We are a group of researchers with a keen interest in many exciting areas of high frequency electronics. Our research interests include:
Critical to our scientific research efforts is a pursuit of fundamental understanding of the engineering principles of high frequency electronics. A major mission of our work is to formulate and disseminate such understanding through university education as well as community outreach.
The extremely large bandwidth available at the millimeter-wave (mmW) and terahertz (THz) frequency bands has interesting potentials for a variety of applications such as high-data rate communications, high precision sensing (radar), and low-cost spectroscopy. The technology scaling of silicon integrated circuits, primarily driven by the desire to have faster and lower-power CPUs, has resulted in extremely fast transistors. For example, the maximum achievable Fmax can go well beyond 300 GHz in a 65-nm CMOS process. This naturally motivated many researchers to look at design techniques for creating silicon IC based mmW/THz systems with the hope that the cost of these systems could be significantly lowered with the massive economy of scale of silicon IC manufacturing.