Lab Members

Graduate Students

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    Kun-Da Chu Kun-Da Chu received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 2005, and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2016, He worked with MStar Semiconductor Inc. and then MediaTek Inc, focusing on RF circuit design. His research interests include RF/analog/mixed-signal circuits.

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    Ivan Zhao Ivan is a senior pursuing his BSEE with a concentration on Integrated Systems. His research includes digital beam forming and high speed data converters for next generation millimeter-wave communications. He joined FAST labs as an undergraduate research in the summer of 2018.

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    Fucheng Yin I received my B.S. degree in 2018 and I am now pursuing Ph.D. degree at the University of Washington. I have a deep zeal on analog circuit design and have decided to propagate this enthusiasm to RF and mmWave circuit design.

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    Xichen Li Xichen joined the group in 2019. Before that, he earned his BS degree in Physics from China, and MS degree in Electrical Engineering from UTAustin. Now his research is focused on wide band self interference cancellation in full duplex communications.

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    Yi-Hsiang Huang Yi-Hsiang Huang received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2007, and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2010, respectively. After graduation, he worked in the industry, where he has been involved in high-speed wireline transceiver circuits. He joined FAST lab in autumn 2019 and has been working on integrated full-duplex wireless transceivers. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal circuits.

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    Rajendra S. Hathwar Rajendra received his B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the P.E.S. Institute of Technology in 2017. He joined the M.S. program at the University of Washington in the year 2019. His research interest includes Analog/RF/mmWave circuit design

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    Po-Hao Cheng Po-Hao Cheng received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, in 2016 and 2019, respectively. He joined FAST lab in autumn 2020 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Washington. His research interests include design of ultra-low-power transceivers, analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits, adn RF integrated circuits for wireless communications and biomedical implantable systems.

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Undergraduate Students

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    Giorgio Minai Giorgio received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2018 and is currently pursuing his Master’s and PhD. He joined the FAST lab as an undergraduate in the summer of 2017. His research interests are in designing CMOS neural stimulator and recording chips to diagnose and treat neurological disorders.

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    Nathan Thai Nathan Thai expects to graduate in a B.S. in electrical engineering in 2018. He joined FAST lab as an undergraduate student in the Summer of 2017. Nathan's research interest includes RF/mm-wave/analog circuits.

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Alumni

    Phd Students

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    Venu Bhagavatula (Graduated in 2014) Phd Thesis Title: "Power and area optimization techniques for ultra wideband millimeter-wave CMOS transceivers" PDF

    First Job: Samsung Semiconductor Inc.

    Title: Staff RFIC Design Engineer.

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    Soonkyun Shin (Graduated in 2014) Phd Thesis Title: "A Low-Power High-Speed High-Resolution Zero-Crossing Based Pipelined Analog to Digital Converter" PDF

    First Job: Maxim Integrated.

    Title: Principal Member of Technical Staff.

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    Tong Zhang (Graduated in 2017) Phd Thesis Title: "Integrated Wideband Self-Interference Cancellation Techniques for FDD and Full-Duplex Wireless Commnunication" PDF

    First Job: Verily Life Science

    Title: Hardware Engineer.

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    Samrat Dey (Graduated in 2020) Samrat Dey received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2011. He joined the PhD program at the University of Washington in the year 2011. His research interests include analog and mixed signal ICs. He joined FAST lab in the fall of 2011, and has been working on front-end electronics for PET Imaging systems, in collaboration with the Radiology Department, University of Washington.

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    John P. Uehlin (Graduated in 2020) John received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 2013 and 2017,respectively. John focused on interfacing modern CMOS electronics with neurological systems in order to advance understanding of the brain. John has been involved in integrated circuit research and development for high-speed wireline communications, RF transceiver architectures, and optical interface electronics with the Silicon Systems Research Lab at UW and Noise Figure Research.

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  • Master Students

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    Eric Pepin (Graduated in 2016) Master Thesis Title: "High-Voltage Compliant, Electrode-Invariant Neural Stimulation Electronics Compatible with Low-Voltage, Bulk-CMOS Integration" PDF

    First Job: SpaceX.

    Title: RFIC Engineer.

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    Chenxi Huang (Graduated in 2016) Master Thesis Title: "A 40nm CMOS Single-Ended Switch-Capacitor Harmonic-Rejection Power Amplifier for ZigBee Application" PDF

    First Job: Maxim Integrated.

    Title: Associate Member of Technical Staff.

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    Daniel Micheletti (Graduated in 2015) Master Thesis Title: "A Prototype System and Circuits for the Development of an Implantable H-bridge Stimulator ASIC in a Bulk CMOS Process" PDF

    First Job: Marvell Semiconductor.

    Title: Digital Design and Verification Engineer.

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    Apsara Ravish Suvarna (Graduated in 2014) Master Thesis Title: "Transformer-Based Tunable Matching Networks implemented in Silicon CMOS" PDF

    First Job: Qualcomm Incorated.

    Current Job: Maxim Integrated.

    Title: Member of Technical Staff.

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    William Wesson (Graduated in 2011) Will works on a fully integrated, regulatorless CMOS power amplifier for long-range wireless sensor communication First Job: Arda Technologies.

    Current Job: Google Incorporated.

    Title: Hardware Engineer.

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    Thomas Riedell (Graduated in 2014) Thomas worked as a laboratory assistant in the FAST lab from August 2013 to May 2014

    First Job: Tesla Motor.

    Title: Associate Electrical Engineer.

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    CHRISTIAN WIJAYA Christian worked in the FAST lab as a laboratory assistant from August 2009 until June 2010.

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    KA WO PANG (FRED) KA WO PANG joined the FAST group in Spring 2009 and worked on RF and mixed signal circuit design.

Professor

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    Dr. Jacques Christophe Rudell Jacques Rudell received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1997 and 2000, respectively. After completing his PhD, he worked as an RFIC Designer with Berkana Wireless (now Qualcomm), San Jose, CA, USA, and Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, USA, for several years. In January 2009, he joined the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, as a Faculty Mem- ber, where he is currently an Associate Professor of electrical engineering. He is an Active Member with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), an NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) based at the University of Washington, and is also the Co-Director of the Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC). His research interests include topics in RF and millimeter-wave integrated circuits design for communication systems, in addition to biomedical electronics for imaging and neural interface applications. Dr. Rudell received the Demetri Angelakos Memorial Achievement Award, a citation given to one student per year by the EECS Department, while a Ph.D. Student at UC Berkeley. He has twice been a co-recipient of the best paper awards at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the first of which was the 1998 Jack Kilby Award followed by the 2001 Lewis Winner Award. He received the 2008 ISSCC Best Evening Session Award and was a co-recipient of the 2011 and 2014 RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Awards. He was a recipient of the 2015 NSF CAREER Award. He served on the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Technical Program Committee from 2003 to 2010 and the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium Steering Committee from 2002 to 2013, where he also served as the 2013 General Chair. He currently serves on the technical program committees of the European Solid-State Circuits Con- ference (ESSCIRC) and the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He also serves as the Founding Seattle Chapter Chair for the Solid-State Circuits Society. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Solid-State Circuits from 2009 to 2015.