People

Faculty

Nan Sun is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2006, where he ranked top in Department of Electronic Engineering and graduated with the highest honor and the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award. He received the Ph.D. degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in 2010.

Dr. Sun holds the AMD Development Chair position. He received the NSF Career Award in 2013. He is awarded Jack Kilby Research Award from UT Austin in 2015 and 2016. He also received Samsung Fellowship, Hewlett Packard Fellowship, and Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2003, 2006, and 2007, respectively. He won Harvard Teaching Award in three consecutive years: 2008, 2009, and 2010. He serves in the Technical Program Committee of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference and Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference. He is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I: Regular Papers.

His research interests include: 1) analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits; 2) miniature spin resonance systems; 3) magnetic sensors and image sensors; 4) developing micro- and nano-scale solid-state platforms (silicon ICs and beyond) to analyze biological systems for biotechnology and medicine.

EER 4.820 • (512) 232-2051 nansun [at] mail [dot] utexas [dot] edu

 

PhD Students

Miguel Gandara received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Since 2013, Miguel has been working on his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His current research focuses on low-power and high-speed analog and mixed-signal circuit design. Miguel has been at Intel since 2011, where his focus has been HW/SW co-emulation and virtual device modeling.

 miguel [dot] gandara [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Xiyuan Tang received his B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012. He is currently working towards the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include data converter and mixed-signal circuit design. He is currently working on both low-power and high-speed SAR ADC design.

POB 6SEo2E • (512) 471-7126  felt26 [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Shaolan Li received his B.S. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from The Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. and Tech. (HKUST) in 2012, with Academic Achievement Medal. He joined Sun’s research group at UT Austin as a PhD student in 2013. His current research focuses on VCO-based Delta Sigma Modulators. His broader research interests include mixed signal and analog IC design.

POB 6SEo3A • (512) 471-7126  slliandy [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Sungjin Hong received B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2012. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. degree at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit design for NMR spectroscopy and MR imaging.

POB 6SEo2E • (512) 471-7126  sungjin [dot] hong [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Linxiao Shen Linxiao Shen received his B.S. degree from Fudan University, China in 2014, where he ranked first in the Department of Microelectronics and was awarded a number of prizes for outstanding academic performance including the National Scholarship. He joined UT Austin and is currently working towards PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department under the provision of Prof. Nan Sun. His current research interests are analog, mixed signal, RF integrated circuit design for biological system and high temperature circuits.

POB 6SEo2D • (512) 471-7126  lynn [dot] shenlx [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Abhishek Mukherjee received Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS, Pilani (Pilani Campus), India in 2013. He interned at Texas Instruments, India for six months in the High Performance Analog (HPA) group where he explored the design of active RC resonators for bandpass continuous-time delta-sigma ADCs using multi-path feedforward opamps in 90nm CMOS. Subsequently, between 2013 and 2014, he was employed full-time as an Electrical Design Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor, India. He joined UT Austin in Fall 2014. He is presently working towards PhD under the supervision of Dr. Nan Sun. His interests are broadly in the area of Analog and Mixed Signal IC design, with a specific focus on Data Converters.

POB 6SEo3C • abhishek [dot] mukherjee592 [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Chen-Kai Hsu received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Chung Cheng University in 2012 and his M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2015. He joined Prof. Sun’s research group at UT Austin as a PhD student in 2016. His current research focuses on Digitally calibrated or Calibration-free ADCs. His broader research interests include mixed signal and analog IC design.

POB 6SEo3C • chenkaihsu [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Wenda Zhao received his B.S. degree from School of EECS, Peking University, China in 2016, where he ranked among the top in the Department of Microelectronics and was awarded several prizes for outstanding academic and research performance including the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award. He joined UT-Austin in 2016 and is pursuing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interests are analog and mixed signal integrated circuit design.

POB 6SEo3C • wendazhao [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Mikel Ash received the B.S.E.E.T. from Purdue University in 1999 and the M.S.E.E. degree from National Technological University, Fort Collins, Co. in 2006. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree part-time at the University of Texas at Austin researching new data converter and high-speed communication circuit techniques in nano-scale technologies. He joined Cirrus Logic, Austin, TX, in 2014 where he is currently a Senior Analog/Mixed-Signal designer in the Mixed-Signal Audio Division. He was previously in the MCU Analog Division of Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, where he worked on data converters and sensor interface circuits. He started as an Analog Designer in AMDs Communication Products Division in 1999.

 

PhD Alumni

Jeonggoo Song received his B.S. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University in 2012. While at Rice, he achieved J. Walsh scholarship and several honor rolls for academic achievement. He received Ph.D. degree in 2017. His current research focuses on analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits design, mainly high-speed time interleaved ADCs. He is currently working in Intel.

jeonggoo [dot] song [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Yeonam Yoon received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University in 2004 and 2008, respectively. His master research topic was on the small-signal modeling of RF CMOS. He worked as a circuit designer and test engineer for Samsung Electronics for 3 years from 2008. He joined the ECE department in University of Texas at Austin as a PhD student in fall 2011 and graduated in 2017. His current research focuses on VCO-based delta sigma ADCs and high-speed SAR ADC. He is currently working in Intel. 

irunjurun [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Arindam Sanyal is now an assistant professor at State University of New York at Buffalo. He received PhD from UT Austin in 2015. He received his M.S. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2009 and his B.E. degree from Jadavpur University, India in 2007. He has worked as a Graduate Research intern at Intel Austin from summer 2010 to fall 2011 in pre-Si power delivery group. His current research interests are mixed-signal and RF transceiver design. 

arindam3110 [at] mail [dot] utexas [dot] edu

 

Wenjuan Guo received her B.S. degree from Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics at Tsinghua University in 2011. While at Tsinghua, she achieved excellent academic performance, winning several scholarships. She was awarded Texas Instruments PhD Fellowship for two consecutive years. She received PhD degree from UT Austin in 2016. Her current research is focused on analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits design. 

wjguo [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Long Chen was born in Putian, Fujian Province, China. He received the B.E. degree from the Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2011. During his undergraduate years in Tsinghua, Mr. Chen was awarded a number of prizes for outstanding academic performance including the First Class Academic Excellence Scholarship and Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship. In fall 2011, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin as a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Nan Sun. His current research focuses on analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits design.

jackiechan [dot] cl [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Kareem Ragab (co-advised with Prof. Michael Orshansky) received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 2003, where he ranked top in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and graduated with the highest honor. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the same university in 2008. In his Master thesis, he focused on the design of high-frequency gm-C filters for radio receivers. Since 2008, he has been with the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree in integrated circuits and systems. His research interests include statistical deisgn, analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit and system design and optimization. His current research focuses on the design of low-power digitally assisted data converters.

kragab [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Raghunandan Raghunathan graduated in 2017. He is currently working at Silicon Labs (co-advised with Prof. TR Viswanathan).
 

Manzur Rahman received his M.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 and his B.Sc degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, in 2008. In UT, he was awarded Hixson Fellowship in 2010-2011. He received Ph.D. degree in 2017. He is currently working in MediaTek.

manzur [dot] eee [at] gmail [dot] com

 

 

Visiting Scholars and Joint PhD Students

Gang Jin was born in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. He is currently an associate professor in Xidian University. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in microelectronics from Xidian University in 2001, 2004 and 2015, respectively. He worked in Xidian Univ. RF Integrated-Circuit Co. Ltd. from 2007 to 2011, and was a visiting scholar in Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium, in 2011. He is now a visiting scholar at Prof. Sun’s group at UT Austin. His current research focuses on digital-intensive time-domain mixed-signal and RF ingergrated circuits. Email: gjin [at] utexas [dot] edu / gjin [at] xidian [dot] edu [dot] cn

 

Dengquan Li was born in Xi’an, China. He received the B.S. degree in microelectronics from Xidian University, Xi’an, China in 2012. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at Xidian University. During his study in Xidian University, he was awarded several prizes for academic performance, including the First Class Scholarship and Excellent Graduate Student. Since Oct. 2016, he was sponsored by CSC Scholarship and joined Prof. Nan Sun’s research group at UT-Austin as a joint Ph.D. student. His research interests are high-speed and low-power ADCs, analog and mixed-signal IC design. Email: lidengquan219 [at] 163 [dot] com

 

Haoyu Zhuang is a joint doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the B.S. Degree in microelectronics from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 2010, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics. During his study in Xidian University, he ranked the first in the department for three consecutive years of 2010, 2011, and 2012, and he was awarded the “Chinese National Scholarship” in 2014, the “Chinese CSC Scholarship” in 2014, the “Chinese National Encouragement Scholarship” in 2009, the “School Principal Scholarship” in 2011, the name of “the Best Graduate Student” in 2011, and the “School First-class Scholarship” in 2010, 2012, and 2014. His research interests include analog circuits, such as ADCs, voltage references, amplifiers, sampling hold circuits, and so on. Email: hyhy135 [at] 163 [dot] com

 

Yanlong Zhang was born in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. He is now a joint Ph.D. student in Prof. Nan Sun’s Group at UT Austin. He received his B.S. Degree in Microelectronics from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 2011, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics. In Xidian University, he was among the top ten students in the school from 2007 to 2015, and he was awarded with the Chinese National Scholarship for Graduates in 2014 and the CSC Scholarship in 2015, and honored with Excellent Graduate Student in 2013 and Outstanding Graduate Student Pacesetter in 2014. His current research is focused on analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits design. Email: yanlongzhang [at] utexas [dot] edu

 

Jiaxin Liu was born in Nanyang, Henan Province, China. He received his B.S. Degree form Shandong University, Jinan, China in 2010 and M.S. Degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China in 2013, where he is now studying towards the Ph.D. Degree. Since Nov. 2015, he joined in Prof. Nan Sun’s research Group at UT Austin as a joint Ph.D. student. During his study in UESTC, he won the First Prize of Academic Scholarship for several times, he won the Chinese National Scholarship in 2012, the First Prize of VeriSilicon Circuits Design Competition and the CSC Scholarship in 2015. His current research is focused on analog and mixed-signal circuits, RF integrated circuits, wireless identification and sensing system. Email: jxliu [dot] uestc [at] outlook [dot] com.

 

Zheng Yang was born in Zhuozhou, Hebei Province, China. She received the Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Hebei University, China, in 2011. She is a doctoral candidate in Xidian University, Xi’an, China. She is a visiting scholar in Professor Nan Sun’s group at UT Austin in 2015 and 2016, sponsored by CSC scholarship. Her current research focuses on low voltage and low power analog integrated circuit design. Email: zyanghbu [at] 163 [dot] com

 

Juha Kim was born in Korea. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ajou University, Suwon, Korea in 1998 and M.S. degree in Semiconductor and Display Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea in 2008. Currently, he is a principal engineer in Samsung Electronics and he is a visiting scholar at Prof. Sun’s group at UT Austin in 2015. His current research focuses on analog and mixed-signal circuit design. Email: juhakjh [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Ran Zheng was born in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. He received his B.S degree and Ph.D degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. He is currently assistant professor at Northwester Polytechnical University. He is in charge of a NSFC project on dark noise research of CMOS APS, and now a visiting scholar in Nan Sun’s Group. His current research is focused on the design techniques of on-chip sensor, readout IC, and mixed signal IC. Email: zhengran [at] nwpu [dot] edu [dot] cn

 

Lei Zhang was born in Chifeng, Neimenggu Province, China. She is an experimentalist in Beijing Institute of Technology. She got her Master of engineer degree in Microelectronic from Beijing Institute of Technology, China in 2010. She received Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Dalian University of Technology, China in 2008. She is a visiting scholar at Prof. Sun’s group at UT Austin in 2015. Her current research focuses on analog, mixed-signal and RF IC design. Email: zhanglei5166 [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Ying Kong was born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. He is a senior engineer and the leader of Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) team in Beijing Microelectronics Technology Institute (BMTI), which is one of microelectronics research centers in China. He has been devoting himself to analog/mixed-signal ICs design in BMTI for about ten years. He received Bachelor’s degree in Microelectronic Technology from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China in 2002. He got his Master of engineer degree in Integrated Circuit Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2011. He was a visiting scholar at Prof. Sun’s group at UT Austin from 2013 to 2014. His current research focuses on analog/mixed-signal IC design, especially data converters and their applications. Email: kybmi [at] hotmail [dot] com

 

Lanchuan Zhou was born in Sichuan Province, China. He received his PhD degree from Washington State University in 2012. Currently, he is a radio-frequency (RF) and microwave circuit engineer at National Astronomical Observatory of China in Beijing. He is a visiting scholar at Professor Nan Sun’s group at UT Austin in 2015. His current research focuses on the design of high-performance analog and RF integrated circuits. Email: lzhou [at] naoc [dot] cas [dot] cn

 
 
 

Master Students

Kyoungtae Lee, B.S. from KAIST (now with KAIST)
Ma Ji, B.S. from Zhejiang University (now with Qualcomm)
Peijun Wang, B.S. from Shanghai Jiaotong University (now with Silabs)
Olga Kardonik, B.S. from Kazan State University, Russia (now with Intel).
You Li, B.S. from Peking University (now with Oracle)
Xiankun Jin, B.S. and M.S. from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (now with Freescale).
Marco Moreno, B.S. from UT Arlington (now with Emerson)
Harold Bautista, B.S. from Florida International University (now with Emerson)
Shitong Zhao, B.S. from Tianjin University, M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences (now with Qualcomm)

Summer Interns

Xu Zhang, B.S. from Tsinghua University.
Xi He, B.S. from Peking University.

 

To Future Students:

We encourage motivated and talented students to join our research group. Sending generic mass emails usually does not increase your chance of being accepted. If you are serious about joining our group, please read a few papers from our group to see whether you are indeed very interested in our research. If you do, please feel free to contact Prof. Nan Sun.