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Principal Investigator

Matthew Johnston


Associate Professor
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute
Oregon State University

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

   

Matthew Johnston received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2005, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2006 and 2012. He was a Co-Founder and Manager of Research with Helixis, Carlsbad, CA, a Caltech-based spinout developing instrumentation for real-time PCR, from 2007 to its acquisition by Illumina in 2010. From 2012 to 2013, he was a postdoctoral scholar with the Bioelectronic Systems Lab at Columbia University. He also worked as an Associate at a life sciences venture capital firm, Ascent Biomedical Ventures, in New York City.

He joined Oregon State University in 2014, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His current research interests include the integration of sensors and transducers with silicon CMOS integrated circuits, stretchable circuits and sensor systems, lab-on-CMOS platforms, bio-energy harvesting, and low-power distributed sensing.

Professor Johnston was the recipient of the 2020 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Young Faculty Award, the 2021 Oregon State University College of Engineering Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2021 Oregon State University Provost Fellowship. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and the IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems. He also serves on the Biomedical and Life Science Circuits and Systems Technical Committee and the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.



Graduate Students

      

Tzu-Hsuan (Debbie) Chou

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
B.S. Electrical Engineering
   National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Internship(s): InvenSense
choutz@oregonstate.edu



      

Jacob Cook

Honors B.S. Bioengineering
Honors B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

cookjac@oregonstate.edu




      

Jacob Dawes

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Internship(s): HP, Inc.
dawesj@oregonstate.edu



      

Jaehyeong Park

M.S. Electronic Engineering
B.S. Electronic Engineering
   Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

parkjaeh@oregonstate.edu




      

Madison Shippy

B.S. Electrical Engineering
   University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

shippym@oregonstate.edu






      

Callen Votzke

SRC Graduate Fellow (Texas Instruments/SRC)

B.A. Engineering Sciences
B.E. Engineering Sciences
   Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Internship(s): Texas Instruments Kilby Labs
votzkec@oregonstate.edu
Co-advised with Yiğit Mengüç (mLab, Robotics)


      

Calder Wilson

Honors B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Internship(s): Intel
wilscald@oregonstate.edu




      

Siyuan (Richard) Yu

M.S. Electrical Engineering
   University of California, San Diego, CA
B.S. Electrical Engineering
   University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

yusiy@oregonstate.edu




Undergraduate Students

Tieying Chu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Honors College

Alyssa Estenson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Honors College

Austin Green, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Honors College

Abigail Hasler, Bioengineering, SRC URP Scholar

Joseph Karam, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Honors College

Shirley Lam, Electrical and Computer Engineering, STEM Leaders

Jordyn Marshall, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Honors College

Samuel Wagner, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Honors College


SIM Lab Graduate Alumni

Kyle Clocker, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 2021
"Automous sensor system for wind turbine blade collision detection"
Prior education: B.S. University of North Texas, M.S. Oregon State University
Internship(s):Insitu, Intel
Next stop: Synex Medical, Boston, MA
Personal Website

Shaan Sengupta, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 2021
"CMOS transducers and programmable interface circuits for resource-efficient sensing applications"
Prior education: B.S. Manipal Institute of Technology, M.S. University of Florida
Internship(s):Intel, Texas Instruments
Next stop: Texas Instruments, Tucson, AZ
Personal Website

Tzu-Hsuan (Debbie) Chou, M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 2021
"Linear and single-photon avalanche diode dual-Mode CMOS optical sensor with high frame rate operation"
Prior education: B.S. National Taiwan University
Next stop: Ph.D. Candidate, SIM Lab, Oregon State University

Naixuan Ma, M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 2021
"Gamma ray detection module for radioactive isotope identification"
Prior education: B.S. Oregon State University
Internship(s):Intel
Next stop: Infineon, Lynnwood, WA

Jinyong Kim, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 2021
"New techniques for multi-channel biosignal acquisition and low-powered, low-resistance measurement systems"
Prior education: B.S., M.S. University of Seoul
Internship(s): IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Next stop: Intel, Hillsboro, OR

Cassandra Davis, M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2021
"Development of a collision detection module for avian and bat species on wind turbine blades"
Prior education: B.S. Oregon State University
Next stop: SpaceX, McGregor, TX

Boyu Shen, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, September 2020
"Impedance sensing techniques for integrated circuits sensor applications"
Prior education: B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Internship(s): Velodyne LiDAR
Next stop: Texas Instruments Kilby Labs, Dallas, TX

Jacob Dawes, M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2020
"Design and modeling techniques for impedance-based flow cytometry"
Prior education: B.S. Oregon State University
Internship(s): HP Inc.
Next stop: Ph.D. Student, SIM Lab, Oregon State University

Hyunkyu Ouh, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, September 2019
"New Architectures and Circuits for Pushing the Dynamic Range and Multiplexing Boundaries of CMOS-Integrated Sensors"
Prior education: B.S. KAIST; M.S. Seoul National University
Internship(s): IBM TJ Watson Research Center (2x)
Next stop: Apple, Cupertino, CA

Soumya Bose, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, September 2019
"Energy Harvesting and Power Management Integrated Circuits for Self-Sustaining Wearables"
Prior education: B.Eng. Bengal Engineering and Science University; M.Tech. IIT Kharagpur
Internship(s): Texas Instruments Kilby Labs
Next stop: Intel, Hillsboro, OR

Jason Matthews, M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2019
"Low power CMOS sensors for wireless sensing applications"
Co-advised with Arun Natarjan (HSIC)
Prior education: B.S. Southern Oregon University; Ph.D. University of Oregon
Next stop: Tektronix, Beaverton, OR

Kyle Clocker, M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2018
"CMOS-integrated single-element thermal flow sensors"
Internship(s): Insitu, Intel
Prior education: B.S. University of North Texas
Next stop: Ph.D. Student, SIM Lab, Oregon State University

McKay Lindsay, M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, September 2017
"Co-planar integration of silicon integrated circuits and microfluidic networks for biosensor applications"
Prior education: B.S. Oregon State University
Next stop: Garmin AT, Salem, OR


SIM Lab Undergraduate Alumni

Calder Wilson, Honors B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dec 2021
Next stop: M.S. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University

Karen Berba, B.S., Computer Science, June 2021
Next stop: M.S. Student, Computer Science, California State University, Los Angeles

Braam Beresford, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2021
Next stop: Ampere, Portland, OR

Jinwon Kim, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2021
Next stop: M.S./Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

Derek Webb, Honors B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2021
Next stop: Intel, Hillsboro, OR

Victoria Vasquez, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2021
Next stop: M.S. Student, Electrical Engineering, Penn State University

Richard Inocenio Smith, Honors B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, March 2021
Next stop: Eaton Corporation, Sacramento, CA

Nuran Alteir, Post-Bacc B.S., Chemical Engineering, June 2020
Next stop: Automated Engineering Services, Oceanside, CA

Jacob Cook, Honors B.S., Bioengineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2020
Next stop: M.S. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University

Christopher Snyder, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2019
Next stop: Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Karen Harper, Honors B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2019
Next stop: Cirrus Logic, Austin, TX

Megan Co, Honors B.S., Mechanical Engineering, June 2018
Next stop: Ph.D. Student, Biomedical/Medical Engineering, Ohio State University

Kevin Bishop, Honors B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2018
Next stop: Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, University of Washington; NSF Graduate Fellow

Hayden Bialek, Honors B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2018
Next stop: M.S./Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, HSIC Lab, Oregon State University

Jacob Dawes, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 2017
Next stop: M.S./Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, SIM Lab, Oregon State University

Tanner Fiez, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2016
Next stop: M.S./Ph.D. Student, Computer Science, University of Washington; NDSEG Graduate Fellow