Education | Publications | Awards | Research Centers | Volunteerism | Projects | Past employment

Phillip Nadeau

Ph.D. Candidate – MIT


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in progress

S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2011

B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2009

Journal publications

A. Paidimarri, P. Nadeau, P. Mercier, A. Chandrakasan, “A 2.4GHz Multi-Channel FBAR-based Transmitter with an Integrated Pulse-Shaping Power Amplifier,” to appear in J. Solid State Circuits, 2013.

R. C. Norris, J. S. Hamel and P. Nadeau, “Phononic band gap crystals with periodic fractal inclusions: Theoretical study using numerical analysis,” J. Appl. Phys, vol. 103, no. 10, 104908, 2008


P. Nadeau, A. Paidimarri, P. Mercier, A. Chandrakasan, “Multi-channel 180pJ/b 2.4GHz FBAR-based Receiver,” in Proc. IEEE RFIC Symp., p. 381-384, June 2012

A. Paidimarri, P. Nadeau, P. Mercier, A. Chandrakasan, “A 440pJ/bit 1Mb/s 2.4GHz multi-channel FBAR-based TX and an integrated pulse-shaping PA,” in Proc. VLSI Circuits Symposium, pp.34-35, June 2012.

A. Oehlerking, P. Nadeau et al., “A Hydraulically Controlled Nonoperative Magnetic Treatment for Long Gap Esophageal Atresia,” J. Med. Devices 5, 027511-1 and DMD2011-5231, 2011

P. Nadeau, A. L. Martel, and A. R. Moody, “Quantifying Thrombus in MRI Images: A Semi-Automated Approach,” in 3rd Annual Practical Course in Digital Imaging and Teleradiology, Toronto, Canada, 2007

 Selected Awards

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Fellowships; 2009, 2010, and 2012 to 2014.

MIT EECS Harold L. Hazen Teaching Award, 2012

Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal 2009

Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal 2004

Research center affiliations

MIT Medical Device Realization Center (MedRC), 2012 to 2013

Wireless Center @MIT CSAIL 2012 to 2013

MIT Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems (CICS), 2013

Interconnect Focus Center, Focus Center Research Program, Semiconductor Research Corporation, 2009 to 2013

TSMC University Shuttle Program, 2010

MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) 2009-2013.

Professional volunteerism

Technical Program Committee Member and Activities Chair, MARC 2013

Reviewer for TCAS II 2012 to 2013

Other Committees and Volunteerism

MIT EECS Committee on Graduate Students, Student Member 2011 to 2012

Orientation Chair, EECS Graduate Students Association, 2010 to 2011

Class Representative, ECE UWaterloo, 2004 to 2009

Selected Interesting Projects

Esophageal atresia non-operative correction by magnetic anastomosis, December 2011, MIT Course 2.75: Precision Machine Design, Cambridge, MA

Fractional-N PLL with spur reduction, May 2010, MIT Course 6.776: High-speed Communication and RF Integrated Circuits, Cambridge, MA

Ultra-low power oscillator with amplitude control, December 2009, MIT Course 6.376: Low-Power Analog VLSI, Cambridge, MA

Asynchronous logic circuits for power savings, December 2009, MIT Course 6.374: Analysis and Design Digital Integrated Circuits, Cambridge, MA

Robotic Foosball table with artificial intelligence, February 2009, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (featured on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet program)

Automated image registration in 3D contrast-enhanced MRI using Principal Components Analysis, April 2007, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON

Semi-automated image segmentation for DVT, August 2006, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON

Automated image processor and remote control for VoD testing, December 2005, Rogers Cable, Toronto, ON

Past employment

Research Assistant: Energy-efficient integrated circuits, MIT, Cambridge, MA. 2009-present

Intern: mm-Wave Circuits, Texas Instruments (Kilby Labs), Dallas, TX. 2012

Teaching Assistant: Signals and Systems (6.003), MIT, Cambridge, MA. 2011

Intern: Ultra-low-power Communication Circuits, Intel Labs (Radio Integration Research), Beaverton, OR. 2011

Intern: HDTV Video Capture Card, Digital Rapids (Hardware Engineering), Toronto, ON. 2008

Intern: Defence Communications Systems, Department of National Defence Canada, Ottawa, ON. 2007

Research Assistant: RF-MEMS on Silicon, ECE: University of Waterloo, ON. 2007-2008

Research Assistant: Medical Image Processing, University of Toronto (Sunnybrook Research Institute), ON. 2006-2007

Intern: Digital TV R&D, Rogers Cable, Toronto, ON. 2005

Intern: Reactor Commissioning, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, ON. 2005

Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor, Town of Whitby Aquatics Department, ON. 2003-2004