Else Kooi Award for PhD Electronic Research Laboratory group

News - 16 February 2017

The 2017 Else Kooi Award has been granted to Dr Massoud Tohidian for his scientific research on high-performance super-heterodyne receivers that are implemented using a minimum of analog circuits. Massoud Tohidian obtained his PhD in September 2015 at the Electronics Research Laboratory group of the EEMCS Faculty, Delft University of Technology.

The Else Kooi Award is an annual award for young researchers in the field of applied semiconductor research conducted in the Netherlands. The award comes with a prize of 5,000 euros.

Massoud studied high-performance super-heterodyne receivers at the system and architectural level as well as the most critical building blocks at the circuit level. As part of his project, he designed new approaches to especially the bandpass filter, realizing a performance that exceeded the state of the art by a significant margin on several key parameters. Furthermore, he integrated these filters in a flexible super-heterodyne receiver, verifying and demonstrating the performance that can be achieved through this approach.

The jury of the Else Kooi Award concludes that this work is a combination of high quality theoretical analysis, modelling, design and experimental verification at the system, architectural and circuit level, resulting in high performance filters and receivers with a high scientific impact as well as high industrial relevance. Massoud will receive the award during a special ceremony on Wednesday 22 March at the ICT.OPEN symposium.


For more information please contact Prof. Edoardo Charbon from the Else Kooi Award foundation: phone +31 (0)15 278 36 67, email: e.charbon@tudelft.nlwww.ekp.nl

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