School of Engineering

Achievements Index


2012 Achievements

NSF

Professor Cheng Chen is awarded an NSF BRIGE GRANT (CMMI-1227962) of a total $171,825 for two years (2012-2014) to explore reliability assessment of real-time hybrid simulation results for performance evaluation of structures under earthquakes. The project will develop a probability-based energy error and tracking indicator to assess the reliability of experimental results and to validate these results, especially when the actual structural responses under earthquakes are not available for an immediate comparison. The research will lead to an efficient and effective assessment tool that will enable the real-time hybrid simulation technique to be applied in the laboratory to its full potential. The project will help to build international collaborations and enhance the research infrastructure at the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University.

Cheng Chen

Professor Cheng Chen is one of the four awardees selected for the Wang Family Faculty Award  (Opens in New Window) by the Office of International Programs of The California State University. This award will support Professor Chen to conduct research on geographically distributed hybrid simulation at National Taiwan University (NTU). The objective is to establish SFSU's capability to perform distributed hybrid simulation which will build upon a recent awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant. Both analytical and experimental study will be involved during the award period. Successful accomplishment of the proposed study will not only transform the MRI grant enabled facility into an active earthquake engineering research platform but also significantly upgrade the earthquake engineering research capability at SFSU.

2011 Achievements

Analog Circuit Design

ANALOG CIRCUIT DESIGN - DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED
A new textbook by Dr. S. Franco

This textbook is intended for EE majors envisioning industrial careers in analog electronics. It draws from the author's teaching experience at San Francisco State University, where over the years he has contributed to the formation of hundreds of students now gainfully employed in Silicon Valley as analog IC designers, product/process/reliability engineers, test/design-for-test engineers, and analog applications/marketing engineers - positions that are in ongoing demand.

For more information, please visit
http://online.sfsu.edu/~sfranco/BookAnalog/AnalogJacket.pdf  (Opens in New Window)

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant in the amount of $246,454 to the School of Engineering, 2011-2014. The grant is in support of acquisition of a state-of-the-art servo hydraulic structure test system to enhance research and research training in engineering at SFSU. The instrumentation will be used to simulate vibration in the infrastructure and foster research in earthquake engineering, wireless sensor network and vibration energy harvesting. The PI is Dr. C. Chen and the Co-PIs are Drs. W. Pong, H. Shahnasser and H. Mahmoodi.

2010 Achievements

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education has awarded Cañada College's Engineering Department and San Francisco State University School of Engineering the Curriculum Improvements Partnership Award for the Integration of Research (CIPAIR). CIPARI assists minority institutions with strengthening their science, technology, engineering and mathematics academic fields and technical programs. Funding is used to increase the quantity and quality of STEM curricula, the number of underrepresented and underserved students who attain degrees in STEM, and the number of underrepresented and underserved students who choose careers in NASA-related fields. The title of the project is "Creating Opportunities for Minorities in Engineering, Technology, and Science (COMETS)" and the PI is Amelito G. Enriquez (http://www.smccd.net/accounts/enriquez  (Opens in New Window)) from Cañada College's Engineering Department. The SFSU Engineering Co-PI participants are Cheng Chen, Hao Jiang, Hamid Mahmoodi, Wenshen Pong, and Hamid Shahnasser. The grant amount is $450,000 for a period of 3 years. For more information on the project activities please visit http://canadacollege.edu/comets/  (Opens in New Window)

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant in the amount of $262,634 to the School of Engineering, 2010-2013. The grant is in support of acquisition of a temperature-controlled probe station and semiconductor parameter analyzer to enhance research and research training in engineering and physics at SFSU. The objective of the research is to probe and characterize circuits, sensors, nanostructures, and electro-optic devices, thereby opening new avenues for nano-scale research at San Francisco State University, an institution serving a large population of under-represented minorities. The PI is Dr. H. Mahmoodi and the Co-PIs are Drs. H. Jiang, K. Teh, C. Chen, and W. Man. (Opens in New Window)

CBG

SFSU School of Engineering is the recipient of the 2010 Charles Babbage University Grant  (Opens in New Window) from Synopsys Inc  (Opens in New Window). The grant amount is $26500 which covers donation of computing hardware and license to Synopsys EDA tools for two years. The title of the project is "Curriculum development and research based on Synopsys EDA tools at SFSU" and the PI for this project is Dr. Mahmoodi. This award was officially presented to Dr. Mahmoodi during Design Automation Conference in Anaheim CA on June 14th 2010. There will be an award ceremony in the School of Engineering in Fall 2010. For updates on this project please visit Nano-electronics and Computing Research Lab  (Opens in New Window). We acknowledge Synopsys Inc. for providing license and support to their EAD tools.

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2009 Achievements

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a S-STEM grant totaling $598,838 to the School of Engineering, 2009-2013. The PI is Dr. W. Pong and the Co-PIs are Drs. H. Shahnasser, H. Mahmoodi, H. Jiang, and N. Ozer for this project.

For information about the National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarships eligibility requirements and application, please visit National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarships at School of Engineering.

IEEE

Two of Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi's co-authored papers are among the top 20 most downloaded articles from the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2008. The list is published on the TCAD website: http://tcad.polito.it/editor/Top_2008CAD.html  (Opens in New Window). The two papers are "Reduction of Parametric Failures in Sub-100-nm SRAM Array Using Body Bias" and "Modeling of failure probability and statistical design of SRAM array for yield enhancement in nanoscaled CMOS".

SRC

Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi received the Inventor Recognition Award by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) for the U.S. patent application entitled "Self-Repairing Technique in Nano-Scale SRAM to Reduce Parametric Failures".

ACS Petroleum Research Fund

Dr. Kwok-Siong Teh was awarded a $50,000 research grant as a PI by the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for the proposed research entitled "Nanostructured ZnO Energy Generator: Influence of Dimensional and Mechanical Properties" (2009-2011).

CSUPERB

Dr. Kwok-Siong Teh was awarded a $15,000 research grant as a PI by the California State University Program in Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) for the proposed research "Directed Migration of Cells through the Influence of Metal Oxide Nanowires on Lamellipodia, Filopodia, and Focal Adhesions" (2009-2010).

Department of Education

School of Engineering, (Drs. Wenshen Pong, Nilgun Ozer, Cheng Chen, Hao Jiang, Hamid Mahmoodi and Hamid Shahnasser, faculty participants), was awarded $259,042 from Department of Education through MSEIP grant program to work collaboratively and closely with Canada Colleges to provide pipelines for STEM students to successfully transition to SFSU, 2008-2011. The first summer institute at SFSU will begin in July 15, 2009. (http://www.canadacollege.edu/bridge/#EngineeringInstitute  (Opens in New Window))

CCLS

Dr. Kwok-Siong Teh was awarded a $5,000 research grant from the Center for Computing for Life Sciences (CCLS) as a PI for the project: "Experimental and Computational Study of The Directed Migration of Cells on Metal Oxide Nanowires", for the period of 2009/01-06.

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2008 Achievements

Nasa

Dr. Wenshen Pong received NASA Administrator's Fellowship Program, Faculty Research Award, $50,000, 2008-2009.

NSF

Dr. Kwok-Siong Teh was awarded $50,000 grant from NSF EPDT Program as a Co-PI for the project: "An Anti-Fouling Smart Surface with Controllable Nanostructures For IC-Cooling and MEMS Applications", for the period of 2008-2011.

NSF

Dr. Kwok-Siong Teh was awarded a grant from NSF MRI Program as Co-PI on the project "MRI: Acquisition of a FE-SEM to Enhance Research and Student Training in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics, and Engineering at San Francisco State University", The total award is $783,210 for the period of 2008-2011.

Stanford Nanofabrication Facility

Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi was awarded a $5000 seed grant from Stanford Nanofabrication Facility as PI on the project "Non-Volatile memory on Flexible Substrate". This money is used towards the cost of fabricating a prototype of a new memory concept.

Synopsys Inc.

Synopsys Inc. donated license to all their EDA tools worth of $3,000 educational price. Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi secured this donation by proposing SFSU-Synopsys collaboration program. This donation gives SFSU students access to all Synopsys EDA tools. We have already installed most Synopsys tools on CAD tool server in Dr. Mahmoodi's research lab. The tools are used for both research and educational purposes in ENGR 453, 848, and 856.

MOSIS Inc. Chip

MOSIS Inc. grants School of Engineering access to IBM 65nm CMOS fabrication process. Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi secured this access through a proposal on "Fault Tolerant Computing Architectures for Nano-Scale CMOS". This donation gives our students access to IBM technology files and process design kit for developing experimental verification of our research ideas and the possibility of taking some ideas towards fabrication in the IBM 65nm process technology which is one the cutting-edge semiconductor fabrication processes.

Nasa

Dr. Shyshenq Liou received 2008-2010 NASA Administrator Fellowship Program Award.

2008 Publications

  • C. J. Mueller, B. T. Fisher, G. C. Martin, D. Milam, C. Gehrke and A. S. Cheng. "Fuel-Volatility Effects on an Early Direct-Injection, Low-Temperature Combustion Strategy in an Optical Engine Using a 15-hole, Dual-Row, Narrow-Included-Angle Nozzle," Advanced Engine Combustion Work Group Meeting, Auburn Hills, MI, August 2008
  • Ganji, A. R., "Energy Efficiency and Conservation: The Path to Sustainable Development," Paper to be presented at The 13^th IIES International Oil & Gas Conference: Management, Policies and Experiences, Nov. 2008
  • Ganji, A. R., "Developing and Experience of Teaching a General Education Course in Energy," Paper No. IMECE2008-67140,2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Boston, MA, Nov. 2008.
  • Sfeir, R. A., Chow, S. A., Hackett, B. W. and Ganji, A. R., "Demand Response Opportunities in Northern California," 31^st World Energy Engineering Congress, Washington, D.C., October 2008.
  • H.H. Liao, H. Jiang, P. Shanjani, and A. Behzad "A Fully Integrated 2x2 Power Amplifer for Dual Band MIMO 802.11n WLAN Application Using SiGe HBT Technology", IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, June 2008.
  • H. Jiang, J. Zheng, and M. Racanelli "Kirk Effect Induced Bias Dependency of Thermal Resistance in SiGe HBTs" IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, Jan 2008
  • Y. Wang, H. Mahmoodi, L-Y. Chiou, H. Choo, J. Park, W. Jeong, and K. Roy, "Energy-efficient Hardware Architecture and VLSI Implementation of a Polyphase Channelizer with Applications to Subband Adaptive Filtering," accepted for Journal of Signal Processing Systems
  • S. Bhunia, H. Mahmoodi, A. Raychowdhury, and K. Roy, "Arbitrary Two-Pattern Delay Testing Using A Low-Overhead Supply Gating," Journal of Electronic Testing Theory and Applications, June 2008
  • H. Mahmoodi, V. Mohan, M. Cooke, and K. Roy, "Ultra Low Power Clocking Scheme Using Energy Recovery and Clock Gating," accepted for IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems
  • K. Kim, H. Mahmoodi, and K. Roy, "A Low-Power SRAM Using Bit-Line Charge-Recycling," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 446-458, Feb. 2008
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, H. Mahmoodi, and K. Roy, "Reduction of Parametric Failures in Sub-100nm SRAM Array using Body Bias," IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 174-183, Jan. 2008
  • H. Mahmoodi and A. Jalali, "Virtual Age: Enabling Technologies and Trends," accepted for International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, April 2009
  • F. Moradi, D. T. Wisland, H. Mahmoodi, T. C. Vu, "New Subthreshold Design Concepts in 65nm CMOS Technology," accepted for IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, Mar. 2009
  • F. Moradi, D. T. Wisland, T. V. Cao, A. Peiravi, and H. Mahmoodi "1-Bit Sub Threshold Full Adder in 65nm CMOS Technology" Accepted for International Conference on Microelectronics, Dec. 2008
  • A. Jalali and H. Mahmoodi, "Virtual Age: Next Wave of Change in Society," accepted for the International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, and e-Education, Jan. 2009
  • F. Moradi, D. T. Wisland, S. Aunet, H. Mahmoodi, T. V. Cao, "65nm Sub-Threshold 11T-SRAM for Ultra Low Voltage Applications," IEEE International Systems-On-Chip Conference, pp. 113-118, Sep. 2008
  • F. Moradi, D. T. Wisland, H. Mahmoodi, T. V. Cao, "High Speed and Leakage-Tolerant Domino Circuits for High Fan-in Applications in 70nm CMOS Technology," International Caribbean Conference on Device, Circuits, and Systems, pp.1-5, April 2008
  • N. Morrison and H. Mahmoodi, "Keeping Technology Cool", College of Science and Engineering Inter-science Magazine, pp.42-44, Dec 2008
  • M. Ozer, "Formulations Of Mass Fraction Of The Multi-Story Flexible Structures Isolated By Friction Pendulum Sliding Bearings," The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008
  • E. Ozkan, I. Turhan, F. Tepehan and N. Ozer, Sol-Gel Deposited Nickel Oxide Films for Electrochromic Applications, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 92 (2008) 164-169
  • M. Vora, Z.H. Lee and W.S. Pong "The Cost of Seismic Structural Damage and Preventive Action," Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 17, No. 5., pp. 601-621, 2008.
  • Y. Wang, W. Xu, Y. Cheng and W.S. Pong "An Innovative Design Strategy for seismic Retrofitting of a High-rise Steel Building in Kasoshiung," 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
  • Y. Wang, W. Xu, M. Bozkurt and W.S. Pong "Cost-effectiveness and Optimal Configuration Issues for Buildings with Supplemental Damping Devices," 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
  • W.S. Pong, M. Ozer and A. Tong "A Newly Developed Structural Engineering Laboratory at SFSU," NSF Grantees Poster Section, 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, June 2008.
  • Y. W. Lu, Y. Takahashi, and K. S. Teh, "Wettability Switching Technique of A Biocompatible Polymer for Protein Adhesion Control", accepted for 22nd Annual IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE-MEMS), January 2009.
  • Y. W. Lu, K. S. Teh, and Y. Takahashi, "Wettability Switching Technique of A Biocompatible Polymer For Protein Adhesion Study", accepted for 4th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS), January 2009.
  • Y. Takahashi, K. S. Teh, and Y. W. Lu "Fabrication And Characterization Of Nano-Structuring Polymeric Surfaces For MEMS Applications", ASME IMECE, Oct 2008.
  • K. S. Teh and Y. W. Lu, "Surface Nanostructuring of Biocompatible Polymer for Wettability Control in MEMS", 21st Annual IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE-MEMS), Jan. 2008.
  • K. S. Teh and Y. W. Lu, "Topography and Wettability Control in Biocompatible Polymer for BioMEMS Applications", 3rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS), Jan 2008
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2007 Achievements

ACS Petroleum Research Fund

Dr. Kwok-Siong Teh received the American Chemical Society PRF Summer Research Fellowship for the project "Drag Reduction in Petroleum Pipelines by Nano Ultra-Oleophobic (NUO) Surfaces", for the amount of $8,000 in 2007.

Nasa

Dr. Wenshen Pong received 2007-2009 NASA Administrator Fellowship Program Award.

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2006 Achievements

NSA

Dr. Michael Holden was awarded $117,000 from National Security Agency for his grant proposal entitled "Autonomous Vehicles for Wireless Network Security and Research" 9/1/06 - 8/31/07.

GWEC

Dr. Todor Cooklev is the recipient of the 2006 Wireless Educator of the Year Award given by the the Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC). The award recognizes distinguished college and university educators and their pivotal role in preparing tomorrow's wireless technology leaders annually.

sae international

Dr. A.S. Ed Cheng was among ten faculty across the globe who have been selected to receive SAE International's Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award during the SAE 2006 World Congress in Detroit, April 3-6. For more information, please click here  (Opens in New Window).

ieee vlsi paper

Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi received the 2006 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society VLSI Transactions Best Paper Award for his paper "A Process-Tolerant Cache Architecture for Improved Yield in Nanoscale Technologies", published in IEEE Trans. on VLSI, January 2005, pp. 27-38.

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2005 Achievements

Dr Sergio Faranco's Publication

Dr. Franco's highly popular textbook "Design with Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits", published by McGraw Hill, has been translated to Chinese and Spanish in 2005.

shy shenq liou

Dr. ShyShenq Liou is one of four recipient of the Wang Family Faculty Fellowship Award, The California State University, 2005-2006.

Nasa

Dr. Hamid Shahnasser received 2005-2007 NASA Administrator Fellowship Program Award.

iNEER

Dr. Shyshenq Liou and Dr. Sung Hu received the Best Paper Award for their paper "Challenges Facing Engineering Education" presented in 2005 International Network for Engineering Education and Research conference held in Tainan, Taiwan, March 2005.

SRC

Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi received the 2005 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award as a research team member led by Kaushik Roy of Purdue University. The Technical Excellence Award was established by SRC as an incentive and recognition program for research of exceptional value to SRC members. Hamid Mahmoodi was a member of Dr. Roy's research team that has achieved many best paper awards and numerous publications.

usa-prc collaboration

Dr. Wenshen Pong received "2005 US-PRC Collaboration on Earthquake Engineering Research Program" grant administered by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, SUNY, Buffalo.

france telecom

Dr. Todor Cooklev received a grant funded by France Telecom, Paris, France, 2005.

Sandia National Laboratory

Dr. Ed Cheng's "Biodiesel Combustion Research" project was funded by Sandia National Laboratories, 2005.

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2004 Achievements

NSF

Dr. Wenshen Pong's "Integrated Undergraduate Structural Engineering" proposal was funded by the National Science Foundation's CCLI program, 2004-2007.

Mr. Mike Strange received 2004-2005 Eden Staff Appreciation Award for his contribution to the College of Science and Engineering.

marquis who's who

Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi is selected for inclusion of his biography in the 60th diamond edition of "Who's Who in America" http://www.marquiswhoswho.com  (Opens in New Window)

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