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Thank you for considering Stanford and possibly our group for research.

Stanford Graduate Students:

  • If you are interested in our research and have already been admitted to a PhD program at Stanford, please feel free to send me an email (MyLastname@stanford).  There are a few available research positions and several smaller projects available. I will encourage you to take an EE391 independent study with me for the first quarter so please contact me early on.
  • Introductory research in my group will take place through EE391 units. You’ll need to take 3-6 units based on research work. A full report (IEEE manuscript style) is to be submitted by the final week of the quarter. Simulation files, measurements, and other results should be included.
  • Every year I also work with a limited number of MS students for smaller projects, or support role in larger projects. Please contact me early on for possible research opportunities.

Applicants to Graduate Program:

If you are interested in applying to Stanford and joining our group, please first refer to this page. Also, before contacting me, consider the following:

  • There will be a few open positions starting Fall 2021.
  • Please take a look at our recent publications list to get more familiar with active research topics.
  • Stanford EE has a central admissions process. A committee examines all applications and selects the top applicants.
  • Our group engages in a variety of research from millimeter-wave systems for sensing/communication purposes to physics and electronics for medical devices and remote sensing. A lot of the work is interdisciplinary and is oriented towards building end-to-end systems. If you have a background in one or more of the following areas and are interested in learning more and building systems related to the research topics in our group, I encourage you to apply and mention this in your application.
    • Physics (Strong background in fundamental physics including but not limited to E&M)
    • RF/ microwave design, circuit design
    • Sensing (bio-sensors, remote sensing, ...)
    • Biological Systems (e.g. background in BioEng.)
    • Signal processing (esp. for imaging applications)
    • THz Systems (Devices, measurements, etc)
  • Please be concise and specific in your emails. Avoid sending mass, generic emails, that rarely helps. Please refrain from sending large files or attachments. If you want to send me a attachments please restrict it to pdf files only. Sending links to webpages would be best for other documents.


  • For the admissions process our primary research area in the EE department is under Hardware/Software Systems: Integrated Circuits and Power Electronics.
  • If you’re interested in our group’s research it would be helpful if you mention my name in your application file.

Undergraduate Research:

Undergraduate research can be exciting, extremely rewarding and lots of fun! I highly encourage this. You will get a chance to experience research, get into some more serious design work, make and measure stuff, and ... More importantly, this is the time to see if you really like research and start making decisions on going to grad school.

My experience has been that for a successful undergraduate research two conditions are necessary:

  • First, the student should be able to dedicate a certain number of hours/week for research. So if you are under a very heavy load from coursework this may not be for you.
  • Second, there usually must be a minimum length of time you are willing to dedicate to research. This is usually 9 months and more. There are projects that could be defined for a short period (3 months) but they are much more limited and not as interesting.

If you are interested please contact me early on.