Principal Investigator

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Kaushik Sengupta
Assistant Professor

B.Tech and M.Tech (Dual degree) in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg.,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2007.
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 2008.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 2012.
(Caltech High-speed Circuits Group, Prof. Ali Hajimiri)

Prof.Sengupta received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in electronics and electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, both in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In February 2013, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. During his undergraduate studies, in the summers of 2005 and 2006, he performed research at the University of Southern California and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was involved with nonlinear integrated systems for high-purity signal generation and low-power RF identification (RFID) tags, respectively. His research interests are in the areas of high-frequency integrated circuits (ICs), electromagnetics, optics for various applications in sensing, imaging, and high-speed communication.

Dr. Sengupta received the 2017 Bell Labs Prize, 2017 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research, and the Charles Wilts Prize in 2013 from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Caltech, for outstanding independent research in electrical engineering leading to a Ph.D. He serves on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE ESSCIRC, IEEE CICC and PIERS. He was thrice selected to the Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching in 2014, 2016 and 2017. He was a recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship from 2011 to 2012, the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2012, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Graduate Fellowship in 2012, the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2011, the Prime Minister Gold Medal Award of IIT Kharagpur in 2007, the Caltech Institute Fellowship, the Most Innovative Student Project Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007, and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Undergraduate Fellowship in 2006. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award (1st prize) in 2012 and the 2015 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize.

Post-doctoral Scholar

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Suresh Venkatesh
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, USA, 2017.

Suresh received his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Utah in 2017 under the guidance of Prof. David Schurig. He received his M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2010. His PhD dissertation received the ECE Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2016. He was also a Research Project Assistant at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore during 2007-08, where he worked on 10.4 m millimeter-wave radio telescope. His research interests are in electromagnetics, metamaterials, antenna design, and transformation optics design.

Ph.D. Students

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Xue Wu
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2012.

Xue Wu received his BS degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2012. During his undergraduate studies, he received the National Scholarship of China in 2009, "Friend of Tsinghua" Scholarship in 2010 and Academic Scholarship of Tsinghua University in 2011. He is a graduate student at Princeton University and joined Prof. Sengupta's Lab in February 2013. His research interests lie in exploring techniques for realizing innovative silicon-based integrated systems in the mmWave and THz frequency range.

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Lingyu Hong
B.S. in Physics, Peking University, China, 2012.

Lingyu Hong received his BS degree in Physics from Peking University in 2012, during which he researched in Nanophotonics and Plamsonics and received Peking University Academic Excellence Reward and various scholarships. He joined Prof. Sengupta's Lab in May 2013. He is interested in the study, research, and implementation of interdisciplinary knowledge in Photonics, Electronics and others for lab-on-chip systems, specifically for biomedical applications.

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Chandrakanth Reddy Chapiddi
B.Tech. in Electronics and Electrincal Communication, IIT Kharagpur, India, 2012.

Chandra Kanth received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in July,2013. He joined the Prof. Sengupta's lab in February 2014. His research interests, are but not limited to, lie in exploring signal-processing and circuits co-design technqiues in real-time and wideband spectral estimation and extending channel capacity for extremely high-data rate communication systems in the THz frequency range.

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Xuyang Lu
Xuyang Lu B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2014.

Xuyang Lu received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 2014, during which he was invited to join the Phi-Beta-Kappa National Society and IEEE Eta-Kappa-Nu Honor Society. He joined Prof. Sengupta's lab in February 2015. His research interests lie in the analysis, design, and testing of integrated circuits and antennas, with applications in high-speed wireless communication, radar, medical imaging, and bio-sensing.

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Jyotesh Singh
Jyotesh Singh, B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, 2015.

Jyotesh Singh received his B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) in 2015. He joined IMRL lab in February 2016. His current research aims include high-speed RF and THz antenna & circuit design for communication & sensing applications and electronics-nanophotonics for lab-on-chip applications.

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Chengjie Zhu
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2017.

Chengjie graduated from Georgia Tech Electrical Engineering department and joined prof. Kaushik Sengputa’s research group in Spring 2017. He was awarded twice with PURA undergraduate research award and had a few publications during his undergraduate years, including TBIOCAS, VLSI Tech Cir. Symp. and BMES. His current research focuses on Bio-optical sensing platform based on CMOS process. In particular, he is interested in developing miniaturized and wireless bio-assay platforms for in-vitro and in-vivo applications.

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Hooman Saeeidi
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2017.

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Hao Tang
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2016

Undergraduate Students

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Anna Broome
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.

Anna Broome will graduate with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in June 2018. Her research interests include design and analysis of high frequency circuits and systems for high-impact applications. She is completing her senior thesis under the supervision of Professor Sengupta, designing the antenna and front-end detector of a silicon-based terahertz imaging system.

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Daniel Stanley
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.

Daniel Stanley is planning to graduate Princeton with a BSE degree in electrical engineering in 2018. He is working with Professor Sengupta, as well as fellow undergrads Anna Broome and TJ Smith, THz camera for his senior thesis project. He plans to continue pursuing his research interests, which range from integrated circuits to robotics, in graduate school next year.

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T.J. Smith
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.

TJ Smith will graduate from Princeton with a BSE in Electrical Engineering in 2018. He is currently working with Anna Broome and Daniel Stanley on the design and layout of a silicon-based THz camera. His research interests include analog and digital circuits, computer architecture, and systems programming.

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Rita Fang
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.

Rita Fang graduated in 2017 from E.E. at Princeton University and worked with Prof. Sengupta on powering in-vio biosensors exploiting gastric juice as the electrolyte.

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Weimen Li
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.

Weimen Li graduate in 2017 with B.S.E. in E.E. from Princeton University. He was co-advised by Prof. Sengupta (primary adviser: Alex Nectow, Princeton Nueroscience Institute) on RFID-Based Feed Tracking System and Embedded Infrared Camera System for Tracking Mice to investigate population neural dynamics

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Victor Ying
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.

Victor Ying will graduate with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in June 2016. His research interests range from device physics and circuits to formal modeling and verification of computer systems. His activities on campus include providing peer academic advising for underclassmen and being a TA for ELE 206: Contemporary Logic Design.

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Liam Kelly
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.

Liam Kelly is a senior BSE candidate in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he is a member of Tau Beta Pi. His expected graduation date is May 2016. He joined Prof. Sengupta's lab in September 2015 where he is doing a senior thesis on wireless power transfer over long distances. His research interests include embedded system design and analysis with a focus on communications between various devices.

Summer Visiting Students

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Huaixi Lu
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Peking University, China.

Huaixi Lu is an undergraduate student at Peking University who will receive a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2018. His research interests lie in analog circuit design. He worked under Prof. Sengupta's guidance over the summer of 2017 through ISIP program and received the Chen Shouren Scholarship, the best scholarship for summer research in Peking University. He was involved in chip testing and his main work included designing a PCB for imager chip and several codes for measurement program. Huaixi intends to attend graduate school and pursue a Ph.D in circuit design.

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Thomas Look
M.S. Physics, California State University, Northridge.

Thomas Look is an M.S. Physics student at California State University, Northridge where he has received the Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Research Promise in Science and Mathematics and the Association of Retired Faculty Memorial Thesis/Project Award. His interests are in quantum computation, strongly correlated electrons, quantum thermalization, many-body localization, and topological phases of matter. He worked for Professor Sengupta over the summer of 2017 through the PRISM/PCCM REU Program and built a framework for simulating MIMO antenna arrays with tunable anisotropic radiation patterns in an indoor multipath environment. He plans to pursue a Ph.D in Physics after obtaining his master's degree.

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Swathi Chandrika
Senior student, South Brunswick High School .

Swathi Chandrika is attending South Brunswick High School and will graduate in 2017. In the summer of 2016, she worked under Professor Sengupta through the MIRTHE REU program. During that time, she worked on creating a GUI in MATLAB to analyze data from a biosensor. Swathi is a captain of her school's Science Olympiad team and is on its Varsity tennis team. In college, she plans to pursue her interests in both applied physics and engineering.

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Matthew Cavallaro
B.S.E. in EE, Cooper Union.

Matthew Cavallaro is an undergraduate student at The Cooper Union who will receive a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2018. His fields of interest include circuit design, semiconductors, energy and sustainability. He worked for Professor Sengupta over the summer of 2016 through MIRTHE REU program. His project involved designing a compact PCB and interface for an integrated CMOS biosensor. Some of his hobbies include hiking, exercise, playing the guitar or piano, skatboarding, tennis, and soccer. Matthew intends to attend graduate school and pursue a Ph.D in his field of interest.

Integrated Micro-systems Reseach Lab
Office: B 216, Equad Princeton University.
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Kaushik Sengupta: (609) 258-5250, Fax: (609) 258-3745,
Email: kaushiks at princeton dot edu
Labs: B 217/219.

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