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Dr. Brian A. Floyd

| Biography

Dr. Floyd joined NC State in January 2010. His research interests include RF and millimeter-wave circuits and systems for wireless communications, imaging, and radar applications. Specific research topics include multi-Gb/s wireless transceivers, mmWave passive and active imagers, silicon phased-array transceivers, 3-D RF, digitally assisted/digitally-replaced RF systems, and manufacturable antenna-in-package approaches.

Prior to 2010, Dr. Floyd worked at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY as a research staff member (2001-2007) and as the manager of the RF and wireless circuits and systems group (2007-2009). His work at IBM included the demonstration of some of the world's first 60-GHz transceivers in silicon and the development of 60-GHz phased-array transceivers, antennas, and packages.

| Education

  1. 1996 - B.S. in Electrical Engineering with highest honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  2. 1998 - M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  3. 2001 - Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Analog Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields / Antenna Analysis, Microwave Devices and Circuits, VLSI)

| Selected Publications

  1. D. Liu, J.A.G. Akkermans, H.-C. Chen, and B. Floyd, "Packages with integrated 60-GHz aperture-coupled patch antennas," IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 3607-3616, Oct. 2011.
  2. A. Natarajan, S. Reynolds, M.-D. Tsai, S. Nicolson, J.-H. C. Zhan, D. Kam, D. Liu, O. Huang, A. Valdes-Garcia, and B. A. Floyd, "A fully-integrated 16-element phased-array receiver in SiGe BiCMOS for 60-GHz communications," IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 46, no.5, pp. 1059-1075, May 2011.
  3. B. Floyd, "A 16 to 18.8-GHz sub-integer-N frequency synthesizer for 60-GHz transceivers," IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 1076-1086, May 2008.
  4. S. Reynolds, B. Floyd, U. Pfeiffer, T. Beukema, J. Grzyb, C. Haymes, B. Gaucher, and M. Soyuer, "A silicon 60GHz receiver and transmitter chipset for broadband communications," IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 2820-2831, Dec. 2006.
  5. B. A. Floyd, S. K. Reynolds, U. R. Pfeiffer, T. Zwick, T. Beukema, and B. Gaucher, “SiGe bipolar transceiver circuits operating at 60 GHz,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 40,  no. 1,  pp. 156-167, Jan. 2005.
  6. B. A. Floyd, S. K. Reynolds, T. Zwick, L. Khuon, T. Beukema, and U. R. Pfeiffer, “WCDMA direct-conversion receiver front-end comparison in RF-CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 53, no. 4, part 1, pp. 1181-1188, April 2005.
  7. B. A. Floyd, C.-M. Hung, and K. K. O, “Intra-chip wireless interconnect for clock distribution implemented with integrated antennas, receivers, and transmitters,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 37,  no. 5,  pp. 543-552, May 2002.

| Awards and Honors

  • 2011 - DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2011 - IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award for EE/CS/Math
  • 2007 - IBM Research Division Outstanding Accomplishment Award
  • 2006 - Best Paper Award, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (Lewis Winner Awd)
  • 2006 - IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award for CS/EE/Math
  • 2004 - Best Paper Award, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (Lewis Winner Award)