Chenchang Zhan (Jim)

Associate Professor School of Microelectronics

Chenchang Zhan is an Associate Professor with the School of Microelectronics (National Exemplary School of Microelectronics), the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the M.Sc. degree in microelectronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong SAR, China, in 2011. From 2006 to 2007, he was an Intern Analog Design Engineer with VeriSilicon, Shanghai, China. From 2011 to 2012, he worked as a post-doctoral Research Associate with HKUST. From 2012 to 2014, he was with Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, as a Senior Engineer, focusing on the design of high-performance power converters for future generations of mobile devices. He then joined SUSTech as an Assistant Professor in Aug. 2014, and was promoted to an Associate Professor in Dec. 2019. His research interests include the analysis and design of analog, mixed-signal and power management integrated circuits and systems for a variety of applications. Up to date, he published 1 book, >70 SCI/EI papers, and was granted with 8 China and 5 US patents. He received the Best Paper Award from IEEE ISIC'2009, Singapore and IEEE EDSSC'2018, Shenzhen, the Best Student Paper Award from IEEE EDSSC'2010, Hong Kong, the Best Student Paper Award from IEEE ISCAS'2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2018 SUSTech Young Faculty Research Award, the 2019 SUSTech Excellent Teacher of the Year Award, the 2019 SUSTech Excellent Residential College Mentor of the Year Award, and the 2020 SUSTech 5-Year Service Award. He served as a Review Committee Member for IEEE APCCAS'2014, a Technical Program Committee member for IEEE ICTA'2018, ICTA’2019 and ICTA’2020, a Guest Editor for Hindawi APEC, a Session Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE ISCAS'2018, ISCAS'2019 and ICTA'2018, as well as a reviewer for many reputational international journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Personal Profile

Chenchang Zhan is an Associate Professor with the School of Microelectronics (National Exemplary School of Microelectronics), the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the M.Sc. degree in microelectronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong SAR, China, in 2011. From 2006 to 2007, he was an Intern Analog Design Engineer with VeriSilicon, Shanghai, China. From 2011 to 2012, he worked as a post-doctoral Research Associate with HKUST. From 2012 to 2014, he was with Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, as a Senior Engineer, focusing on the design of high-performance power converters for future generations of mobile devices. He then joined SUSTech as an Assistant Professor in Aug. 2014, and was promoted to an Associate Professor in Dec. 2019. His research interests include the analysis and design of analog, mixed-signal and power management integrated circuits and systems for a variety of applications. Up to date, he published 1 book, >70 SCI/EI papers, and was granted with 8 China and 5 US patents. He received the Best Paper Award from IEEE ISIC'2009, Singapore and IEEE EDSSC'2018, Shenzhen, the Best Student Paper Award from IEEE EDSSC'2010, Hong Kong, the Best Student Paper Award from IEEE ISCAS'2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2018 SUSTech Young Faculty Research Award, the 2019 SUSTech Excellent Teacher of the Year Award, the 2019 SUSTech Excellent Residential College Mentor of the Year Award, and the 2020 SUSTech 5-Year Service Award. He served as a Review Committee Member for IEEE APCCAS'2014, a Technical Program Committee member for IEEE ICTA'2018, ICTA’2019 and ICTA’2020, a Guest Editor for Hindawi APEC, a Session Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE ISCAS'2018, ISCAS'2019 and ICTA'2018, as well as a reviewer for many reputational international journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Education

2007-2011, Ph.D. in electronic and computer engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2004-2007, M.Sc. in microelectronics, Fudan University

2000-2004, B.Sc. in electrical engineering, Fudan University

Work Experiences

2019-present, Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

2014-2019, Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

2012-2014, Senior Engineer, Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA

2011-2012, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2006-2007, Intern Analog Design Engineer, VeriSilicon, Shanghai, China

Research Areas

Power management and energy harvesting integrated circuits and systems

Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits

Low-power integrated circuit design methodology

Honors and Awards

2020, SUSTech 5-Years Service Award

2019, Elevated to be IEEE Senior Member

2019, SUSTech Excellent Teacher of the Year Award

2019, SUSTech Excellent Residential College Mentor of the Year Award

2018, SUSTech Young Faculty Research Award

2018, Best Paper Award, IEEE EDSSC

2017, Excellent Advisor Award, SUSTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

2016, Excellent Advisor Award, National University IC Design Competition (NUICDC)

2016, SUSTech Excellent Individual for UG Admission Initiatives

2016, SUSTech Shuren Residential College Mentor of the Year Award

2016, Nanshan Leading Talent Tier C, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong

2014, Peacock Talent Tier C, Shenzhen, Guangdong

2011, Best Student Paper Award, IEEE ISCAS

2010, Best Student Paper Award, IEEE EDSSC

2009, Best Paper Award, IEEE ISIC

2009, Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE ISCAS

Research

Power management and energy harvesting integrated circuits and systems

Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits

Low-power integrated circuit design methodology

ResearcherID Link: https://publons.com/researcher/1807217/chenchang-zhan/

Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tYZ863gAAAAJ&hl=en


Teaching

UG Course: EE104 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits; EE304 Integrated Circuit Design (a.k.a. CMOS VLSI Design); EE317/318/405 Advanced Electronic Science Experiment I, II, III; SME204 Advanced Microelectronic Experiment; EE302/402 Frontier Seminars in Modern Electronic Science and Technology II, IV; EE470 Internship; EE490 Graduation Project; EES203 Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

PG Course: EEE5013/SME5016 Power Management Integrated Circuits Design


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Our group works on the analysis and design of analog, mixed-signal and power management integrated circuits and systems for a variety of applications. Specifically, the research topics include ultra-low-power voltage/current references, low-dropout (LDO) regulators, switched-mode power converters, wireless power transfer integrated circuits, temperature sensors, analog-digital converters, etc. The developed circuits are silicon proved through CMOS technologies. They significantly improve the circuit performances, reduce power consumptions and cost. Up to date, we have published 1 book, >70 SCI/EI papers, and were granted with 8 China and 5 US patents. We also received many Best Paper Awards/Nominations in several international conferences.

Selected works over the past 5 years:

J. Lin, L. Wang, C. Zhan and Y. Lu, "A 1-nW Ultra-Low Voltage High PSRR Subthreshold CMOS Voltage Reference with 0.0154%/V Line Sensitivity," IEEE Trans. Circ. Syst. II: Exp. Briefs, vol. 66, no.10, pp. 1653-1657, Oct. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2019.2920693.

G. Cai, C. Zhan and Y. Lu, “A fast-transient-response fully-integrated digital LDO with adaptive current step size control,” IEEE Tran. Circ. Syst. I: Reg. Papers, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 3610-3619, Sept. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2019.2917558.

L. Wang and C. Zhan, “A 0.7-V 28-nW CMOS subthreshold voltage and current reference in one simple circuit,” IEEE Tran. Circ. Syst. I: Reg. Papers, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 3457-3466, Sept. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2019.2927240.

Y. Tan, C. Zhan and G. Wang, "A fully-on-chip analog low-dropout regulator with negative charge pump for low-voltage applications," IEEE Trans. Circ. Syst. II: Exp. Briefs, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 1361-1365, Aug. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2018.2881072.

C. Zhan, G. Cai and W. H. Ki, “A transient-enhanced output-capacitor-free low-dropout regulator with dynamic miller compensation,” IEEE Trans. On Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 243-247, Jan. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVLSI.2018.2867850.

H. Li, C. Zhan and N. Zhang, "A fully-on-chip digitally assisted LDO regulator with improved regulation and transient responses," IEEE Tran. Circ. Syst. I: Reg. Papers, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 4027-4034, Nov. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2018.2851514.

Q. Huang, C. Zhan, and J. Burm, “A 30 MHz Voltage-Mode Buck Converter Using Delay-Line-Based PWM Control,” IEEE Trans. Circ. Syst. II: Exp. Briefs, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 1659-1663, Nov. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2017.2764048.

L. Wang, C. Zhan, J. Tang, Y. Liu and G. Li, “A 0.9V 33.7ppm/ºC 85nW sub-bandgap voltage reference consisting of subthreshold MOSFETs and single BJT,” IEEE Trans. On Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 2190-2194, Oct. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVLSI.2018.2836331.

C. Huang, C. Zhan, L. He, L. Wang and Y. Nan, "A 0.6V-minimum-supply, 23.5ppm/ºC subthreshold CMOS voltage reference with 0.45% variation coefficient," IEEE Trans. Circ. Syst. II: Exp. Briefs, vol. 65, no. 10, pp. 1290-1294, Oct. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2018.2846808.

J. Tang, C. Zhan, G. Wang, and Y. Liu, "A 0.7V fully-on-chip pseudo-digital LDO regulator with 6.3mA quiescent current and 100mV dropout voltage in 0.18-mm CMOS," IEEE European Solid-State Circ. Conf. (ESSCIRC), pp. 206-209, Sept. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/ESSCIRC.2018.8494307.

Y. Liu, C. Zhan, L. Wang, J. Tang and G. Wang, “A 0.4-V wide temperature range all-MOSFET subthreshold voltage reference with 0.027%/V line sensitivity,” IEEE Trans. Circ. Syst. II: Exp. Briefs, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 969-973, Aug. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2018.2794512.

Y. Liu, C. Zhan and L. Wang, “An ultralow power subthreshold CMOS voltage reference without requiring resistors or BJTs,” IEEE Trans. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 201-205, Jan. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVLSI.2017.2754442.

Q. Huang, H. Joo, J. Kim, C. Zhan and J. Burm, “An energy-efficient frequency domain CMOS temperature sensor with switched Vernier time-to-digital conversion,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 3001-3011, May 2017. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2017.2686442.

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We have openings of Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Ph.D and M.Sc. Students (URL: http://gs.sustech.edu.cn).

Visiting scholars and exchange students are also warmly welcome.

If interested, please send your resume to zhancc@sustech.edu.cn.

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Contact Address

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), No. 1088 Xueyuan Blvd., Shenzhen, China 518055

Office Phone

(86)755-8801-5480

Email

zhancc@sustech.edu.cn

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