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Academic Career

  • Ph.D., Electrical & Communication Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1993.
  • M.Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) Kanpur, 1989.
  • B. E, Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, India, 1986.

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Biography

Debasis Dawn received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) from Jadavpur Univ., India in 1986, M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 1989 and Ph.D degrees from Tohoku Univ., Japan in 1993 all in electrical engineering.

He was Research Associate at Tohoku Univ., during 1993 to 1998 and was engaged in doing research in the area of development of RF/Microwave/Millimeter-Wave integrated circuits and Millimeter-Wave Photonic circuits for RF-photonic interactions. He was Research Engineer at Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Japan during 1998 to 2004 and was engaged in millimeter-wave MMIC development and device modeling using compound semiconductor such as GaAs pHEMT process technology for automotive radar and wireless personal area network communications product applications. In 2005 he joined SONY Corp., Japan and   held Sr. MMIC Design Engineer position. During 2006~2012 he was a Research Engineer at Georgia Electronic Design Center and Adjunct Faculty at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He also holds Adjunct Professor position at Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA and is engaged in part-time teaching numerous Electrical Engineering courses. At Georgia Tech he was leading the research efforts in the development of RF Front-end circuits, system-on-chip solutions for Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN), radar, and wireless sensors applications using silicon-based CMOS/SiGe process technologies. In 2012 he joined Electrical and Computer Engineering department of North Dakota State University as an Assistant Professor. At North Dakota State University he is teaching graduate/undergraduate level course in the area of microelectronics. His recent research interests are Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) development for new generation of highly integrated multifunctional devices, circuits and systems which promises a wide range of applications in science, engineering and medicine. 

He is serving as reviewers of numerous technical journals such as IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques (T-MTT), Electronics Letter, Radio Science and in the technical program review committee member of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in the “power amplifier devices and circuits” and held session chair positions numerous times at IMS. He has published more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences and holds two US patents. He is a member of IEEE.

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Professional Career

  • 2012-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA.
  • 2011-Present: Adjunct Professor, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, USA.
  • 2006-2012: Research Engineer and Adjunct professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 2005-2006: Sr. MMIC Design Engineer, SONY Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2004-2005: Sr. MMIC Design Engineer, Mini Circuits, NY, USA.
  • 2003-2004: Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Texas A&M University, TX, USA.
  • 1998-2003: Research Engineer, Fujitsu Ltd, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1993-1998: Research Associate, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

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Research Interests

  • System-on-chip (SOC) integrated Silicon-based CMOS/SiGe RF and millimeter-wave front-ends for high data rate (Gb/s) wireless body/personal area network (WBAN, WPAN) communication, high-efficiency/high-linearity power amplifier, digitally controlled transceiver front-end, phased-array multi-beam forming/nulling system, communication radar and sensors for detection applications ranging from disease control, hand-held medical scanners for bio-medical applications to portable weapon scanners for military applications.
  • New promising research area of Radio Frequency (RF) Nanotechnology an enabling area bridging the foundations of nanoscience and its wide band radio-frequency applications, through microwaves up to the optical range. Nanoelectronics offers the gateway to a new generation of highly integrated multifunctional devices, circuits and systems.
  • Developing integrated circuits and devices beyond millimeter-wave such as sub-millimeter wave and terahertz frequency region which promises a wide range of applications in engineering, science and medicine, such as detecting numerous diseases to inspecting food through its packaging.
  • Integrated circuits development in the area of microwave/millimeter-wave and optical wave interactions for ultra-high-speed communications.

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Teaching Experience

  • Wireless IC Design: Focused on wireless integrated circuit and systems design. Topics covered in the course are basic concepts of wireless communications and modulation schemes, designs of various circuit blocks such as low-noise-amplifier, power-amplifier, mixer, oscillator, receiver and system level design. The objective of this class is to expose the student to the development, application, and analysis of wireless RFIC design.
  • Circuit Analysis II: The purpose of this course is for each student to learn and further explore the techniques of advanced circuit analysis. The concepts and analytical techniques gained in this course (e.g., transformers, Laplace and Fourier transformations, frequency response) will enable students to build an essential foundation towards ascertaining how to build useful electronic circuits and form the basis of many fields within electrical engineering, such as control theory, analog electronic circuits, signal processing. Future EE classes will continue to use the knowledge gained in this class.
  • Signals and Systems: Purpose of this course is to provide basic foundation and understanding of signals and systems, which is an important discipline of electrical engineering at all stages. A thorough understanding of signals and systems is very essential and after this course students will be ready for proper understanding and application to the other parts of electrical engineering such as signal processing, communication systems and control systems.
  • Integrated Circuits: Purpose of this course is to provide basic foundation and understanding of the analysis and design of analog CMOS integrated circuits, which is in high demand for the students and engineers in today’s industry. The objective is to develop both a solid foundation and methods of analyzing circuits by inspection so that the students learn what approximations can be made in which circuits and how much error to expect in each approximation.

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Project Leadership and Supervision

Individual Student Guidance/Development

PhD Students Supervised (Graduated): 2

Name: Eric Juntunen
Title: Low Power, High-Efficiency and High-Linearity CMOS Millimeter-Wave Circuits and Transceivers for Wireless Communications.
Graduation: Graduated in April 2012

Name: Navin Mallavarpu
Title: Large-Signal Model Development and High Efficiency Power Amplifier Design in CMOS Technology for Millimeter-Wave Applications.
Graduation: Graduated in April 2012

MS Students Supervised (graduated): 1

Title: CMOS RF SOC Transmitter Front-End, Power Management and Digital Analog Interface.
Graduation: Graduated in Aug. 2008.

Research Program Development

Program: Established a collaborative research and development effort with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan in the area of “New wireless communication schemes and circuits applicable to the millimeter-wave frequency bands”

Duration: Oct’09 ~ Oct.’10; one year

Funds: $65K

Supervision: Supervised one visiting research scholar in developing “Millimeter-Wave High-Efficiency High-Linearity Transmitter at 94GHz-band”

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Professional Service

Symposium Session Chair/Co-Chair: “Power Amplifier Design Techniques for Millimeter-Wave and Multi-band Applications”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Sym., Since June 2008.

Technical Program Review Committee Member: “Power-Amplifier Devices and Integrated Circuits”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Sym., Since June 2008.

Steering Committee Member: “Workshops and Tutorials”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Sym., Atlanta, GA, Jun. 2008.
Journal/Symposium Reviewer:

  • IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., Since 2009
  • IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Since 2008
  • Radio Science
  • Electronics Letter
  • The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Trans.

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Awards and Honors

  • Awarded National Merit Scholarship Award by the Board of Secondary Education, Government of West Bengal, India, 1980.
  • Awarded Japanese Government Scholarship Monbusho by the Ministry of Education, Japan, 1989~1993.
  • Excellent invention award by Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. for research “Metal Plate with Three Dimensional Photonic Band Gap Structures for Parallel Plate Mode Suppressor”, (PCT/JP/00/01357), Dec. 20, 2000.

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Patents

  1. Debasis Dawn, Yoji Ohashi, and Toshihiro Shimura, “Millimeter Wave Module having Probe Pad Structure and Millimeter Wave System using Plurality of Millimeter Wave Modules” United States of America Patent Number: US 6,867,661 B2 March 15, 2005.
  2. Debasis Dawn, Yoji Ohashi and Edmar Camargo, “Transmission Line to Waveguide Transition Including Antenna Patch and Ground Ring”, United States of America Patent Number: US 6,822,528 B2 Nov. 23, 2004.

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Invited Talks

  1. Debasis Dawn “Millimeter-Wave CMOS Integrated Circuits Development and its Potential Applications”, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan, May 2012.
  2. Debasis Dawn “Layout and Temperature Dependent CMOS Device Models and their Application for Millimeter-Wave Transmitter Design”, Agilent Goldengate Users Networking Event during IEEE RFIC Symposium, Anaheim, CA, May 2010.
  3. Debasis Dawn “Development of 60GHz Radio in CMOS”, IEEJ Research Committee on Millimeter-Wave Engineering and Science, The Institute of Electrical Engineering of Japan, Hyogo, Japan, June 2009.
  4. Debasis Dawn, S. Pinel, S. Sarkar, P. Sen, B. Perumana, D. Yeh and J. Laskar “Development of CMOS Based Circuits for 60GHz WPAN applications”, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-WideBand, Singapore, pp. 129-133, Sept. 2007.

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Funded Research Proposals

  • Title:Multi-beam Beam Forming/Nulling Analog Pre-processor and Millimeter-Wave Highly Efficient Linearized Transmitter”, for DARPA LEAP Funding: Free tape-out opportunity in IBM 45nm SOI CMOS; equivalent to about $100K
  • Title: “Ultra-compact ultra-low power wireless radio node for Body/Personal Area Networks”, for DARPA/STO. Funding: $250K
  • Title: “Broadband High Frequency Measurement Set-up, Design-kit Development for RFIC Design and Radio Architecture Planning”, for Samsung Electro Mechanic. Funding: $30K

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Selected Publications

  1. E. Juntunen, D. Dawn, J. Laskar, and J. Papapolymerou, “High-Power, High-Efficiency CMOS Millimeter-Wave Oscillators”, IET Microw. Antennas Propag., vol. 6 iss. 10, pp 1158-1163, 2012.
  2. E. Juntunen, Debasis Dawn, Stephane Pinel, and Joy Laskar, correction to “A High-Efficiency, High-Power Millimeter-Wave Oscillator Using A Feedback Class-E Power Amplifier in 45-nm CMOS”, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 574, Oct. 2011.
  3. E. Juntunen, Debasis Dawn, Stephane Pinel, and Joy Laskar, “A High-Efficiency, High-Power Millimeter-Wave Oscillator Using A Feedback Class-E Power Amplifier in 45-nm CMOS”, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 430-432, Aug. 2011.
  4. E. Juntunen, M.C.-H Leung, F. Barale, A. Rachmadugu, D. A. Yeh, B. G. Perumana, P. Sen, D. Dawn, S. Sarkar, S. Pinel, and J. Laskar, “A 60-GHz 38-pJ/bit 3.5-Gb/s 90-nm CMOS OOK Digital Radio”, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 348-355, Feb. 2010.
  5. Debasis Dawn, Padmanava Sen, Saikat Sarkar, Bevin Perumana, Stephane Pinel, and Joy Laskar, “60-GHz Integrated Transmitter Development in 90-nm CMOS”, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 57, No. 10, pp. 2354-2367, Oct. 2009.
  6. Joy Laskar, Stephane Pinel, Debasis Dawn, Saikat Sarkar, Bevin Perumana, and Padmanava Sen, “The Next Wireless Wave is a Millimeter Wave”, Microwave Journal, vol. 50, No. 8, pp. 22-36, Aug. 2007.
  7. C. Patterson, D. Dawn, and J. Papapolymerou “A W-Band CMOS PA Encapsulated in an Organic Flip-Chip Package”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
  8. E. Juntunen, W. Khan, C. Patterson, S. Bhattacharya, D. Dawn, J. Laskar and J. Papapolymerou “An LCP Packaged High-Power, High-Efficiency CMOS Millimeter-Wave Oscillator”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Baltimore, MD, June 2011.
  9. Debasis Dawn, S. Sarkar, P. Sen, B. Perumana, M. Leung, N. Mallavarpu, S. Pinel, and J. Laskar “60GHz CMOS Power Amplifier with 20-dB-Gain and 12dBm Psat”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Boston, MA, pp. 537-540, Jun. 2009.
  10. P. B. Vadivelu, P. Sen, S. Sarkar, D. Dawn, S. Pinel, and J. Laskar “Integrated CMOS mm-wave Phase Shifters for Single Chip Portable Radar”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Boston, MA, pp. 565-568, Jun. 2009.
  11. Debasis Dawn, Saikat Sarkar, Padmanava Sen, Stephane Pinel, and Joy Laskar “60GHz Silicon-Based Tunable Amplifier”, 38th European Microwave Conf. (EuMC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 452-455, Oct. 2008.
  12. Debasis Dawn, S. Sarkar, P. Sen, B. Perumana, D. Yeh, S. Pinel, and J. Laskar “17-dB-Gain CMOS Power Amplifier at 60GHz”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Atlanta, GA, pp. 859-862, Jun. 2008.
  13. Saikat Sarkar, Padmanava Sen, Bevin Perumana, David Yeh, Debasis Dawn, Stephane Pinel, and Joy Laskar, “60GHz Single-Chip 90nm CMOS Radio with Integrated Signal Processor”, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Atlanta, GA, Jun. 2008.
  14. S. Pinel, S. Sarkar, P. Sen, B. Perumana, D. Yeh, Debasis Dawn, and J. Laskar, “A 90nm CMOS 60GHz Radio”, ISSCC Dig. Tech Papers, pp. 130-131, Feb. 2008.
  15. Debasis Dawn, S. Pinel, S. Sarkar, P. Sen, B. Perumana, D. Yeh and J. Laskar “Development of CMOS Based Circuits for 60GHz WPAN applications”, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-WideBand, Singapore, pp. 129-133, Sept. 2007.

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