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Welcome to the Mixed-mode Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab at the California Institute of Technology (MICS). The students and researchers in our group work with Professor Azita Emami.

Our research interests cover mixed-signal integrated circuits for digital data communication, low-power circuit and system solutions, VLSI systems, circuits at the interfaces, optoelectronics, and biomedical implants. For more information please follow the research and publication links.

News and Announcements

  • Work on high resolution localization of micro-scale implantable devices in collaboration with Shapiro lab gets featured on the cover page of Nature Biomedical Engineering's September 2017 edition.
    Nature Biomedical Engineering

  • Medicine of the Future: New Microchip Technology Could Be Used to Track Smart Pills
    Caltech news

  • Prof. Emami to Speak at National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 23rd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE)
    National Academy of Engineering(NAE) Press Release

  • Dr. Mahsa Shoaran to join Cornell University as Assistant Professor in ECE dept in Fall 2017

  • Manuel Monge wins Charles Wilts Prize 2017 for outstanding doctoral research in Electrical Engineering
    Caltech EE News

  • Manuel Monge wins 2017 Demetriades - Tsafka - Kokkalis Prize for best work in Biotechnology or Related Fields
    Caltech EE News

  • VLSI 2017
    Congratulations to Abhinav Agarwal for presenting his paper " A 4μW, ADPLL-based implantable amperometric biosensor in 65nm CMOS " at VLSI 2017, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Abhinav Agarwal awarded Solid State Circuits Society's Student Travel Grant

  • Prof. Emami got featured in Caltech breakthrough campaign video
    Caltech News

  • Prof. Emami becomes Andrew and Peggy Cherng Professor
    Caltech News

  • Prof. Emami featured in Photons, Electrons, Silicon: Caltech’s Electric Light Orchestra
    Caltech EAS News

  • Prof. Emami named Heritage Principal Investigator
    Caltech News

  • Prof Emami and Prof. Tai awarded 2016 Rosen Center Pilot Research Grant
    Rosen Center Caltech

  • Abhinav Agarwal runner up in Graduate Student Council's Teaching and Mentoring Awards 2016

  • Dr. Shoaran invited to the 2015 Rising Stars in EECS workshop at MIT
    Rising Stars in EECS - MIT

  • Kuan-Chang Chen receives 2015 Henry Ford II Scholar Award
    Caltech EAS News

  • ISSCC 2015
    Congratulations to Mayank Raj and Saman Saeedi for presenting their paper "A 4-to-11GHz Injection-Locked Quarter-Rate Clocking for an Adaptive 153fJ/b Optical Receiver in 28nm FDSOI CMOS" at ISSCC 2015.

  • Manuel Monge named 2014 Rosen Graduate Scholar
    Caltech Rosen Bioengineering Center News

  • CICC 2014
    Congratulations to Saman Saeedi for receiving the 2014 Intel/Texas Instruments/Catalyst Foundation CICC Student Scholarship Award.

  • Caltech EAS News: Intraocular Implant Research Wins at Broadcom Foundation Competition

  • Caltech News: Knowing When to Fold 'Em

Open positions:

  • Postdoctoral Scholars: Please email Prof. Azita Emami.
  • Graduate Students (MS/PhD): If you are a prospective graduate student, please follow Caltech's application process, and indicate your interest in IC design and optoelectronics. Your application will be reviewed by Prof Emami.

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