Principal Investigator

Ruonan Han, Associate Professor

Ruonan is a core faculty member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). He receives B.S. degree in microelectronics from Fudan University, China, in 2007, M.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of Florida in 2009, and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University in 2014. His research group aims to explore microelectronic circuits and systems to bridge the terahertz gap between microwave and infrared domains. He served on the committees of a few conferences, including the technical-program committee (TPC) of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, and International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and 2019 IMS Steering Committee. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering (2020~present), and was also associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems (2018~2021) and Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (T-MTT) (2019). He is the Distinguished Microwave Lecturer of IEEE Microwave Theory Techniques Society (MTT-S). Ruonan is the recipient of the ECE Director's Best Thesis Research Award and Innovation Award from Cornell University, the Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award and MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award from IEEE, three Best Student Paper Awards from IEEE RFIC Symposium (2012, 2017 and 2021), NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development Award (2017), as well as Intel Outstanding Researcher Award (2019).


Administrative Assistant

Kathleen Brody


Ph.D. Students

Muhammad I. W. Khan

M. S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea

B. S., National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan

Mina Kim

(co-supervised by Professor Hae-Seung Lee)

M. S., Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea

B. S., Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea

Mohamed Elsheikh

M. S., Ain Shams University

B. S., Ain Shams University

Jinchen Wang

B. S., University of Electronic Science and Technology, China

Eunseok Lee

(Co-advised by Professor Anantha Chandrakasan)

B. S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Xibi Chen

M. S., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

B. S., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


MEng Students

Xingyu Zou

B. S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Yukimi Morimoto

B. S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT


Visiting Scholars

Rui Ma  (Visiting Scientist)

Principal Research Scientist, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Ph.D., University of Kassel


Undergraduate Students

Ronald A. Davis

SuperUROP Student

MIT Undergraduate Student

Nestor Franco

SuperUROP Student

MIT Undergraduate Student

Weerachai (Junior) Neeranartvong

SuperUROP Student

MIT Undergraduate Student

Aaron Pfitzenmaier

SuperUROP Student

MIT Undergraduate Student


Ph.D. and Postdoc Alumni

Cheng Wang

Ph.D. (09/2015~10/2019): "Terahertz Wave-Molecule Interactions via CMOS Chips: From Comb Gas Sensor w/ Absolute Specificity to Ultra-Stable, Miniaturized Clock(2019 MIT MTL Doctoral Dissertation Award, IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award). Now Professor at UESTC

Zhi Hu

Ph.D. (09/2015~04/2020): "Large-Scale High-Density Terahertz Radiator and Receiver Arrays on Silicon Chips" (2020 MIT MTL Doctoral Dissertation Award)
Now at Apple Inc.

Jack Holloway

Ph.D. (02/2015~11/2020): "Energy Efficient sub-Terahertz Electrical Interconnect"
Now at Raytheon Missiles and Defense

Mohamed I. Ibrahim

Ph.D. (09/2016~08/2021): "Miniaturized Chip-Scale Quantum and Terahertz Systems Through Tight Integration of Electronics, Electromagnetics and Qubits(2021 MIT MTL Doctoral Dissertation Award, IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award). Now at MediaTek

Nathan Monroe

Ph.D. (02/2019~12/2021): "High Angular Resolution Beam Steering THz Antenna Arrays for Imaging Applications"
Now Founder of Terahertz Startup Venture

Xiang Yi

Postdoc (08/2017~09/2020): Ultra-Broadband THz Radar Transceiver and Full-Duplex Communication and Sensing Circuits
Now Professor at South China University of Technology


Other Alumni

Pranav Kaundinya, M.Eng. Student. Currently at Silicon Labs

Luis Valenzuela
Summer intern. Currently a Ph.D. student at UC Santa Barbara

David (Elliott) Williams M.Eng Student. Currently a Ph.D. student at Caltech

Tingting Shi
Visiting Student. Currently pursuing Ph.D. at Fudan University

Jimmy Mawdsley SuperUROP Student. Currently at SpaceX

Guo Zhang
M.S. Student. Currently at Prof. Dina Katabi’s group

Zihan Wang
Visiting Student. Currently at Fudan University

Lingshan Kong
Visiting Student from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Joshua Lewis
Visiting Student from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Xingcun Li
Visiting student from Tsinghua University

Ben Yang
Visiting High-School Student Tsinghua International School