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Jin Liu

Jin Liu

Professor - Electrical Engineering
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology - 1999
M.S. - Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston - 1995
B.S. - Electronics and Information Systems
Zhongshan University - 1992

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • High-speed communication circuits
  • Sensor interface circuits
  • System integration/Miniaturization


Y. Li, J. Liu, and H. Lee, “Ground Switching Load Modulation with Ground Isolation Doubler Rectifier for Passive HF RFID Transponders,” IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, Accepted. forthcoming - Publication
J. Liu and V. Mukundagiri, Study of ADC Resolution and Bandwidth Requirements for High-Speed Data Communications, in Proc. IEEE Mid-west Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Aug. 2013. 2013 - Publication
X. Yang, R. Payne, J. Liu, A 10GS/s 6b Time-Interleaved ADC with Partially Active Flash sub-ADCs, in Proc. IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Sept. 2013. 2013 - Publication
 J. Yao and J. Liu, “A 5-GS/s 4-Bit Flash ADC with Triode-Load Bias Voltage Trimming Offset Calibration in 65-nm CMOS,” in Proc. IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Sept. 2011, Accepted. 2011 - Publication
Y. Zheng and J. Liu, “A 5Gb/s Automatic Within-Pair Skew Compensator for Differential Data in 0.13µm CMOS,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 58, pp. 1191-1202, Jun. 2011. 2011 - Publication
M. Du, H. Lee and J. Liu, A 5-MHz 91% Peak Power Efficiency Current-Mode Buck Regulator with Auto-Switchable Peak- and Valley-Current Control, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 46, pp. 1928-1939, Aug. 2011. 2011 - Publication
X. Yang and J. Liu, An Open-Loop 10GHz 8-Phase Clock Generator in 65nm CMOS, in Proc. IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Sept. 2011. 2011 - Publication
M. Du, H. Lee, and J. Liu, “A reconfigurable SITITO boost/buck regulator with sub-threshold cross-regulation-free dual-mode control for energy-harvesting applications,” in Dig. Tech. Papers IEEE Symp. VLSI Circuits, Jun. 2011. 2011 - Publication


Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2005–Present]
Analog IC Designer
Texas Instruments [2000–2000]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2005]

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • New Faces of Engineering in National Engineers Week, 2004
Current Projects
Current projects include: adaptive equalization and clock/data recovery circuits for high-speed data communications; low-power CMOS motion detection imagers; rad-hard sensor interface circuits for satellite; power and data transmission circuits for battery-less and wireless sensors; and high-speed A/D converters.

News Articles

U. T. Dallas Faculty Member Dr. Jin Liu Chosen One of Top 'New Faces of Engineering'
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 20, 2004) — Dr. Jin Liu, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been selected one of the world's top 12 "New Faces of Engineering" as part of the annual National Engineers Week, to be held this year on Feb. 22-28. 

The New Faces of Engineering program was begun in 2003 to showcase rising young stars in engineering in order to encourage young people to consider entering the profession. Initially limited to engineers in the United States, this year's competition was expanded to include professionals from around the world. Nominees for the program must hold an engineering degree, have been employed as an engineer from two to five years and be involved in projects that significantly impact the public welfare or further professional development and growth.