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12/22/13: Dr. Lokesh Gupta has completed his PhD entitled "Wireless Sensors for Condition Monitoring Applications Operating in Complete Metallic Environment."

12/20/13: Dr. Eric Naglich completed his PhD entitled "Filter Synthesis and Design Techniques for Highly Adaptable Systems."

08/31/13: Dr. Dimitra Psychogiou completed her PhD at ETH, Zurich entitled "Waveguide-mounted RF MEMS for Multifunctional RF Frontends."

08/31/13: Dr. David Berdy successfully completed his PhD entitled: "Kinetic Energy Harvesting from Low Frequency Sources."

08/30/13: Dr. Kenle Chen successfully completed his PhD entitled: "High-Power Microwave/RF Components, Circuits, and Subsystems for Next-Generation Wireless Radio Front Ends." 

08/29/13: Dr. Wasim Irshad successfully completed his PhD entitled: "Liquid Metal Droplet and Micro Corrugated Diaphram RF MEMS for Reconfigurable RF Filters."

08/01/2013: Dr. M. Shoaib Arif is now an Assistant Professor with National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad, Pakistan.

4/29/2013: Dr. Adam Fruehling has joined Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX as a senior research engineer.

12/30/2012: Dr. M. Shoaib Arif successfully completed his PhD entitled: "High-Q and Widely-Tuneable All Silicon Resonators and Filters for Microwave and Millimeter-wave Application."

11/16/2012: Dr. Dimitrios Peroulis presents an invited poster in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.
 
9/13/2012: Dr. Adam Fruehling successfully completed his PhD entitled: "Dynamic Monitoring of Ohmic Contact RF MEMS Switches."

8/20/2012: Our new textbook/lab manual is published!

6/2012: Our PA team led by Kenle Chen, Eric Naglich and Yu-Chen Wu won the 2nd place in the IMS 2012 Power Amplifier Competition. 

3/2/2012: Dr. Joshua Small successfully completed his PhD entitled: "Robust Tuners for High-Q RF Tunable Resonators and Preselect Filters". 

12/1/2011: Dr. Xiaoguang (Leo) Liu joins the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis, CA as an Assistant Professor.

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Contact Information


Dimitrios Peroulis
Professor,Electrical & Computer Engineering
Deputy Director, Birck Nanotechnology Center
1205 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057
Phone: 765-494-3491
Fax: 765-494-4731
  

Administrative Support
Heather Anthrop 
ECE Secretary
Birck Nanotechnology Center
1205 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057
Phone: 765-494-7053
hanthrop@purdue.edu


Research Summary

Prof. Peroulis leads the Adaptive Radio Electronics and Sensors (ARES) team that focuses on reconfigurable analog/RF electronics for adaptive communications, signal intelligence, and harsh-environment sensors. He has been a PI/co-PI in over 40 projects funded by government agencies and industry in these areas. Since 2007 he has been a key contributor to the DARPA Analog Spectral Processors (ASP, Phases I-III) project resulting in the first widely-tunable (tuning range >3:1) pre-select radio filters with unprecedented quality factors (Q>1,000) and power handling (>10 W) for high frequency applications (1-30 GHz). A wide variety of reconfigurable filters with simultaneously adaptable features including frequency, bandwidth, rejection level, filter order, and group delay have been demonstrated over the past four years. His group recently co-developed (with Prof. Chappell) a ground-breaking concept of Field Programmable Filter Arrays (FPFAs). Inspired by FPGAs in digital systems, FPFAs are based on a sea of coupled resonators and multiple ports in order to enable reutilization of the same adaptive resonators to support diverse needs for dissimilar systems. Arbitrary operational modes and multiple operational channels may be created and reconfigured at will.
    
Moreover, Prof. Peroulis has made significant advances in high-power high-efficient power amplifiers and RF CMOS ICs with high-efficiency antennas. For example, Prof. Peroulis' team won the third place in the student PA design competition at the 2011 International Microwave Symposium (IMS). In addition, a student design team led by Professors Jung (lead) and Peroulis (assistant team leader) at Purdue University won the first place awards in Phases I and II of the 2007-2008 SRC/SIA IC Design Challenge by demonstrating high-efficiency chip-to-chip wireless links with U-band transceivers. Further advances led to bondwire Yagi antenna arrays with efficiencies exceeding >80%. In the areas of sensors, Prof. Peroulis has also demonstrated the first wireless battery-free high-temperature MEMS sensors for health monitoring of sensitive bearings in aircraft engines. These sensors continuously monitor (RFID-type) the true temperature of the bearing to over 300C or 550C (depending on the design) and wirelessly transmit it to a base station. These sensors are based on well-established silicon processing for low-cost high-yield manufacturing. They have demonstrated extremely robust operation for over 1B cycles and continuous loading for over three months without failure.
 

Research Projects

Publications

Download CV (updated Jan. 2014)


 

Current Group Members

(first-name alphabetical order)

PhD Students 

  1. Amir Shahidi
  2. Andrew Kovacs
  3. Anurag Garg
  4. Jack Williams
  5. Juan Zeng
  6. Kaiyuan Zeng
  7. Mark Hickle
  8. Michael Hall
  9. Mohammad Abu Khater
  10. Nithin Raghunathan
  11. Tsung-Chieh Lee
  12. Wesley Allen
  13. Yu-Chen Wu
  14. Wei Yang
  15. Zhengan (Andy) Yang
Postdoctoral Fellows
  1. Dr. Abbas Semnani
  2. Dr. Dimitra Psychogiou
  3. Dr. Yu-Chiao Wu
Visiting Assistant Professor
  1. Dr. Sean Scott
Fabrication Engineer
  1. Mihal (Michael) Sinani
Undergraduate Students
  1. Manuel Gutierez
  2. Bolun Zhang
  3. Marlow Rumreich
Lab Coordinator

Colby Bartlett



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