Heydari, Payam

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Division: UCI
Phone: 949-824-9324
Email: pheydari@uci.edu
Fax: 949-824-2321
Research Layer: Materials & Devices

Bio: Payam Heydari received his B.S. and M.S. degrees (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Southern California in 2001. He is now an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.  

Research: Professor Heydari is interested in the design of high frequency analog and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, and analysis of signal integrity and high-frequency effects of on-chip interconnects in high-speed VLSI circuits.His current research efforts are concerned with designing and analyzing silicon-based integrated circuits for wideband wireless as well as broadband wireline communication systems.

In the wideband wireless IC design, his goal is to design novel circuits fabricated in CMOS (or BiCMOS) technologies for the front-end of next generation wideband wireless radios including the LNA, mixer, power amplifier, and frequency synthesizer for frequencies up to 60 GHz.

In the broadband wireline IC design, his goal is to design and develop high-speed circuits including: clock and data recovery circuits (CDR), and broadband amplifiers and multiplexers fabricated in CMOS (or BiCMOS) technologies.

He also focuses on the effect of power/ground and substrate noise on the timing jitter of CMOS phase-locked loops, the effect of capacitive and inductive couplings in VLSI circuit performance, and efficient analysis of on-chip interconnects using model-order reduction techniques.

Professor Heydari's work has applications in semiconductor fabrication, as well as high-speed integrated circuits for wireless and wireline communication systems.