Professor Ruonan Han joined the EECS department at MIT as an assistant professor in July 2014. He received his B.Sc. degree in microelectronics from Fudan University in 2007 and his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida in 2009. In 2014, he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from Cornell University, where he also won the ECE Innovation Award and the Director’s Best Thesis Research Award. He is the recipient of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award and IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship Award.
Ruonan’s research interest is ultra-high-speed integrated circuits and systems. At MIT, his research group, the Terahertz Integrated Electronics Group, will investigate microelectronic approaches to bridge the least explored Terahertz Gap (0.1~10THz) between microwave and infrared spectrum. Such effort is expected to revolutionize the electronic infrastructures for tera-scale communications, biomedical imaging and chemical sensing. Meanwhile, it helps us to better understand and push the fundamental limits of electronics, such as radiation power, detection sensitivity and energy efficiency, under extremely high frequency conditions.