Yoonmyung Lee, PhD student in electrical engineering, was selected to receive a 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship to pursue his research in circuit design challenges for new technologies. This is a highly competitive fellowship within Intel, and recipients must be nominated by their departments.
Yoonmyung’s research interests include various design challenges in circuits for future mm-scale ultra-low power wireless sensor systems. He has worked on standby power managing and low power memory design for ultra-low power systems. He is currently working closely with his colleagues to build an ultra-low power wireless sensor platform with multi-processor, solar energy harvesting, temperature and image sensors, and wireless communication — everything in 1.0mm3 volume.
Mr. Lee recently published the paper, “A 660pW Multi-Stage Temperature-Compensated Timer for Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Sensor Node Synchronization,” in the Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the premier conference for circuit design. He conducts his research under the direction of Prof. David Blaauw.