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Welcome to my home page!

I am now semi-retired after a 46-year career, no longer teaching but still actively involved in research and international conferences. My research group specializes in RF Integrated Circuit Design in a variety of fabrication technologies.  The RFIC Design Group was part of the University of Calgary VLSI ATIPS (Advanced Technology Information Processing Systems) Laboratory, a provincially funded initiative of iCORE (The informatics Circle of Research Excellence), originally directed by Dr, Graham Jullien, now retired.  I was also a co-founder and co-director of the Advanced Micro/nanosystems Integration Facility (AMIF), located in the Calgary Center for Innovative Technology (CCIT), part of the Schulich School of Engineeing at the University of Calgary.  I have now retired from the co-directorship as well.

From 2002 to 2007, I held the  TRLabs/iCORE/NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Broadband Wireless RF IC DesignTR Labs was the industrial sponsor of the chair program. From 2008 to 2014, I was the principal investigator in charge of the ATIPS labs.

My teaching interests were, and research interests are in the fields of analog and digital bipolar and CMOS integrated circuit design, RF wireless circuit and system design, high temperature electronics, semiconductor device physics and instrumentation. I am leaving the course descriptions and material on the web page, in case it is of interest to readers.

A NOTE TO POTENTIAL GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS: Because of the vastness of the world wide web, we get a great many enquiries regarding the possibility of graduate studies, post doctoral fellowships and visiting scholarships. While we do not want to discourage anyone from making such enquiries, it is unfortunately not practical for us to respond to all of them, and I apologize in advance if I seem unresponsive to your specific requests. If there is a possibility of financial assistance and/or a position, I will respond. I wish you the best of luck in your search for positions, and thank you for your interest in the University of Calgary.

Credentials and Awards

Research Interests

My past and present research interests include

A list of recent Research Publications is shown here.

Here are some Oldies but Goodies
High Frequency Modeling of the MOS Transistor
Thermal Noise in MOSFETs and JFETs
Gate Noise in MOSFETs at Moderately High Frequencies
Hot Electron Thermal Noise Models for FET's

Recent and Current Graduate students under my supervision and co-supervision, Research Assistants, Post Doctoral Fellows

and their areas of research interest are as follows:


Nan Zhang                                        Terahrtz Receivers    (co-supervised with Dr. Belostotski)                                                       PhD
Thisara Kulatunga                          Ultra-Low-Noise Antenna Arrays (co-supervised with Dr. Belostotski)                                 MSc
Mostafa Rashdan                             New Time-Based SerDes Systems                                                                                                  Visiting Professor,  Feb. 1, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Eugene Zailer                                   VLSI Systems Manager
Aaron Beaulieu                               Self-Tuning Impedance Systems (co-supervised with Dr. Belostostski)                                 Research Associate, now completed

Dr. Ge Wu                                        RF LNAs for Radio Astronomy (co-supervised with Dr. Belostotski)                                      PDF
Dr. Chris Hayden                            AMIF Operations Manager, Laser Systems, MEMS                                                                  Advanced Micro/nanosystems Integration Facility,  until spring 2016

Dr. Colin Dalton                              AMIF lab Facilities Manager, Microfluidics and MEMS Devices, Biomedical Systems      Adjunct Professor, ECE, supervised until spring 2016, now supervised by Dr. Belostotski

Since we specialize in analog IC design, we take to heart a quote from Chris Manglesdorf (Analog Devices) at ISSCC '96, where he said that "Analog circuit designers tend to think of themselves as lone cowboys, brave pioneers, creative and independent types, in contrast to the herd animals of the digital IC world"

Teaching Interests

My past teaching interests are listed below. 

Here is an interesting website that you may find useful:     http://www.ee.washington.edu/circuit_archive/

ENEL 465 - Analog Integrated Electronic Circuits

This section contains materials for ENEL 465, an undergraduate course in analog integrated electronics. It also has a link to the student version of PSPICE, which can be downloaded free.
Try our Resistor quiz. To run this program, you must have vbrun300.dll either in the same directory or in your windows/system directory. You can download the file here.

ENEL 519.47 - Analog CMOS  Integrated Circuit Design

The course outline can be accessed here.
Transistor models for Assignment 4, 2009 can be downloaded as follows:   NMOS    PMOS
Download Lab experiment #1 here.
Download Lab experiment #2 here.
Download Lab experiment #3 here.
Download Lab experiment #4 here.
Download Lab experiment #5 here.
Note: Lab material will be handed out in class, with larger schematic diagrams attached to improve readability.
Simulation files for Assignment 6 can be downloaded here and here  and here.

ENEL 647- CMOS Analog Integrated Circuit Design

This section contains materials for a graduate course in analog integrated electronics. Some of the material may also be of help to undergraduate students taking courses such as ENEL 465, 565, 567 and particularly 519.47.

ENEL 619.31- RF Integrated Circuit Design

This section contains materials for a graduate course in analog RF integrated circuit design. The 2010 course outline can be accessed here.

Contacting me

and at:
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Calgary,
2500 University Drive, N.W
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
T2N 1N4