Kamran Entesari

Associate Professor


Office: WEB 315C
Phone: 979.845.9586
Fax: 979.845.7161
Email: kentesar@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Radio frequency/microwave/millimeter-wave integrated circuits and systems
  • Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) for RF/microwave applications
  • Microwave filters and passive components
  • RF/ Microwave biological/chemical sensors
  • Integrated RF photonics

Awards & Honors

  • -Qualcomm Faculty Award, 2017
  • -Student paper award, IEEE RFIC Symposium, 2014, IEEE IMS Symposium, 2011.
  • -Student paper honorable mention, IEEE AP Symposium, 2013.
  • -Student paper nominations, IEEE RFIC Symposium, 2016, 2012 and 2009, IEEE IMS Symposium, 2011.
  • -Outstanding Faculty Award for Research, Teaching and Service, ECE Department, TAMU, 2012.
  • -NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2011.
  • -Selected as second team for the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) design challenge in the final student design computation, 2009.


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005
  • M.S. Tehran Polytechnic University, 1999
  • B.S. Sharif University of Technology, 1995

Selected Publications

[1] P. Sepidband, and K. Entesari, “A CMOS Real-Time Spectrum Sensor Based on Phasers for Cognitive Radios”, Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

[2] P. Sepidband, and K. Entesari, “A CMOS Wideband Receiver with Enhanced Out-of-Band IIP3/IIP2 Using Blocker Detection and Rejection”, Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

[3] V. D. Rezaei, K. Entesari, “A Fully on-Chip 80 pJ/b OOK Super-Regenerative Receiver with Sensitivity-Data Rate Trade-off Capability”, Accepted in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.

[4] P. Sepidband, and K. Entesari, “RF/Analog CMOS Spectrum Sensing”, Accepted in IEEE Microwave Magazine.

[5] G. Choo, S. Cai, B. Wang, C. Madsen, K. Entesari, S. Palermo, “Fully-Automatic Monitor-based Tuning of Reconfigurable Silicon Photonics APF-based Pole/Zero Filters”, Accepted in IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology.

[6] M. Elkholy, S. Shakib, J. Dunworth, V. Aparin and K. Entesari, “A Wideband Variable Gain LNA with High OIP3 for 5G using 40nm CMOS”, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 64-66, Jan. 2018.

[7] R. Ebrahimi Ghiri, A. P. Saghati, E. Kaya, and K. Entesari,” A Miniaturized Contact-less UWB Microwave System for Time-Domain Dielectric Spectroscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 5334-5344, Dec. 2017.

[8] M. Elkholy*, and K. Entesari, “A Wideband Low Power LC-DCO-Based Complex Dielectric Spectroscopy System in 0.18 μm CMOS” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 4461-474, Nov. 2017.

[9] Ali. P. Saghati*, J. Batra, J. Kameoka, and K. Entesari, “A Metamaterial-inspired Wideband Microwave Interferometry Sensor for Dielectric Spectroscopy of Liquid Chemicals” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 2558-2571, July 2017.

[10] A. Helmy, M. M. Bajestan, and K. Entesari, “Silicon-Based RF/Microwave Dielectric Spectroscopy and Sensing” IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 57-72, July 2017.

[11] A. P. Saghati, A. P. Saghati, K. Entesari, “An Ultra-miniature SIW Cavity-Backed Slot Antenna”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 16, pp. 313-316, 2017.

[12] S. Shakib, H-C. Park, J. Dunworth, V. Aparin, and K. Entesari, “A Highly Efficient and Linear Power Amplifier for 28-GHz 5G Phased Array Radios in 28-nm CMOS”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 3020-3036, Dec.2016.