Lab Members

Professor

Graduate Students

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    Samrat Dey 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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    Tong Zhang Tong Zhang received his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the radio engineering department, Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 2011. He joined the FAST LAB in September 2011. For the past several years, he worked on multiple projects including self-interference cancellation transceiver and mmw wideband receiver. From July 2013 to March 2014, he did an internship in Qualcomm Atheros, San Jose, focusing on designing wideband PVT-compensated RF/mmW IQ generation. His research interests include antennas, RF/mmW analog and mixed signal ICs.

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    Eric Pepin Eric Pepin received his BSEE from the University of Washington (UW) in 2012, and decided to stay at UW, as well as with the FAST Lab, to pursue his MSEE/Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Eric’s interests are in interfacing technologies between nature and electronics, specifically those involving analog/mixed- signal integrated circuits (ICs), biomedical instrumentation, and digital signal processing. Currently, Eric is working on a project that’s a collaborative effort between the FAST Lab and the multidisciplinary NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), also here at UW. Specifically, the project is concerned with developing a standard-CMOS, low-power neural stimulator IC for applications in brain- computer interfaces and CSNE test-bed equipment.

    As an undergraduate, Eric contributed to several research projects within the Sensors, Energy, and Automation Lab (SEAL) at UW, participated in NASA SURP (UW, Summer 2011), and was named a Mary Gates Research Scholar (UW, Winter/Spring 2012).

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    Andrew Chen Andrew joined University of Washington in September 2009, where he was working with Prof. David Allstot on low power analog and mixed signal designs for biomedical applications. After receiving a master’s degree in EE, he joined Mobile and Wireless group at Broadcom Corp, Santa Clara, CA, where he worked on efficient power amplifier designs for Bluetooth application. After two years in industry, Andrew returned to UW in 2013 to pursue a PhD degree. His research interests include low power circuit design techniques, highly efficient transceiver design, and mm-wave phased array system design.

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    Chenxi Huang Chenxi earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in 2013. He entered the PhD program with a focus on researching high efficiency PA design.

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    Daniel Micheletti Daniel joined the FAST Lab in the fall of 2013, after receiving his Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho in the spring. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, specifically focusing his research on RF and mm-wave transceivers. Daniel's interests are continuing to make wireless communication integrated circuits consume less power, sustain higher data rates, and increase noise immunity.

    Daniel spent his summers as an undergraduate gaining relevant industry experience, acquiring internships at Marvell Semiconductor and Micron Technology.

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    Jeremy D. Popp Jeremy is a PhD at University of Washington researching innovative architecture and circuits for CMOS-based mm-wave digital phased arrays. Jeremy received his BSEE from Portland State University, MEng from UC San Diego. He has previously held senior positions in industry as an Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing, Senior Technical Staff Member at Orora Design Technologies, and Lead ASIC Engineer at SPAWAR System Center developing high performance SerDes, PLL, and dataconverters in SOI CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS. He has 16 technical publications, and holds four patents with several pending.

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    John P. Uehlin John earned his BSEE from the University of Washington in 2013 and is currently pursuing his MSEE and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. John is focused on interfacing modern CMOS electronics with neurological systems in order to advance understanding of the brain. John is currently supporting the ongoing cooperative effort between the FAST lab and the NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. In the past, John has been involved in research and development regarding high-speed wireline communications, RF transceiver architectures, and optical interface electronics with the Silicon Systems Research Laboratory at UW and Noise Figure Research.

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    Ali Najafi Ali received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering majoring Electronics from Sharif University of Technology in 2011, and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering majoring Microelectronic Circuits from the same school in 2013. He joined FAST lab as a PhD student in 2014. His research interests are RF/mm-Wave/Mixed-signal integrated circuit design.

Alumni

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    Venu Bhagavatula Venu pursued his BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering at the University of Delhi, New Delhi. After two years at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he earned a MS in Electronic Design, he joined a IC-design start-up called Cosmic Circuits to get some industry experience before heading back to school for his PhD.

    Venu worked on a variety of RF and millimeter-wave projects at UW. He focused heavily on the design of a wideband (20GHz) millimeter-wave heterodyne receiver in standard CMOS technology. He is currently employed at Samsung Semiconductor. [More info...]

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    Apsara Ravish Suvarna Apsara received her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka -Surathkal(India) in the year 2006. From 2006 to 2010 she worked as an Analog Design Engineer in a startup company,Cosmic Circuits Pvt Ltd. Her main work was in the area of low power and high PSRR Low-Drop Out (LDO) regulators and Bandgap references. She also briefly worked on Power-On-Reset blocks and DC-DC converters. Apsara joined the PhD program at the University of Washington in the year 2010. She worked on impedance tuning methods in the transformers.

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    Soonkyun Shin Soonkyun Shin received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Konkuk University and Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, in 1997 and 2006 respectively. He has been pursuing the Ph.D. degree at University of Washington, Seattle, WA since 2009.

    From 1997 to 2009 he worked as a design engineer in Samsung Electronics. His research interests are on high speed mixed signal circuits and low power high speed high resolution ADC.

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    Thomas Riedell Thomas earned his BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in 2013. He worked as a laboratory assistant in the FAST lab from August 2013 to May 2014, and is currently employed at Tesla Motors.

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    Christian Wijaya Christian received the B.S. EE degree from the University of Washington in 2009. His areas of interest as an undergraduate were in analog circuits and applied electromagnetics. He 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 received his bachelor degree from Washington State University in 2007. He then worked for Chipidea Microelectronics (Macau) Ltd as a test engineer before joining UW EE for his master's degree in Fall 2008. He joined the FAST group in Spring 2009. His research interests included RF and mixed signal circuit design.

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    William Wesson William completed his BSEE at the University of Washington, after being steered toward EE through his love of music. Being born in Puyallup, WA, he grew to love the area, as well as playing music, building audio amplifiers, and enjoying the outdoors.