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Hao Gao is an assistant professor with the Mixed-Signal Microelectronics research group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. His expertise is in Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits, with a focus at Tx/Rx and ultra-low-power transceiver IC realization. In particular, he focuses on Radio-frequency IC design in silicon-based technologies; Monolithic microwave IC design; Analog and mixed-signal IC design; Wireless Power Receivers; and IoT.

Academic background

Hao Gao received an MSc in Information Engineering from Southeast University (Nanjing, China) in 2006, and an MSc in Microelectronics from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 2008. He then moved to Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands). In 2011, he obtained his PdEng with his thesis on 'Design of RF energy harvesting for monolithic wireless sensor networks'. In 2015, he obtained his PhD with his thesis on 'Fully integrated ultra-low power mm-wave wireless sensor design methods'. After being a postdoc researcher at Delft University of Technology in 2015, he returned to TU/e to became an assistant professor with the IC group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering, in January 2016.

 

Dr. Gao was a recipient of the Philips Semiconductor Scholarship, Delft, in 2006. He was the recipient of the IMS and ISCAS grant. He was the recipient and co-recipient of several best paper rewards, including IEEE MTT-S Radio Wireless Week Award, International Conference on Information and Communications Signal Processing Award, IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium Award, IEEE IMS student design competition award. He was in in the finalist for IMS and RFIC as well. He was also the co-recipient of 2015 ISSCC Distinguished Technical Paper Award. He has served as a TPC for ISSCC SRP, IWS, and TPC co-chair of RFIT. He is also an Associate Editor of the Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal.

 

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Research Output

125 kHz wireless energy and 25 kbps data transfer for wearable device

Gao, D., Zhai, R., Baltus, P., Visser, H. & Gao, H., 6 Apr 2020, 2019 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference, WPTC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 216-219 4 p. 9055511. (2019 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference, WPTC 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • 30-GHz co-designed low-noise amplifier and antenna-on-chip for wireless applications

    Chen, Z., Liu, Q., Smolders, B., Baltus, P. & Gao, H., Aug 2019, 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 3 p. 8929159

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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    60-GHz low-noise VGA and interpolation-based gain cell in a 40-nm CMOS technology

    Wang, B., Gao, H., van Dommele, A. R., Matters-Kammerer, M. K. & Baltus, P. G. M., Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 67, 2, p. 518-532 15 p., 8605520.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    A 0.13 THz Amplifier Integrated with a frequency doubler for a 0.26 THz 0 dBm output power

    Gao, H., Chen, J., Hong, W. & Baltus, P., Sep 2019, IRMMW-THz 2019 - 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2 p. 8874444

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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    A 1.2-2.8 GHz tunable low-noise amplifier with 0.8-1.6 dB noise figure

    Gao, H., Song, Z., Chen, Z., Leenaerts, D. & Baltus, P., Jun 2019, 2019 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 3-6 4 p. 8701862

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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    Courses

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    RF transceivers 2: Design

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    Press / Media

    World’s smallest temperature sensor draws power from radio waves

    Peter G.M. Baltus & Hao Gao

    12/01/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The world’s tiniest temperature sensor is powered wirelessly ...

    Hao Gao

    18/12/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The world's tiniest temperature sensor is powered by radio waves

    Peter G.M. Baltus & Hao Gao

    7/12/1515/12/15

    6 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    PREMISS is a tiny no-charge temperature sensor that pulls its power from the air

    Hao Gao

    11/12/15

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Tiniest Temperature Sensor is Powered by Radio Waves

    Peter G.M. Baltus & Hao Gao

    10/12/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    A 270 GHz broadband frequency multiplier in 40-nm CMOS

    Author: Zhang, X., 2013

    Supervisor: Matters - Kammerer, M. (Supervisor 1) & Gao, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analysis and design of an ultrasound positioning system protocol for sensor swarms

    Author: Puts, N., 30 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Wörtche, H. (Supervisor 1) & Gao, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    An UWB, Low-power, Low-noise Quadrature VCO using a Delay Locked Loop in a 40nm CMOS Technology

    Author: Kaul, P., 29 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Gao, H. (Supervisor 1) & He, X. (External person) (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    A technique to improve the linearity of a Doherty PA at mm-Wave frequencies

    Author: Smits, F., 30 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Gao, H. (Supervisor 1), Leenaerts, D. (Supervisor 2), Acar, M. (External person) (External coach) & Qureshi, J. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Digitally controlled true time delay for future wireless communication systems

    Author: Wang, C., 28 Sep 2017

    Supervisor: Gao, H. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master