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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 Design. TR 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
regarding the possibility of graduate studies, post doctoral
and visiting scholarships. While we do not want to discourage anyone
making such enquiries, it is unfortunately not practical for us to
to all of them, and I apologize in advance if I seem unresponsive to
specific requests. If there is a possibility of financial assistance
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
A list of recent Research Publications is shown here.
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"
Here is an interesting website that you may
find useful: http://www.ee.washington.edu/circuit_archive/