ZOYA POPOVIĆ Distinguished Professor Hudson Moore Jr. Endowed Chair
ZOYA POPOVIĆ
Distinguished Professor
Hudson Moore Jr. Endowed Chair
Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
[email protected]
(303) 492-0374
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 1990. Thesis advisor: Prof. David Rutledge.
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 1986.
Dipl.Ing. (B.S.), Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 1985.
Zoya Popović received her Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1985, and the
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Caltech, Pasadena, California, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Her doctoral
thesis was on large-scale quasi-optical microwave power combining. She joined the faculty of the
University of Colorado in Boulder in August 1990, where she became a full professor in 1998, and
received an endowed professorship in 2006. She has developed five undergraduate and graduate
electromagnetics and microwave laboratory courses and co-authored (with her late father) Introductory
Electromagnetics for the junior-level core course for electrical and computer engineering students,
translated to several foreign languages. Her research interests include high-efficiency linear microwave
power amplifiers, low-loss broadband microwave and millimeter-wave circuits, millimeter-wave and THz
quasi-optical techniques, intelligent RF circuits, active antenna arrays, cryogenic circuits, microwave
radiometry, and wireless powering for low-power sensors. She was a Visiting Professor at the Technische
Universitat Muenchen, Munich, Germany, in 2001 and 2003.
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IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator Award, 2013
Holland Teaching Award, University of Colorado, 2011 and 2013
Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, 2010
Coleman Research Fellow, Coleman Institute, 2008
Faculty Research Award, College of Engineering and Applied Science, 2007
Elected Foreign Member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2006
Microwave Prize, IEEE MTT Society, 2005, best journal paper award and
Microwave Prize, IEEE MTT Society, 1993, best journal paper award
Fellow, IEEE, 2002
ASEE HP/Terman Award 2001, for combined teaching and research excellence
Humboldt Research Award for Senior Scientists, German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,
2000/2001
Margaret Willard Award, University of Colorado, 1997, as female role model
Eta Kappa Nu professor of the year award, 1997, by student vote
URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal, Lille, France, 1996, awarded once every three years
White House NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, 1993
URSI Young Scientist, Kyoto, Japan, 1993
Best Student Award for the division of Electronics, University of Belgrade, 1985
City of Belgrade October Award for the Diploma Thesis in 1985
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FUNDING SUMMARY
- Current funding sources: NSF, NIST, U.S. Air Force, DARPA, ONR, TriQuint Semiconductor,
NASA, ARPA-E, RERC, Rockwell Collins (DARPA), Infineon.
- Recent funding sources: Nuvotronics, BAE, SAIC, Covidien, Sandia, National Semiconductor
- Average expenditures >$1M/year since 1995.
GRADUATE STUDENTS
- 50 Ph.D. students graduated and happily employed.
- 14 students currently doing their Ph.D. dissertations.
- 2 M.S., 2 undergraduate students currently supervised.
- Over 85% of the graduated and 100% of current Ph.D. students are U.S. citizens.
- Former students contributing at MIT Lincoln Labs (9), Sandia (5), Agilent (3) Infineon (2),
TriQuint, ARL, NASA, TI, Qualcomm, various other companies and in academia.
BOOKS, EDITED BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Introductory Electromagnetics, Zoya Popovic and Branko Popovic, Prentice Hall, 2000.
Introductory Electromagnetics, Practice Problems and Labs, Zoya Popovic and Branko Popovic,
Prentice Hall, 2000, Student workbook.
Active and Quasi-Optical Arrays for Solid-State Power Combining, eds. Robert A. York and
Zoya B. Popovic, John Wiley and Sons, 1997.
 “Quasi-optical antenna array amplifiers,” Zoya Popovic, Robert York, Emilio Sovero, Jon
Schoenberg, Chapter 5 in Active and Quasi-optical Arrays for Solid-State Power Combining, eds. R.A.
York and Z. B. Popovic, John Wiley and Sons, 1997, pp. 187-244.
 “Grid oscillators,” Zoya Popovic, Wayne A. Shiroma, Robert M. Weikle, II, Chapter 8 in Active
and Quasi-optical Arrays for Solid-State Power Combining, eds. R.A. York and Z.B. Popovic, John
Wiley and Sons, 1997, pp. 293-330.
 “Quasi-optical subsystems,” Zoya Popovic and Gerald Johnson, Chapter 12 in Active and Quasioptical Arrays for Solid-State Power Combining, eds. R.A. York and Z.B. Popovic, John Wiley and
Sons, 1997, pp. 455-484.
 “Analysis and design of oscillator grids and arrays,” W. Shiroma, E. Bryerton, Z. Popovic, chapter
in Analysis and Design of Integrated Circuit/Antenna Modules, eds. K.C. Gupta and P. Hall, Wiley and
Sons, 2000, pp 301-332
 “Power amplifier approaches for high-efficiency and linearity,” with Peter Asbeck, Larry Larson
and Tatsuo Itoh, Chapter in “RF Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Communications,” Eds. T. Itoh,
G. Haddad, Wiley and Sons, pp.189-228, Wiley, 2001.
 “Magnetostatics”, with B. Popovic and M. Popovic, Chapter 3 in Handbook of Engineering
Electromagnetics, ed. Rajeev Bansal, Marcel Dekker, 2004, pp 89-122
 “Electromagnetic induction,” with B. Popovic and M. Popovic, Chapter 4 in Handbook of
Engineering Electromagnetics, ed. Rajeev Bansal, Marcel Dekker, 2004, pp 122-162
 “Active Antennas,” with S. Rondineau and N. Lopez, in Antenna Engineering Handbook, ed. John
Volakis, 2007 (30 pages).
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TOTAL CITATIONS (Google Scholar): 4425
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“The THD Characteristics of the Phase Detector,” Z. B. Popovic, A. Markovic, IEEE Trans. on
Consumer Electronics, CE-32, No.1, pp. 20-25, Feb. 1986.
“Bow-tie antennas on a dielectric half-space: Theory and Experiment,” R. C. Compton, R. C.
McPhedran, Z. Popovic, G. M. Rebeiz, P. P. Tong, D. B. Rutledge, IEEE Trans. on Antennas and
Propagation, AP-35, pp. 622-631, June, 1987.
“Grid Oscillators,” Z. B. Popovic, M. Kim, D. B. Rutledge, International Journal for Infrared and
Millimeter Waves 9, pp. 647-654, 1988.
“Bar-Grid Oscillators,” Z. B. Popovic, R. M. Wiekle, M. Kim, K. A. Potter, D. B Rutledge, IEEE
Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, MTT-38, No.3, March 1990.
“Array Concepts for Solid-State and Vacuum Microelectronics Millimeter-Wave Generation,” R. J.
Hwu, C. F. Jou, N. C. Luhmann Jr., M. Kim, W. W. Lam, Z. B. Popovic, D. B. Rutledge, IEEE
Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 36, No. 11, Nov. 1989.
“A 100-MESFET Planar Grid Oscillator,” Z. B. Popovic, R. M. Wiekle, M. Kim, D. B Rutledge,
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. MTT-39, No. 2, pp. 193-200, Feb.
1991. (Winner of IEEE Microwave Prize)
“Transistor Oscillator and Amplifier Grids,” R.M. Weikle, II, M. Kim, J.B. Hacker, M.P. DeLisio,
Z.B. Popovic, D.B. Rutledge, Invited paper, Proc. IEEE, Vol. 80, No. 11, pp 1800-1809, Nov.
1992.
“Quasi-Optical VCOs,” S. Bundy, T. Mader, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE Transactions on Microwave
Theory and Techniques, Special Issue, Vol. 41, No. 10, pp 1775-1781, October 1993.
“Experimentally Variable Modeling of Coplanar Waveguide Discontinuities,” V. Radisic, D.
Hjelme, A.R. Mickelson, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques,
Special Issue, Vol 41, No. 9, pp 1524-1533, September 1993.
“CPW Oscillator Conjuration for an Electro-Optic Modulator,” V. Radisic, V. Jevremovic, Z.B.
Popovic, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue, Vol 41, No. 9,
pp 1645-1647, September 1993.
“Planar MESFET Transmission Wave Amplifier,” T. Mader, J. Schoenberg, L. Harmon, Z. B.
Popovic, IEE Electronic Letters, Vol. 28, No. 19, pp. 1699-1701, September 1993.
“Time-efficient modeling of the effect of metal packages on electrical circuits,” Zoya B. Popovic,
B. D. Popovic, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue on
Packaging and Interconnects, Vol.42, No.9, pp. 1820-1826, September 1994.
“A 100-transistor quadruple grid oscillator,” W. A. Shiroma, B. L. Shaw, Z. B. Popovic, IEEE
MTT Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, Vol.4, No.10, pp. 350-352, October 1994.
“Two-level power combining using a lens amplifier,” J. S. H. Schoenberg, S. C. Bundy, Z. B.
Popovic, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.42, No.12, pp. 2480 2485, December 1994.
“A generalized analysis for grid oscillator design,” S. C. Bundy, Z. B. Popovic, IEEE Transactions
on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.42, No.12, pp. 2486-2491, December 1994.
“The transmission-line high-efficiency class-E amplifier,” T.B. Mader, Z. B. Popovic, IEEE MTT
Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, Vol.5, No.10, pp. 290-293, October 1995.
“Broadband Quasi-Microstrip Antenna,” B.D. Popovic, J. Schoenberg, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE Trans.
on Antennas and Propagation, Vol.43, No.10, pp.1148-1152, October 1995.
“Cascaded active and passive quasi-optical grids,” W. Shiroma, S. Bundy, S. Hollung, B.
Bauernfiend, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.43, No.12, pp.
2904-2909, December 1995.
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19. “A quasi-optical isolator,” S. Hollung, M. Markovic, W. Shiroma, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE Microwave
and Guided Wave Lett., pp. 205-207, April 1996.
20. “A 5-GHz high-efficiency class-E oscillator,” E. Bryerton, W. Shiroma, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE
Microwave and Guided Wave Lett., Vol.6, No.12, pp. 441-443, December 1996.
21. “A bi-directional quasi-optical lens amplifier,” S. Hollung, A. Cox, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. on
Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.45, No.12, pp. 2352-2357, December 1997.
22. “Analysis and optimization of grid oscillators,” W.A. Shiroma, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. on
Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.45, No.12, pp. 2380-2386, December 1997.
23. “Switched-mode high-efficiency microwave power amplifiers in a free-space power combining
array,” T. Mader, E. Bryerton, M. Markovic, M. Forman, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE Trans. on
Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.48, No.10, pp. 1391-1398, October 1998.
24. “Quasi-optical transmit/receive front ends,” Z. Popovic, A. Mortazawi, invited paper, IEEE Trans.
on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 48, No. 11, pp. 1964-1975, November 1998.
25. “Nonlinear modeling of class-E microwave power amplifiers,” M. Markovic, A. Kain, Z. Popovic,
Journal of the RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, Vol.9, Issue 2, pp 93-103,
March/April 1999.
26. “A planar 4.5-GHz DC to DC power converter,” S. Djukic, D. Maksimovic, Z. Popovic, Special
Issue on Low-Power/Low-Noise Circuits of the IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Techn., pp.14571460, July 1999.
27. “Efficiency of chip-level versus external power combining,” E. Bryerton, M. Weiss, Z. Popovic,
Special Issue on Low-Power/Low-Noise Circuits of the IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Techn.,
pp.1482-1485, July 1999.
28. “Incorporating non-linear lumped elements in FDTD: the equivalent source method,” J. Mix, J.
Dixon, Z. Popovic, M. Piket-May, International Journal of Numerical Modeling: Electronic
networks, devices and fields, Int. J. Numer. Model. 12 , pp.157-170, 1999.
29. “Two Ka-band quasi-optical amplifier arrays,” M. Forman, T. Marshall, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans.
on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.47, No.12, pp.2568-2573, December 1999.
30. “Time domain optical sampling of nonlinear microwave amplifiers and multipliers,” M. Weiss, M.
Crites, E. Bryerton, J. Whitacker, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques,
Vol.47, No.12, pp. 2599-2604, December 1999.
31. “Spectral transmittance of lossy printed resonant-grid terahertz bandpass filters,” M. McDonald, R.
A. York, E. Grossman, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special
Issue on Terahertz Electronics, Vol 48, No. 4, pp 712-718, April 2000.
32. “Efficient large-domain MOM solutions to electrically large practical EM problems,” B. Notaros,
B. Popovic, J. Peeters Weem, R. Brown, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and
Techniques, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp 151-159, Jan 2001.
33. “A transmit/receive active antenna with fast low-power optical switching,” J. Vian, Z. Popovic,
IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques Vol 48, No. 12, pp 2686-2691, Dec. 2000.
34. “Active-amplifier-array diagnostics using high-resolution electrooptic field mapping,” K. Yang, T.
Marshall, M. Forman, Z. Popovic, J. Hubert, L. Mirth, L.P.B. Katehi, J.F. Whitaker, IEEE Trans.
on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol 49, No. 5, pp 849-857, May 2001.
35. “Linearity of X-band class-F power amplifiers in high-efficiency transmitters,” M. Weiss, Z.
Popovic, F. H. Raab, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques Vol 49, No. 6, pp 11741179, June 2001.
36. “-70dB optical carrier suppression by two-beam coupling in photorefractive media,” D.Z
Anderson, V Damiao, D. Popovic, Z. Popovic, S. Romisch, A. Sullivan, Applied Physics B, 72, pp
743-748, 2001.
37. “Multibeam antennas with polarization and angle diversity,” D. Popovic, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans.
Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Wireless Communications, pp. 651-657, May 2002.
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38. “A lens antenna array with adaptive optical processing,” D. Anderson, E. Fotheringham, S.
Romisch, P. Smith, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Wireless
Communications, pp. 607-617, May 2002.
39. “Power amplifiers and transmitters for RF and microwave,” F. H. Raab, P. Asbeck, S. Cripps, P.B.
Kenington, Z. Popovic, N. Pothecary, J. F. Sevic, N. O. Sokal, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and
Techn., Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 814-826, Mar 2002.
40. “An efficient 16-element X-band spatial combiner of switched-mode power amplifiers,” S. Pajic,
Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techn., Vol. 51, No.73, July 2003.
41. “A dual-band dual-polarized nested Vivaldi slot array with multilevel ground plane,” H. Loui, J.
Peeters Weem, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Sept. 2003.
42. “Recycling ambient microwave energy with broadband antenna arrays,” J.A. Hagerty, F.
Helmbrecht, W. McCalpin, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techn., pp.
1014-1024, March 2004. (Winner of IEEE Microwave Prize)
43. “60-% efficient 10-GHz power amplifier with dynamic drain bias control,” N. Wang, V.
Yousefzadeh, S. Pajic, D. Maksimovic, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techn,
2004, Vol 52(3) pp 1077 - 1081, March 2004.
44. “Linearity of X-Band Class-E Power Amplifiers in EER Operation,” N. Wang, X. Peng, V.
Yousefzadeh, D. Maksimovic, S. Pajic, Z. Popovic, Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE
Transactions on, Vol 53 (3), March 2005 Page(s):1096 – 1102
45. “X-band Two-Stage High-Efficiency Switched-Mode Power Amplifiers,” S. Pajic, N. Wang, P.M.
Watson, T. K. Quatch, Z. Popovic, Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on, Vol
53 (9), Sept. 2005 Page(s):2899 – 2908
46. “Virtual Channel Space-Time with Dual-Polarization Discrete Lens Antenna Arrays,” Y. Zhou, S.
Rondineau, D. Popovic, A. Sayeed, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 53
(8), Aug. 2005, Page(s):
47. “A digitally controlled DC-DC converter for an RF power amplifier,” V. Yousefzadeh, N. Wang,
Z. Popović, D. Maksimović, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol.21, No.1, January
2006, pp. 164-172.
48. “Modeling of realistic rectangular micro-coaxial lines,” M. Lukic, S. Rondineau, Z. Popovic, D.
Filipovic, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn., vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 2068-2076, May 2006.
49. “Quasi-planar high-Q millimeter wave resonators,” K. Vanhille, D. Fontaine, C. Nichols, D.
Filipovic, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn., vol.54, no.6, pp.2439-2446, June 2006.
50. “Flip-chip assembled air-suspended inductors,” P. Bell, N. Hoivik, R. Saravanan, N. Ehsan, V.
Bright, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. On Advanced Packaging, Vol. 30, No. 1, Feb. 2007.
51. “Ka-band Miniaturized Quasi-Planar High-Q Resonators,” K.Vanhille, D. Fontaine, C. Nichols, Z.
Popovic, D. Filipovic, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn., vol.55, no.6, pp. 1272-1279, June
2007.
52. “Active health monitoring of an aircraft wing with an embedded piezoelectric sensor/actuator
network: II. Wireless approaches,” X. Zhao, T. Qian, G. Mei, C. Kwan, R. Zane, C. Walsh, T.
Paing, Z. Popovic, Smart Materials and Structures, 16(2007), pp. 1218-1225, June 2007.
53. “A W-band polarization converter and isolator,” C. Dietlein, A. Luukanen, Z. Popovic, E.
Grossman, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Prop., vol.55, No.6, pp. 1804-1809, June 2007.
54. “Bandwidth control of forbidden transmission gaps in compound structures with subwavelength
slits,” D. Skigin, H. Loui, E. Kuester, Z. Popovic, Phys. Rev. E 76, 016604, 2007.
55. “Measuring transistor large-signal noise figure for low-power and low phase-noise oscillator
design,” M. Jankovic, J. Breitbarth, A. Brannon, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn.,
vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 1511-1515, June 2007.
56. “Aqueous blackbody calibration source for millimeter-wave/terahertz metrology,” C. Dietlein, Z.
Popovic, E. N. Grossman, Applied Optics, Vol. 47, No. 30, pp. 5604-5615, Oct. 2008.
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57. “Detection and Segmentation of Concealed Objects in Terahertz Images,”X. Shen, C. Dietlein, E.
Grossman, Z. Popovic, F. Meyer, IEEE Trans. Image Processing, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 2465-2475,
Dec. 2008.
58. “Resistor Emulator Approach to Low-Power RF Energy Harvesting,” T. Paing, J. Shin, R. Zane, Z.
Popovic, IEEE Trans. Power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1494-1501 , May 2008.
59. “Microwave-domain analog predistortion based on chirped delay lines for dispersion
compensation of 10-Gb/s optical communication signals,” L. Ranzani, P. Boffi, R. Siano, S.
Rondineau, Z. Popovic, M. Martinelli, Journal of Lightwave Techn., vol.26, no.15, pp. 2641-2646 ,
Aug. 2008.
60. “Microwave packaging for applied voltage standard applications,” M. Elsbury, C. Burroughs, P.
Dresselhaus, Z. Popovic, S. Benz, IEEE Trans. Superconductivity, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 1012-1015,
June 2009.
61. “Broadband lumped-element integrated N-way power dividers for voltage standards,” M. Elsbury,
P. Dresselhaus, N. Bergen, C. Burroughs, S. Benz, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory
Techn., vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 2055-2063, Aug. 2009.
62. “Broadband micro-coaxial Wilkinson dividers,” N. Ehsan, K. Vanhille, S. Rondineau, E. Cullens,
Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn., vol. 57, no. 11, pp. 2783-2789, Nov. 2009.
63. “Power Management of Wideband Code Division Multiple Access RF Power Amplifiers With
Antenna Mismatch,” R. Paul, L. Sankey, L. Corradini, Z. Popovic, D. Maksimovic, IEEE Trans.
Power Electronics, vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 981-991, Apr. 2010.
64. “Circuit approaches to nonlinear IDI mitigation in noise shaped bandpass D/A conversion,” Q. Mu,
J. Coleman, S. Scholnik, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems I, vol.57, issue 7, pp. 1559
– 1572, 2010.
65. “Custom IC for Ultra-Low Power RF Energy Scavenging,” T. Paing, E. Falkenstein, Z. Popovic, R.
Zane IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, 2010.
66. “Micro-coaxial Impedance Transformers,”N. Ehsan, KJ. Vanhille, S. Rondineau, Z. Popovic,
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on, Vol 58 (11), Nov.2010 Page(s):2908 2914
67. “Power Management System for Online Low Power RF Energy Harvesting Optimization,” A.
Dolgov, R. Zane, Z. Popovic, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems -I, pp. 1802-1811, 2010.
68. “A General Approach to Low Noise Readout of Terahertz Imaging Arrays,” J. Chisum, E.
Grossman, Z. Popovic, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 82, 065106-01 to 08, June 2011.
69. “Analysis of High Efficiency Power Amplifiers with Arbitrary Output Harmonic Terminations” M.
Roberg, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Techn., pp. 2037-2048, Aug. 2011.
70. “THz Metrology and Instrumentation,” Z. Popovic, E. Grossman, Invited Paper, Inaugural issue of
the IEEE Transactions on THz Science and Technology, pp. 133-144, Sept. 2011.
71. “Far-field RF-powered variable duty cycle wireless sensor platform,” D. Costinett, E. Falkenstein,
R. Zane, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, , pp.822-827, Vol. 58, Dec. 2011.
72. “Simple Test and Modeling of RFID Tag Backscatter”, D.G. Kuester, D.R. Novotny, J.R.
Guerrieri, A. Ibrahim, Z. Popović, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Techn., Vol.60, No.7, pp. 22482258, July 2012.
73. “Performance Limitations and Measurement Analysis of a Near-Field Microwave Microscope for
Nondestrictuve and Subsurface Detection, J. D. Chisum, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microwave
Theory Techn.,Vol. 60, pp. 2037-2048, Aug. 2012.
74. “Micro-Fabricated 130–180 GHz Frequency Scanning Waveguide Arrays,” Cullens, E.D.,
Ranzani, L., Vanhille, K. J. ; Grossman, E. N. ; Ehsan, N. ; Popovic, Z., IEEE Trans. Antennas
and Prop, vol.60, no.8, pp. 3647 – 3653, Aug.2012.
75. “A 4:1 Transmission-Line Impedance Transformer for Broadband Superconducting Circuits,” L.
Ranzani, L. Spietz, Z. Popovic, J. Aumentado, IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity, Vol.22,
No.5, 15000606, Oct.2012.
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76. “Efficient and Linear Amplification of Spectrally Confined Pulsed AM Radar Signals,” M. Roberg,
M. Rodríguez, D. Maksimovic, Zoya Popovic, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters,
Vol. 22, No.6, pp. 279-282, June 2012.
77. “Co-design of PA, Supply, and Signal Processing for Linear Supply-Modulated RF Transmitters,”
J. Hoversten, S. Schafer, M. Roberg, M. Norris, D. Maksimović, Z. Popović, IEEE Trans.
Microwave Theory Tecnh., Vol. 60, No.6, pp.2010-2020, June 2012.
78. “High-Efficiency Harmonically Terminated Diode and Transistor Rectifiers,” M. Roberg, T.
Reveyrand, I. Ramos, E.A. Falkenstein, Z. Popović, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tecnh., Vol.
60, No.12, pp.4043-4052, Dec. 2012.
79. "Low-Power Wireless Power Delivery," Falkenstein, E.; Roberg, M.; Popovic, Z.; , Microwave
Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on , vol.60, no.7, pp.2277-2286, July 2012
80. “Time-reversal duality of high-efficiency RF power amplifiers,” T. Reveyrand, I. Ramos, Z.
Popovic, IET Electronics Lett, Vol.48, No.25, Dec. 6, 2012
81. “PA Efficiency and Linearity Enhancement using External Harmonic Injection,” A. Dani, M.
Roberg, Z. Popovic, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Techn., Vol. 60, No.12, pp.4097-4106, Dec.
2012.
82. "Two-port microwave calibration at millikelvin temperatures," Ranzani, Leonardo; Spietz, Lafe;
Popovic, Zoya; Aumentado, Jose, Review of Scientific Instruments , vol.84, no.3,
pp.034704,034704-9, Mar 2013
83. "W-Band Micro-Fabricated Coaxially-Fed Frequency Scanned Slot Arrays," Ranzani, L.; Cullens,
E.D.; Kuester, D.; Vanhille, K.J.; Grossman, E.; Popovic, Z., Antennas and Propagation, IEEE
Transactions on , vol.61, no.4, pp.2324,2328, April 2013
84. "Cut the Cord: Low-Power Far-Field Wireless Powering," Popovic, Z., Microwave Magazine,
IEEE , vol.14, no.2, pp.55,62, March-April 2013
85. "Low-Power Far-Field Wireless Powering for Wireless Sensors," Popovic, Z.; Falkenstein, E.A.;
Costinett, D.; Zane, R., Proceedings of the IEEE , vol.101, no.6, pp.1397,1409, June 2013
86. "Resonant Response of High-Temperature Superconducting Split-Ring Resonators," Trang, F.;
Rogalla, H.; Popovic, Z., Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on , vol.23, no.3,
pp.1300405,1300405, June 2013
87. "How Good Is Your Tag?: RFID Backscatter Metrics and Measurements," Kuester, D.; Popovic,
Z., Microwave Magazine, IEEE , vol.14, no.5, pp.47,55, July-Aug. 2013
88. "G-Band Micro-Fabricated Frequency-Steered Arrays With 2 /GHz Beam Steering," Ranzani, L.;
Kuester, D.; Vanhille, K.J.; Boryssenko, A.; Grossman, E.; Popovic, Z., Terahertz Science and
Technology, IEEE Transactions on , vol.3, no.5, pp.566,573, Sept. 2013
89. “Low-power far-field wireless powering for wireless sensors,” Z. Popovic, E. Falkenstein, D.
Constinett, R. Zane, Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on Wireless Powering, Vol.101, No. 6,
pp. 1397 – 1409, June 2013.
90. “Over-moded cavity for multiple-electronic device wireless charging,” S. Korhummel, A. Rosen,
Z. Popovic, , IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Techn., 2014.
PATENTS
US Patent 7,956,572 B2, June 2011, Systems and Methods for Receiving and Managing Power in
Wireless Devices. (Licensed by Cymbet Corp.)
SELECTED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS (TOTAL NUMBER OVER 200)
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“The bow-tie antenna on a dielectric - theory versus experiment,” R. C. Compton, R. McPhedran, Z.
Popovic, G. M. Rebeiz, and D. B. Rutledge, 11th Int. Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves,
Pisa, Italy, October 1986.
“Diode-grid Oscillators,” Z. B. Popovic, and D. B. Rutledge, 1988 IEEE AP-S International Antenna
Symposium, Syracuse, New York, June 1988.
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“Quasi-Optical Array VCOs,” T. Mader, S. Bundy, Z. B. Popovic, 1992 IEEE International
Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 1539-1543.
“Optical Measurements of Microwave Grid Oscillator Power Combiners,” K.Y. Chen, P.D.
Biernacki, A.R. Mickelson, Z.B. Popovic, IEEE MTT International Symposium Digest, pp.313-316,
Atlanta, June 1993.
“Three-dimensional power combiners,” W. A. Shiroma, B. L. Shaw, Z. B. Popovic, IEEE MTT
International Symposium Digest, pp. 831-834, San Diego, May 1994.
“A Ka-band quasi-optical amplifier,” J. Hubert, J. Schoenberg, Z. B. Popovic, 1995 IEEE MTT-S
Int. Symp. Dig. (Orlando, FL), pp. 585-588, May 1995.
“High-efficiency amplifiers for portable handsets,” T. Mader, M. Markovic, Z.B. Popovic, 6th
International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PMIRC 95
Digest, pp.1242-1243, September 1995, Toronto.
“A low-profile broadband antenna for wireless communications,” R. Brown, B.D. Popovic, Z.B.
Popovic, 6th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications,
PMIRC 95 Digest, pp.135-139, September 1995, Toronto.
“A quasi-optical receiver with angle diversity,” W. Shiroma, E. Bryerton, S. Hollung, Z.B. Popovic,
IEEE MTT-S International Symposium Digest, pp. 1131-1135, June 1996, San Francisco.
“A bi-directional quasi-optical lens amplifier,” S. Hollung, J. Vian, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT-S
International Microwave Symposium Dgest, pp. 675-678, June 1997, Denver.
“A 10-GHz high-efficiency lens amplifier array,” E. W. Bryerton, M. D. Weiss, Z. Popovic, IEEE
MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 1461-1464, June 1998, Baltimore.
“A 10-GHz high-efficiency active antenna,” M. Weiss, Z. Popovic, 1999 IEEE IMS Symposium
Digest, pp.663-666, Anaheim, CA, June 1999.
“Large domain MOM solution of complex electromagnetic problems,” B. Notaros, B. Popovic, R.
Brown, Z. Popovic, 1999 IEEE IMS Symposium Digest, pp.1665-1668, Anaheim, CA, June 1999.
“A planar C-band DC-DC converter,” S. Djukic, D. Maksimovic, Z. Popovic, 1999 IEEE IMS
Symposium Digest, pp.827-830, Anaheim, CA, June 1999.
“Optically Smart Active Antenna Arrays” D. Anderson, V. Damiao, E. Fotheringham, D. Popovic,
S. Romisch and Z. Popovic, 2000 IEEE IMS Symposium Digest, pp 843-846, Boston, June 2000.
“A Transmit/Receive Active Antenna with Fast Low-Power Optical Switching” J. Vian and Z.
Popovic, 2000 IEEE IMS Symposium Digest, pp 847-850, Boston, June 2000. [Received 2nd prize in
the Student Paper Competition]
“Vivaldi Antenna Arrays for SKA”, J. Peeters Weem and Z. Popovic, APS-2000 Conference Digest,
Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2000.
“A method for determining noise coupling in a phased array antenna,” J. Peeters Weem, Z. Popovic,
2001 IEEE International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp.271-274, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2001.
“Smart lens antenna arrays,” J. Vian, Z. Popovic, 2001 IEEE International Microwave Symposium
Digest, pp.129-132, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2001.
“A Ka-band full-duplex transmit-receive lens array,” M. Forman, J. Vian, Z. Popovic, 2001 IEEE
International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp.1831-1834, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2001
“An experimental and theoretical characterization of a broadband arbitrarily polarized rectenna
array,” J. A. Hagerty, Z. Popovic, 2001 IEEE International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp.18551858, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2001
“Dual-Polarization Star Microstrip Antennas,” Montrose, Brian; Popovic, Darko; Popovic, Branko;
Popovic, Zoya; European Microwave Conference, 2001. 31st Oct. 2001 Page(s):1 - 4
“Passive millimeter-wave ranging using discrete lenses with wave-front coding,” J. Hagerty, Z.
Popovic, 2001 European Microwave Conference Digest, pp. 421-424, London, October 2001.
“Dual-polarized star microstrip antennas,” B. Montrose, D. Popovic, B. Popovic, Z. Popovic, 2001
European Microwave Conference Digest, pp. 137-140, London, October 2001.
“An X-band class-E high-efficiency frequency doubler,” M. Weiss, Z. Popovic, 2001 European
Microwave Conference Digest, pp. 225-229, London, October 2001.
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26. “A 10-GHz High-efficiency Active Antenna Sub-Array,” S. Pajic, Z. Popovic, IEEE International
Microwave Symposium Digest, pp.1527-1530, Seattle, June 2002.
27. “Reconfigurable single-feed antennas for diversity wireless communications,” Oswald, M.T.;
Hagness, S.C.; Van Veen, B.D.; Popovic, Z.; Antennas and Propagation Society International
Symposium, 2002. IEEE , Volume: 1 , 2002 Page(s): 469 -472
28. “A 10 GHz integrated class-E oscillating annular ring element for high-efficiency transmitting
arrays,” Hagerty, J.A.; Popovic, Z.; Microwave Symposium Digest, 2002 IEEE MTT-S International
, Volume: 2 , 2002 Page(s): 1317 -1320
29. “Radiation from ground plane photonic bandgap microstrip waveguides,” Shino, N.; Popovic, Z.;
Microwave Symposium Digest, 2002 IEEE MTT-S International , Vol: 2, pp: 1079 -1082
30. “A 10 GHz active annular ring antenna,” Hagerty, J.A.; Popovic, Z.; Antennas and Propagation
Society International Symposium, 2002. IEEE , Volume: 2 , 2002 Page(s): 284 -287
31. “A compact prototype optical processor for X-band arrays,” Anderson, D.Z.; Fotheringham, E.;
Romisch, S.; Smith, P.C.; Popovic, Z.; Microwave Photonics, 2001. MWP '01. 2001 International
Topical Meeting on , 2002 Page(s): 227 -230
32. “A 10-GHz high-efficiency active antenna sub-array,” Pajic, S.; Popovic, Z.; Microwave
Symposium Digest, 2002 IEEE MTT-S International , Volume: 3 , 2002 Page(s): 1527 -1530
33. “Multibeam planar discrete millimeter-wave lens for fixed-formation satellites,” Romisch, S., Bell,
P., Popovic, D., Shino, N., Popovic, Z., Digest of 27th URSI General Assembly, Maastricht,
Amsterdam, Aug 2002. – Young Scientist Award (S. Romisch)
34. “Spatial Processing with Lens Antenna Arrays for Direction-of-Arrival Estimation,” Do-Hong,
Tuan; Hagerty, Joseph A.; Popovic, Zoya; Russer, Peter: Digest of 27th General Assembly of the
International Union of Radio Science (2002) Aug.
35. “Active and Smart Antenna Arrays,” Invited plenary talk at the Annual Meeting of the Argentine
Physical Association, Cordoba, Argentina, Sept 2002
36. “A Frequency Tunable Half-Wave Resonator using a MEMS Variable Capacitor,” Bell, P., Hoivik,
N., Bright, V., Popovic, Z., 35th International Symposium on Microelectronics – IMAPS 2002,
Denver, CO, Sept 2002 [Received 2nd Best Student Paper Prize]
37. “Multibeam planar lens antenna arrays,” D. Popovic, S. Romisch, N. Shino, Z. Popovic, GOMAC
2003 – lens2003 GOMAC Digest, pp. , Tampa, Apr 2003.
38. “Adaptive optical signal processing for microwave-carrier broadband signals,” E. Fotheringham, D.
Anderson, P. Smith, Z. Popovic, 2003 GOMAC Digest, Tampa, Apr 2003.
39. “High-efficiency X-band amplifiers and spatial combiners with impedance tuners using MEM
inductors and variable capacitors,” S. Pajic, P. Bell, N. Hoivik, V. Bright, Z. Popovic, 2003 GOMAC
Digest, Tampa, Apr 2003.
40. “Micro-bias Tees using micromachined flip-chip inductors,” P. Bell, N. Hoivik, V. Bright, Z.
Popovic, IEEE 2003 Intern. Microwave Symp. Digest, Philadelphia, June 2003.
41. “Multibeam lens antenna arrays with amplitude controlled stearing,” S. Römisch, D. Popović, N.
Shino, R. Lee, Z. Popović, IEEE 2003 Intern. Microwave Symp. Digest, Philadelphia, June 2003.
42. “Rectenna arrays for recycling statistical broadband radiation,” J. A. Hagerty, Z. Popovic, 2003
Antennas Application Symp. Diges., Allerton, Sept 2003.
43. “Multibeam spatially-fed antenna arrays with amplitude-controlled beam steering,” S. Rondineau, S.
Romisch, D. Popovic, Z. Popovic, 2003 Antennas Application Symp. Diges., pp. , Allerton, Sept
2003.
44. “70% efficient switched-mode microwave power amplifiers,” Z. Popovic, S. Pajic, N. Wang, P. Bell,
Invited paper, IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 125-129, San Diego, Nov 2003.
45. “Smart antennas with optical processing for broadband blind source separation,”P. Smith, E.
Fotheringham, D. Anderson, Z. Popovic, IEEE Topical Conf. Wireless Comm. Techn. Digest,
Honolulu, Oct 2003.
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46. “Smart and multibeam diversity antenna arrays with high-bandwidth analog signal processing,” D.
Anderson, E. Fotheringham, D. Popovic, Z. Popovic, S. Romisch, P. Smith, IEEE Topical Conf.
Wireless Comm. Techn. Digest, Honolulu, Oct 2003.
47. “High-Resolution Small-Aperture Angle of Arrival Detection using Nonlinear Analog Processing,”
Zoya Popovic, Christi Walsh, Paul Matyas, Charles Dietlein, Dana Z. Anderson, IEEE 2004 Intern.
Microwave Symp. Digest, Fort Worth, June 2004.
48. “Holographic blind signal separation,” Smith, P.C.; Popovic, Z.; Baylor, M.-E.; Anderson, D.Z.;
Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). Conference on Vo 1, 16-21 May 2004 Page(s):2 pp. vol.1
49. “A monolithic reconfigurable tuner with ohmic contact MEMS switches for efficiency optimization
of X-band power amplifiers,” Zheng, G.; Kirby, P.L.; Pajic, S.; Pothier, A.; Blondy, P.;
Papapolymerou, J.; Popovic, Z.; Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, 2004. Digest
of Papers. 2004 Topical Meeting on 8-10 Sept. 2004, pp:159 – 162
50. “Thick FSSs for large scan angle applications,” Loui, H.; Kuester, E.F.; Lalezari, F.; Popovic, Z.;
Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, 20-25 June 2004 pp:2171 - 2174 Vol.2
51. “Packaging of multibeam spatially-fed antenna arrays,” Rondineau, S.; Perotoni, M.B.; Lopez, N.;
Popovic, Z.; Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, 20-25 June 2004, pp:1435 - 1438 Vol.2
52. “High-resolution small-aperture angle of arrival detection using nonlinear analog processing,”
Popovic, Z.; Walsh, C.; Matyas, P.; Dietlein, C.; Anderson, D.Z.; Microwave Symposium Digest,
2004 IEEE MTT-S International, 6-11 June 2004 pp:1749 - 1752 Vol.3
53. “Digitally controlled DC-DC converter for RF power amplifier,” Yousefzadeh, V.; Wang, N.;
Maksimovic, D.; Popovic, Z.; Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 2004. APEC
'04. Nineteenth Annual IEEE, pp:81 - 87 Vol.1
54. “Load-Pull Based Design of Ultra-Linear W-CDMA Base-Station Power Amplifiers,” S. Pajic, W.
McCalpin, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT Power Amplifier Topical Symp. Digest, San Diego, 2004, pp.
55. “A Low-Power Low Phase Noise Local Oscillator for Chip-Scale Atomic Clocks,” A. Brannon, J.
Breitbarth, Z. Popovic, IEEE 2005 IMS Digest, Long Beach, June ’05, pp.
56. “A Conformal 10-GHz Rectenna for Wireless Powering of Piezoelectric Sensor Electronics,” C.
Walsh, S. Rondineau, M. Jankovic, G. Zhao, Z. Popovic, IEEE 2005 IMS Digest, Long Beach, June
’05, pp. 143-146.
57. “MEMS Switched Class A-to-E Reconfigurable Power Amplifier,” P. Bell, C. Dyck, Z. Popovic,
2006 IEEE MTT Radio and Wireless Symposium Digest, San Diego, 2006, pp.243-246.
58. “Additive Phase Noise in Linear and High-Efficiency X-band Power Amplifiers,” J. Breitbarth, S.
Pajic, N. Wang, Z. Popovic, IEEE 2006 IMS Digest, San Francisco, June ’06, pp. 1871-1874.
59. “Modeling, Design, Fabrication and Performance of Rectangular micro-Coaxial Lines and
Components,” D. Filipovic, Z. Popovic, K. Vanhille, M. Lukic, S. Rondineau, M. Buck, G. Potvin,
D. Fontain, C. Nichols, D. Sherrer, S. Zhou, W. Houck, D. Fleming, E. Daniel, D. Wilkins, V.
Sokolov, J. Evans, IEEE 2006 IMS Digest, San Francisco, June ’06, pp. 1393-1396.
60. “Wirelessly powered wireless sensor platform,” T. Paing, J. Morroni, A. Dolgov, J. shin, J. Brannan,
R. Zane, Z. Popovic, 2007 European Microwave Conference Digest, Munich, Germany, Oct. 2007.
61. “Electromagnetic modeling of wafer-level silicon electro-optical packages for 10 & 40 Gb/s
communications,” K. Vanhille, J. O’Brien, D. Sherrer, W. Hogan, C. Gaebe, Z. Popovic, 2007
European Microwave Conference Digest, Munich, Germany, Oct. 2007.
62. “Linearity of X-band class-E power amplifiers in a digital polar transmitter,” N. Wang, N. Lopez, V.
Yousefzadeh, J. Hoversten, D. Maksimovic, Z. Popovic, IEEE 2007 IMS Digest, Honolulu, Hawaii,
June ’07, pp. 1083-1086.
63. “Dual-polarization large scan angle broadband thick metallic FSS,” N. Ehsan, H. Loui, Z. Popovic,
IEEE AP Intern. Symp. Digest, June 2007, pp. 4537 – 4540.
64. “Steerable space fed lens array for low-cost adaptive ground station applications,” Lee, R.Q.;
Popovic, Z.; Rondineau, S.; Miranda, F.A.; IEEE AP Intern. Symp. Digest, June 2007 Page(s):2136 –
2139
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65. “Chip-Scale Atomic Devices Based on Microfabricated Alkali Vapor Cells,”
Kitching, J.; Knappe, S.; Moreland, J.; Liew, L.-A.; Shah, V.; Gerginov, V.; Schwindt, P.D.D.;
Hollberg, L.; Brannon, A.; Lindseth, B.; Popovic, Z.; Lasers and Electro-Optics and Intern.
Quantum Electron. Conference Digest, CLEOE-IQEC 2007, June 2007.
66. “Self-Injection Locking of a Microwave Oscillator by Use of Four-Wave Mixing in an Atomic
Vapor,” Brannon, A.; Shah, V.; Popovic, Z.; Gerginov, V.; Knappe, S.; Hollberg, L.; Kitching, J.;
IEEE Intern. Frequency Control Symp., 2007 and 21st European Frequency and Time Forum, May
2007, Page(s):275 – 278
67. “Integrated Microbolometer Antenna Characterization from 95-650 GHz,” Dietlein, C.; Chisum,
J.D.; Ramirez, M.D.; Luukanen, A.; Grossman, E.N.; Popovic, Z.; IEEE IMS Digest, June 2007,
Honolulu, Page(s):1165 – 1168
68. “A high-efficiency linear polar transmitter for EDGE,” N. Lopez, X. Jiang, D. Maksimovic, Z.
Popovic, 2008 IEEE RWS Conference Digest, Orlando, pp. 199-202.
69. “Miniature 3D micro-machined solid state power amplifiers,” Immorlica, A.A.; Actis, R.; Nair, D.;
Vanhille, K.; Nichols, C.; Rollin, J.-M.; Fleming, D.; Varghese, R.; Sherrer, D.; Filipovic, D.;
Cullens, E.; Ehsan, N.; Popovic, Z.; COMCAS 2008 IEEE International Conference, pp.1-7, Tel
Aviv, Israel, May 2008.
70. “Custom IC for Ultra-low Power RF Energy Harvesting,” T. Paing, E. Falkenstein, R. Zane, Z.
Popovic, ; 24th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2009,
15-19 Feb. 2009 Page(s):1239 – 1245
71. “Integrated broadband lumped-element symmetrical hybrid N-way power dividers,” M. Elsbury, P.
Dresselhaus, S. Benz, Z. Popovic, IEEE IMS Digest, June 2009, Boston, Page(s):997-1000.
72. “Adaptive tuning for handheld transmitters,” L. Sankey, Z. Popovic, IEEE IMS Digest, June 2009,
Boston, Page(s):225-228.
73. “Micro-coaxial lines for active hybrid-monolithic circuits,” N. Ehsan, K. Vanhille, E. Cullens, D.
Frey, S. Rondineau, R. Actis, S. Jessup, R. Lender, A. Immorlica, D. Nair, D. Filipovic, Z. Popovic,
IEEE IMS Digest, June 2009, Boston, Page(s):465-468.
74. "Polar Phase-Conjugating Active Arrays for Spectrally-Efficient Linear Wireless Links," Lorena
Cabria1, José A. García, Teophile Aballo, Zoya Popovic, IEEE MTT International Microwave
Symposium Digest, May 2010, Anaheim, CA, pp.77-80.
75. "Harmonic Load Pull of High-Power Microwave Devices using Fundamental-Only Load Pull
Tuners", J. Hoversten, M. Roberg, Z. Popovic, , IEEE ARFTG conference digest, Anaheim, CA,
May 2010.
76. "Micro-coaxial micro-fabricated feeds for phased array antennas," Z. Popovic, Plenary talk, IEEE
Phased Array Systems and Technology (ARRAY) Symposium, 2010.
77. “Efficiency and Linearity of Power Amplifiers with External Harmonic Injection”, A. Dani, M.
Roberg, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT International Microwave Symp. Digest, June 2012, Montreal.
78. “High-Efficiency Harmonically-Terminated Rectifier for Wireless Powering Applications,” M.
Roberg, E. Falkenstein, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT International Microwave Symp. Digest, June 2012,
Montreal.
79. “Tunable Outphasing for Power Amplifier Efficiency Improvement under Load Mismatch,” C.
Sanchez-Perez, D. Sardin, M. Roberg, J. de Mingo, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT International Microwave
Symp. Digest, June 2012, Montreal.
80. “GaAs MMIC Tunable Directional Coupler,” R. Scheeler, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT International
Microwave Symp. Digest, June 2012, Montreal.
81. “Low-Cost 63% Efficient 2.5-kW UHF Power Amplifier for a Wind Profiler Radar,” B. Lindseth, T.
Kelly, W.O. Brown, T. Hock, S.A. Cohn, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT International Microwave Symp.
Digest, June 2012, Montreal.
82. “A new method to measure pulsed RF time domain waveforms with a sub-sampling system,” T.
Reveyrand, Z. Popovic, IEEE MTT International Microwave Symp. Digest, June 2012, Montreal.
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83. “X-Band MMIC GaN Power Amplifiers Designed for High-Efficiency Supply-Modulated
Transmitters,” Scott Schafer, Michael Litchfield, Andrew Zai, Zoya Popovíc, Chuck Campbell,
IEEE MTT International Microwave Symp. Digest, June 2013, Seattle.
84. “Simulation and Measurement-based X-parameter Models for Power Amplifiers with Envelope
Tracking,” Haedong Jang, Andrew Zai, Tibault Reveyrand, Patrick Roblin, Zoya Popovic, and
David E. Root, IEEE MTT International Microwave Symp. Digest, June 2013, Seattle.
85. “Decade Bandwidth High-Efficiency GaN VHF/UHF Power Amplifier,” David Sardin, Zoya
Popovic, IEEE MTT International Microwave Symp. Digest, June 2013, Seattle.
86. Popovic, Z.; Falkenstein, E.; Zane, R., "Low-power density wireless powering for battery-less
sensors," Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.31,33, 20-23 Jan. 2013
87. Dani, A.; Popovic, Z., "Linearization of efficient harmonically-injected PAs," Power Amplifiers for
Wireless and Radio Applications (PAWR), 2013 IEEE Topical Conference on , vol., no., pp.31,33,
20-20 Jan. 2013
88. Korhummel, S.; Kuester, D.G.; Popovic, Z., "A harmonically-terminated two-gram low-power
rectenna on a flexible substrate," Wireless Power Transfer (WPT), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.119,122,
15-16 May 2013
89. Rahimizadeh, S.; Korhummel, S.; Kaslon, B.; Popovic, Z., "Scalable adaptive wireless powering of
multiple electronic devices in an over-moded cavity," Wireless Power Transfer (WPT), 2013 IEEE ,
vol., no., pp.84,87, 15-16 May 2013
90. Popovic, Z., "Far-field wireless power delivery and power management for low-power
sensors," Wireless Power Transfer (WPT), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,4, 15-16 May 2013
91. Schafer, Scott; Litchfield, Michael; Zai, Andrew; Popovic, Zoya; Campbell, Chuck, "X-band MMIC
GaN power amplifiers designed for high-efficiency supply-modulated transmitters," Microwave
Symposium Digest (IMS), 2013 IEEE MTT-S International , vol., no., pp.1,3, 2-7 June 2013
92. Sardin, David; Popovic, Zoya, "Decade bandwidth high-efficiency GaN VHF/UHF power
amplifier," Microwave Symposium Digest (IMS), 2013 IEEE MTT-S International , vol., no., pp.1,3,
2-7 June 2013
93. Jang, Haedong; Zai, Andrew; Reveyrand, Tibault; Roblin, Patrick; Popovic, Zoya; Root, David E.,
"Simulation and measurement-based X-parameter models for power amplifiers with envelope
tracking,"Microwave Symposium Digest (IMS), 2013 IEEE MTT-S International , vol., no., pp.1,4, 27 June 2013
94. Dongxue Li; Rodriguez, M.; Zai, A.; Sardin, D.; Maksimovic, D.; Popovic, Z., "RFPA supply
modulator using wide-bandwidth linear amplifier with a GaN HEMT output stage," Control and
Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2013 IEEE 14th Workshop on , vol., no., pp.1,6, 23-26
June 2013
95. Dani, A.; Coffey, M.; Popovic, Z., "Efficient linear supply-modulated PA with harmonic
injection," Microwave Conference (EuMC), 2013 European , vol., no., pp.541,544, 6-10 Oct. 2013
96. Scheeler, R.; Popovic, Z., "A 1.4 GHz MMIC Active Cold Noise Source," Compound
Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,4, 13-16 Oct.
2013
Hardware photographs and main results, along with pdf versions of the papers can be seen or downloaded
from http://ecee.colorado.edu/microwave
Personal tidbit: wife of physics professor Dana Anderson and mother of three daughters (ages 14 to 22)
who can all solder. The oldest is and electrical engineering and currently in graduate school (my
contribution to diversity – 33% of my female children are EEs).
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RESEARCH OVERVIEW
Graduated 50 Ph.D. students over the past 22 years, with 14 Ph.D. students and 4 post-doctoral fellows
currently working in the following areas of microwave/millimeter-wave engineering: (1) high-efficiency
PAs and adaptive PAs; (2) three-dimensional heterogeneously integrated microwave circuits; (3)
multibeam and diversity antenna arrays for satellite and wireless communications; (4) wireless powering
for batteryless sensors; (5) microwave radiometry for medical applications; (6) Josephson Junction lownoise circuits; (7) high-temperature superconductive antennas and radomes for cooled receivers; and (8)
millimeter-wave circuits and quasi-optical techniques. The funding for these projects comes from NSF,
DARPA, U.S. Navy, NASA, NIST, Nuvotronics LLC, TI, and AFOSR. Recently or currently, PI or CoPI on several graduate fellowships (GAANN-Hybrid Systems Engineering, IGERT- Optical Science and
Engineering Program, Sandia Fellowship, Lincoln Labs Fellowship).
Research interests statement
I am interested in continued work in reducing power consumption in analog front ends with new circuit
topologies that give higher efficiency. Our first publications in this area were in 1995, with the first
demonstrated microwave-frequency class-E power amplifier. Our results for X-band and UHF power
amplifiers had record published efficiencies, and we are continuing a strong effort in this direction with
MMIC PAs implemented in GaN with integrated dynamic supplies and with increased power levels. In
this area, my group collaborates with the power electronics and analog electronics group at the University
of Colorado at Boulder, and with TriQuint. A new direction that we are expanding in is in maintaining
linearity with high efficiency at high power levels, and this work has gained a lot of industry attention.
We are also working on broadband and low additive phase noise power amplifiers. My ultimate longterm goal is to address efficiency, linearity and bandwidth in a single transmitter component. Another
related area is intelligent transmitters, which involves sensing, control algorithms, and dynamic
adaptation to varying loads.
An area in which we have some promising initial results, as well as a best paper award and
awarded and licensed patent, is in RF energy harvesting and wireless powering of wireless sensors. This
is another area with a strong collaboration with the Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), with
strengths in low-power management design. The applications are for low-maintenance batteryless sensors
for manufacturing environments, structural monitoring, green buildings and healthcare. We have shown
that broadband statistically varying randomly polarized background microwave radiation can be
efficiently rectified and the stray energy stored over time for useful electronic applications. We have also
shown that FCC-compliant low-power transmitters can be strategically placed to enable constant very low
power density energy delivery and storage. My goals related to this research are to improve the
integration of our current hybrid demonstrations, and to expand the circuit-antenna library so that we can
address many concrete applications with an optimized architecture. This work is mostly industry funded
with a small NSF component.
Another active area of research has been in collaboration with Nuvotronics LLC (APRA-E and
NASA) in the area of wafer-scale microfabricated coaxial lines and passive and active coaxial-based
components. The advantages of these lines, fabricated by Nuvotronics, is extremely low loss into the
millimeter-wave range, extremely good isolation of neighboring lines enabling high density circuits,
broad bandwidth and low dispersion, and amenability for integration with passive and active surfacemount components. Our research goals are focused on design of completely new components in this
technology, in order to push the bandwidth, power handling and flexibility for various communications
and sensing applications. Some results include 22:1 bandwidth impedance transformers, 22:1 bandwidth
power divider networks which operate up to millimeter-wave frequencies and phased array antennas in
the 130-200GHz range for planetary missions.
I am interested in continuing the work in mulibeam arrays for communication systems, especially
taking advantage of the increase in dynamic range, increase in transmitter power with simultaneous
increase in reliability, and decrease in sensitivity to multipath fading. Recently, the group has
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demonstrated multibeam antenna arrays with greatly reduced cost and increased reliability as compared to
standard phased arrays, funded by NASA. We hope to continue this work and combine it with microcoaxial lines for a millimeter-wave satellite active antennas.
Other current areas of research include:
(1) Microwave radiometry for internal body temperature measurements (NSF);
(2) High efficiency transmitters for tumor ablation and blood vessel sealing (Covidien);
(3) Superconducting low-noise amplifiers, antennas and radomes (NIST, AFOSR).
TEACHING
Courses developed at the University of Colorado
ECEE 1500, Sustainable energy, for non-engineering majors. The class will be taught for the first time
(with Prof. Tim Brown) in Spring 2010 and was approved as the Arts and Sciences QRMS (quantitative
reasoning math and science) elective. The course was taught by Prof. Popovic alone for the second time
in Fall 2010, and this course material is currently being used at the University of Washington (Prof.
Peyman Arabashahi) and Ohio State University (Prof. Betty Lise Anderson). The course includes
experimental group projects focused on energy issues related to engineering.
ECEE 2420, Electronics for Wireless Communications, sophomore elective for electrical and computer
engineering majors. Taught for the first time in Spring 2011, 40 students (maximum) enrolled. The course
has a laboratory component and follows the textbook “The Electronics of Radio” by Prof. David
Rutledge. The goal of the course is to motivate later courses in circuits, electromagnetic and
communications, while teaching some basic practical and lab skills. The students spend the semester
learning about analog electronics through the building of a pcb-based 7-MHz radio. As their final exam,
they take the Technician and General Amateur Radio test and get their licenses. 33 students passed their
license exams and all radios worked and received Morse code from a beacon.
ECEN 2010, Electrical Engineering in Biology and Medicine, sophomore elective seminar course.
Developed course with Prof. Meyer, including lectures, homeworks, practical design problems and about
10 visits from local companies. The course covered three components: electrical processes in the body,
electrical engineering diagnostics and treatment, and effects of electromagnetic fields on the body.
ECEN 3400, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, 1st semester junior, 5 credit (lectures, labs, recitations)
core course. Annual enrolment about 120. Wrote a textbook (about 450 pages) and workbook (about 200
pages) for the course published by Prentice Hall in 2000. I own the copyright now and it is distributed
free to students. Developed a series of 12 labs. Formed partnership with the Motorola Cellular
Infrastructure Division, Fort Worth, for internships, class project competitions and lab maintenance
funded by Motorola. Obtained funding ($12,000) for the lab from Spectralink, Inc.
ECEN 3410, Electromagnetic Waves, 2nd semester junior, developed the theoretical background and a set
of practical problems and laboratory exercises that cover EM wave topics in the radio and optical parts of
the spectrum, as pre-requisite for the microwave lab.
ECEN 4363/5634, Microwave Lab, senior/beginning graduate level lab, annual enrolment about 40.
Developed most of the labs, wrote the lab manual and notes, obtained equipment donations from
HP/Agilent over the years (about $500k). Lab emphasis on communications. A design final project is part
of the course, ending with a mini-conference with paper presentations. A digest of the conference is
available on request.
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ECEN 5104, CAD of Microstrip Circuits, Re-designed completely an existing course in Fall 2003.
Typical enrolment is 15-20 graduate students who completed 6 design projects using commercial CAD
tools (Agilent ADS, Ansoft Advanced Designer, AWR Microwave Office): matching circuits, couplers,
filters, resonators, bias networks and a final larger project in an area of the student’s choice.
ECEN 5014, Active Microwave Circuits, graduate class with strong design component, taught every other
year, enrolment about 25/semester. Wrote a lab manual and lecture notes. Presented conference paper on
the class. Class includes six two-week design projects using industry-standard software, circuits are
fabricated and measured. Obtained software donations for class from AWR. Each student also does an
independent MMIC design final project which is fabricated in the TriQuint GaAs pHEMT TQPED
process. Obtained free MMIC TriQuint GaAs foundry fabrication (a $35,000 value per run). The design
and final projects from several semesters available on CD ROM in IEEE publication format. Taught a
version of this course at the Technische Universitat Muenchen, Munich, Germany in Summer 2003.
- Special topic, Practical antenna design, graduate lab, taught irregularly, enrolment about 20/semester.
The students use pc-based CAD to design about 15 different kinds of wire and printed antennas that they
fabricate and measure. A part of this course is a field trip to the Very Large Array (VLA), the radio
telescope in Socorro, New Mexico.
- Special topic, RF/optical techniques, graduate course, taught irregularly. Covers some common methods
and components used at both RF and optical frequencies (wavelengths). The objective of the course is to
present two different views of the same electromagnetic technique, phenomenon, or circuit component.
Examples of methods that are compared include: Fourier optics and antenna analysis; Gaussian beams at
optical and millimeter waves; diffraction theory; and basic field theorems. Examples of components that
are compared include polarizers, lenses, waveguides, directional couplers, retrore ectors, phase
conjugators, and soliton transmission structures. The course concludes with a conference at which
students present projects they have worked on during the last month of the course. Industry members
judged the presentations, and Best Paper Award was given. A digest of this mini conference was
published for assessment purposes. Taught a version of this course at the Technische Universitat
Muenchen, Munich, Germany in Spring 2001.
Teaching Statement
My main teaching philosophy is to combine practical and fundamental theoretical knowledge.
This is nothing new, but is becoming increasingly difficult to implement, with new students being much
more familiar with computers and not interested in hardware or fundamental principles. There is also a
trend in education to make classes “fun”, whereas my goal is to implement a more difficult learning
process so that they can use the knowledge effectively in the future. For example, in most exams, I do not
allow use of calculators and require estimation within an order of magnitude with the correct unit. All of
the classes I teach have a lab component and most have design projects and technical writing at least once
per semester.
I believe the students will gain confidence and enjoyment through true accomplishments, and by
receiving respect from their peers. I do not think that anything can replace hard work on the students’
part, combined with competent and dedicated technical guidance on the instructor’s part. Therefore, I
strive to improve as a professional constantly so that I can be a better teacher. I also feel that it is very
important for teachers to be good role models. My goal is to show the students that having a passion for
learning and being excited about one’s field goes a long way towards becoming an expert, and a happy
and productive person.
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Outreach activities
 K-12 students know little about what engineering is and it is important to get this information out to
both students and parents. For the past I have been active in local elementary, middle and high-school
science fairs as coach (project advisor), as well as judge.
 I have created lab kits for high-school physics classes, in collaboration with Dr. Helen Petach, the
Fairview high school physics teacher.
 I have worked with Jay Donegy and Dr. Helen Petach, the high-school instructors for the
senior/junior class “Research Seminar in Science”. This all-year class teaches students how to
approach a research problem and places them in research labs around Boulder. I hosted several
students in the past few years, and they have all received prizes at the State science fairs. The student
working with me spent regular weekly times in the lab. All of the students taking this class spent an
afternoon in my lab learning about microwaves.
 I organize “a day in the lab” for elementary and middle-school students, where up to 100 students
come to visit electrical engineering laboratories with 10-12 hands-on experiments. This is a yearly
effort and has so far involved Eisenhower elementary school (3rd and 4th grades), Summit middle
school (7th grade), and High-Peaks elementary school (4th grade).
 Related to a new NSF project, I am making a demo for high-school honors students and WIE
recruiting, as well as the lab visits. The demo is called “Electromagnetic eyes” and involves imaging
hidden (buried) metal objects with near-field probing, e.g. a coin covered with paper can be imaged
by measuring resonant frequency changes in a near-field probe circuit.
SELECTED SERVICE
 Member of Technical Program Committee, IEEE MTT-S International Symposium, 1994 to present.
 Technical Program Co-Chair (with the late K.C. Gupta) for the IEEE MTT-S International
Microwave Symposium in Denver, June 1997 (about 8000 attendees).
 Organized numerous URSI, IMS, AP conference sessions.
 Organizer of workshops: WARC '95, Denver; 1997 ARO/DARPA Workshop on Quasi- Optical
Combiners, Santa Barbara; Optical and Microwave Packaging Workshop, Estes Park, 1993.
 University of Colorado Chancellor's Committee on Conflict of Interest, 1996 to present, Chair in
1997.
 College of Engineering Diversity Committee, 2009-present
 College of Engineering Dean’s FLAG (Future Leaders) committee, 2002-2005
 ECEN department Executive Committee, 1995 to 2000, and 2002-present. Hiring committee 2001present.
 University of Colorado at Boulder Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, coordinator/mentor for new
faculty, College of Engineering, 2004 to present.
 Member, IEEE MTT Microwave Prize committee, 2008 to present.
 Member, IEEE MTT-5 and MTT-26 technical committees, 2010 to present.
 Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, January 2005 –
December 2010.
 Member of National Academies panel on ARL, Sensors and Electronics, 2006 and 2007.
 Member of Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems (Division 1700) annual review panel, 2007present.
 Member at Large of URSI, 2009 -2011.
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FUNDING SUMMARY SINCE 2001
Principal Investigator on Grants Received
“Presidential Faculty Fellowship,” NSF, $500,000, 08/15/93 to 01/31/01.
“Smart antennas with optical processing,” NSF, with Co-PI Dana Anderson, 10/1999 - 9/2002, $250,000
“Active antenna arrays for SKA”, Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON),
6/1/98-6/1/02, $200,000
“Multi-beam antennas for fixed-formation satellite links,” NASA Lewis, 02/2001- 02/2005, $400,000
“MURI: Quasi-Optical Power Combining,” U.S. Dept. of Defense (ARO), MURI, prime contractor;
California Institute of Technology, 11/1/97-10/31/02, $695,000
“ITR Collaborative Research: Integrated Signal Processing and Antenna Array Design for Diversity
Wireless Links,” NSF, with Prof. Akbar Sayeed, Univ. of Wisconsin08/01- 07/04, $250,000
“Adaptive Microwave High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers,” DARPA IRFFE, 2002-2005, $450,000
“High-Efficiency Linear Power Amplifiers,” Air Force (Wiley), 12/02 – 12/03, $100,000
“MEMS tuners for multiband high-efficiency wireless transmitter front ends,” NSF ITR collaborative
project, with John Papapolymerou, Georgia Tech, 06/2002-05/2005, $240,000
“Graduate Program in Hybrid-Signal Electronics: DC to THZ (HYSE-GAANN),” Department of
Education, 08/04-08/07, $341,740
“Request for a Load-Pull System for Nonlinear Microwave/Millimeter-wave Component Characterization
in Support of the DARPA IRFEE Program,” DURIP - ARO, 5/1/04 - 4/30/05, $241,092
“Investigation of Space-Time Sigma-Delta Processing for Transmit Phased Array Antennas,” ONR, 12/04
- 12/09, $490,000
“Wireless sensor powering on Naval ships”, Co-PI Regan Zane, US Navy SBIR Phase 2, Luna
Technologies, $100,000
DARPA 3D-ALERT program, BAE Systems, 12/06 – 03/07, $85,000
“Techniques for High Efficiency High Power Solid State RF Amplifiers,” SAIC, Co-PI Dragan
Maksimovic, 10/06 – 12/09, $440,268
“Wireless sensor powering on Naval ships,” Co-PI Regan Zane, US Navy SBIR Phase 2, Luna
Technologies, 05/2006 – 05/2007, $100,000
“Wireless powering of tomogrpahic sensors for monitoring aircraft wing health,” Intelligent Automation
Inc., SBIR Phase 1, 2006, $20,000
“AC Josephson Junction Microwave Frequency Waveform Synthesis,” CU/NIST Seed Grant, with Dr.
Sam Benz at NIST, 06/2006 – 06/2007, $50,000
“DMT; analysis and design,” Rohm and Haas (BAE Systems is lead on this DARPA program Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies), Co-PI: Dejan Filipovic, 09/2007 – 03/2009, $250,000
“TRUST in ICs,” BAE Systems (lead on this DARPA program is Raytheon), Phase I, Co-PI: Dejan
Filipovic, Collaborator: Dana Anderson, 10/2007 – 06/2009, $400,000
“Front end for UWB radar,” Sandia National Lab, 08/2007 – 08/2010, $195,000
“Millimeter-wave test bench,” DURIP ONR, 2007/2008, $430,000
“Wireless Powering (PPEC),” MicroSat (DARPA), with Regan Zane, 03/2008 - 03/2009, $44,000
“Wireless powering for low-power RF transceivers,” NSF, Collaborative research with Saeed Mohamadi
at Purdue, 2007-2010, $250,000
“Novel Phase Shifterless RF Phased-Array Antenna Systems,” Navy STTR Phase I, 9/09 - 3/10, $40,000
“Near-field sub-surface probing for heterogeneous material characterization,” NSF, 09/2009 – 08/2012,
$300,000
NIST, Funds for senior visiting researcher in the area of superconductive microwave devices, 2009/2010,
$50,000
“Tuners for RF power amplifiers with dynamic bias control,” CoPEC, with Prof. Dragan Maksimovic,”
National Semiconductor, $135,000
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“High-efficiency linearized transmitters for cell-phone base stations,” National Semiconductor, with Prof.
Maksimovic, 01/2009 – 05/2010, $200,000
“G-band planetary landing radar,” NASA SBIR Phase II with Nuvotronics, 01/2010 – 01/2011, $120,000
NIST MSE Fellowship program, PI, 02/2010, $4,500,000 (moved to Graduate School)
“Frequency-steered G-band antennas for planetary landing,” Nuvotronics, LLC, NASA SBIR Phase II,
03/01/2010 – 09/30/2011, $209,000.
“Efficient Linear Transmitters for Amplitude-Modulated Radar,” BerrieHill (contractor to US Air Force
and DARPA/TriQuint seedling), $560,000/3 years, 09/2010 – 08/2013
“RF transmitter design for Microwave Applicator Miniaturization,” CoPEC project, Covidien, $45k/year,
09/2010 – 08/2011
“MPC: VeSP Transmitters,” DARPA (ONR), $3,400,000/3 years, Prof. Maksimovic Co-PI, TriQuint
subcontractor, 01/2012 – 12/2014
“Microwave radiometry for internal body temperature measurements,” NSF, $340,000/3 years, 09/2012 –
08/2015
“Electromagnetic Field Profile Design for Next-Generation Travelling-Wave MRI, “ NSF, $300,000/3
years, 09/2013 – 08/2016
“Harmonic shaping for high-power high-efficiency amplifiers,” Infineon, $65,000/year, starting 01/2014
and continuing every year
“Millimeter-wave GaN MMIC design (NEXT)”, HRL (DARPA), $150,00, 01/2014 – 06/2015
Co-Principal Investigator on Grants Received
“RF Photonic Signal Processing,” U.S. Dept. of Defense, Office of Naval Research, P.I. K. Wagner
8/15/97-8/14/02, (my part) $551,038
“High-Performance, Low-Power Wireless Communications,” NSF, P.I. M. Varansi, 9/1/97-8/30/01,
$1,034,744
“Integrated Antennas,” NSF, PI Prof. Louis Sharf, 09/15/99 - 08/31/02 (my part) $407,432.
“MEMS & Packaging for Atomic Clocks,” DARPA, PI YC Lee, 06/11/02 – 06/11/04, $312,000
“IGERT: Graduate Training in Optical Science and Engineering,” D. Anderson (PI), 9/98-8/04, $2.8
million (my part was about $200k)
“Analysis and Design of 3D RF Multilayer Interconnects,” DARPA, D. Filipovic (PI), 1/1/2004 6/30/2008, $400,000
“Small Aperture Multiband Microwave Antenna Array Receiver,” NASA, PI Dana Anderson, Co-PI
Zoya Popovic, 11/04 - 10/08; $12,800,000
“Submillimeter-wave Imaging,” NSF, PI: Francois Meyer, NSF, 2006-2009, $240,000
“Wireless Power Delivery for Biosensors,” with Regan Zane, Coleman Institute, 2008- 2009, $125,000
“Wireless Power Delivery" with Regan Zane, CoPEC project, PowerCast LLC, 2008, $45,000
“Tuners for RF power amplifiers with dynamic bias control,” with Dragan Maksimovic, CoPEC project,
National Semiconductor, 2007-2010, $200,000
“Non-linear Context-Aware Prompting System (N-CAPS) for Adults with Cognitive Disabilities in the
Workplace,” with Regan Zane, RERC, $225,068 / 5 years, start date: February 2010.
“Protecting Super-conduction HTS-Antennas by Meta-Material Cloaks,” with Prof. Horst
Rogalla, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $ 600,008, 8/1/2010 - 12/31/2013
“Wafer-Level Sub-Module Integrated DC/DC Converter,” with Prof. Dragan Maksimovic, DOE
– ARPA-E, $ 832,512, 2/9/2012 - 2/8/2015
Fellowships Received
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“Radio Frequency Research Fellowship", to fund one graduate student (Jacques Hung Loui) for a
year, funded by FIRST RF, Fall 2003-Fall 2004, $32,202
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MIT Lincoln Laboratories Fellowship - $15K per year for support of exceptional graduate
student, yearly
Sandia National Laboratory, "Excellence in Science," Fellowship to support graduate student,
8/04 - 8/05, $25,000
Rohm and Haas Electronics, 1-yer fellowship for a graduate student, $33,500, August 2006 - July
2007
NSF Graduate Fellowship for Alan Brannon, 2005-2008
NIST PREP for Ph.D. advisee Alan Brannon, $50,000/year for 3 years, 2006 – 2008
NIST PREP fellowship for PhD advisee Jonathan Chisum, August 2006 - June 2007
NIST-PREP for Michael Elsbury, Voltage standards, 2007-2010, $50,000/year
NIST-PREP, Bryan Babcock, 2009-2010, $50,000
NIST-PREP post-doctoral fellow, Leonardo Ranzani, 2009-2010, $66,000
NIST-PREP postdoctoral fellow, Charles Dietlein, Jan.-Dec. 2009, $66,000
NSF, International supplement (with Finland and Argentina), $20k, 2008-2009
NSF, REUs totaling over $150,000
NSF AGEP Minority Fellowship for PhD advisee Mabel Ramirez Velez, August 2006 - June
2007
NIST/CU MSE Graduate Fellowship for Robert Scheeler, 2011 and 2012
NIST PREP graduate fellowship for PhD advisee Dan Kuester, 2008-2012
Gifts and Other Awards
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Nokia Research Center, unrestricted gift towards microwave research, $50k
National Security Technologies, $35,000 in 2007 and 2009 for access to expertise
Luna Innovations, $60,000 in 2006 and 2007 for access to expertise
Rohm and Haas, for commercialization research and design, $33,000
AWR donated unlimited licenses of their commercial software (~$50k list price) for educational
and research use.
TriQuint Semiconductor, free 1/4 of a GaAs wafer in the Oregon foundry, monthly runs made
available to my group. Value is $35k per run.
TriQuint Semiconductor, free GaN MMIC fabrication in the Texas foundry.
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