Post-Docs and Visiting Scholars

Shekher Kummari

B.Sc. Osmania University, Hyderabad, India 2011
M.Sc. Osmania University, Hyderabad, India 2013
Ph.D. National Institute of Technology Warangal, India 2021

Research Focus: Design and development of electrochemical biosensors
Shekher’s research focuses on developing nanomaterial-based electrochemical biosensors for point-of-care/point-of-use biomarker detection.

PhD Students

Aditi Jain

BE (Hons.), BITS Pilani, India 2016

Research Focus: Low-power circuit design for biosensors
Aditi’s research focuses on developing energy-efficient, low-power temperature sensors for medication adherence. She is researching 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 factors and more efficient electronics for monitoring vital signs.

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 studies analog circuit implementations of biomedical sensing modalities such as fast-scan cyclic voltammetry and magnetoresistive sensing.

Asish Koruprolu

MS, Stanford University, CA 2020
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India 2018

Research Focus: Wearable and implantable medical device circuit design
Asish’s research focuses on designing low-power circuits for medical device technologies that have the potential to transform the current healthcare paradigm. He is working on building blocks for a VCO-based ADC for biomedical and IoT applications.

Mengze Wu

BSEE, Wuhan University of Technology, China 2021

Research Focus: Low-power mixed-signal circuit design for biomedical application
Mengze’s research focuses on designing a low-power mixed-signal integrated biosensor interface for point-of-care applications. He is currently working on a VCO-based ADC for
a magnetometry biosensing system.

Yansong Liang

BE, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 2022

Research Focus: Biochemical and biomedical sensor circuit design
Yansong’s research focuses on designing low-power and compact circuits for biochemical and biomedical sensors. He is working on a column-level ADC that can be used in large arrays and monitors on-chip biochemical processes.

Weisong Liang

BE, Beijing University of Technology, China 2022

Research Focus: Low-power circuit design for lab-on-chip applications
Weisong’s research focuses on the design of a biomedical system with electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD), dielectrophoresis (DEP), and electrophoresis (EP).

Masters Students

Josh Green

BS, UC Santa Barbara (Chemistry, 2020) 

Research Focus: Electrochemical biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics.
Josh’s research focuses on developing electrochemical biosensors for the rapid and sensitive detection of health-related biomarkers. He is working on a sensor for detecting cardiac troponin (cTnI), an important indicator of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

Jiawen (Kevin) Yu

BS, UC San Diego (Electrical Engineering, 2023)

Research Focus: Low-power sensor and data converter circuit design

Kevin’s research focuses on the design of various low-power integrated circuit components for biomedical-related applications

Undergraduate Students

Riam Badr

BS, UC San Diego (Bioengineering, 2024) 

Research Focus: Electrochemical Biosensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases

Riam’s research is centered on innovating a rapid and precise electrochemical biosensor targeting mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This biosensor aims to detect real-time electrochemical processes, boasting enhanced accuracy and efficiency for timely and effective diagnostics.

David Sung

BS, UC San Diego, CA (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2025)

Research Focus: Low-power mixed-signal circuit design

David’s research is developing small analog blocks that could potentially be used in future larger projects. He is particularly interested in low-power analog and mixed-signal circuit design.

Conner Hsu

BS, UC, San Diego (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2024)

Research Focus: Electronic circuits and systems

Conner is working on block-level design in the BioEE group as part of the summer internship research program (SRIP).

Riya Varma

BS, UC San Diego (Bioengineering, 2024) 

Research Focus: Advancing Point-of-Care diagnostics through biosensor technology 

Riya’s research focuses on designing and developing impedance-based biosensors for comprehensive hemostatic assessment. 


Lidia Vazquez (BS, 2024) – Now at UCSD for PhD in Material Science
Suhas Chethan (MS, 2024) – Now at Analog Devices
Bharath Kumar (MS, 2024) – Now at Analog Devices
Chengxiang Xue (UG, 2023) – Now at Qualcomm
Likhit Valavala (MS, 2023) – Now at Analog Devices
Omid Ghadami (PhD, 2023) – Now at Avery Digital
Michael Sveiven (PhD, 2023) – Now at QuidelOrtho
Saeromi Chung (Postdoc, 2019-2023) – Now at Persperion Diagnostics
Zhaoyi (Louis) Liu (MS, 2023) – Now at UCSD PhD
Joel Bisarra (MS, 2023) – Now at p-semi
Luke Lindenmuth (MS, 2023) – Now at Broadcom
Corentin Pochet (PhD, 2022) – Now at Apple
Abhishek Agarwal (MS, 2022) – Now at MaxLinear
Naveen Singh (Post-Doc, 2020-2022) – Now faculty at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Da Ying
(PhD, 2021) – Now at Apple
Mila Tan (MS, 2020) – Now at MaxLinear
Xiahan Zhou
(PhD, 2020) – Now at Qualcomm
Matthew Chan (UG, 2020) – Now at Apple
Weifan Zhang (UG, Summer Research Internship Program, 2019-2020) – Now at Intel
Tony Wu (MS, Summer Research Internship Program, 2019-2020)
Gabrielle Kang (HS student, Sum 2018-Fall 2019)
Somok Mondal (PhD, 2020) – Now at Apple
Iric (Chih-Cheng) Huang (PhD, 2020) – Now a professor at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
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 iRhythym
Sandeep Adem (MS, 2018) – Now at Clover Therapeutics
Edwin (Chung Lun) Hsu (PhD, 2018) – Now at Apple
Sonal Jain (MS BioEngineering, 2017) – Now at Mammoth Biosciences, Inc.
Arsh Buch (UG) – Now at Stanford MS
Tom Phelps (UG) – Now at UCSD for a PhD
Michael Unanian (UG) – Now at Apple
Venkatesh Alagarswamy Govindaraj (PostDoc 14-16) – Now at Revvity
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) – MaXentric Technologies
Sammie Wang (UG) – Now at Northrop Grumman Corporation
Mengdi 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 actively seek highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students and post-docs for my group. If you are interested in any 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, I receive several inquiries from prospective students, postdocs, and visitors who wish to join my research group. Because of their sheer volume, I cannot respond to all of these requests. If you try to contact me in this regard, please do not be offended if I do not reply. The department handles the graduate students’ admission process, not individual faculty.