Alumni

Graduate Alumni

Nicholas Shrake received the B.S. degree and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. His researched focused on in-line colorimeters for wine fermentation. He currently works at Nanosatisfi in San Francisco, CA.

Thesis Title: Inline Multispectral Colorimeter for Real-time Color and Total Phenolic Analysis During Red Wine Fermentations

Frank Maker graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in 2005 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering, B.A. in German and minor in Physics. From 2005 to 2007 he worked for Motorola Automotive in Deer Park,IL as an embedded software engineer. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Davis in 2013. His research interests focus on the interaction of hardware and software, specifically: low power embedded software, energy harvesting systems and location based services. He is a member of IEEE and ACM. He currently works at Roku.

Dissertation Title: Run-time Adaptation of Smartphone Software

Kameron Zhao graduated from UC Davis in 2012 with a BS in electrical engineering. He received his MS degree in 2013. His research interests include analog circuits, sensor interfaces and power electronics. He currently works for Texas Instruments, Santa Clara, CA.

Report Title: A 2.5V-5.5V Input, 1.8V Output Linear Voltage Regulator for Mobile Applications

Travis Kleeburg received a B.S. degree with high honors in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis in June 2006. He stayed at Davis to pursue his research interests and received an M.S. degree in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in 2012. His research interests include high efficiency A/D circuit design, free space optical communications and system designs which incorporate energy harvesting transducers. Past works include the development of an automated testing environment for A/D converters and integrated PV cell measurements in 0.35um and 90nm technologies. His research projects included a calibration scheme that minimizes the effects of variation accentuated by low supply voltages and an optically powered subdermal bio-sensor. He currently works for Intel in Folsom, CA.

Dissertation Title: Ultra-Low-Voltage Mixed-Signal Circuits for Integrated Solar Cell Energy Harvesting

Mackenzie Scott graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2004 with a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering with honors. He received his master’s degree in ECE in 2010 and the doctorate in 2011, where his research interests spanned all stages and aspects of low power digital and computer system design. He currently works for Intel in Folsom, CA.

Dissertation Title: Interconnect and Circuit Design for Energy Harvesting Sensors Within a Hybrid CMOS Process Using Silicon Nanowires

Matthew Dayton graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a B.S. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. During his tenure, he co-founded a student led initiative called e.quinox to bring renewable energy technologies to the developing world. He received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Davis in 2011. His research interests include energy harvesting methods, their associated circuitry, and autonomous sensors. Matthew is a member of the IET and IEEE. Since 2011, he has worked as an electrical hardware and controls engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

Report Title: Tethered Aerostat Radar System Upgrades for Lajas, Puerto Rico

Hai Pham graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2007 with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He interned at Cisco in the summer of 2009 till the end of fall 2009. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UC Davis in 2011. His research focused on low power microelectronics and energy harvesting devices. He is a member of IEEE and Phi Theta Kappa. Hai currently works at SPAWAR in San Diego, CA.

Thesis Title: Design and Modeling of On-chip Photovoltaic Systems

Richard Zhang graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 and received his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2010. His research interests are in analog IC design. He currently works at Maxim Integrated Products.

Report Title: Analysis of Channelizing Wideband Receiver Using HTS Filters

Undergraduate Alumni

Ashkan Eghtesadi

Ashkan Eghtesadi

Ashkan Eghtesadi received his BS in electrical engineering in 2011. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at Stanford University.

Brian Zimmer

Brian Zimmer

Brian Zimmer was an undergraduate Electrical Engineering major at UC Davis and graduated in June 2010. He runs a web development company during the summer and studied abroad in Singapore for a semester in Fall 2008. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley

Michael Siegenthaler

Michael Siegenthaler

Michael Siegenthaler received his B.S. in electrical engineering in June 2006. He developed Verilog code for mixed signal simulations for his undergraduate research project.

 

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