her research experiences are:
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Researcher (July 2007 - Nov 2013)
1. Designed the first 60-GHz all-digital PLL(ADPLL) with programmable wideband frequency modulation capability in 65-nm CMOS (from system modeling to IC implementation and testing software development).
2. Designed a 60-GHz FMCW radar transmitter using digitally intensive techniques in 65-nm CMOS.
3. Designed two high resolution 60-GHz digitally controlled oscillators with different capacitance reduction techniques in 90-nm CMOS.
4. Designed a 20-GHz low phase noise oscillator driving a tripler for a 60-GHz analog PLL RF front-end in 65-nm CMOS.

Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Design Engineer Intern (May 2006 – March 2007)
1. Designed a 17-GHz receiver front-end for ultra-low power wireless sensor network in 0.25-µm SiGe BiCMOS technology.


Graduated PhD Students:

Dr. Mina Shahmohammadi defended on 2016-12-01 RF CMOS Oscillators for Cellular Applications Catena BV, Delft, NL
Dr. Sandro Binsfeld Ferreira defended on 2016-09-09 Design of a SAW-Less CMOS Discrete-Time Receiver for Bluetooth Low Energy Porto Alegre, Brazil
Dr. Masoud Babaie defended on 2016-06-09 Power Efficient RF/mm-wave Oscillators and Power Amplifiers for Wireless Applications TU Delft, Delft, NL
Dr. Iman Madadi defended on 2015-10-16 Fully Integrated SAW-Less Discrete-Time Superheterodyne Receiver Qualinx BV, Delft, NL
Dr. Amir Reza Ahmadi Mehr defended on 2015-09-28 Design of RF Oscillators for Wireless Digital Transmitters Qualinx BV, Delft, NL
Dr. Massuod Tohidian defended on 2015-09-04 Fully Integrated Discrete-Time Superheterodyne Receiver in Nano-Scale CMOS Qualinx BV,Delft, NL
Dr. Imran Bashir defended on 2014-11-05 A Digitally Controlled Wide-band Frequency Modulator Cypress Semiconductor, CA, USA
Dr. Seyed Morteza Alavi defended on 2014-06-19 All-Digital I/Q RF-DAC Ditiq BV, Delft, NL
Dr. Wanghua Wu defended on 2013-09-24 Millimeter-Wave Digitally-Assisted Frequency Synthesizer in CMOS Marvell, CA, USA

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