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Ph.D Students

Missouri S&T

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Aaron Harmon

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Daryl Beetner

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2023

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Primary research interest:  tmodeling and prediction of RF susceptibilities for components and complex systems.
  • Secondary research interest: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Mixed material filters, and High-Power Electro-Magnetics (HPEM)
  • Other lab focuses are on contract EMC testing for external customers and the repair / maintenance of test equipment.
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Anfeng Huang

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2021

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • EMI in power converters
  • Transient-simulation modeling technique for power converters
  • Wireless power transmission.
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Chaofeng Li

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2023

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • TM-mode Resonator Method for Permittivity and Loss tangent Extraction of Inhomogeneous Dielectric
  • Physic-Based Equivalent Modeling of Vias and Traces for High-Speed Link Simulation
  • Crosstalk Simulation and Optimization of Package System and SI Design and Measurement for High-Speed Channels
  • Chip-PDN Impedance Modeling based on PEEC and Layered Greens’ Function
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Hanyu Zhang

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2025

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Modeling and measurement of passive components.
 
 
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Haran Manoharan

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2025

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Study on the effect of Conformal Coating on Emission from PCB
  • PRBS Based Comb Noise generator for Chamber Calibration
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James Hunter

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Daryl Beetner

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2023

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Statistical Characterization of Electromagnetic Coupling to Segmented Electronic Devices and Wire Harnesses
  • Modeling and Simulation of Ultra-Wide-Band (UWB) Communication in Presence of Material and Obstructions
  • Simulation Modeling and Design of UWB Circularly Polarized Antennas for Sensing Applications
  • Prediction of System Level EMI due to Near Magnetic Field Radiation Interference
 
 
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Jiahuan Huang

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2026

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Modeling and measurement of passive components
  • Power Integrity Optimization on Machine Learning
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Junho Joo

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2023

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Modeling and Analysis of DC-DC Converters for Power Distribution Network Design
  • Extraction and Measurement of Complex Permittivity
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Muqi Ouyang

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2022

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • USB Type-C cable design and high-speed signal channel optimization
  • High-speed channel optimization on DDR and SerDes linkpath
  • Study on EMI reduction and active EMI filter for automotive application
  • Accuracy improvement on cable harness modeling for automotive application
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Ruijie He

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2021

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • EMI filter design guided by 3D full wave modeling and material property extraction
 
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Shengxuan Xia

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2023

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Crosstalk mitigation in DDR routings.
  • Digital mic Desense issue study in cellphone for RF interference control.
  • Passive Inter-modulations modeling and practical applications.
  • Reciprocity based Dipole-moment modeling for RF coupling quantifications and mitigations
  • Intentional microwave injections for EM attacks to smart audio devices.
  • RF susceptibility modeling and statistical analysis using 3-port cascading S-parameters segmentation method
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Wei Zhang

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Estimated Graduation Date: Aug 2022

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Analysis on Power and Signal Integrity of 2.5D and 3D IC Systems with Through-silicon Vias (TSVs) under Different Bias-voltage and Temperature.
 
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Xiangrui Su

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2025

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Antenna measurements using a hemispherical near field scanning
  • Analysis of root-cause radiation structure for EM emission in SSD board
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Xin Yan

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Daryl Beetner

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2022

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • EMI and desense
 
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Xu Wang

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2022

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Chip PDN modeling for 2.5D/3D IC
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Yifan Ding

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Co-Advisor: Dr. James L. Drewniak

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2024

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • PDN modeling and analysis
  • IBIS model simulation accuracy improvement
  • Machine learning for stack up optimization
 
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Yuandong Guo

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2021

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Material Characterization
  • EMI Modeling and Debugging
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Yuanzhuo Liu

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2022

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Dielectric dissipation factor and dielectric constant extraction for PCB material
  • Far-end crosstalk and jitter analysis for SerDes output
  • Noise interference analysis of near field scan and total radiated power
  • Dipole moment modeling for radio frequency interference         
 
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Ze Sun

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2023

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Effect of PCB Material and Fabrication on SI Performance 
  • Extraction of dielectric factor, dielectric constant, foil surface roughness 
  • Radiated noise source modeling using equivalent dipole source 
  • Estimation of electromagnetic emissions from data center 
  • Dissertation title: Monte Carlo Particle simulation of semiconductor device behaviors under ESD attack 
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Zhekun Peng

Ph.D Student at Missouri S&T

Advisor: Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Estimated Graduation Date: Sep 2024

Projects at Missouri S&T:
  • Measurement-based Characterization and Full-wave Modeling of ESD to Displays
  • On-chip ESD Protection Structure Modeling
  • Noise interference analysis of near field scan and total radiated power
  • Radiated Emission Tests for High-frequency Router Systems    
 

University of Houston

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Ananya Nandikanti

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: March 2027

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Jiajun Chang

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2022

Projects at University of Houston:
  • AIMD MRI safety evaluation
  • Data-driven fast prediction of MRI RF-induced hazards
 
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Lijian Yang

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2025

Projects at University of Houston:
  • Clinical Implantable Medical Device modeling and development under MRI environment
  • MRI safety evaluation of Active Implantable Medical Device
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Mahir Foysal

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: 2026

Projects at University of Houston:
  • MRI safety , Machine Learning, Signal Processing
 
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Md Zahidul Islam

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: Dec 2024

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Meiqi Xia

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2022

Projects at University of Houston:
  • MRI safety
  • RF-induced heating for passive device
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Mir Khadiza Akter

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2027

Projects at University of Houston:
  • MRI device safety
  • Modeling & simulation
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Nayan Das

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2027

Projects at University of Houston:
  • MRI safety, simulation, modeling, and measurement 
 
 
Projects at University of Houston:
  • Active Implementable Medical Devices
  • MRI Safety Assessment
  • RF-Induced Heating
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Wei Hu

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: April 2022

Projects at University of Houston:
  • Dual leads RF safety evaluation
  • Broken leads and abandoned leads analysis
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Xiaolin Yang

Ph.D Student at University of Houston

Advisor: Dr. Ji Chen

Estimated Graduation Date: May 2024

Projects at University of Houston:
  • Radio frequency shimming for MRI
  • Posture related MRI RF heating hazards