Current Research Areas

Low Power Circuits (Sensor Interface, Analog/Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits)
Advanced fabrication technologies and emerging systems like quantum computer, sensing networks have new requirements on the circuits in terms of power consumption, operating environment and precision. We are exploring novel circuit design techniques to maintain the ASICs' performance under extreme conditions like high/low temperature, strong EM irradition, etc.

Passive Sensing Platform for Internet of Things (IoT)
To enable the vision of IoT and AI powered future world, the front-end devices, sensors, are of utmost importance to collect and feed data into the AI engine to perform analysis and control. Given the number and diversity of the target sensing spots, the sensor node should be low-cost and maintainance-free. We are working on new passive sensing platforms integrating power, sensor, communication as well as coarse data process on a single substrate.

Heterogeneous Sensors (Chemical, Biomolecular, MEMS) for Biomedical Applications
To develop enabling technologies and miniaturized devices which bring benefits to people that are not accessible to regular medical screening, various sensors are required to capture different bio-signals. Our group are exploring the interface and integration techniques to design heterogeneous biomedical sensing system.

Chip and System Gallery

A Passive Sense Tag with High Sensing Sensitivity and Pseudo-Memory for Data Storage
Bo Wang, Eric Yi, Qibin Zhu
Tsz Ngai Lin, Bo Wang, and Amine Bermak

Research Grants

  1. Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) (Other collaborators: Spiridon Bakiras, Berk Sunar), “Endpoint Secured Multi-sensor Interface Chip for IoT Applications,” National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), NPRP13S-0122-200135, 2021-2024 [USD 500,040].

  2. Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) (Collaborator: Kabir Hassan Biswas), “A Miniaturized High-Dynamic Range Bioluminescence and Fluorescence Biosensing System for Biomedical Applications,” HBKU Thematic Grant - 1st Cycle, 2021–2023 [QAR 432,122].

  3. Principal Investigator (PI) (Collaborator: Hicham Hamoudi), “3D Printing Based on Self-assembled Molecular Building Blocks for Materials Design and Bio-applications,” HBKU Thematic Grant - 1st Cycle, 2021–2023 [QAR 400,000].

  4. Lead Principal Investigator (LPI), “A Blood Flowmetry Homecare Device for Diabetes Patients,” HBKU Innovation Center – 2nd Cycle Idea Development Fund, 2020-2021 [QAR 50,000].

  5. Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) (Other collaborators: Mohamed Abdallah, Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio, Patrick Mercier), “Electric Grid Failures–Don’t Wait Until They Happen,” National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), NPRP11S-0104-180192, 2019-2022 [USD 599,700].

  6. Principal Investigator (PI) (Collaborator: Amine Bermak, Chi Ying Tsui, Jinho Bae), “Low-cost Wearable Self-Powered Wireless Sensors Network for real-time human activity and health monitoring,” National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), NPRP11S-0110-180246, 2019-2022 [USD 400,000].

  7. Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) (Collaborator: David Yin Yang), “Line-Tracking Smart Car with Edgebased Path Recognition and Dual-PID Control Strategy,” QNRF, UREP21- 136-2-055, 2018-2019 [USD 25,000].

  8. Principal Investigator (PI), “Smart Wearable Sensing Platform with Wireless Communication and Embedded Processing for Health Monitoring Applications,” QNRF, No. UREP19- 220-2-069, 2017-2018 [USD 20,000].

Lab Resources

R&S HMP4040 Power Supply
R&S®FSW8 Spectrum Analyzer
Keysight 33600A Waveform Generator
Keysight E4990A Impedance Analyzer
Keysight N5181B MXG RF Analog Signal Generator
Keysight B2902A Precision Source/Measure Unit
Keysight E4980A LCR Meter
Keysight 35670A FFT Dynamic Signal Analyzer
Tektronix MSO5204B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
Tektronix TLA6400 Logic Analyzer
Fluke 8508A Reference Multimeter
Others: Bonding machine, PCB maker, 3D printer, optical bentch, inkjet printer, SEM, advanced rework station, etc.

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