Group Members

 

Post-Docs and Visiting Scholars

 

 

Saeromi Chung

PhD, Pusan National University, South Korea 2015
MS, Pusan National University, South Korea 2010
BS, Pusan National University, South Korea 2006

Research Focus: Development of electrochemical Biosensor for Point of care diagnosis
Saeromi’s research focuses on development of ultrasensitive electrochemical biosensor using bio/nano materials for detection of clinically relevant biomarkers. She is interested in sensor probe fabrication/characterization and its application for monitoring disease.

 

Naveen Kumar Singh

PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, 2019
MS, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Pilani, India, 2013
BS, Allahabad Agriculture University, India, 2011

Research Focus: Development of Aptasensor for point-of-care diagnostics
Naveen’s Research focuses on the development of implantable wireless aptamer sensor for medical
diagnostics.

 

Iric Huang

Iric (Chih-Cheng) Huang

Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, UCSD 2020
M.S., Nanoengineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan 2012
B.S., MSE, National Taiwan University, Taiwan 2010

Research Focus: Magnetoresistive devices for biosensing applications
Iric’s research focus on utilizing magnetoresistive (MR) materials to develop the biosensing system for early diagnosis, tracking, and prognosis. He is investigating techniques to measure cellular/molecular characteristics and monitor disease progression based on magnetic sensing.

 

Graduate Students

 

Da Ying

BE, Vanderbilt University, TN, 2015

Research Focus: Ultra-sensitive analog front-end for point-of-care applications
Da’s current research focuses on the design and characterization of a sub-pA current-mode delta-sigma based sensing front-end for ultra-low current applications. The front-end was used to detect protein-ligand interaction in real-time for transient induced molecular spectroscopy (TIMES). He is interested in analog and mix-signal techniques to enable high performance delta-sigma ADC.

 

Corentin Pochet

MEE, Université Libre de Bruxelles/Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium 2016
BSEE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium 2014

Research Focus: Oscillator-based readout for magnetic biosensors
Corentin’s research focuses on the design of VCO-based readout circuits for magnetoresistive sensors to enable fast, ultra-sensitive, and accurate biological measurements. He is investigating techniques to reduce the impact of flicker noise as well as DSP solutions to reduce the influence of other non-idealities such as the sensor’s temperature dependency.

 

Omid Ghadami

BSc, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran 2009
MSc, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2016

Research Focus: Wirelessly Powered In-Vivo Biochemical Sensors
Omid’s current research focuses on mixed-signal circuits for interfacing biochemical sensors and ultra-low-power RF circuits. He is trying to solve problems in realizing the future of low-power point-of-care diagnostics devices.

 

Michael Sveiven

BS, University of Arizona, AZ 2017

Research Focus: Point-of-care diagnostics for proteolytic diseases
Michael’s research focuses on the development of a point-of-care diagnostic device for rapid detection for proteases. He is currently optimizing surface chemistry techniques on magnetoresistive sensors to detect the presence of specific proteases often found in patients with Cystic Fibrosis, the most common, inherited fatal disease in Caucasians.

 

Aditi Jain

BE (Hons.), BITS Pilani, India, 2016

Research Focus: Low power circuit design for biosensors
Aditi’s research focuses on the development of energy-efficient, low-power temperature sensors for medication adherence. She is looking at alternative readout schemes for ultra-low power sensor interfaces in area constrained environments.

 

Tyler Hack

BSEE, Santa Clara University, CA 2019

Research Focus: Low power circuit design for biomedical applications
Tyler’s research focuses on the design of wireless biosensor systems for low power and non-invasive health monitoring. He is studying techniques to design RF front ends to capture input signals from the body, such as EEG, to enable smaller form factor and more efficient electronics for monitoring vital signs.

 

Abhishek Agarwal

BTech, IIT Kanpur, India, 2019

Research Focus: Low power mixed-signal biomedical circuit design
Abhishek’s research focuses on designing low-power circuits which can be employed in applications which need very energy-efficient operation, like modern health monitoring self-powered devices and low-noise circuits for RF Applications. He is currently characterizing certain circuit metrics of circuit architectures like the stacked OTA.

 

Josh Rosenberg

BSE, Case Western Reserve University, OH 2019

Research Focus: Low power circuit design for biomedical applications
Josh’s Research focuses on the design of low power circuits for applications in biomedical
sensing and electrophysiology. He is currently studying analog circuit implementations of
biomedical sensing modalities such as fast scan cyclic voltammetry and magnetoresistive
sensing.

 

Undergraduate Students

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni

Xiahan Zhou (PhD, 2020) – Now at Qualcomm
Matthew Chan (UG, 2020) – Now at CMU for PhD
Weifan Zhang (UG, Summer Research Internship Program, 2019-2020)
Tonu Wu (MS, Summer Research Internship Program, 2019-2020)
Gabby Kang (HS student, Sum 2018-Fall 2019)
Somok Mondal (PhD, 2020) – Now at Apple
Iric (Chih-Cheng) Huang (PhD, 2020) – Currently looking
Enhan Mai (MS, 2020) – Now at Samsung
Haowei Jiang (UG Exchange Student, Fall 13, PhD, 2019) – Now at Apple
Hsu (Bill) Yan-Cheng (International Summer Research Program, 19) – National Central University
Tai-Hsing Lee (Visiting Scholar) – Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Rajesh Seenivasan (Post-Doc 16-18) – Now at CARI Therapeutics
Alex Sun (PhD, 2018) – Now at Proteus Digital Health
Sandeep Adem (MS, 2018) – Now at Stanford
Edwin (Chung Lun) Hsu (PhD, 2018) – Now at Apple
Sonal Jain (MS BioEngineering, 2017) – Now at Roswell Biotechnologies, Inc.
Arsh Buch (UG) – Now at Stanford MS
Tom Phelps (UG) – Now at UCSD for PhD
Michael Unanian (UG) – Now at Apple
Venkatesh Alagarswamy Govindaraj (PostDoc 14-16) – Now at Roswell Biotechnology
Saurabh Kulkarni (MS) – Now at Maxim
Kaushik Sridhar (MS) – Now at Stanford
Chengyang (Bryce) Yao (UG, Spr 14 – Spr 15) – Now at Stanford
Travis Wambach (UG) – Now at UCSD MS
Sammie Wang (UG) – Now at Northrop Grumman Corporation
Megndi He (UG, Win-Spr 15) – Now at Synopsys
Jessica (Jingxue) Zhou (UG, Win-Spr 15) – Now at Bio-Rad
Youngdal Jeong (UG Exchange Student, Sum 14)
Julie Vaughn (HS Student, Sum 14) – Now at MIT
Osvaldo Alcazar Pulido (HS Student, Sum 14)
Wahab Alasfour (UG, Fall 13)
Adam Orendain (UG, Sum 13)
Kevin (Chunghoon) Woo (UG, Spr 13 – Sum 13) – Now at ViaSat

 

 

Prospective Students

 

 

I am actively seeking highly motivated both undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-docs for my group. If you are interested in any of the projects or have other related interests, please contact me to apply. Please be very specific in your email and do not include attachments that are not in PDF form.

Like many colleagues, every month I receive several inquiries from perspective students, post-docs, and visitors, who wish to join my research group. It is impossible for me to respond to all of these requests, because of their sheer volume. If you try to contact me in this regard, please do not be offended if I do not reply. The admission process for graduate students is handled by the departmental office for graduate studies.