The Microsystems Technology Laboratories welcomes Joel L. Dawson, a new faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
He received the S.B. and MEng degrees in EE from MIT in 1996 and 1997, respectively. For his MEng degree, he participated in the VI-A Internship program at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. He went on to receive the Ph.D. degree in EE from Stanford University in 2003. In his doctoral research, he worked in the area of RF circuit design in the group of Professor Thomas H. Lee. He investigated innovative techniques to improve the power dissipation and linearity of power amplifiers, a key component of wireless systems. He co-founded Aspendos Communications, a startup company based in San Jose, CA, with whom he remains affiliated. Prof. Dawson's research interests are in analog circuits, linear system theory, and in nonlinear control. Prof. Dawson is currently working in the areas of circuit and system design related to RF communication systems.
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