David Wentzloff

Associate Professor   |   Electrical Engineering and Computer Science   |   University of Michigan

Biography

David D. Wentzloff received the B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1999, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Since August, 2007 he has been with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research focuses on RF integrated circuits, with an emphasis on ultra-low power design. In 2012, he co-founded PsiKick, a fabless semiconductor company developing ultra-low power wireless SoCs. He is the recipient of the 2009 DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2009-2010 Eta Kappa Nu Professor of the Year Award, 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, 2012 IEEE Subthreshold Microelectronics Conference Best Paper Award, the 2012 NSF CAREER Award, the 2014 ISSCC Outstanding Forum Presenter Award, the 2014-2015 Eta Kappa Nu ECE Professor of the Year Award, the 2014-2015 EECS Outstanding Acheivement Award, and the 2015 Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award. He has served on the technical program committee for ICUWB 2008-2010, ISLPED 2011-2015, S3S 2013-2014, and RFIC 2013-2015, and as a guest editor for the IEEE T-MTT, the IEEE Communications Magazine, and the Elsevier Journal of Signal Processing: Image Communication. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, and Tau Beta Pi.

Research

David's research focuses broadly on low-power integrated circuits (ICs) for wireless communication in energy-constrained (e.g. powered by harvested energy) and volume-constrained (e.g. cubic-mm sensor nodes) applications. More specifically, his research group focuses on: 1) Synthesizable all-digital radios and radio building blocks, 2) Wireless body sensor networks (channel modeling, radios, and antennas), and 3) radios and interfaces for the mm-scale class of computers. See http://www.eecs.umich.edu/wics/ for more infromation.

Teaching

EECS 215: Electronic Circuits
EECS 311: Electronic Circuits
EECS 413: Monolithic Amplifier Circuits
EECS 522: Analog Integrated Circuits