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Yan Lu

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Yan

Email:yanlu

Phone:(+853) 8822-4408

Room Number:N21-3014f

Assistant Professor

Contact Hour: Tue 16:00-17:00, Thu 16:00-17:00

For his photo works, please visit: http://www.ece.ust.hk/~yanlu/index_files/Photos.htm

Yan received the PhD degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2013.
 
From 2007 to 2009, he was an IC design engineer in eWave Technology, Guangzhou, where he learnt various analog and mixed-signal circuits. From 2009 to 2014, he was a research assistant/associate in the Integrated Power Electronics Lab (IPEL) of HKUST, where he worked on wireless power circuits and on-chip voltage regulators. In 2011, he was also an analog IC design intern in Silicon Laboratories, Shenzhen, China, where he was involved in a crystal-less radio receiver project. In 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the IC Design Group, University of Twente, the Netherlands. In July 2014, he joined the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI of University of Macau as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include, wireless power transfer circuits and systems, RF energy harvesting, next-generation power management solutions and voltage regulators. 
 
From 2013 to present, Yan has contributed 9 ISSCC papers which are distributed in three sub-areas of power management IC: wireless power transfer (3), low-dropout regulators (3) and switched-capacitor DC-DC converters (3). Dr. Lu served as a member of Technical Program Committee of several IEEE conferences. He also served as a reviewer of a number of journals/conferences including IEEE JSSC, TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TPEL, TBioCAS, TVLSI, etc. He co-authored three book chapters, and one book entitled “CMOS Integrated Circuit Design for Wireless Power Transfer” published by Springer, and edited one book entitled “Selected Topics in Power, RF, and Mixed-Signal ICs” published by River Publishers. Yan was a recipient/co-recipient of several international awards including the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-doctoral Achievement Award 2013-2014, the IEEE CAS Society Outstanding Young Author Award 2017, and the ISSCC 2017 Takuo Sugano Award for Outstanding Far-East Paper.
 

Funded Projects:
  • Design and Analysis of Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converters with Multiple Conversion-Ratios for IoT
    • Principle Investigator, funded by University of Macau, Multi-Year Research Grant (MYRG) 2017-20
  • Design of Voltage References and Regulators for IoT 
    • Principle Investigator, funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) 2017-19
  • Implantable Multi-Channel ECG Monitoring SoC Design (collaborating with Tsinghua University, Beijing) 
    • Co-Investigator, responsible for the wireless charging and power management parts 
    • Jointly funded by Macau FDCT and National Natural Science Foundation of China (FDCT-NSFC) 2016-19
  • Design of Digitally-Controlled Low-Dropout Regulators 
    • Principle Investigator, funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) 2015-18
  • Wireless Power Transfer System for Implantable Medical Devices and Portable Devices 
    • Principle Investigator, funded by University of Macau, Multi-Year Research Grant (MYRG) 2015-18
  • Design and Analysis of Multi-Phase Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter 
    • Principle Investigator, funded by University of Macau, Start-up Research Grant (SRG) 2014-15

Current Students:
PhD
Anxin Luo (Joined in 2017)
Guigang Cai (Joined in 2017)
Shuangxing Zhao (Joined in 2017)
Xianglong Bai (Joined in 2017)
Jie Lin (Joined in 2016)
Xiaofei Li (Joined in 2016)
Fangyu Mao (Joined in 2015)
Master
Tai Zhang (Joined in 2017)
Lei Zhao (Joined in 2017)
Yulun Wu (Joined in 2016)
Wenming Zheng (Joined in 2014, co-supervised with Prof. Chi-Seng Lam)

Previous Members
Master
Haojuan Dai (MSc, graduated in 2016. First employment after graduation: Design Engineer, Solomon Systech, Shenzhen)
Ziyang Luo (MSc, graduated in 2017. First employment after graduation: PhD student, UT Dallas, Texas, USA)
Cheng Li (MSc, co-supervised, graduated in 2018. First employment after graduation: PhD student, UC Davis, CA, USA)
Yuanqing Huang (MSc, graduated in 2018. First employment after graduation: PhD student, UT Dallas, Texas, USA)
Visiting Researcher
Junmin Jiang (Visiting Scholar, Aug. 2015 - Jun. 2016. He continued his PhD study at HKUST, Hong Kong)
Mo Huang (Post-doctoral researcher, Dec. 2014 - Sep. 2016. He joined SCUT, Guangzhou, as an Associate Professor) 
Hesheng Lin (Research Assistant, Aug. 2016 - Jun. 2017, He joined IMEC, Leuven, Belgium, as a PhD student)
Xiaofei Ma (Research Assistant, Jul. 2016 - Dec. 2017, He continued his master study at UESTC, Chengdu, China)

Professional Services:
  • Review Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2016-18
  • Special Session Co-Chair of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS) 2016
  • Technical Program Sub-Committee Member of International Symposium on VLSI-DAT 2017
  • Invited for participation in QS University Rankings Academic Peer Survey 2016
  • UDC Committee Co-Chair of Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Special Sessions Chair of IEEE TENCON 2015
  • Technical Program Sub-Committee Co-Chair of IEEE International Wireless Symposium 2015 & 2016
  • Review Committee Member & Session Chair of IEEE APCCAS 2014
Reviewer of:
  • IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC)
  • IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics (TPEL)
  • IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE)
  • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I)
  • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II)
  • IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS)
  • IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques (TMTT)
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems
  • IEEE Electron Device Letters (EDL)
  • IET Electronics Letters
  • IET Circuits, Devices & Systems
  • International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
  • Microelectronics Journal
  • MDPI Energies
  • MDPI Sensors
  • MDPI Applied Sciences
  • MDPI Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications
  • ETRI Journal
  • IEICE Electronics Express
  • Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering
  • Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers
  • International Journal of Electronics
  • International Journal of Electronics Letters
  • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Electronic Technology
  • Active and Passive Electronic Components
  • IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW) 2017
  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2012—2018
  • IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) 2016
  • IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) 2015
  • Book Proposal of Elsevier

AwardsTotal: 5
  1. 5. Yan Lu, "IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author Award", IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Baltimore, USA, May-2017
  2. 4. Yan Lu, Ziyang Luo, Yuanqing Huang, Fangyu Mao, "National University Integrated Circuit Design Contest, 2nd Prize,", the Beijing Education Committee and the Beijing Electronic Association, Beijing, China, Aug-2016
  3. 3. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Xiao-ming Xiong, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "Professional Award (An All-Factor Modulation Bandwidth Extension Technique for Delta-Sigma PLL Transmitter)", IEEE Region 10, Macau, Nov-2015
  4. 2. Yan Lu, "IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award 2013-14", IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec-2013
  5. 1. Yan Lu, "Outstanding Postgraduate Student of Guangdong (Canton) Province 2008", Department of Education of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Oct-2008
Journals and MagazinesTotal: 20
  1. 20. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "An Analog-Assisted Tri-Loop Digital Low-Dropout Regulator", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Jan-2018.
  2. 19. Yan Lu, Junmin Jiang, Wing-Hung Ki, "Design Considerations of Distributed and Centralized Switched-Capacitor Converters for Power Supply On-Chip", IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Dec-2017.
  3. 18. Junmin Jiang, Wing-Hung Ki, Yan Lu, "Digital 2-/3-Phase Switched-Capacitor Converter With Ripple Reduction and Efficiency Improvement", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Jul-2017.
  4. 17. Ziyang Luo, Yan Lu, Mo Huang, Junmin Jiang, Sai Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Sub-1V 78-nA Bandgap Reference with Curvature Compensation", Elsevier Microelectronics Journal, May-2017.
  5. 16. Yan Lu, Haojuan Dai, Mo Huang, Man-Kay Law, Sai Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Wide Input Range Dual-Path CMOS Rectifier for RF Energy Harvesting", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Feb-2017.
  6. 15. Yan Lu, Mo Huang, Lin Cheng, Wing-Hung Ki, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Dual-Output Wireless Power Transfer System with Active Rectifier and Three-Level Operation", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Feb-2017.
  7. 14. Yan Lu, Junmin Jiang, Wing-Hung Ki, "A Multiphase Switched-Capacitor DC–DC Converter Ring With Fast Transient Response and Small Ripple", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Feb-2017.
  8. 13. Yan Lu, D. Brain Ma, "Wireless Power Transfer System Architectures for Portable or Implantable Applications", Energies, Dec-2016.
  9. 12. Quan Pan, Yipeng Wang, Yan Lu, C. Patrick Yue, "An 18-Gb/s Fully Integrated Optical Receiver with Adaptive Cascaded Equalizer", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE), Dec-2016.
  10. 11. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Sai Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, Wing-Hung Ki, "Limit Cycle Oscillation Reduction for Digital Low Dropout Regulators", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Sep-2016.
  11. 10. Yan Lu, Cheng Li, Yan Zhu, Mo Huang, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A 312 ps Response-Time LDO with Enhanced Super Source Follower in 28 nm CMOS", Electronics Letters, Aug-2016.
  12. 9. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Sai Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Fully-Integrated Digital LDO with Coarse-Fine-Tuning and Burst-Mode Operation", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Jul-2016.
  13. 8. Lin Cheng, Wing-Hung Ki, Yan Lu, Tak-Sang Yim, "Adaptive On/Off Delay-Compensated Active Rectifiers for Wireless Power Transfer Systems", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Mar-2016.
  14. 7. Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, "An NMOS-LDO Regulated Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter with Fast Response Adaptive Phase Digital Control", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Feb-2016.
  15. 6. Mo Huang, Dihu Chen, Jianping Guo, Hui Ye, Xiaofeng Liang, Yan Lu, "A CMOS Delta-Sigma PLL Transmitter with Efficient Modulation Bandwidth Calibration", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Jul-2015.
  16. 5. Yan Lu, Yipeng Wang, Quan Pan, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, "A Fully-Integrated Low-Dropout Regulator with Full-Spectrum Power Supply Rejection", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Mar-2015.
  17. 4. Quan Pan, Yipeng Wang, Zhengxiong Hou, Li Sun, Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, Patrick Chiang, C. Patrick Yue, "A 30-Gb/s 1.37-pJ/b CMOS Receiver for Optical Interconnects", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Feb-2015.
  18. 3. Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, "A 13.56 MHz CMOS Active Rectifier with Switched-Offset and Compensated Biasing for Biomedical Wireless Power Transfer Systems", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Jun-2014.
  19. 2. Yan Lu, Gang Yuan, Lawrence Der, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, "A ±0.5% Precision On-Chip Frequency Reference with Programmable Switch Array for Crystal-Less Applications", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Oct-2013.
  20. 1. Yan Lu, Ruo He Yao, "Low-voltage Constant-gm Rail-to-Rail CMOS Operational Amplifier Input Stage", Solid State Electronics, Jun-2008.
Conference Papers and PresentationsTotal: 24
  1. 24. Fangyu Mao, Yan Lu, Jie Lin, ChenChang Zhan, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Single-Stage Current-Mode Active Rectifier with Accurate Output-Current Regulation for IoT", forthcoming Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS 2018, , May-2018.
  2. 23. Yuanqing Huang, Yan Lu, Franco Maloberti, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Dual-Loop Digital LDO Regulator with Asynchronous-Flash Binary Coarse Tuning", forthcoming Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS 2018, , May-2018.
  3. 22. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Reconfigurable Bidirectional Wireless Power Transceiver with Maximum Current Charging Mode and 58.6% Battery-to-Battery Efficiency", IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conf. Dig. Tech. Papers (ISSCC), , Feb-2017.
  4. 21. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "An Output-Capacitor-Free Analog-Assisted Digital Low-Dropout Regulator with Tri-loop Control", IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conf. Dig. Tech. Papers (ISSCC), , Feb-2017.
  5. 20. Junmin Jiang, Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Dual-Symmetrical-Output Switched-Capacitor Converter with Dynamic Power Cells and Minimized Cross Regulation for Application Processors in 28nm CMOS", IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conf. Dig. Tech. Papers (ISSCC), , Feb-2017.
  6. 19. Yan Lu, "Digitally Assisted Low Dropout Regulator Design for Low Duty Cycle IoT Applications", IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), , Oct-2016.
  7. 18. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Digital LDO with Transient Enhancement and Limit Cycle Oscillation Reduction", IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), , Oct-2016.
  8. 17. Junmin Jiang, Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, "A Digitally-Controlled 2-/3-Phase 6-Ratio Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter with Adaptive Ripple Reduction and Efficiency Improvements", IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), , Sep-2016.
  9. 16. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Xiao-ming Xiong, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "An All-Factor Modulation Bandwidth Extension Technique for Delta-Sigma PLL Transmitter", IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON), pp. 1-4. Professional Award, Nov-2015.
  10. 15. Wen-Ming Zheng, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai Weng Sin, Yan Lu, Man-Chung Wong, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "Capacitive floating level shifter: Modeling and design", IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON), Macau, China, pp. 1-6, Nov-2015.
  11. 14. Haojuan Dai, Yan Lu, Man-Kay Law, Sai Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A Review and Design of the On-Chip Rectifiers for RF Energy Harvesting", IEEE International Wireless Symposium (IWS), pp. 1-4, Mar-2015.
  12. 13. Yan Lu, Junmin Jiang, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, Sai Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, "A 123-Phase DC-DC Converter-Ring with Fast-DVS for Microprocessors", IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conf. Dig. Tech. Papers (ISSCC), pp. 364-365, Feb-2015.
  13. 12. Junmin Jiang, Yan Lu, Cheng Huang, Wing-Hung Ki, Philip K. T. Mok, "A 2-/3-Phase Fully-Integrated Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter in Bulk-CMOS for Energy-Efficient Digital Circuits With 14% Efficiency Improvement", IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conf. Dig. Tech. Papers (ISSCC), pp. 366-367, Feb-2015.
  14. 11. Salahuddin Raju, Xing Li, Yan Lu, Chi-Ying Tsui, Wing-Hung Ki, Mansun Chan, C. Patrick Yue, "Efficient wireless power transmission technology based on above-CMOS integrated (ACI) high quality inductors", IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), pp. 12.4.1 - 12.4.4, Dec-2014.
  15. 10. Yan Lu, Ruo He Yao, Da Qiang Huang, Julien Su, Junmin Jiang, Wing-Hung Ki, "A Low-Dropout Regulator with Power Supply Rejection Improvement by Bandwidth-Zero Tracking", IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), Okinawa, Japan, Nov-2014.
  16. 9. Junmin Jiang, Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, "Analysis of Two-Phase on-Chip Step-Down Switched Capacitor Power Converter", IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), Okinawa, Japan, Nov-2014.
  17. 8. Xing Li, Yan Lu, Chi-Ying Tsui, Wing-Hung Ki, "An Adaptive Wireless Powering and Data Telemetry System for Optic Nerve Stimulation", IEEE Int. Symp. on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 1404–1407, Jun-2014.
  18. 7. Yipeng Wang, Yan Lu, Quan Pan, Zhengxiong Hou, Liang Wu, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, "A 3-mW 25-Gb/s CMOS Transimpedance Amplifier with Fully Integrated Low-Dropout Regulator for 100GbE Systems", IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), pp. 271–278, Jun-2014.
  19. 6. Quan Pan, Zhengxiong Hou, Yipeng Wang, Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, Keh Chung Wang, C. Patrick Yue, "A 48-mW 18-Gb/s Fully Integrated CMOS Optical Receiver with Photodetector and Adaptive Equalizer", IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), , Jun-2014.
  20. 5. Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, "A 0.65ns-Response-Time 3.01ps FOM Fully-Integrated Low-Dropout Regulator with Full-Spectrum Power-Supply-Rejection for Wideband Communication Systems", IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 306–307, Feb-2014.
  21. 4. Yan Lu, Xing Li, Wing-Hung Ki, Chi-Ying Tsui, C. Patrick Yue, "A 13.56MHz Fully Integrated 1X/2X Active Rectifier with Compensated Bias Current for Inductively Powered Devices", IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 66–67, Feb-2013.
  22. 3. Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, "Input-Adaptive Dual-Output Power Management Unit for Energy Harvesting Devices", IEEE Int. Midwest Symp. on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 1080–1083, Aug-2012.
  23. 2. Wing-Hung Ki, Yan Lu, Feng Su, Chi-Ying Tsui, "Design and Analysis of On-Chip Charge Pumps for Micro-Power Energy Harvesting Applications", IEEE/IFIP 19th International Conference on VLSI and System-on-Chip (VLSI-SoC), pp. 374–379, Oct-2011.
  24. 1. Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, Jun Yi, "13.56MHz CMOS Rectifier with Switched-Offset for Reversion Current Control", IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), pp. 246–247, Jun-2011.
Books and Book ChaptersTotal: 4
  1. 4. Yan Lu, Wing-Hung Ki, "CMOS Integrated Circuit Design for Wireless Power Transfer", Springer, Jan-2018, eBook ISBN 978-981-10-2615-7
  2. 3. Yan Lu, Chi-Seng Lam, "Selected Topics in Power, RF, and Mixed-Signal ICs ", River publishers, Dec-2017, 9788793609402
  3. 2. D. Brain Ma, Yan Lu, "Power Management Circuit Design for IoT Nodes", Enabling the Internet of Things, Springer, Feb-2017, eBook ISBN 978-3-319-51482-6
  4. 1. Wing-Hung Ki, Yan Lu, Feng Su, Chi-Ying Tsui, "Analysis and Design Strategy of On-Chip Charge Pumps for Micro-Power Energy Harvesting Applications", VLSI-SoC: The Advanced Research for Systems on Chip, Springer, Aug-2012, Print ISBN 978-3-642-32769-8



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