13 Nov 2015
UM student receives Distinguished Design Award at IEEE A-SSCC
澳大生獲亞洲固態電路研討會傑出設計獎
UM's PhD student Lei Ka-Meng has received the Distinguished Design Award at the IEEE A-SSCC 2015
澳大博士生李家明在亞洲固態電路大會上獲傑出設計獎

Lei Ka-Meng, a PhD student from the University of Macau (UM) State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI and Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), recently received a Distinguished Design Award for his research paper at the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference 2015 (IEEE A-SSCC 2015).

Lei's research paper, titled 'A µNMR CMOS Transceiver Using a Butterfly-Coil Input for Integration with a Digital Microfluidic Device Inside a Portable Magnet', concerns a handheld nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) transceiver for chemical/biological diagnostics using the CMOS integrated circuit (IC) technology, which can serve as a low-cost, light-weight, high-sensitivity tool, suitable for a wide range of chemical/biological diagnostic applications.

As an annual international event aimed to provide a platform for participants to present the latest and most advanced chips and circuit designs in solid-state and semiconductor fields, this year’s conference attracted many students from prestigious universities in Europe and Asia. Candidates were required to perform onsite hardware demonstration, and only three of the 13 shortlisted candidates received the award. The other two award-winning students are from Aalto University in Finland and KU Leuven University in Belgium.

'It is very important recognition of the student’s work, and with this award, Lei can be considered a young “star student” in this area,' says Prof Mak Pui In, who supervised Lei's research project with Dr. Man-Kay Law and Prof. Rui Martins.

After completing his undergraduate studies at UM, Lei went straight to PhD studies at his alma mater. Lei was also among the first group of students to graduate from UM's Honour College.

澳門大學模擬與混合信號超大規模集成電路國家重點實驗室及科技學院博士生李家明在國際電機與電子工程師學會2015年亞洲固態電路研討會上獲得傑出設計獎。

李家明的研究項目為“用於化學及生物診療數字微流體裝置收發器”,研究手提式核磁共振信號收發器,這種收發器採用CMOS集成電路技術,是一款低成本、高敏感、輕量級的工具,適用於多種化學及生物診療用途。

該研討會每年舉辦一次,為與會者提供平台展示固態電路及半導體領域最新最先進的芯片和電路設計,吸引了眾多來自歐洲和亞洲知名大學的學生參加。參加學生須進行現場硬件展示,在13個作品入選的學生中,只有3人獲得傑出設計獎。另外兩個獲獎學生分別來自芬蘭的阿爾托大學和比利時的魯汶大學。

李家明的研究項目由麥沛然教授、羅文基博士和馬許願教授指導。麥教授指出該次獲獎是對李家明研究的重要肯定,亦令李家明成為該領域傑出的後起之秀。

李家明在澳大完成本科學習後直接升讀博士學位,是澳大榮譽學院首批畢業生之一。