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→ Postdoctoral fellow
This position is in the area of low power analog mixed-signal IC design for biomedical applications, including analog to digital data converter, instrumentation amplifier, voltage/current reference, CMOS/MEMS sensors and sensor interface, custom digital processor, etc. Tapeout in advanced technologies is available. The initial term of the position is 1 year, with the possibility of renewal based on mutual interest.

→ PhD student
HBKU offers competitive scholarships to outstanding applicants.
Requires a master’s degree, detailed requirements can be found on hbku admission
Please send the following info to <bwang{at}> for initial review.
1. GPA of all (including incomplete) degrees in % out of 100 (calculated excluding non-technical and pass/fail courses)
2. CV with all publication list and previous project experience
3. English test score (TOFEL/IELTS, with GRE preferred)
4. Publication samples, 1st- or 2nd-author, in PDF format


Dr. Bo WANG received the B. Eng. (Excellent Graduate Honor) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2010; and the M. Phil and Ph. D. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2012 and 2015, respectively.


Graduate Students
Mr. Amgad Ghonem received his B.SC. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 2013 and 2016 respectively. During M.Sc., he worked as a research assistant with focus on the design of SRAM for low voltage operation. From 2017 to 2021, he worked as a research assistant at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he worked on TCAMs using different technologies with focusing on emerging memory based non-volatile TCAMs using 22 nm technology. In 2022, he started studying project management for Industry. Before Joining HBKU for PhD in 2023 he worked as senior design engineer at X-FAB Germany. His research interests include custom digital and mixed-signal circuits design for biomedical applications.
Mr. Zain Ul Islam received his BS in Electronic Engineering from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and MS in Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD degree. His research interests are in RF Antennas, Microwave Engineering, etc. He has authored/co-authored around ten 10 research papers in well reputed international conferences and journals. He received two best research paper awards in IEEE conferences.
Miss. Neam Fares received her B.Sc degree in Computer Engineering from Qatar University in 2019. She is currently pursuing an MS degree in Cybersecurity at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar. Her research enthusiasm is in hardware security, data communication and networking, and machine learning. She is co-supervised by Dr. Bo Wang to design a certificateless cryptography engine for IoT devices.
Mr. Ghassan Saad received his BS degree (Best Student Graduate Award) in Computer Engineering from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, in 2021. He is currently pursuing an MS degree in Data Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, HBKU, Qatar. His research interests include machine learning, deep learning, and hardware acceleration.
Mr. M. Asfandyar Awan received his B.Eng. degree in Electronics Engineering from COMSATS University Pakistan in 2009. He graduated with M.Eng in electrical and electronics Engineering in 2012 from Linköping University Sweden, with an emphasis on System on Chip design (SoC-ware). From 2013 to 2017 He worked as a Research Assistant in a research Institute Microelectronics Circuits Center Ireland (MCCI), where he worked on Low Power Low-Speed Bio-Medical Front-Ends and Analog Building Blocks for high Speed(2GS/S) ADC. Before joining HBKU, he served as Analog Design Engineer in US-based Integrated circuits design industry from 2017 to 2019.

Research Assistant
Mr. Khalil Ahmad received his B.Sc. Degree in Mechatronics Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila, Pakistan in 2013. Before joining HBKU, He served as an Embedded Engineer with Qatar Based start-up company for the development of IoT (Internet of Things) based products. He has vast experience in the development of IoT Devices using different modes of communication (WIFI, BLE, RF) by research & development, PCB design, firmware programming, assembly of sensors with microcontrollers and mechanical fabrication.
Samar Shurbaji received her B.Sc. Degree in biomedical sciences in 2016, then pursued her Master's degree in materials science and technology in 2019- from Qatar University. Ms.Shurbaji's experience is mostly focused on projects related to the biomaterials fields as well as microfluidics. She was involved in projects including nanomaterials production, inducing shear stress over a cell's monolayer using microfluidic devices, and materials fabrication.

Dr. Tsz Ngai Lin (joining Qualcomm) received the B.Eng. degree (First Class Honours) in electronic and communications engineering from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, in 2013, and the M. Phil degree in electronic and computer engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2016. His research interests include instrumentation amplifiers, precision analog, and mixed-signal interface electronics, and low-power circuit design. Mr. Lin was a recipient of the HKUST postgraduate studentship and the HBKU full scholarship. He joined our group to pursue the Ph.D. degree in Jan. 2017 and defended his thesis in April 2021. After that, he was a postdoc in our group from Aug. 2021 to March 2022 before he joined Qualcomm.
Dr. Ying Yi (currently a Professor in China University of Geosciences) was a post-doctoral fellow with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia from July 2016 to Sep. 2018. He received the MS degree from the Department of Electronics and Radio Engineering, Kyung Hee University in 2010, and then received the Ph.d degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2016. His research interests are Bio-MEMS, implantable electronics, RF wireless systems, and circuits. He joined our group as a senior scientist in Dec. 2018 and left in June 2021.
Dr. Nasir A. Quadir (currently a Researcher in UAE) received the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, in 1998, the M.Sc. degree in electronics engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork, Ireland, in 2014.

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