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Jun Ren

Jun Ren

Graduate Student

Department of Electrical Engineering

Graduate Student
College of Engineering

Graduate Student
Wireless Institute


Phone: 574-631-1275

Office: B20 Stinson Remick


I was born on March 1st, 1990, in Huainan, an industrial city of China. My parents hold management positions in companies, and expected me to work as general manager as they do. "Unfortunately" I got fascinated with solving real-world problems when I was a kid. I was the winner of several math and physics competitions and innovation contests before attending college. In 2012, upon completing my undergraduate study in China, I joined Notre Dame to pursue my doctorate in the Department of Electrical Engineering. I am currently a student member of IEEE.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Electronic Materials and Devices

My current research interests can be loosely categorized into two areas. 1) GaN HEMTs device modeling and ultra-high speed circuits design (power digital-to-analog converters, static frequency dividers, etc.) that feeds the needs of wireless communications. 2) multiple-antenna system characterizations and radiation patterns (as well as specific absorption rate (SAR)) microwave modeling to evaluate performance limits of communication systems with SAR constraint and examine better wireless device design approaches.

Selected Publications

J. Ren, P. Fay, et al. "Model Development for Monolithically-Integrated E/D-mode Millimeter-Wave InAlN/AlN/GaN HEMTs", Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium, San Diego, Oct. 2014

Industrial Presentations

(First prize) J. Ren, P. Fay, et al. "GaN Power DACs for Energy-Efficient Wireless Systems", Broad-band Wireless Access and Application Center semi-annul meeting, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, May 2014