ir. D. Zhao

PhD student
Bioelectronics (BE), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Wireless Communication, Software Defined Radio, Subsampling Receiver, High Speed ADC, TDC Based ADC, All Digital PLL, Low Power CMOS Design

Themes: Health and Wellbeing, XG - Next Generation Sensing and Communication


Duan Zhao received the B.Sc. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) from Delft University of Technolog, Delft, The Netherlands, both in electrical engineering, in 2006 and 2008, respectively.

Since then he worked as a Ph.D. in the Section Bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with the Holst Center/imec, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His research interests include low power circuit and system designs for radio communications and digitally assisted circuit designs.


  1. Radar Signal Processing for Sensing in Assisted Living The challenges associated with real-time implementation of emerging algorithms
    Le Kernec, Julien; Fioranelli, Francesco; Ding, Chuanwei; Zhao, Heng; Sun, Li; Hong, Hong; Lorandel, Jordane; Romain, Olivier;
    Volume 36, Issue 4, pp. 29-41, JUL 2019. DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2019.2903715

  2. Initial results of Radar-based classification of commercial drone carrying small payloads
    Y. Zhao; X. Zhang; F. Fioranelli;
    In 2019 International Radar Conference (RADAR),
    pp. 1-4, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/RADAR41533.2019.171305

  3. Human Activity Classification With Radar: Optimization and Noise Robustness With Iterative Convolutional Neural Networks Followed With Random Forests
    Lin, Yier; Le Kernec, Julien; Yang, Shufan; Fioranelli, Francesco; Romain, Olivier; Zhao, Zhiqin;
    Volume 18, Issue 23, pp. 9669-9681, DEC 1 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2872849

  4. Hydrogen sulfide detection properties of Pt-gated AlGaN/GaN HEMT-sensor
    Sokolovskij, R.; Zhang, J.; Iervolino, E.; Zhao, C.; Santagata, F.; Wang, F.; Yu, H.; Sarro, P. M.; GuoQi Zhang;
    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical,
    2018. DOI:

  5. SiC MOSFET Threshold-Voltage Instability under High Temperature Aging
    Liu, Y.; Chen, X.; Zhao, Z.; Li, Z.; Lu, C.; Zhang, J.; Ye, H.; Koh, S. W.; Wang, L.; GuoQi Zhang;
    In Proceedings - 2018 19th International Conference on Electronic Packaging Technology, ICEPT 2018,
    2018. DOI:

  6. Studies of the light output properties for a GaN based blue LED using an electro-optical simulation method
    C Qian; Y Li; J Fan; X Fan; J Fu; L Zhao; GuoQi Zhang;
    Microelectronics Reliability,
    Volume 74, pp. 173-178, 2017.

  7. Pt-AlGaN/GaN HEMT-Sensor for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Detection
    R Sokolovskij; E Iervolino; C Zhao; F Santagata; F Wang; H Yu; PM Sarro; GuoQi Zhang;
    In Proceedings of Eurosensors,
    pp. 463, 2017.

  8. A method for in-situ measurement of grid impedance and load impedance at 2 k¿150 kHz
    J. Tan; D. Zhao; J.A. Ferreira;
    In HG Kim; DF Tan (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE Asia, ICPE-ECCE Asia 2015,
    IEEE, pp. 443-448, 2015. harvest J. Tan afgesloten in metis maar nog wel werkzaam.

  9. An ECG Recording Front-End With Continuous-Time Level-Crossing Sampling
    Yongjia Li; Andre L. Mansano; Yuan Yuan; Duan Zhao; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems,
    2014. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TBCAS.2014.2359183.

  10. A 10 Gb/s, 6 V p-p , Digitally Controlled, Differential Distributed Amplifier MZM Driver
    Y. Zhao; L. Vera; J. R. Long;
    IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
    Volume 49, Issue 9, pp. 2030-2043, Sept 2014.

  11. Thermal and mechanical effects of voids within flip chip soldering in LED packages
    Yang Liu; Stanley Y.Y. Leung; Jia Zhao; Cell K.Y. Wong; Cadmus A. Yuan; GuoQi Zhang; Fenglian Sun; Liangliang Luo;
    Microelectronics Reliability,
    Volume 54, Issue 9-10, pp. 2028-2033, 2014.

  12. Flow-Through Cell Electroporation Microchip Integrating Dielectrophoretic Viable Cell Sorting
    Zewen Wei; Xueming Li; Deyao Zhao; Hao Yan; Zhiyuan Hu; Zicai Liang; Zhihong Li;
    Analytical chemistry,
    Volume 86, Issue 20, pp. 10215-10222, 2014.

  13. A 5b 12.9 uW Charge-Redistribution Phase Domain ADC for Low Power FSK/PSK Demodulation
    Yao Liu; Duan Zhao; Yongjia Li; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    In proc. European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC),
    Venice, Italy, Sept. 22-26 2014.

  14. A novel design of heatsink-less LED base fluorescent lamp retrofit
    Y. L. Jia Zhao; Hongyu Tang; Stanley Y Y Leung; Cadmus C A Yuan; GuoQi Zhang;
    In ICEPT2014,

  15. A lifetime prediction method for Solid State Lighting power converters based on SPICE models and finite element thermal simulations
    Bo Sun; Fan, X; Zhao, L; Yuan, CA; Koh, SW; GuoQi Zhang;
    In Proceedings - 15th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems,
    pp. 1-4, 2014.

  16. Thermal performance of embedded heat pipe in high power density LED streetlight module
    Hongyu Tang; Zhao, J; Li, B; Leung, SYY; Yuan, CCA; GuoQi Zhang;
    In Proceedings - 15th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems,
    pp. 1-6, 2014.

  17. Investigation of color shift of LEDs-based lighting products
    Koh, SW; Huaiyu Ye; Maryam Yazdan Mehr; Jia Wei; van Driel, WD; Zhao, LB; GuoQi Zhang;
    In Proceedings - 15th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems,
    pp. 1-5, 2014.

  18. A Sub-Microwatt Asynchronous Level-Crossing ADC for Biomedical Applications
    Yongjia Li; D. Zhao; W.A. Serdijn;
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems,
    Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 149-157, April 2013.

  19. A 0.8V 8-Bit Low-Power Asynchronous Level-Crossing ADC with Programmable Comparison Windows
    Yongjia Li; Duan Zhao; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    In Proc. Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2013),
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands, IEEE, pp. 138-141, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2013.

  20. A 10Gb/s 6Vpp differential modulator driver in 0.18 #x03BC;m SiGe-BiCMOS
    Y. Zhao; L. Vera; J. R. Long; D. L. Harame;
    In 2013 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers,
    pp. 132-133, Feb 2013.

  21. High-Performance mm-Wave and Wideband Large-Signal Amplifiers
    Y. Zhao;
    PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology,, 10 2013. Promotor: J.R. Long.

  22. Stimulus generation for RF MEMS switches test application
    Mingxin Song; Jinghua Yin; Zuobao Cao; Tong Wu; Yu Zhao; Zhao Jin; A. Zjajo;
    International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling,
    Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 107-114, February 2012.

  23. Passive Circuit Technologies for mm-Wave Wireless Systems on Silicon
    J. R. Long; Y. Zhao; W. Wu; M. Spirito; L. Vera; E. Gordon;
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers,
    Volume 59, Issue 8, pp. 1680-1693, Aug 2012.

  24. A Wideband, Dual-Path, Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifier With 20 dBm Output Power and PAE Above 15% in 130 nm SiGe-BiCMOS
    Y. Zhao; J. R. Long;
    IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
    Volume 47, Issue 9, pp. 1981-1997, Sept 2012.

  25. Subsampling based Software Defined Radio with Jitter Compensation
    Duan Zhao; Wouter A. Serdijn; Guido Dolmans;
    In Proc. International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS),
    Seoul, South Korea, IEEE, pp. 826-829, May 20-23 2012.

  26. Silicon VLSI catches the millimeter wave
    J. R. Long; W. L. Chan; Y. Zhao; M. Spirito;
    IEEE Communications Magazine,
    Volume 49, Issue 10, pp. 182-189, Oct 2011.

  27. Reconfigurable subsampling receiver architecture for wireless body area networks
    Duan Zhao; W.A. Serdijn; L. Huang; G. Dolmans;
    In 22nd International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC),
    Toronto, Canada, IEEE, pp. 2153-2157, Sept. 11-14 2011.

  28. Compact mm-wave power combiners in 65nm CMOS-SOI
    Y. Zhao; J. R. Long; M. Spirito;
    In 2011 IEEE 11th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems,
    pp. 33-36, Jan 2011.

  29. A 60GHz-band 20dBm power amplifier with 20% peak PAE
    Y. Zhao; J. R. Long; M. Spirito;
    In 2011 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium,
    pp. 1-4, June 2011.

  30. Circuit technologies for mm-wave wireless systems on silicon
    J. R. Long; Y. Zhao; Y. Jin; W. Wu; M. Spirito;
    In 2011 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC),
    pp. 1-8, Sept 2011.

  31. A +18dBm, 79 #x2013;87.5GHz bandwidth power amplifier in 0.13 #x00B5;m SiGe-BiCMOS
    Y. Zhao; J. R. Long; M. Spirito; A. B. Akhnoukh;
    In 2011 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting,
    pp. 17-20, Oct 2011.

  32. A 3-channel true-time delay transmitter for 60GHz radar-beamforming applications
    H. Veenstra; M. Notten; D. Zhao; J. R. Long;
    In 2011 Proceedings of the ESSCIRC (ESSCIRC),
    pp. 143-146, Sept 2011.

  33. Compact transformer power combiners for millimeter-wave wireless applications
    Y. Zhao; J. R. Long; M. Spirito;
    In 2010 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium,
    pp. 223-226, May 2010.

  34. Millimeter-wave passive components on silicon for wireless communication applications
    Y. Zhao; Y. Jin; M. Spirito; J. R. Long;
    In 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - (ICECS 2009),
    pp. 972-975, Dec 2009.

  35. Cold Welding: A New Factor Governing the Robustness of Adhesively Bonded Flip-Chip Interconnects
    D. Farley; T. Kahnert; K. Sinha; S. Solares; A. Dasgupta; J.F.J. Caers; X.J. Zhao;
    In ECTC 2009, The 59th Electronics Components and Technology Conference,

  36. A Time-Interleaved Sampling Delay Circuit for IR UWB Receivers
    Duan Zhao; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    In Proc. International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS),
    Taipei, Taiwan, IEEE, May 24-27 2009.

  37. Space-time frequency-shift keying
    G. Leus; W. Zhao; G.B. Giannakis; H. Delic;
    IEEE Trans. Communications,
    Volume 52, Issue 3, pp. 346-349, March 2004.

  38. Orthogonal design of unitary constellations for uncoded and trellis-coded noncoherent space-time systems
    W. Zhao; G. Leus; G.B. Giannakis;
    IEEE Tr. Informat. Th.,
    Volume 50, Issue 6, pp. 1319-1327, June 2004.

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