Assistant Professor, University of Macau



Yan received the BEng and MSc degrees in Microelectronics from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2006 and 2009, respectively; and the PhD degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2013.

From 2007 to 2009, he was an IC design engineer in eWave Technology, Guangzhou, China, where he designed several analog and mixed-signal ICs. From 2009 to 2014, he was a research assistant/associate in the Integrated Power Electronics Lab (IPEL) of HKSUT, where he worked on wireless power circuits and on-chip voltage regulators. In 2011, he was also an analog IC design intern in Silicon Laboratories, Shenzhen, China, where he was involved in a crystal-less radio receiver project. In 2013 spring, he was a visiting scholar at the IC Design Group, University of Twente, the Netherlands. Since July 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI of University of Macau. His current research interests include but not limit to, wireless power transfer circuits and systems, RF energy harvesting, next-generation power management solutions and voltage regulators.

From 2013 to present, Yan has contributed 7 ISSCC papers which are distributed in three sub-areas of PMIC: wireless power transfer (2), low-dropout regulators (2) and switched-capacitor DC-DC converters (3). In addition, Yan has co-authored 40+ journals/conference papers, and filed two US patents. He co-authored two book chapters, and one book entitled “CMOS Integrated Circuit Design for Wireless Power Transfer” to be published by Springer. Dr. Lu served as a member of Technical Program Committee of several IEEE conferences, including ISCAS, VLSI-DAT, APCCAS, ASP-DAC, etc. He also serves as a reviewer of many journals/conferences including IEEE JSSC, TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TBioCAS, TVLSI, etc. He is an invited speaker of Power Supply on Chip (PwrSoC’16) and Emerging Technology (ET-CMOS’17). He organized a special session on digital LDO regulators for APCCAS’16. Yan was a recipient of the Outstanding Postgraduate Student Award of Guangdong (Canton) Province 2008, the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award 2013-2014, and the IEEE CAS Society Outstanding Young Author Award 2017.


Research Interests:

— Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Circuits and Systems

— Analog and Digital Low-Dropout (LDO) Regulators

— Fully-Integrated DC-DC Converters

— RF Energy Harvesting

— Voltage and Current References



— ELCE722 (Master Course) Advanced Topics in Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits


Funded Projects:

— Design of Voltage References and Regulators for IoT

Principle Investigator, funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) 2017-19

— Implantable Multi-Channel ECG Monitoring SoC Design (collaborating with Tsinghua University, Beijing)

Co-PI, responsible for the wireless charging and power management parts.

Jointly funded by Macau FDCT and National Natural Science Foundation of China (FDCT-NSFC) 2016-19

Design of Digitally-Controlled Low-Dropout Regulators

Principle Investigator, funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) 2015-18

— Wireless Power Transfer System for Implantable Medical Devices and Portable Devices

Principle Investigator, funded by University of Macau, Multi-Year Research Grant (MYRG) 2015-18

— Design and Analysis of Multi-Phase Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter

Principle Investigator, funded by University of Macau, Start-up Research Grant (SRG) 2014-15


Selected Awards:

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author Award 2017

IEEE Region 10 Conference Professional Award 2015

IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-doctoral Achievement Award 2013-14

HKUST School of Engineering PhD Fellowship 2013

HKUST School of Engineering Overseas Research Award 2012

Outstanding Postgraduate Student of Guangdong (Canton) Province 2008


Professional Services:

— Lead Guest Editor of Special Issue on “Energy Harvesting and Power Management” of Hindawi APEC

— Technical Program Sub-Committee Member of International Symposium on VLSI-DAT 2017

— Review Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2016-17

— Special Session Co-Chair of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS) 2016

— Invited for participation in QS University Rankings Academic Peer Survey 2016

— UDC Committee Co-Chair of Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) 2016

— Technical Program Committee Special Sessions Chair of IEEE TENCON 2015

— Technical Program Sub-Committee Co-Chair of IEEE International Wireless Symposium 2015 & 2016

— Review Committee Member & Session Chair of IEEE APCCAS 2014

Reviewer of:

IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC)

IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics (TPEL)

IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I)

IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II)

IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS)

IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems

IEEE Electron Device Letters (EDL)

IET Electronics Letters

IET Circuits, Devices & Systems

— International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications

Microelectronics Journal

MDPI Sensors

— MDPI Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications

— ETRI Journal

— IEICE Electronics Express

Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering

Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers

International Journal of Electronics

International Journal of Electronics Letters

Journal of Electrical Engineering and Electronic Technology

Active and Passive Electronic Components

IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW) 2017

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2012—2016

IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) 2016

IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) 2015

Book Proposal of Elsevier



Room 3012, N21, AMSV, University of Macau,

Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macao, China



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Last updated on May 22, 2017


[May 04, 2017] Dr. Lu has been selected for the IEEE CAS Society Outstanding Young Author Award!

[May 28, 2017] Dr. Lu is invited to deliver a talk on Wireless Power at the Emerging Technologies 2017.

[Feb. 28, 2017] Junmin Jiang’s paper on SC DC-DC has been accepted by JSSC.

[Oct. 11, 2016] Three papers on WPT, D-LDO, and SC DC-DC from our group have been accepted by ISSCC 2017. Congratulations to Mo Huang and Junmin Jiang!!

[Oct. 11, 2016] The journal version of the Converter-Ring has been accepted by JSSC.

[Oct. 26, 2016] Dr. Lu is going to hold a special session on Digital LDO Regulator at APCCAS.

[Oct. 05, 2016] Dr. Lu is invited  to present his work on DC-DC Converter-Ring at PwrSoC.

[Sep. 15, 2016] Junmin Jiang will present his work on SC DC-DC Converter at ESSCIRC.

[Aug. 17, 2016] One paper on Merged 2X Rectifier and 3-Level SIMO for WPT authored by Dr. Lu has been accepted by TPEL.

[Aug. 08, 2016] Haojuan Dai passed his MSc thesis Defense. Congratulations!

[Mar. 2016] Our paper on CMOS Rectifier for RF Energy Harvesting has been accepted by TCAS-II.

[Jan. 2016] Two papers on Digital LDO Regulator from our group first-authored by Dr. Huang have been accepted by TCAS-II.

[Jan. 2016] One paper on Active Rectifier collaborated with HKUST has been accepted by JSSC.

[Feb. 2015] Two papers on SC DC-DC Converters collaborated with HKUST have been presented by Dr. Lu and Junmin Jiang at the “Chip Olympics” - ISSCC!

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