Examples of Client Research Performed in the Lab

The list below highlights the work of national researchers and demonstrates some of the test scenarios to validate their designs.

85 GHz Amplifier, 12dB Gain

Technology: CMOSP13

Researcher: Mehrdad Fahimnia
Advisor: Dr. Safavi-Naeini

Phased Array Receiver

Researcher: Behzad Biglarbegian, University of Waterloo
Advisor: Dr. Safavi-Naeini, University of Waterloo

Active Transformer

Probe pitch: 100 µm
Frequency: DC-20GHz
Technology: CMOSP13

Researcher: Aliakbar Ghadiri, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Alberta
Advisor: Dr. Kambiz Moez

MEMS Varactor

Researcher: Dr. Sun, University of Toronto and Dr. Thomson, University of Manitoba

CMOS V-Band to W-Band Doubler

Input: 45 to 55 GHz
Output:
90 to 110 GHz

Researcher: Dr. Sebastian Magierowski, University of Calgary

CMOS K-Band to W-Band Tripler

Input: 30 to 35 GHz
Output:
90 to 110 GHz

Researcher: Shahana Kabir
Advisor: Dr. Sebastian Magierowski, University of Calgary

CMOS K-Band to W-Band Tripler

Input: 30 to 35 GHz
Output:
90 to 110 GHz

Researcher: Shahana Kabir, University of Calgary
Advisor: Dr. Sebastian Magierowski, University of Calgary

65GHz Tunable Oscillator

Researcher: Neda Nouri
Advisor: Shahriar Mirabassi, University of British Columbia

Gold Wire Nano-Antennas

Researcher: Alireza (Nima) Mahanfar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University

Gold Wire Nano-Antennas

Researcher: Alireza (Nima) Mahanfar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University

Gold Wire Nano-Antennas

Researcher: Alireza (Nima) Mahanfar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University

Gold Wire Nano-Antennas

Researcher: Alireza (Nima) Mahanfar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University

Gold Wire Nano-Antennas

Researcher: Alireza (Nima) Mahanfar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University

MEMS Variable Phase Shifter

Researcher: Siamak Fouladi, University of Waterloo
Advisor: Dr. Rafaat Mansour, University of Waterloo

MEMS Tunable Capacitance T-Line

Picture shows Lid On (top) and Lid Off (bottom).

Researcher: Dr. Imed Zine-el-Abidine, CMC Microsystems, University of Waterloo collaboration

MEMS Tunable Capacitance T-Line

Picture shows Lid On (top) and Lid Off (bottom).

Researcher: Dr. Imed Zine-el-Abidine, CMC Microsystems, University of Waterloo collaboration

Thermal Testing of T-Lines

110 GHz test set up is shown. Microscope with Top Hat Lid raised to show dry-air purge test cavity.

Researcher: George Shaker, University of Waterloo 
Advisor: Dr. Safavi-Naeini, University of Waterloo

Differential TX-RX Front End

Input-LNA-Mixer-Differential Out chain

Researcher: Mahbub Reja, University of Alberta
Advisor: Kambiz Moez, University of Alberta

Multi-Layer PCB Resonator

Researcher: Omar Ariel Nova Manosalva, Universidad de Los Andes
Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Shafai, University of Manitoba

MEMS Switch, 50 to 90 GHz

Researcher: Dr. Maher Bakri-Kassem, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Collaborator: Dr. Rafaat Mansour, University of Waterloo

MEMS Phase Shifter

Researcher: Maher Bakri-Kassem, PDF
Advisors: Dr. Rafaat Mansour and Dr. Safavi-Naeini, University of Waterloo