On this page: Ahmed H. Mostafa | Alexandre Marsolais | Barry Zhao | Christian Habib |Erica Kwizak | Francis Beaudoin | Frederic Nabki | Hanzhen Zhang | Hyung-Seuk Kim |Jane Yu | Koon Hung Lee | Kuan-Yu Lin | Lige Wang | Mohamed Shaheen |Nicolas G. D. Constantin | Ramez A. Rafla | Rola A. Baki | Tang Tat Hung | Tomas Dusatko |Tommy K. K. Tsang | Wen Tsern Ho | Ye Lu
Design Manager @ Marvel Semiconductors
Ahmed H. Mostafa received the B.Eng. degree in 1998, and the M.Eng. degree in 2001, both in Electrical Engineering from McGill University. He worked in a digital design group at Nortel Networks from June 1997 to September 1998. In October 2000 he joined DragonWave Inc. as a member of the MMIC design group, assisting in the development of multi-function millimeter-wave integrated circuits. He is the co-recipient of the 2000 IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems Best Student Paper Award in the category of analog circuits for work on RF (5-10GHz) CMOS oscillators.
Engineer and RF/Modem Specialist @ Ultra Electronics Tactical Communication Systems. Formerly, System Engineer @ Opal-RT Technologies.
Alexandre Marsolais was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1977. He received the B.Eng degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in telecommunications from McGill University in 2001.
From 1999 to 2001, while finishing his undergraduate degree, he held a telecommunication analyst position at Connexim in Montreal. In 2001, he joined the Microelectronics and Computer Lab at McGill University to pursue a Master Degree in RF CMOS Frequency Synthesis. He is due to graduate from the RFIC Lab in February 2004. His research interest is CMOS analog mixed-signal integrated circuit design. His work focus mainly on wide band PLL and also includes VCOs, frequency dividers, Photo-detectors, low power design, high frequency layout optimization and above 10GHz CMOS design.
RF Systems Engineer @ Broadcom
Barry Zhao was an embedded system software designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada from 1999 to 2001. From 2002 to 2005, he pursued and obtained his Master of Engineering degree in McGill University, Montreal Quebec in the field of RFIC design, during which time he focused on power amplifier design in CMOS technology for wireless applications. After his graduation, he has been working as a RF Systems engineer in Broadcom Corp. in Irvine California, where he works on various RF transceivers for cellular applications.
Junior RF Engineer @ MacDonald Dettwiler (MDA)
Christian Habib received his B. Eng. in electrical engineering in 2006 and his M. Eng. with honours in 2009, both from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He worked on his undergraduate project with the McGill RFIC group in 2005; his project focus was on amplifier circuit design for MEMS oscillators. Mr Habib currently works as part of the RF group at MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.
Project Leader and Hardware Designer @ MuxLab Inc.
Ms. Erica Kwizak received her B.Eng in 2005 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of McGill University. She worked on her undergraduate project with the McGill RFIC group in 2004. Her project focus was on high speed RF integrated circuit designs.
Ms. Kwizak is currently with Muxlab Inc., working as a project leader and hardware designer. She specializes in the transmission and recovery of HDMI and CATV signals over long distances. In her spare time, she competes in ballroom dancing.
Mixed-Signal Design Engineer @ PMC-Sierra Inc.
Francis Beaudoin, received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2001 and 2003, respectively. His research focus was on optical front-end amplifiers and gigabit rate clock-and-data recovery circuits. He also has interests in radio-frequency (RF) discrete electronics and integrated RF CMOS circuits.
Since September 2002, he has been with PMC-Sierra Inc., Montreal, Canada as a mixed-signal Design Engineer. His current work is in the area of high-speed backplane transceivers.
Mr. Beaudoin is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).
Assistant Professor @ Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Frederic Nabki received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering with Honors from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 2003, where he graduated with distinction. In 2009, he completed a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at McGill University under the supervision of Prof. Mourad El-Gamal.
Since 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor in microelectronics engineering at the “Université du Québec à Montréal” (UQAM). His research interests are MEMS and RF Microelectronics, specifically focusing on the creation of next generation MEMS processes, the integration of MEMS devices with CMOS systems, the modeling of MEMS devices, and the design of CMOS phase-locked loops and ultra-wideband transceivers. He has contributed a book chapter on MEMS resonators, several MEMS and circuits publications, and holds multiple patents.
Mr. Nabki is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Academic Bronze Medal. He has held scholarships from the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec (ReSMiQ), the Quebec Fund for Research in Nature and Technology (FQRNT), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Analog Circuit Designer @ AMD Graphics Product Group (Formerly ATI Technologies)
Hanzhen Zhang, was born in BenXi, China, in September 1974. He received his B.Eng degree in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Aero. & Astro., Beijing, China, in 1996 and M.Eng degree in electrical engineering from the same university in 1999. His undergraduate paper focused on super high efficient switched DC converter and his graduate research is on 1.5MHz switched current filter.
Mr Zhang received his M.Eng in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2005. His research focus was on designing and modeling of high frequency low-voltage RF integrated circuits and passive devices in CMOS technologies. Currently, Mr Zhang is working at ATI technology as an analog circuit designer in Toronto, Ontario.
Analog Circuit Designer @ Samsung Electronics, Korea
Hyung-Seuk Kim received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in 2001 and 2005, respectively, from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He worked as a Test Engineer for Nortel Networks from 1999 to 2000, and an ASIC Design Engineer for PMC-Sierra from 2001 to 2002. His research was on low-voltage high speed mixed-signal and RF integrated circuit designs.
Mr. Kim is currently with Samsung Electronics, Korea, working as an analog circuit designer.
Jane Yu received both the Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University. Her Master's work with the RFIC group focused on low power RF injection locking transmitters using IBM’s CMOS 0.13um and MetalMUMPS technologies. The power oscillators provide high power output combined with low phase noise at a frequency of 2.7 GHz.
RF Engineer @ Research in Motion (RIM)
Koon Hung Lee received his B.Eng. and M.Eng from McGill University in 1999 and 2003. He was the recipient of the 2002 MICRONET's Annual Workshop Best Paper Award in the category of High Speed/Low Power Analog and Digital Circuits for work on RF 5GHz CMOS front-end receiver. Since 2006, he has been working at Research In Motion as an RF engineer. His current work is in the area of 3G UMTS/HSPA/LTE RF hardware design for mobile devices.
Microelectronics Engineer @ Comport-Data Inc.
Kuan-Yu Lin received his B. Eng. in honours electrical engineering in 2006 and his M. Eng. with honours in 2008, both from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His work focuses on power scavenging and management systems and low power ultra-wideband transceivers. Mr. Lin is currently employed as a microelectronics engineer at Comport-Data Inc. in Montreal, Quebec.
RF Engineer @ Skyworks
Lige Wang, born in Shanghai, China moved to Canada at the age of seventeen. He attended École Secondaire Rochebelle in Ste-Foy, Québec and later CÉGEP St-Lawrence, also in Ste-Foy. He studied electrical engineering at McGill and received his B. Eng in 1998. He went on to work at Matrox for a year and returned to McGill to continue his study towards his M. Eng at the MACS lab, RFIC group, under the supervision of Professor Mourad El-Gamal. He obtained his M. Eng degree in 2002.
Mr. Wang worked at Sapphire Communications as a Mixed-Signal IC Designer, where he designed and verified an analog front end IC for a VDSL chipset. Later, he was with Snowbush Microelectronics as an IC Physical Design Engineer, where he worked on a high-speed SERDES and a 10 bit 100MHz ADC. At his free time he likes to play hockey and practice Taekwondo, for which he holds a black-belt.
Ph. D. Student @ McGill University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mohamed Shaheen was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1982. He received his B.Eng. degree with distinction in electrical engineering from Dalhousie University, NS, Canada, in 2002. He completed his M.Eng, degree in 2006 at the RFIC lab, McGill University, QC, Canada, where his research focus was on the design of log-domain channel-select filters for multistandard wireless receivers. Currently, he is working towards his Ph.D. degree at McGill University, focusing on analog-to-digital converters for biomedical applications. He is the recipient of a FQRNT Doctoral Research Scholarship, in addition to several awards.
Assistant Professor @ École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Université du Québec
Nicolas G. D. Constantin received his B.Eng. degree from the electrical engineering department of the Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Universite du Quebec in 1989. He received his M.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique, Universite de Montreal in 1994. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University in 2008, working in the area of RFIC/MMIC for wireless communications. He received scholarships and awards from NSERC and Fonds-FCAR. He has over 10 years of research and development experience in the field of RF/microwave engineering for wireless communications, including the design of GSM & CDMA transceivers, and the design of InGaP HBT Integrated Circuits for wireless communications.
Founder & President of ZeGenie. Formerly, Manager @ Deloitte Consulting, Manager of Operations and Strategy Consulting @ KOM International, Integrated Circuit Designer at PMC-Sierra.
Mr. Rafla was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1977. He received his B.Eng. degree with Honors in 1998, and the M.Eng. degree in 2001, both in Electrical Engineering, from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. During his masters studies, his research focused on CMOS radio-frequency (RF) low noise amplifiers (LNA's) and modeling of integrated inductors. Mr. Rafla is currently a mixed-signal design engineer at PMC-Sierra Inc. in Montreal, Canada and pursuing an MBA part time at McGill. He is the co-recipient of the 2000 IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award in the category of analog circuits for work on RF (5-10GHz) CMOS oscillators.
Postdoctoral Fellow @ Calgary University with Prof. Jim Haslett’s team. Formerly, an Assistant Professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).
Ms. Rola A. Baki was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1978. She received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering (Honors program) in 1999 and the M.Eng. (with honors) in 2001, both from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. For her M.Eng degree, her research focused on the design of continuous time log-domain filters. She is the recipient of the 2002 Strategic Microelectronics Council Industrial Collaboration Award for her work on log-domain filtering for hard disk drive applications.
Analog IC Designer @ Solomon Systech Ltd., Hong Kong. Formerly, an RF Engineer with Gold Peak Electronics Ltd., Hong Kong.
Mr. Tang Tat Hung was born in Fujian, China, in 1976. He received his B.Eng. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering in 1999 in McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He stayed in McGill University to continue his study towards his M. Eng at the MACS lab, RFIC group, under the supervision of Professor Mourad El-Gamal and obtained his M.Eng in Feb. 2004. His research interest is on high speed CMOS analog RF integrated circuit design. His work focused on low power design, high frequency (1-6GHz) transceivers and power amplifiers.
Mixed Signal Circuit Designer @ PMC-Sierra Inc.
Tom received the B. A. Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2003, and the M. Eng. Degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2006. He joined PMC-Sierra in 2006 as a mixed-signal circuit designer where his current research focus is on circuit designs for multi-Gbps serial links, and high speed data converters. Mr. Dusatko has held scholarships from the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec (ReSMiQ) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Senior IC Designer @ Microbridge Technologies Canada Inc.
Tommy K. K. Tsang received his B.Eng with honours from the electrical and computer engineering department of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1999. His undergraduate thesis was on designing of low-voltage 5GHz bipolar low noise amplifiers. He completed his M.Eng degree and was part of the Dean's Honour List in 2002, where his focused on low voltage CMOS radio frequeucy low noise amplifiers for future wireless applications. Since September 2002, he has been working towards his Ph.D degree, focusing on novel high performance RFIC architectures and MEMS-based systems.
Mr. Tsang has published three papers during his Master studies in the area of low voltage and high performance integrated circuits for RF applications.
MBA Student @ Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Formerly an Engineer with Magma Design Automation.
Wen Tsern Ho received his B.Eng and M.Eng degrees in electrical engineering from McGill University. After graduation in 2004, he has worked mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past three years at Magma Design Automation in the electronic design automation industry as a Field Applications Engineer with a focus on helping customers improve their design software solutions. Having worked in the USA, Canada and Singapore, he has lived in different cultures, and speaks up to five languages. Currently studying for the Rotman MBA program, upon completion of the program, his goal would be to further his career in the Toronto market.
Analog IC Design Engineer @ Analog Devices
Ms. Ye Lu received her M.A.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees from University of Sherbrooke and McGill University in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Her research was focused on wireline front-end amplifiers for optical applications, RFIC designs for wireless communication systems and physical devices.
In 2001, she was an RFIC design Engineer at Spacebridge semiconductor Corp., designing and developing RFIC's for the wireless communications market, using state-of-the-art SiGe BiCMOS technology. Currently, she is working at Analog Devices as an Analog IC design Engineer. Her current work is in the area of high speed comparators.