Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

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Ali Niknejad

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Biography

Ali M. Niknejad received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997 and 2000. From 2000 to 2002, he worked at Silicon Laboratories in Austin, TX, where he was involved with the design and research of CMOS RF integrated circuits and devices for wireless communication applications. Currently, he is a professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He is a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and also the co-director of the BSIM Research Group. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and on the TPC for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). His current research interests lie in the areas of RF/microwave and mm-wave integrated circuits, particularly as applied to wireless communications and medical applications. His interests also include device modeling and numerical techniques in electromagnetics.

Selected Publications

  • S. Venugopalan, D. D. Lu, Y. Kawakami, P. M. Lee, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "BSIM-CG: A compact model of cylindrical/surround gate MOSFET for circuit simulations," Solid-State Electronics, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 79 - 89, Jan. 2012.
  • M. Tabesh, J. Chen, C. Marcu, L. Kong, S. Kang, A. Niknejad, and E. Alon, "A 65 nm CMOS 4-Element Sub-34 mW/Element 60 GHz Phased-Array Transceiver," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 3018-3032, Dec. 2011.
  • M. Tabesh, J. Chen, C. Marcu, L. Kong, S. Kang, E. Alon, and A. Niknejad, "A 65nm CMOS 4-Element Sub-34mW/Element 60GHz Phased-Array Transceiver," in International Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2011.
  • O. Bakr, M. Johnson, J. Park, E. Adabi, K. Jones, and A. Niknejad, "A Scalable-Low Cost Architecture for High Gain Beamforming Antennas," in IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology, 2010.
  • A. Niknejad, D. Chowdhury, J. Chen, J. Park, and L. Ye, "mm-Wave Quadrature Spatial Power Combinig: A Proposal," EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, Tech. Rep. UCB/EECS-2010-110, July 2010.
  • C. Marcu, D. Chowdhury, C. Thakkar, J. Park, L. Kong, M. Tabesh, Y. Wang, B. Afshar, A. Gupta, A. Arbabian, S. Gambini, R. Zamani, E. Alon, and A. Niknejad, "A 90nm CMOS Low-Power 60GHz Transceiver With Integrated Baseband Circuitry," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 44, no. 12, pp. 3434-3447, Dec. 2009.
  • C. Marcu, D. Chowdhury, C. Thakkar, L. Kong, M. Tabesh, J. Park, Y. Wang, B. Afshar, A. Gupta, A. Arbabian, S. Gambini, R. Zamani, A. Niknejad, and E. Alon, "A 90nm CMOS Low-Power 60GHz Transceiver with Integrated Baseband Circuitry," in IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, IEEE, 2009, pp. 314-315.
  • H. Dogan, R. G. Meyer, and A. Niknejad, "Analysis and Design of RF CMOS Attenuators," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 2269-2283, Oct. 2008.
  • C. Marcu and A. Niknejad, "A 60GHz High-Q Tapered Transmission Line Resonator in 90nm CMOS," in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IEEE, 2008, pp. 775-778.
  • A. Niknejad, Electromagnetics for High-Speed Analog and Digital Communication Circuits, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • A. Niknejad, M. V. Dunga, B. Heydari, H. Wan, C. Lin, S. Emami Neyestanak, C. Doan, X. Xi, J. He, and C. Hu, "Challenges in compact modeling for RF and microwave applications," in Workshop on Compact Modeling, 2005, pp. N/A.
  • J. He, J. Xi, M. Chan, H. Wan, M. V. Dunga, B. Heydari, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "Charge-based core and the model architecture of BSIM5," in Quality of Electronic Design, 2005, pp. 96-101.
  • Z. Deng and A. Niknejad, "Dual-Mode Voltage-Controlled Oscillator with Injection Lock," in Proc. EDSSC 2005, 2005, pp. N/A.
  • A. Niknejad, C. Doan, S. Emami Neyestanak, M. V. Dunga, X. Xi, J. He, R. W. Brodersen, and C. Hu, "Next generation CMOS compact mofels for RF and microwave applications (Invited)," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2005, pp. 141-144.
  • H. Dogan, R. G. Meyer, and A. Niknejad, "A DC-2.5GHz wide dynamic-range attenuator in .13 µm CMOS technology," in VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, 2005, pp. N/A.
  • Y. Chee, A. Niknejad, and J. M. Rabaey, "A 89-µW 1.9-GHz CMOs oscillator using FBAR resonator," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2005, pp. 123-126.
  • S. Wang, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "A sub-mW 960-MHz ultra-wideband CMOS LNA," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2005, pp. 35-38.
  • S. Emami, C. H. Doan, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "A 60-GHz down-converting CMOS single-gate mixer," in RFIC Digest of Papers, A. Jerng, Ed., Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2005, pp. 163-166.
  • A. D. Berny, A. Niknejad, and R. G. Meyer, "A 1.8-GHz LC VCO with 1.3-GHz tuning range and digital amplitude calibration," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 909-917, April 2005.
  • C. H. Doan, S. Emani, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "Millimeter-wave CMOS design," IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 144-155, Jan. 2005.