Cambridge, Mass. – March 17, 2015 – Two graduate students from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have been selected by Analog Devices (ADI) to receive the Outstanding Student Designer Award.

The ADI Student Designer Award recognizes excellence in system-level integrated circuit architectures or in analog, mixed-signal, or digital integrated circuit design. Electrical engineering graduate students Jundong Wu and Chengye Liu were nominated by their adviser, Donhee Ham, Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, on the basis of their superior academic and project-based performance and their potential for outstanding contributions to the industry.

Wu graduated from Beijing University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He was a gold medalist of the 41st International Physics Olympiad. His current work examines integrated quantum electrodynamic devices and circuits, which combine quantum bits and high-Q cavities along with transistor-based active/nonlinear qubit control circuits. The research is aimed at quantum information science as well as new ways of signal generation and processing.

Liu studied electrical engineering at the National University of Singapore, winning the Lew Kuan Yew Gold Medal and Singapore Gold Medal. His current work examines radio-frequency CMOS integrated circuits for biomolecular analysis, metabolic profiling, and chemical detections, where the physical/chemical interfaces between the CMOS integrated circuit and sample exhibit nuclear spin (dipole and quadrupole) resonance. He is also developing printable sensor and RF transceiver systems on flexible substrates.

Recipients of the ADI Student Designer Award attended the 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco in February.

“We started the Outstanding Student Designer Award program in 1997 as a way to connect with students at key university programs and help bring awareness to the importance of the discipline of IC design, which fewer students are choosing to study,” said Katsu Nakamura, ADI Fellow. “As an industry leader in this area, ADI has a responsibility to take on a leadership role in promoting and endorsing research activities in IC design.”