Terabit Lab

Optical Networks

Investigation of optical technologies with emphasis on advanced communication techniques for high-speed links and the interface with high-speed electronics.

Areas of research include: coherent detection and electronic signal processing, autonomous systems, multimode VCSEL based fiber links for data centers, system simulation tools, microwave photonics & radio over fiber

Stephen Ralph Matthieu Bloch G. K. Chang
  • 100G and Terabit systems
  • Software defined autonomous networks
  • Digital coherent receivers
  • Electronic signal processing
  • System simulations and scaling
  • 100G wireless
  • Multimode VCSEL systems
  • Modulation and detection algorithms
  • Microwave photonics
  • Communication theory
  • Signal processing
  • FEC
  • Modulation and coding
  • Physical-layer security
  • Optical networks
  • Radio over fiber
  • Access networks
  • Coherent systems




Wireless Communications

Investigation of wireless technologies with emphasis on ultrafast devices, antennas, circuits and integrated modules for high-speed communication links and conformal radar/sensing applications up to THz frequency range.

Areas of research include: Si/SiGe-based technologies, devices and circuits for mixed-signal applications, W band circuits, tunable materials and filters, millimeter-wave antennas and circuits for WPAN, WBAN and WSN’s, and inkjet-printed RF electronics & wireless sensing nodes

John Cressler Manos Tentzeris Hua Wang Steve Kenney
  • Strained-engineered,silicon-based nanotransistors
  • SiGe heterostructuretechnology (SiGe HBT, strained Si CMOS)
  • Devices, circuits, systems for mixed-signal apps
  • Radar systems, widebandtransceivers, 100G ethernet
  • Extreme environments (wide T, radiation), self-healing circuits
  • Conformal 25dbi+ antennas and antenna arrays up to 94 GHz
  • RF/Wireless 3D integration & packaging (org/cer)
  • RFID’s
  • Inkjet-printed RF
  • Rugged/liquid WSN’s
  • Power scavenging
  • Wireless power transfer
  • “Green” RF on paper
  • Nanoenabled RF structures
  • RF/mm-Wave/sub-THz circuit & system designs
  • Self-healing & reconfigurable circuits & systems
  • Broadband low-loss matching techniques
  • Broadband multi-mode energy-efficient PA designs
  • On-chip antenna designs
  • Silicon-based power generation & amplification techniques
  • Fundamental noise modeling in circuits & systems
  • High power RF amp design
  • PA linearization (digital & analog)
  • RFIC design (PAs, VCOs,)
  • Tunable materials (multiferroics)
  • Phased arrays/smart antennas


HumAnS Block

Radar & Sensor Systems

Investigation of novel radar and sensor integrated circuits with improved form factor, efficiency, output power, sensitivity, and functionality, from RF to sub-mm-wave frequencies.

Areas of research include: Si/SiGe-based radar T/R modules from RF to THz, digital control, data converters for direct to RF, true-time-delay approaches, optimization for efficiency, reconfigurability, novel phased array implementations, novel packaging approaches, satellite-based remote sensing systems, automotive radar.


Hua Wang Alenka Zajic Steve Kenney John Cressler Brent Wagner
  • RF to THz circuits and systems
  • Self-healing and reconfigurable circuits and systems
  • On-chip antennas and antenna arrays
  • High-frequency circuits and antenna co-designs
  • On-chip and off-chip interconnects
  • Mobile-to-mobile wireless channel modeling and measurements
  • Underwater wireless channel modeling and measurements
  • Electromagnetic security and compatibility
  • Applied electromagnetics
  • High power RF amp design
  • PA linearization (digital & analog)
  • RFIC design (PAs, VCOs, etc.)
  • Tunable materials (multiferroics)
  • Phased arrays/smart antennas
  • Strained-engineered, silicon-based nano-transistors
  • SiGe heterostructure technology (SiGe HBT, strained Si CMOS)
  • Devices, circuits, sys. for mixed-signal apps
  • Extreme environments (wide T, radiation), self-healing circuits
  • T/R module technology
  • GaN amplifiers
  • High power packaging
  • Assembly
  • Thermal Management


ATHENA Lab Block

Cognitive/Software Defined Radio

Enabling agile radios through tunable and adaptive circuits, efficient processing algorithms and hardware, and smart RF chains.

Areas include: radio collocations, wireless security, MIMO wireless systems, reconfigurable/self healing wireless system, gigabit optical networks and gigabit backplane & linecards systems for next generation consumer products, data centers, radars, and coherent detection systems.


Farrokh Ayazi David V. Anderson Hua Wang
  • High Q MEMS resonators
  • Integrated MEMS filter arrays
  • Reconfigurable filters
  • MEMS-based reference oscillators
  • Tunable oscillators with wide range
  • Integrated MEMS passives and mixers
  • Efficient hardware for MIMO
    equalization and detection
  • Asynchronous signal processing datapaths
    for efficient communications and DSP systems
  • Probablistic hardware
  • Broadband energy-efficient
    circuits and systems
  • Self-healing and reconfigurable
    circuits and systems
  • Broadband multi-mode energy-efficient
    PA designs in silicon


GT Bionics Block

Wide-Bandgap GaN Technologies

Engaging advanced epitaxial material growth technologies to enable III-Nitride (III-N) semiconductors for next-generation optoelectronics and microelectronics applications.
Leveraging high-quality III-N epitaxial materials to exploit new devices and ICs for a wide variety of green technologies.

Areas include: visible and UV LEDs, visible and UV LDs, RF/mm-wave transistor technologies, power electronics for smart grids, high-performance HBTs, and avalanche photodiodes.

Russell D. Dupuis S. C. Shen
  • LEDs (visible, UV)
  • Laser diodes (green to violet, UV)
  • III-N transistors (HEMTs, HBTs)
  • III-N UV avalanche photodiodes
  • High-voltage power switching devices
  • III-N HEMTs & HBTs (high-voltage, RF)
  • Power electronics for smart grid (device design/modeling,
    fabrication technology, IC integration, manufacturability)
  • III-N optoelectronic device fabrication
    techniques and characterizations


GEMS Lab Block

Biomedical Systems

Investigation of novel uses of electronics and photonics to enable new approaches in medicine and medical therapies.

Areas of research include: efficient signal processing approaches, implantable devices, biosensors, the brain-computer interface, ultra-low-power electronics, RF-THz sensors, neuroprosthetic devices



David Anderson Farrokh Ayazi Maysam Ghovanloo Jennifer Hasler Manos Tentzeris Hua Wang
  • Advanced bio-signal processing
  • Hearing aids
  • Efficient signal processing architectures
  • Biochemical Sensors
  • Interface ICs for biosensors
  • 6 DOF motion sensors
  • Magnetic sensors
  • Implantable biomedical electronics
  • Neuroprosthetic devices
  • High efficiency power and data transfer
  • Assistive technologies
  • Brain-computer interfacing
  • Energy harvesting
  • Novel medical devices
  • Bio-inspired circuits and systems
  • Ultra low power ASICs
  • Reconfigurable/tunable electronics
  • Analog signal processing
  • Floating gate transistor technology
  • Neuromorphic circuits and systems
  • Wearable and implantable antennas
  • Inkjet printed antenna technology
  • Autonomous self-recharging biomonitoring systems on paper
  • Integrated sensors and actuators
  • Integrated circuits and microfluidics co-design
  • Circuit and system for RF/mm-Wave/sub-THz imaging applications
  • Fundamental noise modeling for integrated sensor circuits and systems
  • Modeling electrochemical Properties of biosamples