Dr. Ranjit Gharpurey is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 in Electrical Engineering and his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1990. He was on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, TX.
Dr. Gharpurey's current research is in the area of RF and high-frequency analog design. This includes the design of transceivers and frequency synthesizers used in narrowband and broadband wireless systems. A significant portion of his research is also related to the study of spurious coupling mechanisms through substrates and packages that adversely impact the performance of highly integrated mixed-signal and RF circuits. His doctoral research was in the area of modeling and analysis of substrate coupling for mixed signal and RF ICs.
Dr. Gharpurey has authored or co-authored numerous journal and conference papers on the above subjects and has presented several invited talks and tutorials at conferences and other technical forums. He has co-authored a book on the subject of substrate coupling. He has been granted nine patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and currently serves on the technical program committee of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference and the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium. He was awarded the President of India Gold Medal at the Indian Institute of Technology in 1990 for outstanding academic performance, and the Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study at the University of California at Berkeley from 1990-1992.