Jack is awarded the prestigious 2023 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Undergraduate Scholarship. Congratulations Jack!
Yaolong’s paper entitled “A Systematic Approach to Designing Broadband Millimeter-Wave Cascode Common Source with Inductive Degeneration Low Noise Amplifiers” is accepted to T-CAS I. This paper presents a systematic yet intuitive approach that can turn a conventional narrow-band mmWave LNA into a broadband implementation by only updating component values without changing the classic inductive degeneration topology. Congratulations Yaolong!
Xiaohan’s paper entitled “A Millimeter-Wave Three-Way Doherty Power Amplifier for 5G NR OFDM” is accepted to JSSC (RFIC 2022 Special Issue). This paper presents the design guideline of a new three-way Doherty network to enable efficiency enhancement up to ~10dB back-off for 5G NR OFDM. Congratulations Xiaohan!
Hao’s paper entitled “An 86.5-105.6GHz LO Generator with Cascaded Implicit Frequency Quintupling and Tripling Achieving -107.7dBc/Hz Phase Noise and 191.2dBc/Hz FoM at 1MHz Offset” is accepted to CICC 2023. This LO generator achieves record phase noise performance and FoM at ~100GHz. Congratulations Hao!
Xiaohan’s paper entitled “A 38GHz Power-Combined Doherty PA Based on an Extended Rat-Race Coupler Achieving 27.5dBm Saturated Power and 15.0% Efficiency at 6dB Back-Off” is accepted to CICC 2023. Congratulations Xiaohan!
Xiaohan and Yingying received the 2023 ISSCC Student Travel Grant Award. Congratulations Xiaohan and Yingying!
Xiaohan’s 38GHz three-way Doherty PA paper is selected as a 2022 IEEE RFIC Best Student Paper Award Finalist. Xiaohan also received the NSF Student Registration Award for IEEE RFIC. Congratulations Xiaohan!
Gerald received the Rice IBB Travel Grant. Congratulations Gerald!
Xiaohan’s paper entiled “A 38GHz Deep Back-Off Efficiency Enhancement PA with Three-Way Doherty Network Synthesis Achieving 11.3dBm Average Output Power and 14.7% Average Efficiency for 5G NR OFDM” is accepted to RFIC 2022. This design demonstrates the highest 10dB back-off efficiency among reported silicon PAs operating above 30GHz, particularly suitable for 5G NR OFDM. Congratulations Xiaohan!
Yingying received the 2022 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award. Congratulations Yingying!
Yingying’s paper entitled “An Integrated Microheater Array with Closed-Loop Temperature Regulation Based on Ferromagnetic Resonance of Magnetic Nanoparticles” is accepted by IEEE T-BioCAS (ISSCC 2021 Special Issue). This is a collaborative work with Dr. Gang Bao’s group at Rice BioE. Congratulations Yingying and the team!
Yingying received the 2021 Cadence Women in Technology Scholarship. Congratulations Yingying!
Yaolong’s broadband LNA paper is selected as a 2021 IEEE IMS Advanced Practice Paper Award Finalist. Congratulations Yaolong!
Yingying received the IEEE RFIC’21 NSF Student Conference Registration Award. Congratulations Yingying!
Qiang won the Student Research Competition Award (1st place) at the IEEE Texas Symposium on Wireless & Microwave Circuits and Systems. Congratulations Qiang!
Yaolong and Xiaohan’s paper received the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE CICC. Congratulations Yaolong and Xiaohan!
Yaolong’s paper entiled “A 27–46-GHz Low Noise Amplifier With Dual-Resonant Input Matching and A Transformer-Based Broadband Output Network” is accepted to IMS 2021 and is selected as one of the top IMS submissions for inclusion into the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL) special issue. Congratulations Yaolong!
Yingying is awarded the prestigious 2021 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship for Medical Applications. Congratulations Yingying!
Yaolong and Xiaohan’s paper entitled “A 28GHz Hybrid-Beamforming Transmitter Array Supporting Concurrent Dual Data Steams and Spatial Notch Steering for 5G MIMO” is accepted to CICC 2021. Congratulations Yaolong and Xiaohan!
Yingying’s paper is accepted to ISSCC 2021 (Biomedical Devices, Circuits, and Systems Session). She will present an integrated thermal actuation/sensing array with a sub-millimeter spatial resolution through efficient and localized heating of magnetic nanoparticles at GHz microwave frequency. This platform would be widely applicable in non-invasive biomedical heating applications. Congratulations Yingying!
Qiang’s paper is accepted to ISSCC 2021 (Innovations in Low-power & Secure IoT Session). In collaboration with Prof. Kaiyuan Yang’s group, we explore PUF-controlled transmitter spectral regrowth as a unique radio signature for low-power physical-layer device identification, similar to how people can recognize individuals from their unique voice features. Congratulations Qiang and the team!
Our collaborative paper with the Rice NeuroEngineering Team (Drs. Lan Luan, Jacob Robinson, Behnaam Aazhang, Kaiyuan Yang, and Chong Xie) entitled “Recent Advances in Electrical Neural Interface Engineering: Minimal Invasiveness, Longevity and Scalability” is accepted by Neuron! This review paper highlights latest advances in electrical neural interfaces, and our group contributed to the integrated electronics section.
Congratulations Yingying and our collaborative team!
Katrina received the NSF Student Registration Award for IEEE RFIC/IMS 2020. Congratulations Katrina!
Robert and Katrina received the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the Rice Undergraduate Office of Research and Inquiry (UORI). Congratulations Robert and Katrina!
Dr. Chi is awarded the George R. Brown Teaching Grant for his undergraduate course ELEC 305 Introduction to Physical Electronics!
Xiaohan Zhang, B.S. from Tsinghua University, joins RISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome aboard!
Yingying is awarded the Loewenstern Fellowship. Congratulations Yingying!
Qiang Zhou, B.S. from Peking University, joins RISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome aboard!
Yingying Fan, M.S. from University of Michigan and B.E. from Southeast University, joins RISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome aboard!
RISE Lab is awarded the Rice University’s InterDisciplinary Excellence Award (IDEA) fund to develop electronics-biology-machine learning hybrid systems for health care applications. We will collaborate with Dr. Gang Bao in BioE and Dr. Richard Baraniuk in ECE.
Dr. Taiyun Chi visited TAMU ECE and gave an invited talk on Antenna-Electronics Co-Design. Thank you Dr. Sebastian Hoyos for the invitation.
Dr. Taiyun Chi established the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Houston Chapter and serve as the Chapter Chair. We will organize a series of Distinguished Lectures and social events. Please stay tuned!
Yaolong Hu joins RISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome aboard!