Data and power conversion using Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)


Project Description

In this project, the interns will work with senior PhD students on a new circuit design paradigm for ultra low power IoT and biomedical applications. This new design approach is based on MEMS and NEMS, which can offer superior switching properties, in terms of energy consumption, compared to the mainstream CMOS technology. As such, these micro/nanoswitches are ideal for digital and interface circuit design applications, as well as on-chip energy conversion. This project includes a range of theoretical and experimental topics, from modelling these novel devices, to simulation of simple and complex circuits, and finally, system integration and hybrid CMOS-MEMS fabrication and characterization.
Program - Electrical Engineering
Division - Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study - ​Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics, MEMS

About the

Hossein Fariborzi

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hossein Fariborzi
Professor Fariborzi's research interests include design, modeling and optimization of ultra-low power integrated circuits and systems (mixed-signal/digital), implemented with emerging switching technologies. In particular, he's interested in a fusion of the mainstream switching devices (CMOS) and a range of novel solutions, such as electromechanical nanorelays and nanoresonators, spintronic-based devices, memristors. He's also exploring the application of such devices and systems in the field of biomedical instrumentation and wireless, wearable healthcare.