Principal Investigator

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Thomas H. Lee

Thomas H. Lee received the S.B., S.M. and Sc.D. degrees in electrical engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983, 1985, and 1990, respectively. He was also awarded an Honoris Causa doctorate from the University of Waterloo in 2012 in recognition of his contributions to wireless technology.

He joined Analog Devices in 1990 where he was primarily engaged in the design of high-speed clock recovery devices. In 1992, he joined Rambus Inc. in Mountain View, CA where he developed high-speed analog circuitry for 500 megabyte/s CMOS DRAMs.

He has also contributed to the development of PLLs in the StrongARM, Alpha and AMD K6/K7/K8 microprocessors. Since 1994, he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University where his research focus has been on gigahertz-speed wireline and wireless integrated circuits built in conventional silicon technologies, particularly CMOS.

He has twice received the "Best Paper" award at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, co-authored a "Best Student Paper" at ISSCC, and was awarded the Best Paper prize at CICC. He is a Packard Foundation Fellowship recipient, as well as a Fellow of the IEEE.

He served for a decade as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of the Solid-State Circuits Society, and has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Microwave Society as well. He holds approximately 70 U.S. patents and authored The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits (now in its second edition) and Planar Microwave Engineering, both with Cambridge University Press. He is a co-author of four additional books on RF circuit design, and also cofounded Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by Sandisk in 2006). He founded ZeroG Wireless (acquired by Microchip) and is a cofounder of Ayla Networks. He served as MTO Director at DARPA from April 2011 to October 2012.

In early April of 2011 he was awarded the Ho-Am Prize in Engineering (colloquially known as the "Korean Nobel"), and in 2012 he was awarded the U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service for his work at DARPA.


Ph.D. Students

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Ashwin Raghunathan

Ashwin Raghunathan received the B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Guindy Engineering College, Anna University in Chennai, India and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and 2004 respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

In 2005, he worked at Teradyne Inc. as an analog IC designer on timing circuits for automated test equipment. From 2005 to 2012, he worked at Qualcomm Inc. as a mixed-signal IC designer on phase-locked loop and delay-locked loop based clocking circuits for mobile processors in nanometer CMOS. He has five patents issued for his work at Qualcomm.

Ashwin was awarded a Rank Certificate for academic achievement at Anna University and a University Fellowship for graduate study at the Ohio State University.

Nick Saiz

Nick is a SF Bay Area native. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University in 2007 and 2010 respectively.

Nick is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University investigating millimeter wave circuits and systems for wireless communications and radar applications. He is interested in applications operating in from 10’s of GHz to >100GHz.

From 2006-2007, he held a co-op internship at Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, CA. Since 2007, he has been with Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center developing radios and phased arrays for terrestrial and space flight applications. He has experience in system level analysis and design, microwave PCB design and manufacturing, hybrid circuits (chip and wire), and RFIC design.

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Tammy Chang

Tammy is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford focusing on antennas and microwave/millimeter-wave systems. Her research focuses on utilizing advanced fabrication techniques and sub-wavelength structures to design antennas and radio-frequency components and systems with unique properties, such as stretchability, reconfigurability, and transparency without compromising electronic performance.

Tammy received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012, and her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2014. She is an NDSEG Fellow. Tammy has also been the teaching assistant for the electromagnetic waves and antenna theory courses at Stanford, and will be the Ph.D. student lead for the 2016 Stanford Summer Engineering & Technology Study Tour to China. She has been an intern with Agilent, Broadcom, and Qualcomm, and has worked on collaborative research projects with Peking University faculty in Beijing.

Gabe Buckmaster

Gabe is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on scalable architectures for phased array antennas to be used in short range radars and satellite communication systems. He is a recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship.

Gabe received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley in 2014 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2016. He was a teaching assistant for the introductory circuits course at U.C. Berkeley and has held internships at Texas Instruments and Apple.



Moon-Jung Kim

Justin Snapp

Anand Dixit

Kanupriya Bhardwaj

Joel Dawson

Ramin Farjad-Rad

Ali Hajimiri

Arjang Hassibi

Maria del Mar Hershenson

Bendik Kleveland

Sunderarajan Sunderesan Mohan

Ömer Oralkan

Tamara A. Papalias

Hamid Rategh

Hirad Samavati

Derek Keith Shaeffer

Arvin Ramesh Shahani

Shwetabh Verma

David M. Colleran

Mona Jarrahi

Michael Mulligan

Junfeng Xu

Erik Anderson

Ali Kiaei

Jonathan Daniels