2019 was an excellent year for the Energy-Efficient Microsystems Lab! The lab was very productive, having published 23 papers this year (note: some of these journal papers were made available online in 2019, but may end up in 2020 issues), including 4 ISSCC papers – three of which were invited to special issues – and other papers in JSSC, TBioCAS, CICC, and more.
Of particular importance, 2019 saw four (successful!) PhD defenses! Congratulations to Dhon, Po-Han, Julian, and Jiwoong, who are now (or going to be) working at Qualcomm, Broadcom, Booz Allen Hamilton (contracting to DARPA), and Qualcomm, respectively. Several EEMS students also went for internship this summer, to companies like Samsung, Analog Devices, and MaXentric.
The EEMS lab also welcomed several new MS and PhD students, along with two new postdoctoral scholars, and began new funded programs with DARPA, NSF, and others. Emerging research areas are in low-power wireless (including wake-up receivers, body-area networks, and NB-IoT), continued work in developing new topologies in DC-DC converters for power management, wearable medical devices (with an emphasis on physiochemical sensing), neural interfaces, low-power yet precision analog/mixed signal circuits, and more.
In short, it was a fantastic year, and we are all looking forward to a great 2020!