Mihai Sanduleanu

Mihai Sanduleanu


Dr. Mihai Sanduleanu received his MSc, MEE and PhD degrees from the Technical University of Iasi, Romania; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; and the University of Twente, The Netherlands; in 1990, 1993 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Sanduleanu received the Philips Foundation MSc and PhD Fellowship in 1993 and 1994 respectively.

From 1999 to 2000, he was employed by Philips Semiconductors, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, where he worked on fiber optic communication circuits. He then moved to Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and was involved in fiber optic interface circuits, radio frequency (RF) interconnected chip (IC) design, mm-waves transceiver design and ultra-low power radios (2000-2007). While at Philips Research, Dr. Sanduleanu was adjunct professor in the Microelectronics group of Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2008, he spent six months at Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium, conducting research on 60GHz transceiver design and THz electronics. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Sanduleanu conducted research at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, in mm-wave transceivers for communication, imaging and radar, THz electronics, high-speed analog-to-digital converters for wired/wireless communication systems and ultra-low power radios.

Dr. Sanduleanu is currently associate professor at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. His areas of expertise include wireless transceiver design for RF/mm-waves/THz communication, THz electronics, high speed communication circuits for serial input and output, high speed analog-to-digital converters, phased-array systems, imaging, fiber optic interface IC, ultra-low power radios, data and clock recovery and phase locked loop (PLL), high accuracy/low-power analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems, system on chip (SoC) design, on-chip sensors and actuators for autonomous transceivers (wired/wireless), high-speed digital circuits and systems, electromagnetics and antenna design.  

Dr. Sanduleanu has authored/co-authored four books and more than 61 papers in international conferences and journals. He also holds 50 US patents. Dr. Sanduleanu is the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. He is also a member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).

Courses/Teaching interests:

  • MIC611 – Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits
  • MIC612 – High Speed Communication Circuits
  • MIC613 – Analog and Mixed-Signal Design Techniques

Current Masdar Institute Students    

  • Ademola Akeem Mustapha (PhD)
  • Solomon Serunjogi (PhD)
  • Mizan Abraha Gebremicheal (PhD)
  • Shoeb Shaikh (MSc)
  • Badreyya AlShehhi (MSc)
  • Noorah AlShehhi (MSc)
  • Hamad Alblooshi (MSc)
  • Amna AlShamsi (MSc)
  • Hamdan AlShamsi (MSc)
  • Maitha Mahmoud (MSc)
  • Shaikha Ahmed Saeed Rashid Al Shehhi (MSc)

 Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Ultra low-power circuits and systems for wireless/wired communication
  • Analog/mixed-signal/RF/mm-Waves/sub mm-Waves SoC Design
  • THz electronics
  • High speed communication circuits for serial input/output (I/O) and fiber optics
  • High speed analog-to-digital converters
  • mm-wave/sub mm-waves imaging

Selected Publications

  • Mihai Sanduleanu, Alberto Valdes-Garcia, Yong Liu, Ben Parker, Shlomo Shlafman, Benny Sheinman, Dany Elad, Scott Reynolds and Daniel Friedman “A 60GHz, Linear, Direct Down-Conversion Mixer with mm-Wave Tunability in 32nm CMOS SOI”, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San-Jose, USA, Sept. 2013.
  • M.A.T. Sanduleanu, S.K. Reynolds and J.-O. Plouchart “A 4GS/s, 8.45 ENOB and 5.7fJ/conversion, digital assisted, sampling system in 45nm CMOS SOI”,   Proceedings of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference ‘11, San Jose, California, Sept. 2011.
  • Y. Jin, M.A.T. Sanduleanu, E. Alarcon and J.R. Long, “A Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifier with 25dB Power Gain and +8dBm Saturated Output Power”, IEEE Journal of Solid- State Circuits, vol.43, no.7, pp.1-10, July 2008.