Three Researches from School of Microelectronics Win Provincial Prizes

In April, three professors from Tianjin University School of Microelectronics each won a provincial award for their research, a first for the School since its establishment in November, 2016.

Professor Xu Jiangtao won the first prize for his project “The Research and Application of Key Technologies for High-Performance CMOS Imaging Chips” in 2018 Tianjin Science and Technology Awards Conference held on April 10th in Tiajin. Professor Xu’s team proposed the theory of low-light level imaging in the field of imaging chips, used some key technologies such as time-delay integrated imaging, large dynamic range pixels, and high-precision circuits and produced a variety of image sensor chips that met international standards. It is reported that the results have obtained 2 US invention patents, 22 Chinese invention patents, and 12 integrated circuit layout designs.

Professor Ma Kaixue and Professor Li Lingxia both won a second prize in the 14th China Electronic Information Technology Conference held from April 20th to 21st in Hefei, Anhui Province.

Professor Ma Kaixue together with partners from the South China University of Technology and the Southeast University carried out the research about the Theory and Mechanism of Separated Electronic and Magnetic Coupling Paths (SEMCP) and won the second prize of the Natural Science Award issued by the Chinese Institute of Electronics. Professor Ma Kaixue's innovative electronic and magnetic coupling separation control theory and circuit design method provide theoretical guidance and new ideas for the design of hybrid filters. As was said by the evaluating experts, the research boasts of an innovative theory, an effective research method along a correct path and a wide application prospect, reaching the international standards on the whole.

The Integrated Dielectric Components and New Dielectric Materials with High Performance hosted by Professor Li Lingxia won the second prize of the Technical Invention of the Institute. Integrated dielectric components are passive components mainly made of high-performance dielectric materials. They have important application prospects in military and civilian fields such as aerospace, electronic countermeasures, mobile communications and automotive electronics. The products developed in this project have greatly improved integrated components’ upper limit working temperature, filtering performance and tuning characteristics.

The Institute of Electronic Materials and Components of Tianjin University led by Professor Li Lingxia has undertaken more than 50 high-level scientific research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, Military Equipment, and 863 Program, authorizing 91 invention patents and publishing 203 high-level SCI papers.

By the School of Microelectronics

Editors: Eva Yin & Doris Harrington