Ruonan Han is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a core member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University in 2014 (Advisor: Ehsan Afshari), with the Director’s Best Thesis Research Award. Prior to that, he received his B.Sc. degree in microelectronics from Fudan University in 2007, and M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida in 2009 (Advisor: Kenneth K. O). In 2012, Ruonan worked in Rambus Inc. as an engineering intern. In 2014, he was a postdoctoral scholar in Cornell University.
Professor Han’s research is focused on high-performance integrated circuits and systems operating at terahertz. The topics include self-sustained high-power radiators, broadband frequency converters and CMOS terahertz imaging arrays. These electronic infrastructures are essential for future ultra-high-speed communication, non-ionizing imaging, and terahertz spectroscopy. The past projects achieved many records on the silicon platform, such as operating frequency, output power and sensitivity. Prof. Han’s research group at MIT, the Terahertz Integrated Electronics Group, aims to continue explore the scientific approaches of bridging the terahertz gap between electronic and optic domains.
Prof. Han is the member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S). He serves as the reviewer of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Tech. (T-MTT), IEEE Trans. Terahertz Science & Tech., and the IEEE Trans. Circuits & Systems (T-CAS). He is also a member of the Graduate Admission Committee of MIT EECS.