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KSRC's current research portfolio is focused on three main areas:
KSRC is working with a range of UAE-based institutions, including UAE University, University of Sharjah and the Masdar Institute, to help develop UAE research strengths in energy efficient wireless chipsets and sensors, wearable devices, MEMS, energy harvesting, power management, and scalable nanometer system-on-chip.
There is a growing interest in scaling down basic electronic devices to a nano range, for practical demanding issues, like power saving, small integrated devices and optimum high speed. This interest has been highlighted by the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), and is also identified as an interest in the Abu Dhabi 2030 strategic plan.
As such, KSRC is currently engaged in a number of nanotechnology related research projects, including:
KSRC is equipped with the state of the art chip design and post fabrication verification facilities. The center consists the necessary simulation platforms and the required tools for Analog and mixed signal chip design.
KSRC Researchers Publish Book on Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Wearable Devices.
KSRC researchers Mohammad Alhawari, Baker Mohammad, Hani Saleh, and Mohammed Ismail have published a book titled "Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Wearable Devices". The book could be used as a reference for design engineers, practitioners, scientists, and marketing managers in the semiconductor industry developing integrated self-powered platform system-on-chip solutions for wearable devices and the Internet-of-Things. It is also recommended for graduate students in electrical and computer engineering and physics pursuing research in integrated devices and circuits, energy harvesting, power management as well as overall system integration. This book could also be useful for researchers in other disciplines, as the material is rich with basic information that familiarizes the reader with the subject of energy harvesting. To access the book click here:
Papers Accepted for TECHON
Two papers from Khalifa University of Science and Technology researchers have been accepted for presentation at TECHON, which is taking place in Austin, Texas in September 2017.
1. Dima Kilani, et. al " A Small Area Multioutput Switched Capacitor Converter for Low Power Electronics"
2. Abdulqader Mahmoud, et. al "A Power Management Unit Using Modified Dickson Charge Pump For Energy Harvesting Applications"
KRSC researchers' heart attack wearable device featured by Weyana UAE
KSRC recently partnered with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Global Foundries to create a wearable device which can detect a cardiac arrest up to three days in advance. The research has been featured in a video by Weyana, Mubadala's youth platform:
2016 IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Best Paper Award, May 2016
A KSRC paper has won the 2016 Best Paper Award by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society featuring a wearable self-powered device for detecting the onset of heart attack before it happens. This award directly reflects the KSRC's accomplished research and commitment for excellence in research. The paper is titled:
“N. Bayasi, T. Tekeste, H. Saleh, B. Mohammad, A. Khandoker, and M. Ismail, “Low-Power ECG-Based Processor for Predicting Ventricular Arrhythmia,” IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 2015.”
Two successful PhD defenses, May 2016
Congratulations to Mohammad AlHawari and Yarjan Abdul Samad for successfully defending their PhDs! The dissertation titles are:
Successful SRC Annual Review for the ACE4S, April 2016
The annual SRC Review for the ACE4S center has been hosted by the KSRC on 12-13 April where the center’s research accomplishments and milestones were presented and reviewed.
The KSRC showcased its achieved research along with other universities including Masdar Institute, American University of Sharjah and New York University Abu Dhabi.
US Patents Issued
US Patent No. 9,311,555 B2 was issued on April 12, 2016. The patent is titled “Architecture and method for real-time parallel detection and extraction of maximally stable extremal regions (MSER)” and was invented by KSRC members Ehab Salahat, Hani Saleh, Andrej Sluzek, Mahmoud Al-Qutayri, Baker Mohammad and Mohammad Ismail.
KSRC Patent Featured in the News!
A KSRC US patent has been featured externally on StorageNewsletter. The title of the patent is:
"System and a Method for Designing a Hybrid Memory Cell with Memristor and Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor"
Papers accepted at World renowned IEEE Transactions & Conference
Two papers accepted at IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) Conference:
Paper accepted at IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I:
Paper accepted at IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II:
KSRC students present at the GSRC 2016 Conference
KSRC students participate at the Graduate Student Research Conference where they presented their work.
KSRC Open House event
KSRC opened its doors to the outside world in November 2015 to introduce our ongoing research projects and achievements at the center. The event featured speakers from Cadence, National Instruments, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
New KSRC research fellow
Saif Al Ateeqi Al Junaibi has joined Khalifa University as a visiting scholar at the Khalifa Semiconductor Research Centre (KSRC). His research focuses on system on chip projects.
Saif received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Energy Engineering with honours at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Saif is also an ADNOC Scholar sponsored to pursue postgraduate studies.
The main purpose of Saif's involvement in KSRC is to investigate thermoelectric generators and their applications in wearable electronics.