Dr. Tejinder Singh

Tejinder Singh received the Ph.D. degree (with highest academic honor) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2020.

He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in Micro Devices Laboratory at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, and a Senior Research Associate with the Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. He was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Waterloo from 2015-2019. He held a Microelectronics R&D Engineer position in industry from 2010 to 2012. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a University Instructor/Lecturer. He served as Chair of the ECE-Graduate Student Association, at the University of Waterloo from 2017 to 2018. He has authored or coauthored several research publications.

His current research interests include designing, modeling, characterization, and fabrication of phase change materials (PCMs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based RF devices for microwave and millimeter-wave (mmWave) applications. He has contributed to the development of PCM GeTe-based miniaturized components for mmWave applications. He has developed various reconfigurable monolithically integrated circuits and components.

Dr. Singh is a member of international professional bodies including IEEE MTT-S, IEEE EDS, OSPE, and EuMA. He is a recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal, one of Canada's highest academic honors for his PhD research and various highly competitive and prestigious federal awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). His research contributions and academic excellence have bestowed numerous accolades at national and international level.

He is a hobbyist photographer and metal guitarist. He is a freelance graphic/UI designer, has released two instrumental music albums, and one EP.


Education: 

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2020


Research Interests: 

Reconfigurable millimeter-wave (mmWave) RF devices and components based on Phase Change Materials (PCMs) and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Superconducting RF devices using MIT-LL SFQ5ee process, SOI MEMS, Optical devices based on chalcogenide metal-insulator transition (MIT) materials, LTCC-based devices, Monolithic/Heterogeneous Integration of RF technologies, On-wafer RF-MEMS packaging, Micro/nano fabrication process development.


Professional Experience: 
  • Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA (2020 – present)
  • Research Associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2020 – present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2015 – 2019)
  • RF MEMS Designer at Teledyne DALSA, Bromont, QC, Canada (2016 – 2020)
  • Founder and CEO at Bullscrado Inc., PB, India (2010 – 2013)
  • Microelectronics Research and Development Engineer at STM, India (2010 – 2012)

Selected Awards: 
  • Governor General’s Gold Medal, on behalf of the Hon’ble Governor General of Canada (2021)
  • Young Engineers Award, European Microwave Association and GAAS Association, Belgium (2021)
  • Best Paper Award with Honorable Mention, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) (2021)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC, Government of Canada (2020 – 2022)
  • NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, NSERC, Government of Canada (2017 – 2020)
  • President’s Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2017 – 2020)
  • Best Paper Award with Student Paper Finalist, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Los Angeles, CA, USA (2020)
  • Brian L. Barge Microsystems Integration Award, CMC Microsystems, Canada (2019)
  • Best Paper Award with 1st Place Student Paper Competition Winner, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Boston, MA, USA (2019)
  • IEEE Harold Sobol Grant, IEEE, USA (2019)
  • Micro/Nanotechnology Award, CMC Microsystems, Canada (2019)
  • Faculty of Engineering Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2016 – 2019)
  • GSPA Research Travel Grant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2017 – 2019)
  • Nanofellowship, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2016 – 2018)
  • Best Paper Award (1st Place), IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advance Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications (IMWS-AMP), Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2018)
  • EuMA Student Award, European Microwave Association (2018)
  • PEO-SC Student Grant, Professional Engineers of Ontario, ON, Canada (2016)
  • Distinguish TA Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2016)
  • Grad. Research Studentship and Doctoral Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2015 – 2019)
  • Best Speaker Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2015)
  • IEEE M.G.M. Award, IEEE, USA (2014)
  • IEEE Region-10 Post Graduate Award, IEEE Asia Pacific Region (2013)
  • IEEE M.V. Chauhan Award, IEEE India Council (2013)
  • IEEE B.R.V. Vardhan Student Paper Award, IEEE India Council (2013)
  • AIU Research Convention National Award (1st Place), Assoc. of Indian Universities (2013)
  • Best Paper Award, Elsevier’s ICCS Conference, PB, India (2013)
  • Best Paper Award (1st Place), IEEE 5th ICCCM Conference at Bangkok (2013)
  • Award of Honor, ISTE, India (2012)

Selected Publications: 
  1. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Experimental Investigation of Performance, Reliability, and Cycle Endurance of Non-Volatile DC–67 GHz Phase-Change RF Switches,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. –, no. –, pp. 1–14, Jul. 2021. (accepted)
  2. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Experimental Investigation of Thermal Actuation Crosstalk in Phase Change RF Switches Using Transient Thermoreflectance Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 68, no. 7, pp. 3537–3544, Jul. 2020.
  3. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Non-Volatile Multiport DC–30 GHz Monolithically Integrated Phase-Change Transfer Switches,” IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 867–870, Jun. 2021.
  4. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Scalable mmWave Non-Volatile Phase Change GeTe-Based Compact Monolithically Integrated Wideband Digital Switched Attenuator,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 2306–2312, May. 2021.
  5. T. Singh, N. K. Khaira and R. R. Mansour, “Thermally Actuated SOI RF MEMS-Based Fully Integrated Passive Reflective-Type Analog Phase Shifter for mmWave Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 117–131, Jan. 2021.
  6. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Investigation into Self Actuation Limitation and Current Carrying Capacity of Chalcogenide Phase Change GeTe-Based RF Switches,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 5717–5722, Dec. 2020.
  7. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Loss Compensated PCM GeTe Based Latching Wideband 3-bit Switched True-Time-Delay Phase Shifters for mmWave Phased Arrays,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 3745–3755, Sep. 2020.
  8. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Miniaturized DC–60 GHz RF PCM GeTe-Based Monolithically Integrated Redundancy Switch Matrix Using T-type Switching Unit Cells,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 5181–5190, Dec. 2019.
  9. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Characterization, Optimization and Fabrication of Phase Change Material Germanium Telluride Based Miniaturized DC–67 GHz RF Switches,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 67, no. 8, pp. 3237–3250, Aug. 2019.
  10. N. K. Khaira, T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Monolithically Integrated RF MEMS Based Variable Attenuator for Millimeter Wave Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 67, no. 8, pp. 3251–3259, Aug. 2019.
  11. T. Singh, A. Elhady, H. Jia, A. Mojdeh, C. Kaplan, V. Sharma, M. Basha and E. Abdel-Rahman, “Modeling of Low Damping Laterally Actuated Electrostatic MEMS,” Mechatronics, vol. 52, no. 2018, pp. 1–6, Jun. 2018.
  12. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Scalable Non-Volatile Chalcogenide Phase Change GeTe-Based Monolithically Integrated mmWave Crossbar Switch Matrix,” in Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Atlanta, GA, USA, Jun. 20–25, 2021. pp. 1–3. (Best Paper Award and Honorable Mention among Top 10 Papers)
  13. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Reconfigurable PCM GeTe-Based Latching 6-Bit Digital Switched Capacitor Bank,” in Proceedings of the 15th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), Utrecht, The Netherlands, Jan. 15–19, 2021. pp. 93–96. (Young Engineer Award)
  14. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Miniaturized Reconfigurable 28 GHz PCM-Based 4-Bit Latching Variable Attenuator for 5G mmWave Applications,” in Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Los Angeles, CA, USA, Jun. 20–26, 2020. pp. 53–56. (Selected Finalist for Student Paper Competition among Top 30 Papers)
  15. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “A Miniaturized Monolithic PCM Based Scalable Four-Port RF Switch Unit-Cell,” in Proceedings of the 49th European Microwave Conference (EuMC), Paris, France, Sep. 28 – Oct. 4, 2019. pp. 180–183.
  16. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Monolithic PCM Based Miniaturized T-type RF Switch for Millimeter Wave Redundancy Switch Matrix Applications,” in Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Boston, MA, USA, Jun. 2–7, 2019. pp. 659–660. (Best Paper Award and 1st place Student Paper Competition Winner)
  17. T. Singh, N. K. Khaira and R. R. Mansour, “Monolithically Integrated Reconfigurable RF MEMS Based Impedance Tuner on SOI Substrate,” in Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Boston, MA, USA, Jun. 2–7, 2019. pp. 790–792.
  18. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Characterization of Phase Change Material Germanium Telluride for RF Switches,” in Proceedings of the 48th European Microwave Conference (EuMC), Madrid, Spain, Sep. 23–28, 2018. pp. 475–478. (EuMA Student Award Winner)
  19. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Miniaturized mmWave Chalcogenide PCM GeTe-Based Switch Matrices for Wireless and Satellite Communication Systems,” 2019 TEXPO Graduate Student Competition and Exposition, Montreal, QC, Canada, Oct. 17–18, 2019. pp. 1. (Canada Wide First Place, Recipient of Brian L. Barge Microsystems Integration Award)
  20. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Modeling of Frequency Shift in RF-MEMS Switches Under Residual Stress Gradient,” in Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM), Waterloo, ON, Canada, Aug. 19–22, 2018. pp. 1–3.
  21. T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “Chalcogenide Phase Change Material GeTe Based Inline RF SPST Series and Shunt Switches,” in Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications (IMWS-AMP), Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Jul. 16–18, 2018. pp. 1–3. (Best Paper Award)
  22. N. K. Khaira, T. Singh and R. R. Mansour, “RF MEMS Based 60 GHz Variable Attenuator,” in Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications (IMWS-AMP), Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Jul. 16–18, 2018. pp. 1–3.

 

Selected publications are reported in this section. For a complete list of publications, visit:

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Tejinder Singh
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