Welcome to the Intelligent Chips (iChip) research lab. I, Mohammad Alhawari, am the principal investigator of the iCHIP research lab. My specialty and expertise are in the design of integrated analog and mixed-signal circuits. The iCHIP lab research will focus on the development of intelligent chips using state-of-the-art technologies to build smart, multi-functional, ultralow power systems that can autonomously sense and actuate in a wide spectrum of applications. This will have a significant impact on healthcare, automotive industry, and Internet-of-things (IoT).

My work has appeared in high impact publications such as IEEE Journal Solid-State Circuits (JSSC) and IEEE Transaction of Circuits and Systems (TCAS) as well as presented at prestigious international conferences such as International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) and International Symposium of Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). I have authored a book titled “Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Wearable Devices”, authored/co-authored 3 book chapters, have 2 granted and 2 pending patents. I have been a regular reviewer for more than 10 journals. I have led students and researchers and managed key research projects at the Khalifa Semiconductor Research Center (KSRC), funded by the U.S. Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) under the ACE4S Center of Excellence. My research focuses on Energy Harvesting and Power Management Circuits, Mixed-Signal Machine Learning Hardware, Wireless Power Transfer and Bioelectronics Medicine.

Students who join my research group will learn chip design skills and apply various circuit techniques to design sophisticated System-on-Chips (SoCs). Further, my students will use advanced CAD tools (Cadence, HFSS, MATLAB, etc.) to perform chip layouts, design and simulate circuits. They will eventually be able to transform research concepts and designs into a working SoC that will have an impact on both the local and global industry.