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ECE Department
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005, USA
Email: aydin.babakhani AT rice.edu
Tel: (713) 348-3821
Fax: (713) 348-5685

 

Book Chapters

1. S. Jeon, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, " Integrated Phased Arrays," in Advanced Millimeter-wave Technologies, Duixian Liu et al. (editors), A John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publications, 2009.

 

Journal Papers

1. X. Yang and A. Babakhani, " A Free-space Optically-Locked VCO with Picosecond Timing Jitter in 0.18µm CMOS," in IEEE Photonics Technology Letters , vol. 26, no. 12, pp. 1180-1183, Jun. 2014.

2. P. Bhatnagar, M. Alauddin, J. A. Bankson, D. Kirui, P. Seifi, H. Huls, D. A. Lee, A. Babakhani, M. Ferrari, K. C. Li, and L. J. N. Cooper, " Tumor Lysing Genetically Engineered T Cells Loaded with Multi-Modal Imaging Agents," in Nature Scientific Reports, 4, Article Number: 4502, pp. 1-6, Mar. 2014.

3. J.O. Plouchart, M.A. Ferriss, A.S. Natarajan, A. Valdes-Garcia, B. Sadhu, A. Rylyakov, B.D. Parker, M. Beakes, A. Babakhani, S. Yaldiz, L. Pileggi, R. Harjani, S. Reynolds, J.A. Tierno, and D. Friedman, " A 23.5 GHz PLL with an Adaptively Biased VCO in 32 nm SOI-CMOS," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 60, no. 8, pp. 2009-2017, Aug. 2013.

4. B. Sadhu, M. Ferriss, A. S. Natarajan, S. Yaldiz, J.O. Plouchart, A.V. Rylyakov, A. Valdes-Garcia, B.D. Parker, A. Babakhani, S. Reynolds, X. Li, L. Pileggi, R. Harjani, J.A. Tierno, and D. Friedman, " A Linearized, Low-Phase-Noise VCO-based 25-GHz PLL with Autonomic Biasing," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 1138-1150, May 2013.

5. M. Ferriss, J.O. Plouchart, A. Natarajan, A. Rylyakov, B. Parker, J. Tierno, A. Babakhani, S. Yaldiz, A. Valdes-Garcia, B. Sadhu, and D. Friedman, " An Integral Path Self-Calibration Scheme for a Dual-Loop PLL," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 996-1008 , Apr. 2013.

6. Z. Liu , L. Ma , G. Shi , W. Zhou , Y. Gong , S. Lei , X. Yang , J. Zhang , J. Yu , K. Hackenberg , A. Babakhani , J. Idrobo , R. Vajtai , and J. Lou, "In-plane heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride with controlled domain sizes," in Nature Nanotechnology, pp. 119-124, Jan. 2013.

7. J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, " Solving Large-Scale Hybrid Circuit-Antenna Problems," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 374-387, Feb. 2011.

8. A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, "Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation," in IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 36-46, Feb. 2009.

9. A. Hassibi, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, "A Spectral-Scanning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Integrated Transceiver," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 1805-1813, Jun. 2009.

10. A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, "Transmitter Architectures Based on Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation (NFDAM)," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, no. 12, pp. 2674-2692, Dec. 2008.

11. S. Jeon, Y. Wang, H. Wang, F. Bohn, A. Natarajan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, "A Scalable 6-to-18 GHz Concurrent Dual-Band Quad-Beam Phased-Array Receiver in CMOS," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, pp. 2660-2673, Dec. 2008.

12. A. Babakhani, X. Guan, A. Komijani, A. Natarajan, and A. Hajimiri, "A 77 GHz Phased Array Transceiver with On-Chip Dipole Antennas: Receiver and Antennas," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 2795-2806, Dec. 2006.

13. A. Natarajan, A. Komijani, X. Guan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, "A 77 GHz Phased Array Transceiver with On-Chip Dipole Antennas: Transmitter and Local LO-Path Phase Shifting," in IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 2807-2819, Dec. 2006.

14. J. Buckwalter, A. Babakhani, A. Komijani, and A. Hajimiri, "An Integrated Subharmonic Coupled-Oscillator Scheme for a 60-GHz Phased-Array Transmitter," in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 54, no. 12, pp. 4271-4280, Dec. 2006.

 

Conference Papers

1. M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, " A 9-psec Differential Lens-Less Digital-to-Impulse Radiator with 150-fs-Resolution Delay Line in Silicon, " in IEEE RFIC Symp. Dig. Papers, Jun. 2014.

2. X. Yang and A. Babakhani, " A 2.5Gb/s 0.38mm2 Optical Receiver with Integrated Photodiodes in 0.18µm CMOS SOI, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014.

3. H. Aggrawal and A. Babakhani, " A 40GS/s Track-and-Hold Sampler with 62dB SFDR3 in 45nm CMOS SOI, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014.

4. M. Assefzadeh and A. Babakhani, " An 8-psec 13dBm Peak EIRP Digital-to-Impulse Radiator with an On-chip Slot Bow-Tie Antenna in Silicon, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014.

5. X. Yang and A. Babakhani, " A Fully-Integrated Free-space Optically-Locked VCO with Picosecond Timing Jitter in 0.18µm CMOS, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2014.

6. X. Yang and A. Babakhani, " Impact of Layout on the Performance of Photodiodes in 0.18µm CMOS SOI, " in IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Sept. 2013, pp. 343-346.

7. P. Bhatnagar, M. Alauddin, P. Seifi, J. A Bankson, D. Kirui, H. Huls, D. A. Lee, A. Babakhani, M. Ferrari, K. C. Li, and L. JN Cooper, " Imaging Of Genetically-Engineered Primary Human T-Cells with Multi-Modal Contrast Nanoparticles, " in MRS, Symposium I: Multiscale Materials in the Study and Treatment of Cancer, Dec. 2013.

8. C. Chen, P. Seifi, and A. Babakhani, " A Silicon-Based, Fully Integrated Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance System for mm-Wave Spectroscopy, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2013.

9. X. Yang, P. Seifi, and A. Babakhani, " A Single-Chip Dual-Mode CW/Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer in 0.13µm SiGe BiCMOS, " in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2013.

10. X. Yang and A. Babakhani, " Optical Waveguides and Photodiodes in 0.18µm CMOS SOI with No Post-processing, " in Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference, Mar. 2013.

11. M. Ferriss, J. Plouchart, A. Natarajan, A. Rylyakov, B. Parker, A. Babakhani, S. Yaldiz, B. Sadhu, A. Valdes-Garcia, J. Tierno, and D. Friedman, " An Integral Path Self-calibration Scheme for A 20.1-26.7GHz Dual-loop PLL in 32nm SOI CMOS, " in IEEE Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits (VLSI), Jun. 2012, pp. 176-177.

12. B. Sadhu, M. A. Ferriss, J. O. Plouchart, A. S. Natarajan, A. V. Rylyakov, A. Valdes-Garcia, B. D. Parker, S. Reynold, A. Babakhani, S. Yaldiz, L. Pileggi, R. Harjani, J. Tierno, and D. Friedman, " A 21.8-27.5GHz PLL in 32nm SOI Using Gm Linearization to Achieve -130dBc/Hz Phase Noise at 10MHz Offset from a 22GHz Carrier, " in IEEE RFIC Symp. Dig. Papers, Jun. 2012, pp. 75-78 .

13. A. Babakhani, D. Liu, M. Sanduleanu, and S. Reynolds, " A Near-field Millimeter-wave Dielectric Imaging Technique with Sub-wavelength Spatial Resolution, " in International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), Oct. 2011.

14. J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, "Passively Controllable Smart Antennas," in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Dec., 2010.

15. A. Babakhani, J. Lavaei, J. C. Doyle, and A. Hajimiri, "Finding Globally Optimum Solutions in Antenna Optimization Problems," in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, Jul., 2010.

16. J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, "Programmable Antenna Design Using Convex Optimization," in 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Jul., 2010.

17. J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, "A Study of Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation Systems Using Convex Optimization," in American Control Conference, Jun., 2010.

18. J. Lavaei, A. Babakhani, A. Hajimiri, and J. C. Doyle, "Solving Large-Scale Linear Circuit Problems via Convex Optimization," in Proc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 2009.

19. A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, "A Near-Field Modulation Technique Using Antenna Reflector Switching," in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2008, pp.188-189 (Highest Rank in the Subcommittee Review).

20. S. Jeon, Y. Wang, H. Wang, F. Bohn, A. Natarajan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, "A Scalable 6-to-18GHz Concurrent Dual-Band Quad-Beam Phased-Array Receiver in CMOS," in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2008, pp.186-187.

21. Y. Wang, S. Jeon, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, "A 6-to-18 GHz Tunable Concurrent Dual-Band Receiver Front End for Scalable Phased Arrays in 130nm CMOS," in IEEE RFIC Symp. Dig. Papers, Jun. 2008, pp. 343-346.

22. H. Wang, S. Jeon, Y. Wang, F. Bohn, A. Natarajan, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, "A Tunable Concurrent 6-to-18GHz Phased-Array System in CMOS," in IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2008, pp. 687 - 690.

23. A. Babakhani, D. B. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri, "Millimeter-Wave Phased Arrays in Silicon With Integrated Antennas," in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium, Jun. 2007, pp. 4369 - 4372.

24. A. Hassibi, A. Babakhani, and A. Hajimiri, "A Spectral-Scanning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Integrated System," in IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Sept. 2007, pp.123-126.

25. A. Babakhani, X. Guan, A. Komijani, A. Natarajan, and A. Hajimiri, "A 77 GHz 4-Element Phased Array Receiver with On-Chip Dipole Antennas in Silicon," in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2006, pp.180-181 (Second Highest Rank in the Subcommittee Review).

26. A. Natarajan, A. Komijani, X. Guan, A. Babakhani, Y. Wang, and A. Hajimiri, "A 77 GHz Phased-Array Transmitter With Local LO-Path Phase-Shifting in Silicon," in IEEE ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, Feb. 2006, pp. 182-183 (Highest Rank in the Subcommittee Review).

27. J. Buckwalter, A. Babakhani, A. Komijani, and A. Hajimiri, "Quadrature Sub-harmonic Coupled Oscillators for a 60 GHz SiGe Scalable Phased Array," in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Jun. 2006, pp. 822-825.