Saturday, August 24, 2013

A bit about my PhD

I know this is far too late to start blogging about my PhD, which I already have started since Jan 2012 ago. But I might regret not to write about it anyway one day later who knows, so it may not harm to start writing about it now.

My PhD is funded by the Indonesian government directorate general of higher education. I have tried to apply for other scholarships during my time at Universitas Gadjah Mada, and failed, but maybe that is what is meant to be: that I would have less problems moving to Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember mid 2011. My research area is basically microelectronics, even though as lecturer in UGM most of my research projects were embedded systems. As I looked for PhD topics and potential supervisors, I got interested at one point to a PhD opening by a professor at Sydney University. Long story short, I end up having that exact same PhD topic (they are practically the same project) but by his collaborator and also former student, at UNSW. So, here I am now, doing PhD in microelectronics, at The University of New South Wales.

Electrical Engineering Building, UNSW, Kensington. The window of my office room is one of the ones seen here.

I joined the nanolab group not long before they start on a 180 CMOS process chip tape out plan. As I was new, I get to join with other friends on working on a design that has been started previously in the group: a sigma delta modulation digital to analog converter.
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