Principal Investigator

Dr. Hesham Omran

Dr. Hesham Omran received the B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, in 2015, all in Electrical Engineering.

From 2008 to 2011, he was a Design Engineer with Si-Ware Systems (SWS), Cairo, Egypt, where he worked on the circuit and system design of the first miniaturized FT-IR MEMS spectrometer (NeoSpectra), and a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Integrated Circuits Lab (ICL), Ain Shams University. From 2011 to 2016 he was a Researcher with the Sensors Lab, KAUST. He held internships with Bosch Research and Technology Center, CA, USA, and with Mentor Graphics, Cairo, Egypt. In 2016, he rejoined the ICL, Ain Shams University, as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Hesham has developed and taught several advanced courses on Analog IC Design, Computer-Aided Circuit Design, Analog Integrated Systems Design, CMOS Data Converters, RF Circuit Design, and Digital IC Design. He delivered these courses to undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional engineers in several institutes and companies inside and outside Egypt. Most of these courses are available on the Mastering Microelectronics YouTube channel for free.

Dr. Hesham has received several awards including the Egyptian State Encouragement Award for Engineering Sciences in 2019, the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Design and Test Conference in 2009, and Academic Excellence Awards from KAUST and Ain Shams University in 2011 and 2002, respectively.

Dr. Hesham has published 40+ papers in international journals and conferences. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS) I & II, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI), the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications (IJCTA), and IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS). His research interests are in the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and especially in analog and mixed-signal CAD tools and design automation.