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



Hieu Minh NguyenHieu Minh Nguyen has been a PhD student at UCD since November 2017 (co-supervised with Prof. Anding Zhu). He received his MSc degree in Electronic Engineering and BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in 2016 and 2014. During 20132014, he joined Integrated Circuit Design Research and Education Center where he studied Analog and RF integrated circuit design. He also received Award of Best Student in Analog IC Design for the design of 24-Bit Delta-Sigma ADC.

His research interests are:
1. Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design,
2. Radio Frequency IC Design,
3. RF-DAC, Fully Digital Transmitter for wideband,
4. Hybrid Data Converter for High-speed applications, Multimode LDO for Battery Charger,
5. TCAD modelling for CMOS device.



Viet Anh NguyenViet Anh Nguyen  has been a PhD student at UCD since September 2017, and in our group since 2016. He received his MSc degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2017 and his BSc degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering in 2016, both from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.

His research interests are:
1. Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit design,
2. Data converters,
3. Time-mode data conversion and signal processing.



Prathamesh Mukund KhatavkarPrathamesh Mukund Khatavkar has been a part-time PhD student at UCD since September 2017, currently working at Xilinx in Dublin as a full-time IC designer. He joined UCD as a full-time student in September 2016. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India in 2016. He received his BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India in 2012.

His research interests are:
1. IC design for biomedical applications,
2. Energy efficient data converter designs,
3. RF system implementation including the design of LNA, Mixer, VCO, PLL.



CHEN ZhaoChen Zhao has been a PhD student at UCD since September 2016. He received his MSc degree in Integrated Circuits and Systems from Peking University, China, in July 2016. He received his BSc degree in Electronic Science and Technology (Microelectronics Direction) from Southwest Jiaotong University, China, in July 2013.

His research interests are:
1. Mixed-signal Frequency synthesizer,
2. Analog Circuits Design and Application,
3. IC design.



Ali EsmailiyanAli Esmailiyan has been a PhD student at UCD since September 2016. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 2016. He received his BSc degree in Electronics Circuits and Systems from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran in 2013.

His research interests are:
1. Analog and mixed-signal,
2. Data converters integrated circuits,
3. Biosensors and bioelectronics.



Dennis M. Andrade MiceliDennis M. Andrade Miceli has been a part-time PhD student at UCD since July 2016. He works at Intel, Leixlip as a part-time IC designer. He received his MSc degree in Electronic Engineering in 2002 from National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico. His MSc project was about the designing of Pipelined ADC in sub-micron CMOS technologies. His received his BSc degree in Industrial Electronic Engineering from Veracruz Institute of Technology, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1998.

His research interests are:
1. All-Digital Phase-Locked Loops,
2. Process variability, Voltage and Temperature fluctuations aware design,
3. Analog and Mixed mode circuit designs,
4. Analog to Digital Converter.



Suoping HuSuoping Hu has been a PhD student at UCD since July 2016. He received his MSc degree in Electronic Science and Technology (Professor Jiajun Zhou's group) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in March 2016. He received his BSc degree in Integrated Circuit and Integrated System from Tianjin University, China in July 2013.

His research interests are:
1. Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design,
2. Transceivers design,
3. Phase locked loops and frequency synthesizers,
4. Analog to Digital Converter.



 Hongying WangHongying Wang has been a PhD student at UCD since July 2016. She received her MSc and BSc degrees in Microelectronics from Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang Province, China in 2016 and 2013, respectively. Her Msc and BSC thesis are about Delta-Sigma A/D converter design.

His research interests are:
1. Data converter design,
2. Analog and mixed-signal Circuit design,
3. RF system design.



Feifei ZhangFeifei Zhang joined the group in February 2017 after she became a PhD student at UCD in September 2014. She received her MSc of Microelectronics in Beijing Embedded Key Lab from Beijing University of Technology, China in 2014, and BSc of Navigation guidance and control from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2011.

Her research interests are:
1. RFDAC,
2. Digital Calibrated Pipelined ADC,
3. Class-E PA.



Jianglin DuJianglin Du has been a PhD at UCD since July 2016. He received his MSc degree in Physical Electronics and BSc degree in Micro-Electronics from Jilin University, Jilin Province, China, respectively, in 2016 and 2013.

His research interests are:
1. Flat-panel display design and high-speed optoelectronics,
2. CMOS integrated circuit design,
3. Organic optoelectronic materials and devices,
4. Semiconductor Physics.




 Mohamed AtefMohamed Atef has been a PhD student at UCD since May 2016. He is currently working part-time at Analog Devices in Limerick, Ireland. He received his MSc and BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, in 2016 and 2009 respectively. His MSc thesis was about designing of low-noise wide-bandwidth all-digital phase-locked loops (ADPLL) based on noise-shaping time-to-digital converter (TDC). His BSc graduation project was about designing of spread spectrum clock generator for SATA II. He worked as an analog/mixed-signal IC design engineer at MEMS Vision in Cairo, Egypt since 2010.

His research interests are:
1. Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design,
2. All-Digital Phase Locked Loop Frequency Synthesizers,
3. Noise-Shaping Time-to-Digital Converters,
4. RF circuits and systems.



Milad ZamaniMilad Zamani has been a PhD student at UCD since May 2016. He is currently working part-time at U-blox in Cork, Ireland as an IC designer. He was born in Babol, Iran, in 1988. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2012. He received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2010.

His research interests are:
1. Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design,
2. Subthreshold SRAM,
3. RF system design,
4. Low power analog integrated circuits and systems design for biomedical applications.



Ansari BozorgAmir Bozorg has been a PhD student at UCD since February 2016. He received his MSc degree in Microelectronics from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran in 2012 . He collaborated as a research associate with IC Design laboratory at Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2013 where he designed several wideband LNAs for cognitive radios and TV applications. He worked as a lecturer in Electrical Faculty of Sattari University, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. He joined Mobin R&D group in Tehran, Iran, in 2015 where he designed discrete RF transceivers, PLLs, and synthesisers.

His research interests are:
1. Radio frequency mm-wave IC design,
2. Wideband transceivers design (PA, LNA, VCO and Mixer),
3. Discrete-time receivers design,
4. Phase locked loops and frequency synthesizers,
5. Mixed-signal ICs implemented in CMOS technology.



Umanath R KamathUmanath R Kamath has been a part-time PhD student at UCD since September 2015. He works as an analog circuit designer for Xilinx in Dublin. He received his MSc degree in Microelectronics from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands in 2012. He received his BSc degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India in 2009.

His research interests are:
1. Time to Digital Converter,
2. DC DC Converter for CMOS Image Sensor,
3. Programmable analog array (PSoC) based system interfaces for sensors.



Vivek GovindarajVivek Govindaraj has been a PhD student at UCD since October 2015. He received his MSc degree in Signal Processing from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2014. He received his BSc degree in Electronics and Communication from Anna University, India in 2012.

His research interests are:
1. LTE base station localizationy,
2. UMTS base station localization,
3. Receiver designing using USRP devices.



Peng CHENPeng CHEN has been a PhD student at UCD since September 2015. He received his MSc degree in Microelectronic at TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands, in September 2014 (MSc thesis done at IMEC Holst Center in Eindhoven, NL) and worked for one year for Huawei in Amsterdam.

His research interests are:
1. Sigma-delta TDC in TSMC 40 nm technology,
2. DTC which is also used in a new ADPLL,
3. ADPLL for blue tooth application.



Kai XUKai XU has been a PhD student at UCD since September 2015. He received his MSc degree in Microelectronics from Peking University, Shenzhen, China, in July 2015. He received his BSc degree in Electronic Information Science and Technology from Shandong Normal University, China in July 2012. He was a visiting researcher at University of Ghent in Belgium.

His research interests are:
1. Mixed signal design for IEEE 802.11ah wireless transceiver,
2. Wideband RFIC design (PA, LNA, Mixer),
3. Modeling of high speed optical fiber communication systems,
4. High speed equalizer design for Multimode Fiber links,
5. Analog IC design (OPAMPs, Bandgap references).



Yizhe HUYizhe HU has been a PhD student at UCD since April 2015. He received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in July 2013.

His research interests are:
1. Architectures of PLL for FMCW radar applications: fractional-N, ADPLL, and mixed-mode,
2. Mixed-signal circuit design,
3. Current-mode signaling (CMS) scheme.



Naser PourmousavianNaser Pourmousavian has been a PhD student at UCD since December 2014. He received his MSc degree (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium, in 2014. He received his BSc degree Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2012.

His research interests are:
1. Fully integrated switched-capacitors DC-DC converters,
2. Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits design,
3. Integrated power management.



Yue ChenYue CHEN has been a PhD student at TU Delft since September 2014. He recieved his MSc and BSc degrees in Electronic Engineering (Micro-Electronics) from Xi´an Jiaotong University, Xi´an, China, in 2014 and 2011 respectively.

Her research interests are:
1. Analog and mixed-signal IC design,
2. Digitally controlled oscillator, especially for low power applications,
3. ADPLL system design.



Zhirui ZongZhirui Zong has been a PhD student at TU Delft since January 2013. Before joining the team, he was an research assistant in RFIC group, Institute of Electromagnetics from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu.

His research interests are:
1. Multiple coupled inductors modeling,
2. CMOS 40 GHz mixer design in a direct down‐conversion receiver,
3. Accurate passive modeling in mm‐wave regime,
4. Designed a down‐conversion mixer using current bleeding techniques in 90 nm CMOS technology.



Augusto RonchiniAugusto Ronchini Ximenes has been a PhD student at TU Delft since April 2012. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering at State University of Campinas, Campinas in Brazil in July 2011. He did an internship at Xilinx in Dublin in Fall 2015 working on PLLs.

His research interests are:
1. RF integrated circuits design,
2. Microelectronics,
3. Advanced analog integrated circuit design,
4. Different topologies for LNA, active and passive mixers and power amplifiers, both for low power applications.



Ying WuYing Wu has been a PhD student at TU Delft since October 2012. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of EIT, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University in Sweden in 2011.

His research interests are:
1. Analog and mixed-signal IC design,
2. Time-to-digital converter (TDC),
3. Digitally controlled oscillator (DCO),
4. Digital/analog PLL, DLL, Frequency synthesis.


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