Assistant Professor in RF Circuits
Grant A. Ellis earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA), in 1996.His B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1983) and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1986) were earned at Washington State University (Pullman). He has 19 years of industrial engineering experience and has held positions at the Boeing Company in Seattle, HRL, and Agilent / Avago Technologies in Penang. His duties included monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design for phased-array communication antennas and wireless base station applications and antenna design including propagation analysis for implementation on aircraft including rotorcraft. His MMIC design work includes state-of-the-art high linearity amplifier design using GaAs, InP, and GaN device technologies covering frequencies from VHF to millimeter-wave range.
He has 7 years of academic experience as a faculty member at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Tronoh, Malaysia and the National University of Singapore (NUS). At UTP, he liaised with local industry in MMIC research projects. He has served as an External Lecturer in Communications Engineering at the RWTH in Aachen, Germany in July of 2006 and 2007. He has also taught a short course in Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Design at the Thai - German Graduate School (TGGS) in Bangkok.His research interests are Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) and RFIC design, millimeter wave MMIC design, Microwave computer aided design techniques, and electromagnetic propagation. Dr Ellis has written over 40 technical papers and publications and holds 5 US patents. He is the founding chairman of the IEEE MTT-S/EDS/SSCS Penang chapter. He has served as a reviewer for several professional journals including the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and the Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu National Engineering Honor Societies and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of California and has been a Senior Member of the IEEE since 2004. He is very interested in academic and industrial lecturing, mentoring, and research collaboration with local, international and multicultural teams.