Employee Details

Md. Tawfiq Amin

Instructor Class B/Major
Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Academic Background

Degree Awarded Name of School/University Major Division/CGPA/(%) of Marks Year of Graduation
Ph.D University of Macau, (UM), Macau, China Electrical and Electronics Engineering By Research 2015
M.Phil City University of Hong Kong, (CityU), Hong Kong Electronic Engineering By Research 2009
Bachelor Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, (KUET), Bangladesh Electrical and Electronic Engineering 3.77 out of 4.0

(1st Class 1st )



Work Experience

Employer / Company Period Occupation or Position Main Job-Related Competences, Responsibilities, and Skills
Military Institute of             Science & Technology                   (MIST), Bangladesh 07/2015-Present Instr Class ‘B’ Conduct Theory and Practical classes of undergraduate and post graduate courses
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Bangladesh 06/2005-09/2006 Lecturer Conduct several Theory and Practical classes of Undergraduate courses
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 01/2009-03/2009 Research Assistant Conduct research on Digital Signal Processing.


Research & Development Skills

Institute / Company Period Subject / Area Main Job-Related Competences and Responsibilities.
University of Macau, Macau, China 09/2009-03/2015 Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI IC Design 1. Small die area (0.07mm2) 10-GHz current-reuse Class-B/C VCO is designed and fabricated in 65-nm CMOS process for wireless applications achieving 196 FoMA with low power and low phase noise.

2. Techniques for enhancing the load drivability and power efficiency of LC VCOs. Two VCO prototypes were fabricated in 65-nm CMOS to verify the effectiveness of the proposed techniques.

3. Deep understanding of oscillators to generate high frequency carrier including with frequency synthesizers based on phase-locked loop for modern wireless communication transceivers.

4. Enhancing the performance of LC VCOs for low supply voltage in nanoscale CMOS in small chip area.

5. Deep Knowledge in CADENCE for schematic simulation, layout design with post-layout simulation, and PCB design experience in Altium Designer software.

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 10/2006-12/2008 Signal Processing Signal processing: adaptive signal processing, signal detection, parameter estimation and source localization.
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 01/2009-03/2009 Signal Processing Digital Signal Processing for Wireless Applications.



Authors/Title/ Journal / Proceedings Year
M. T. Amin, J. Yin, P. –I. Mak, and R. P. Martins, “A 0.07 mm2 2.2 mW 10 GHz current-reuse class-B/C hybrid VCO achieving 196 dBc/Hz FoMA,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 457-459. 2015
M. T. Amin, P. –I. Mak, and R. P. Martins, “A 0.137 mm2 9 GHz hybrid class-B/C QVCO with output buffering in 65 nm CMOS,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 716-718. 2014
M. T. Amin, P. –I. Mak, and R. P. Martins, “A 3.6 mW 6 GHz current-reuse VCO-buffer with improved load drivability in 65 nm CMOS”, International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, DOI: 10.1002/cta.1933. 2013
M. T. Amin, P. –I. Mak, R. P. Martins, “A 0.5 V 10 GHz 8-Phase LC-VCO combining current-reuse and back-gate-coupling techniques consuming 2 mW,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, (ISCAS), pp. 2698-2701. 2013
M. T. Amin, K. W. K. Lui and H. C. So, “Fast Tracking of a real sinusoid with multiple forgetting factors,” IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences. 2008
M. T. Amin, F. K. W. Chan and H. C. So, “Frequency estimation of damped noisy real sinusoid based on linear prediction,” Proc. IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications, Feb. 2008, Innsbruck, Austria. 2008
H. C. So, M. T. Amin and F. K. W. Chan, “Accurate and simple estimator for lossy wave equation,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 16, No. 9. 2009
F. K. W. Chan, H. C. So, M. T. Amin, C. F. Chan and W. H. Lau “Iterative quadratic maximum likelihood based estimator for a biased sinusoid,” Signal Processing, Vol. 90, Issue 6. 2010