Integrated circuits and electromagnetic interfaces with a focus on design of “end-to-end” electronic systems/devices.


My group focuses on the end-to-end design of high-performance RF and Microwave electronic systems for several emerging communication, imaging and sensing applications. Our research is vertical in nature and crosses boundaries from exploring new physical phenomena, to designing electronic systems (with custom silicon ICs), and eventually demonstrating higher-level functions.

Research Group (link):

For a detailed overview of the research in our group please visit this page.

Some Examples of Research Projects:

  1. Ultrasound Powered Implants (1, 2, 3, 4)

  2. Ultrasonic power and wakeup for IoT (1, 2)

  3. RF-Acoustic Systems for Medical Imaging (Featured Article)

  4. Tricorder-Like Imager (Stanford News)

  5. Spatially Interleaved Traveling-Wave Converter (Paper)

  6. IoT Vision (Talk at Stanford IoT Event)

  7. Ant-Sized Radios to power IoT (Stanford News Article)

Our work covers circuit and system design for (1) biomedical, (2) sensing, and (3) Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

On the biomedical front we explore the design of emerging and hybrid medical imaging modalities and investigate new technologies for wireless implants.

Our work in sensing includes methods to enable next-generation interfaces (e.g., radar system design for human-computer interfaces), as well as methods of remote detection and imaging.

In the IoT area, we work on architectural solutions that enable radically miniaturized sensors for a trillion-sensor (terascale) future, including wireless power and wake-up radios. On the other end of the IoT space, we also work on next-generation extremely-high-throughput wireless and wireline “pipelines” that facilitate information flow on the network.

Check out our research page for more detailed information about our active projects!

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Prospective Students:

If you are interested in applying to Stanford and joining our group, please first refer to this page.

If you are interested in my research and have already been admitted to an MS or PhD program at Stanford, please feel free to send me an email (please include CV and list of courses through transcript).

We have an open postdoc position in Analog/RF Circuit design. Familiar

All postdoc applicants are strongly encouraged to explore external fellowship support.

Open positions


Amin Arbabian

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

EE research area:

Integrated Circuits

Biomedical Devices and Systems

Biomedical Imaging

204 Paul G. Allen Building
420 Via Palou, Allen-204
Stanford, CA 94305-4070

Email: arbabian AT stanford DOT edu
Fax: (650) 725-3383

Administrative Associate:

Helen Niu

Packard 310
Phone: (650) 723-8121

Email: helen.niu AT stanford DOT edu

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