IEEE Fellows Program

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A brief citation is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Complete Program Information about the IEEE Fellows Program may be found here.  The Fellow Nomination Process is described here. A Senior member can be nominated in one of four categories: application engineer/practitioner, educator, research engineer/scientist or technical leader. 

The full list of Solid-State Circuits Society Members who are IEEE Fellows are listed here


The 2019 Fellow Evaluation Committee for the elevation of the 2020 Class of Fellows via the Solid-State Circuits Society is as follows: 

SSCS Fellows Committee Chair: 

Richard (Dick) Jaeger

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Committee Members:

Bruce Woooley

Rinaldo Castello

Ichiro Fujimori

Shanthi Pavan

Willy Sansen

Katsu Nakamura

Zhihua Wang

Wanda Gass




SSCS Members Elevated to Fellow in 2020


William Bidermann

For leadership in commercially successful image sensors and microprocessors

Ramon Gonzalez-Carvajal 

For contributions to low-voltage and low-power CMOS analog circuit design 

BarbaraBarbara De Salvo

For contributions to device physics of nonvolatile embedded and stand-along memories

Barbara De Salvo is Silicon Technology Strategist at Facebook Inc. (US), in the Augmented-Reality-Virtual-Reality Silicon division. Before January 2019, she was Chief Scientist and Deputy Director of CEA-Leti (France). In the last decades, she held various management and R&D positions. She was manager and visiting scholar at IBM-Albany-NY (2013-2015) in the frame of the sub-10nm CMOS Technology Alliance, contributing to the development of novel logic integrated circuits (as Silicon-On-Insulator, Finfet and stacked nanowire technology platforms). She founded and led the advanced memory technology division at CEA-Leti (2008-2013), where she promoted the introduction of disruptive memory technologies, as phase-change memories, resistive oxide-based and conductive-bridge memories. Among her research topics, she pioneered neuromorphic hardware solutions based on emerging technologies (including novel logic and memory devices, 3D technologies, and Silicon photonics) for ultra-low-power cognitive systems. She has authored more than 300 referred articles, ten book chapters, a monography on Silicon Non-Volatile Memories edited by Wiley and Sons. She has supervised 21 PhD students. She holds several patents. She has been in the IEEE IEDM Executive Committee since 2015. 

JoseMdelaRosa PhotoJose De La Rosa

For contributions to delta-sigma modulators

Jose M. de la Rosa received the M.S. degree in Physics in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics in 2000, both from the University of Seville, Spain. Since 1993 he has been working at the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville (IMSE). He is presently the vicedirector of IMSE and a Full Professor at the University of Seville.

His main research interests are in the field of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, especially delta-sigma data converters. In these topics, he has participated in a number of research & industrial projects, and has co-authored over 230 international journal and conference papers and 6 books.


Prof. de la Rosa has served as Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (term 2017-2018) and he has been appointed as the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (term 2020-2021). He served also as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, where he received the 2012-2013 Best Associate Editor Award and served as Guest Editor of the Special Issue on the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference in 2013 and 2014. He has been named an IEEE Fellow as of January 2020.

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For contributions to the design of mixed-signal integrated circuits

Pavan Hanumolu received Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, Corvallis, in 2006, where he subsequently served as a faculty member till 2013. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hanumolu’s research interests are in energy-efficient integrated circuit implementation of analog and digital signal processing, sensor interfaces, wireline communication systems, and power conversion. Dr. Hanumolu is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Solid-State Circuits and has served as a technical program committee member of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, and VLSI Circuits Symposium.

Eric Klumperink March2017 Bio Photo for papers compactEric A M Klumperink

For contributions to thermal noise canceling and software-defined radio architecture

Eric A.M. Klumperink was born in 1960 in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands. After receiving his BSc degree from HTS, Enschede (1982), he worked in industry on digital hardware and software. He joined the University of Twente in 1984, shifting focus to analog CMOS circuit research. This resulted in several publications and his Ph.D. thesis "Transconductance Based CMOS Circuits" (1997). In 1998 Eric joined the IC-Design Laboratory in Twente as Assistant Professor and shifted research focus to RF CMOS circuits (sabbatical at the Ruhr Universitaet in Bochum, Germany in 2001). Since 2006, he is an Associate Professor, teaching Analog & RF IC Electronics and guiding PhD and MSc projects related to RF CMOS circuit design with focus on Software Defined Radio, Cognitive Radio and Beamforming. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE TCAS-II (2006-2007), IEEE TCAS-I (2008-2009) and IEEE JSSC (2010-2014), as IEEE SSC Distinguished Lecturer (2014/2015), and as member of the technical program committees of ISSCC (2011-2016) and IEEE RFIC Symposium (2011-..). He holds >10 patents, authored and co-authored >185 internationally refereed journal and conference papers, and was recognized as 20+ ISSCC paper contributor over 1954-2013. He is a co-recipient of the ISSCC 2002 and the ISSCC 2009 "Van Vessem Outstanding Paper Award". 

Manoli IMTEK Hahn SchickardYiannos Manoli

For contributions to the design of integrated analog-to-digital interface circuits and energy harvesting systems 

Yiannos Manoli holds a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) in Physics and Mathematics, a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and the Dr.-Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany.

He was a research assistant at the University of Dortmund, Germany, before joining the Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems in Duisburg in 1985. There he established a design group for microsystem and microcontroller integrated circuits. In1996, he was appointed Chair of Microelectronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.

He joined the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg, Germany in 2001, where he holds the Fritz Huettinger Chair of Microelectronics. Since 2005, he additionally serves as director of the Hahn-Schickard Institute in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.


Prof. Manoli received Best Paper Awards from ESSCIRC 1988, 2009 and 2012, MWSCAS 2007, MSE 2007, and PowerMEMS 2006. For his creative and effective contributions to the teaching of microelectronics and the design of a web-based visualization of circuit functionality (Spicy VOLTsim, he received various awards including the Excellence in Teaching Award of the University of Freiburg and the Teaching Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg, both in 2010.

Bich Yen PortraitBich-yen Nguyen

For contributions to silicon on insulator technology

Bich-Yen Nguyen joined Soitec as a Senior Fellow supporting the development of new device and circuit applications for Soitec’s core technologies.  Bich-Yen also leads many Soitec worldwide Joint Development Projects with industry, consortium and university. Prior to joining Soitec, Bich-Yen was a senior manager at Freescale Semiconductor and a Freescale/Motorola Dan Noble Fellow. Bich-Yen has been recognized for her leadership and research in developing Freescale/Motorola's CMOS technology for advanced IC products. She also was instrumental in transferring process technology to production since 1980, which resulted in a competitive market entry position for Freescale/Motorola.  Her honors and awards include recipient of Distinguished Innovation award in 1991, Motorola Science Advisory Board Associate in 1992, High Impact Technology Award in 1997, Dan Noble Fellow in 2001, Master of Innovation Award in 2003.  In 2004, she received the 1st National Award “Women in Technology Lifetime Achievement Award”. She holds over 200 worldwide patents and have authored 200+ technical papers on IC technologies. She also serves as a committee member for various IEEE and ECS conferences (Executive committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology. IEEE SOI, 3D and Subthreshold (S3S) conference and co-chair for IEEE-EDTM conference.

Michael Perrott

For contributions to phase-locked loop integrated circuits

Ullrich2Ulrich Pfeiffer

For development of silicon-based millimeter-wave and terahertz circuits and systems 

Ullrich R. Pfeiffer received the diploma degree in physics and the Ph.D. in physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1996 and 1999 respectively. In 1997 he worked as a research fellow at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire England. From 1999-2001 he was working as a Postdoctoral Researcher, at the University of Heidelberg on real-time electronics for particle physics experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland. From 2001 to 2006 he was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where his research involved RF circuit design, high-frequency modeling and packaging for millimeter-wave communication systems. Since 2008 he holds the High-frequency and Communication Technology chair at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, where his current research is on silicon integrated terahertz circuits and systems. Among other awards, he was the co-recipient of the 2004 and 2006 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper, and the 2012 and 2018 Jan Van Vessem Award for Outstanding European Paper at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference. He received the 2010 EuMC Microwave Prize and the 2017 MTT Microwave Prize. He has authored and co-authored 200+ publications and has been principal inventor and co-inventor of 10+ US and international issued patents, relating to RF, millimeter-wave, terahertz communication/imaging circuits and sensors.

Jae-sung Rieh

For contributions to silicon-germanium integrated circuits for wireless communications 

Ravi Todi

For contributions to innovative design and commercialization of high performance eDRAM

Huazhong Yang

For low-power circuit techniques for sensor applications and design automation

masound zargariMasoud Zargari

For contributions to the development of CMOS radio-frequency integrated circuits

Masoud Zargari received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tehran University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1993 and 1997 respectively. In 1998 he joined Atheros Communications as a member of the founding team where he served as a Sr. Director of Engineering focusing on integrated systems for wireless communication. In 2016 he left Qualcomm-Atheros and co-founded Atmosic Technologies where he is currently Vice President of Engineering. During 1999 and 2000 Dr. Zargari was a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University where he taught courses in the area of RF and analog integrated circuit design.