TU Delft, The Netherlands


    Tim Denison received his S.M. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his A.B. in Physics from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Technical Fellow and Director of Neuroengineering for Medtronic Neuromodulation, after working as an IC and sensor design engineer for several years; more than one million people have implants with circuits that Tim helped develop. Tim’s primary interests are on implantable smart sensors, signal processing systems, and stimulators, with a particular focus on interfacing to the nervous system to provide therapy for chronic diseases. He won the 2006 Technical Contributor of the Year (TCOY) award at Medtronic for his work on micropower dynamic compensation techniques, and shared the 2008 TCOY award for the development of micropower inertial and pressure sensors. Prior to joining Medtronic, he worked as a Senior Design Engineer with the Micromachined Products Division at Analog Devices. Tim has given plenary lectures at several IEEE conferences including the VLSI Symposium, ISSCC (for Dr Oesterle) and ESSCIRC. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the division of engineering at Brown University, Providence, RI.


    MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands, 1990 and 1994 respectively, specializing in analog and mixed-signal IC circuit design. In 1994 he joined Philips Semiconductors, Sunnyvale, CA. He first worked on automotive ICs, later he focused on ASICs for CDMA cellular phone handsets. In 1997 he became group leader of the wireless IF group. In 1998 he joined the Amplifiers Product group of National Semiconductor in Santa Clara, CA, where he was responsible for setting up the High-Speed Amplifiers section. In 1999 he moved back to the Netherlands to become co-founder of the National Semiconductor’s European Development Center for amplifiers in Delft, again heading up the high-speed effort. From 2001 through 2007, Rudy was Managing Director of the Development Center. In 2007 he joined Maxim Integrated products to establish a design center for this company in Delft. He is currently with Delft Semiconductors, Delft. He holds a number of U.S. and international patents and is author and co-author of several internationally published peer-review publications. Furthermore, together with Prof. J.H. Huijsing he authored the book “Frequency Compensation Techniques for Low-Power Amplifiers”, which was published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.


    Qinwen Fan was born in Inner Mongolia, China. She received the B.Sc. degree in electronic science and technology from Nankai University in China in 2006 and the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in microelectronics from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2008. She further continued as a PhD candidate in the same university and has received the degree in 2013. From August 2007 to August 2008, she was an intern at NXP Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where she designed a precision instrumentation amplifier for bio-medical purposes. From October 2012 to May 2015, she has been working at Maxim Integrated Products in Delft, The Netherlands. From June 2015 to January 2017, she has been working at Mellanox in Delft, the Netherlands. Since March 2017, she has rejoined TU Delft to as a post doc researcher and is currently working on class D amplifiers for automotive audio applications. Her research interests include precision amplifiers and ADCs; biomedical readout systems; class D audio amplifiers; magnetic sensor readout; current sensing and DC-DC power converters.


    Amir was born in Birjand, Iran, in 1986. He got his bachelor degree in 2008 from Birjand University in applied physics. In 2011, he received his masters at Shahid Beheshti University where he was a research assistant in Micro-optics laboratory working on polymeric MEMS devices.


    Çagri Gürleyük was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1987. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he was a design engineer with Analog Devices, Istanbul, Turkey, where he worked in the high-data-rate group on low-noise transimpedance amplifiers for LiDAR applications. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands working on high accuracy integrated frequency references.


    Ron Hogervorst was born in Voorschoten, The Netherlands, on December 2, 1967. In 1991 he received the M.Sc. degree from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 1996 he received the Ph.D. degree from the same university on the subject of low-power low-voltage CMOS operational amplifiers. In 1997 he joined Rockwell Semiconductors (Conexant), France, where he has been working as analog design engineer. In 1999 he has been consultant with VLSI/Philips working on a high speed DLL for RAMBUS interface. In December of the same year he joined the mixed signal wireless communication team of Texas Instruments France. Formerly with Centillium Communications, he worked with Conexant Systems in Sophia Antipolis, France. In 2006, he rejoined Centillium Communications (Ikanos) where he was responsible for Gigabit Serdes design. In 2011, he joined Maxim Integrated Products, Sophia Antipolis. He joined heyday-ic in November 2018. He published many international peer-reviewed papers, holds several patents and published a book titled “Design of Low-Voltage, Low-Power Operational Amplifier Cells” with Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.


    Johan H. Huijsing was born on May 21, 1938. He was a full professor in the chair of Electronic Instrumentation, Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Delft University of Technology since 1990. Since 2003 he is Emeritus Professor. The research work of Johan Huijsing is particularly focussed on the systematic analysis and design of operational amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters and integrated smart sensors. He is author and co-author of some 250 papers, 40 patents and 13 books, and co-editor of 13 books. He is fellow of IEEE for contributions to the design and analysis of analog integrated circuits. He received the title of Simon Stevin Meester for applied research by the Dutch Technology Foundation. He is initiator of the international Workshop on Advances in Analog Circuit Design, which has been held annually since 1992. He is consultant for Philips Semiconductors, USA, since 1983, and for Maxim Integrated Products, USA, since 1998.


    Pavel Kejik received the diploma degree in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in 1999 at the Czech Technical University of Prague. In 1999, he joined the Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems at the EPFL to work on Institute’s circuit design and testing. His research interests include fluxgate magnetometry and micro-Hall sensors combined with mixed-signal IC design and low-noise circuit design for industrial applications. Since 2014, Pavel is with Monolithic Power Systems company (the EPFL spin-off company Sensima Technology SA before acquisition) actively working on industrialization of magnetic sensors. He is inventor or co-inventor of several patents related to novel magnetic sensing structures and methods in the domain of contactless current measurement, angular sensing and non-destructive testing.


    Michael Kraft recently took up a new position at the University of Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering – MICAS as a full Professor of Micro- and Nanosystems. From 2015 – 2017 he was with the University of Liege, Belgium and from 2012-2014, he was at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems in Duisburg, Germany, where he headed the Department of Micro- and Nanosystems focussing on fully integrated microsensors and biohybrid systems. He concurrently held the W3 Professorial Chair of Integrated Micro- and Nanosystems at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
    From 1999 to 2012 he was a faculty member and Professor of Micro-System-Technology at the University of Southampton, UK. Concurrently, he served as director of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre (2010-12). He graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) in electrical and electronics engineering at the Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in 1993. In 1997 he was awarded a PhD from Coventry University on the development of a MEMS accelerometer. He then spent two years at the Berkeley Sensors and Actuator Centre at the University of California working on integrated MEMS gyroscopes. He has 20 years of experience in micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, microsensors and actuators and their interface circuits. He has a broad interest in MEMS and nanotechnology ranging from process development to system integration of MEMS and nano-devices. In 2005 his research group developed the world’s first fifth order sigma-delta-modulator (SDM) interface for a MEMS accelerometer, and in 2007 a band-pass SDM for a MEMS gyroscope. He has done ground-breaking work on electrostatically levitated micro-objects for sensing and actuation applications, and developed several novel, micro-fabricated atom and ion chips. He has published over 250 peer reviewed journal and conference publications as an author or co-author. He also contributed to three text books on MEMS, and edited a book on MEMS for aerospace and automotive applications. He currently serves or has served on several steering and technical committees of international conferences such as IEEE Sensors, Eurosensors, MME, MNE and, most recently, ISSCC as well as being an associate senior editor for the journals Sensors and Sensors Systems and IEEE Sensors Letters.


    Klaas-Jan de Langen received the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands, in 1991 and 1999, respectively. He specialized in ultra-low voltage opamps and high-speed opamps in CMOS, BiCMOS and bipolar technology. In 1999 he joined Philips Semiconductors (now NXP Semiconductors) where he worked on automotive ASICS, first in Sunnyvale,CA, and later in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. From 2008 to 2012 he designed DC-DC converters with Monolithic Power Systems in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. In 2012 he returned to NXP Semiconductors. He is currently with Sensixs Design BV, Delft. He published several international peer-reviewed papers, holds 6 US patents and published a book on “Compact Low-Voltage and High-Speed CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar Operational Amplifiers” with Kluwer academic Publishers, Boston.


    Prof. Kofi Makinwa is a Professor at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Before this, he worked from 1989 to 1999 as a research scientist at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His main research interests are in the design of analog circuits and sensor interfaces. This has resulted in 16 books, over 250 technical papers and over 30 patents. He is the co-recipient of 15 best paper awards, from the JSSC, ISSCC, VLSI, ESSCIRC and Transducers, among others, and is an ISSCC top-10 contributor. Prof. Makinwa has been on the program committees of several IEEE conferences, and has served the Solid-State Circuits Society as a distinguished lecturer and as a member of the Adcom. He is currently.the Analog Subcom chair of the ISSCC, a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE and a co-organizer of the Advances in Analog Circuit Design workshop and the Sensor Interfaces Meeting. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.


    Gerard Meijer received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1972 and 1982, respectively. Since 1972 he has been a member of the Research and teaching staff of Delft University of Technology, where he is a professor, engaged in research and teaching on Analogue Electronics and Electronic Instrumentation. Since 1984, he has been consultant for industrial companies and research institutes. In 1996 he co-founded the company SensArt, where he is consultant in the field of sensor systems. In 1999 the Dutch Technology Foundation STW awarded him with the honouree degree “Simon StevinMeester” and in 2001 he was awarded the Anthony van Leeuwenhoek chair at TUDelft. In addition to many journal and conference papers, Meijer is also author and editor of books in the field of sensor systems, published by IOP, Kluwer, Springer and Wiley.


    Marcel Pelgrom received his M.Sc and PhD from Twente University, Enschede The Netherlands. In 1979 he joined Philips Research Laboratories, where his research has covered topics as Charge Coupled Devices, MOS matching properties, analog-to-digital conversion, digital image correlation, and various analog building block techniques. He has headed several project teams and was a team leader for high-speed analog-to-digital conversion. From 1996 till 2003 he was a department head for mixed-signal electronics.
    Next to various activities concerning industry-academic relations, he is involved as a research fellow in research on the edge of design and technology.
    In 2003 he spent a sabbatical in Stanford University where he was appointed a consulting professor. Since 2006 he is a member of the technical staff of NXP Semiconductors.
    Dr. Pelgrom served twice as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, as associate editor for IEEE TAS, and has written over 40 publications, two books, seven book chapters and holds 35 US patents. He is lecturing at Twente and Delft Universities, and for MEAD/EPFL.
    Since 2013 he is an honorary professor at the KU Leuven.


    Michiel Pertijs received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering (both cum laude) from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From 2000 to 2005, he worked as a researcher at the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory of Delft University of Technology, on high-accuracy CMOS smart temperature sensors. From 2005 to 2008, he was with National Semiconductor, Delft, where he designed precision operational amplifiers and instrumentation amplifiers. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Senior Researcher with IMEC / Holst Centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In 2009, he joined the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory of Delft University of Technology, where he is now an Associate Professor. He heads a research group working on integrated circuits for medical ultrasound and energy-efficient smart sensors. He has authored or co-authored one book, three book chapters, 10 patents, and over 50 technical papers. His research interests include analog and mixed-signal electronics and smart sensors.

    Dr. Pertijs is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, and a member of the technical program committees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), and the IEEE Sensors Conference. He received the ISSCC 2005 Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper, the IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS 2005 Best Paper Award, and the 2006 Simon Stevin Gezel Award from the Dutch Technology Foundation STW.


    Fabio Sebastiano holds degrees from University of Pisa, Italy (B.Sc., 2003, cum laude; M.Sc., 2005, cum laude), from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy (M.Sc., 2006, cum laude) and from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Ph.D., 2011). From 2006 to 2013, he was with NXP Semiconductors Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he conducted research on fully integrated CMOS frequency references, nanometer-CMOS temperature sensors and area-efficient interfaces for magnetic sensors. In 2013, he joined Delft University of Technology, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His main research interests are cryogenic electronic interfaces for quantum computation, fully-integrated frequency references and electronic interfaces for smart sensors. Dr. Sebastiano holds 10 patents, and has co-authored 1 book and over 40 technical publications. He was co-recipient of the 2008 ISCAS Best Student Paper Award. Fabio is a senior member of IEEE and has given invited talks and courses at several international conferences including the top-ranked International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).


    Albert Theuwissen received the degree in electrical engineering and his PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1977 and 1983 respectively. Over the last 25 years he worked for Philips and DALSA, both in the field of solid-state imaging. He issued several patents and he is author or coauthor of many technical papers, including a textbook “Solid‑State Imaging with Charge‑Coupled Devices”. He acted as general chairman of the International Image Sensor Workshop in ’97, ’03, ‘09 and in ’15, and as International Technical Program Chair of the ISSCC2010. In March 2001, he became part-time professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He left DALSA in September 2007, and founded Harvest Imaging. Since then he is fully focusing on training, teaching and consulting in the field of solid-state imaging technology. In 2011 he received the Electronic Imaging of the Year Award and in 2017 he was elected as the President of the International Image Sensor Society.


    Roland Thewes was born in Marl, Germany, in 1962. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. In 1994, he joined the Research Laboratories of Siemens AG, where he worked on the design of non-volatile memories, and on reliability, yield, and design for manufacturability of analog CMOS circuits. From 2000-2005, he was responsible for the Lab on Mixed-Signal Circuits of Corporate Research of Infineon Technologies focusing on CMOS-based bio-sensors, low voltage analog CMOS circuit design, and device-circuit interaction. From 2006 until March 2009, he was heading a department in the Product Development Division of Qimonda. Since April 2009, he is a full professor at TU Berlin focusing on electronic sensors for bio-sensing and neural tissue interfacing purposes.
    He has authored or co-authored more than 120 technical publications including book chapters, tutorials, invited papers, etc. He is a member of the Technical Program Committees of ISSCC and ESSCIRC, and of the Joint Steering Committee of ESSDERC/ESSCIRC. In the past he also served as a member of various other conference committees. He is a recipient of the German President’s Future Award (2004), the ISSCC 2002 Jack Raper Award (2003), and recipient or co-recipient of 6 further paper and conference awards.


    Frerik Witte received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in 2003. The subject of his M.Sc. thesis was “On-Chip Time References and Electro-Thermal Oscillators”. In 2003, he started working towards a Ph.D. degree at the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory of Delft University of Technology. He specialized in precision operational and instrumentation amplifiers. From January to April 2003, he did an internship at Philips Semiconductors automotive business line, San Jose, California. In 2009 he joined National Semiconductor which was acquired by Texas Instruments. In 2011, he joined Texas Instruments at Delft. He is currently with Catena, Delft. He received the ESSCIRC 2006 Young Scientist Award. He published 7 international peer-reviewed papers, holds 3 US patents and published a book on “Dynamic Offset Compensated CMOS Amplifiers” with Springer Science+Business Media.


    Reinoud F. Wolffenbuttel received a M.Sc. degree in 1984 and a Ph.D. degree in 1988, both from the Delft University of Technology. His thesis dealt with the application of silicon to color sensing. Between 1986 and 1993 he has been an assistant professor and since 1993 he has been an associate professor at the Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems of the Delft University of Technology and is involved in instrumentation and measurement in general and on-chip functional integration of microelectronic circuits and silicon sensor, fabrication compatibility issues and micromachining in silicon and microsystems in particular. He published over 450 papers at international conferences and peer-reviewed journals on these subjects.

    He was a visitor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 1992, 1999 and 2001, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1995 and EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland in 1997. He is the recipient of a 1997 NWO pioneer award. He served as general chairman of the Dutch national sensor conference in 1996, Eurosensors in 1999 and MicroMechanics Europe in 2003 and as chairman of the MME steering committee between 2003 and 2008. He is presently chairman of the IEEE BeNeLux Chapter on Instrumentation and Measurement.


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