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Research Students



Jiahao Li was born in Guangdong, China. He received the M.Eng degree in electrical engineering with first class honours from the University of Edinburgh in 2012. During his master degree, he worked on 3-D imaging system and redesigned a low-cost and high-repetition-rate pulsed light source. In the summer 2011 and 2012, He worked as a research assistant in CMOS Sensors and Systems Group in Edinburgh University, where he focused on the characteration of SPAD (Single Photon Avalanche Diode) image sensors in SPADnet Project. His current interests include TFT circuits and systems design and novel semiconductor devices. He is also interested in the application of flexible electronics, solar cell and display. 


Yifan Yang studied in University of Liverpool for BEng in Electrical Engineering and Electronics.  The name of her final year project during her undergraduate study is Beyond State-of-the-art nanoelectronics. In 2012, she joined Prof Arokia Nathaní»s group in Cambridge Univeristy as a PhD student. Her current research is focused on device physics and circuit design for future display applications. She is a member of Queens' College, Cambridge.



Junhao Zhang focusses on developing Metal Oxide Thin Film Transistor. Before joining the group, he did researches in Institute of Chemistry (CAS), National Center for Nanoscience & Technology, National Taiwan University and USTB. He has worked in ARM on chip design based on 14nm and 16nm FinFET technology. He belongs to Jesus College, and is the member of the Educationa​l Board and the Student Affairs Committee of it. He is the president of CUCIEC, and core member of several Cambridge societies.


Chindu Nwankwo is a PhD student at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Her current research is on affordable hybrid photovoltaic and thermoelectric solar powered generators in Prof. Arokia Nathan's group. She obtained an MPhil from Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, in Industrial Systems, Manufacturing, and Management after studying at the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University. Succeeding a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London (UCL), where she completed her final year project on Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Nathan. She is Nigerian and her non-academic interests include abstract oil painting, antiques, and ballroom dancing.


Shuo Gao graduated Shuo Gao, graduated from University of Ottawa with a Msc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He focused on Optical Wireless Communication System design and optimization in Broadband Wireless & Internetworking Research Lab during his master study. Then he worked at Ciena Corporation as a System and Software Engineer. He is now pursuing his PhD degree in University of Cambridge, and his research interests are TFT and RF applications and their combination.


Xiang Cheng received his bachelor degree in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013. During the degree, he did his final year project for AMOLED pixel circuit design and simulation under supervision of Prof. Xiaojun Guo. Currently, he joined Prof Arokia Nathan's group as a Ph.D student in University of Cambridge. His current interests include biosensors, circuit design and TFT systems.


Constantinos Tsangarides follows a PhD programme under the supervision of Prof. Arokia Nathan at the Engineering Department (Div B) of University of Cambridge. His research project is based on ernergy harvesting schemes via thermoelectric means, particularly in handheld devices and display units. He is a member of the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems. He obtained the MRes in Photonics System Development degree from the University of Cambridge, St. Edmund's College. Between the years 2009 and 2011, he followed his first degree at the University of Leeds from where he graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Physics. Cyprus is his homeland insisting that it is one of the most promising destinations for summer holidays.


Ming-Yan (Philex) Fan received the M.S degree in the Institute of Electrical Control Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in 2011. Since 2012, he had been with the Biomedical Electronics Translational Research Centre and focused on power management and low-voltage low-power CMOS analogue ICs. Now he is a PhD student in the University of Cambridge doing TFT circuit design under the supervision of Professor Arokia Nathan.



Chen Jiang received his Bachelorí»s Degree of Science in Engineering with the award of Excellent Graduate of Shanghai Colleges and Universities from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014. In his final-year project, he worked on design and fabrication of OTFT-based voltage read-out circuit for pH sensing application. Then, he started his Ph.D. programme in University of Cambridge. His current interests including inkjet printable materials, ink formulation, and printed TFTs.



Mohamad Hazwan bin Mohd Daut was born and raised in Malaysia. He received his MEng degree (with first class honours) in electrical power from The University of Sheffield in July 2013. His final year project was on the design of bi-directional converter for battery to grid energy storage system. Currently, his research focuses on the modelling and design of small scale low voltage personalised DC microgrid system.



Yang Su comes from Nanjing, China. He achieved his Bachelor degree in Information Engineering with first class from Southeast University in 2014. He visited Division B, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge from January 2013 to June 2013 as an exchange student. At present, he is a PhD student in Professor Arokia Nathaní»s Group and his research orientation concerns electrical impedance tomography and biosensors designs.


Mojtaba Bagheri  received the B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, Iran and the M.S degree (magna cum laude) in Electronics and Integrated Circuits from the KU Leuven, Belgium. For his Master's thesis he was focusing on designing very-high speed Flash analog-to-digital converters in standard CMOS technology. He worked as an Analog Designer at nSilition for one year, where he was involved in designing analog IPs such as bandgap references and high-performance SAR ADCs in advanced CMOS technologies. At present, he is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Arokia Nathan, working on integrated analog design for medical applications (wearable electronics) in both CMOS and flexible thin film technologies.



Guangyu Yao graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a bachelor degree in 2014. He is currently an MPhil student and a member of Churchill College, University of Cambridge. His research is focused on all-TFT integrated circuit design, particularly in analog signal conditioning circuits for chemical- and bio-sensors. His research also includes CAD tools for TFT modeling and circuit design.



Chun-Yen Huang received the M.S degree in the Institute of Communication Engineering from National Chiao Tung University with the focus on RFIC design. He is currently pursuing PhD degree at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof. Arokia Nathan. Before arrived Cambridge, he worked as a senior RF engineer in the RF Circuit Design Division, MediaTek Inc. Taiwan. His doctoral research focused on CMOS Biosensor circuit design.