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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 2:30 p.m., ECSN 2.120








“Energy and Power ICs for Emerging Applications”
Hoi Lee, UT Dallas

Integrating and extending the operational life of emerging portable and mobile systems demands more efficient use of energy and power than the state-of-the-art offers because smaller spaces constraint energy and power to such an extent that smart phones and biomedical implants, to cite two examples, suffer significant volume and performance limitations. For promising applications to flourish, more advances in energy- and power-integrated circuits are necessary. I will review the activities and accomplishments of my research group on advanced power-management ICs for portable and biomedical implant applications. I will also discuss the key challenges and opportunities concerning my ongoing research projects on energy and power ICs for energy harvesting, solid-state LED lighting and battery-charging applications.

Hoi Lee received his PhD in electrical and electronic engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2004. He joined UT Dallas in 2005. His current research interests include power management ICs for portable, energy harvesting, solid-state lighting and biomedical applications; integrated bioelectronics for neural prostheses; and low-voltage low-power analog and mixed-signal circuit techniques.