MSc Y. Liu

PhD student
Bioelectronics (BE), Department of Microelectronics

PhD thesis (Jun 2017): Analysis and Design of Low-Power Receivers: Exploiting Non-50Ω Antenna Impedance and Phase-Only Quantization
Promotor: Wouter Serdijn, Reza Lotfi

Expertise: Low Power Radios, Low Power ADC, Phase Domain ADC

Themes: Analog and Mixed-Mode Integrated Circuits and Systems, Wireless Power Transfer, Power Management and Energy Harvesting, Transcutaneous Wireless Communication


Yao Liu was born in China, in 1987. He received the MSc and BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2008 and 2011, respectively.

He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in the Section Bioelectronics of the Department of Microelectronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology. His research interests include low power wireless communication circuits design for biomedical applications.


  1. A Charge-Redistribution Phase-Domain ADC Using an IQ-Assisted Binary-Search Algorithm
    Leila Rajabi; Mehdi Saberi; Yao Liu; Reza Lotfi; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers,
    28 March 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2017.2681461.

  2. Analysis and Design of a Passive Receiver Front-End using an Inductive Antenna Impedance
    Yao Liu; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers,
    14 August 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2017.2734851

  3. Co-Design of Electrically-Short Antenna-Electronics Interfaces in the Receiving Mode
    Mark Stoopman; Yao Liu; Hubregt J. Visser; Kathleen Philips; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs,
    2015. DOI 10.1109/TCSII.2015.2406371.

  4. A Comparative Analysis of Phase-Domain ADC and Amplitude-Domain IQ ADC
    Yao Liu; Reza Lotfi; Yongchang Hu; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers,
    2014. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TCSI.2014.2374852.

  5. A 5b 12.9 uW Charge-Redistribution Phase Domain ADC for Low Power FSK/PSK Demodulation
    Yao Liu; Duan Zhao; Yongjia Li; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    In proc. European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC),
    Venice, Italy, Sept. 22-26 2014.

  6. A low noise amplifier with optimally mismatched antenna interface for wireless in-body area network applications
    Yao Liu; Wouter Serdijn;
    In Book of Abstracts, 4th Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering (BME),
    Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands, Jan. 24-25 2013.

  7. An LNA with Optimally Mismatched Antenna Interface for Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes
    Yao Liu; Wouter A. Serdijn;
    In Proc. International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS),
    Beijing, China, IEEE, May 19-23 2013.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2017

Yao Liu

  • Left in 2017
  • Now: RF designer, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

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