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Marvin Onabajo

408 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
805 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA


Marvin Onabajo received a B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2003 as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2007 and 2011, respectively. He was Electrical Test/Product Engineer at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro, Oregon from 2004 to 2005. In the Spring 2011 semester, he worked as a Design Engineering Intern in the Broadband RF/Tuner Development group at Broadcom Corp. in Irvine, California. Marvin Onabajo joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in the Fall 2011 semester.


  • PhD, Texas A&M University, 2011

Research & Scholarship Interests

Design of analog, radio frequency, and mixed-signal integrated circuits; built-in test and calibration techniques for systems-on-a-chip; on-chip temperature sensors for thermal monitoring and built-in testing.
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Honors & Awards

  • 2015 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2015 Martin Essigman Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering at Northeastern University
  • 2017 ARO Young Investigator Program Award

Selected Publications

  • S. A. Zahrai, M. Zlochisti, N. Le Dortz, and M. Onabajo, “A low-power high-speed hybrid ADC with merged sample-and-hold and DAC functions for efficient subranging time-interleaved operation,” IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 3193-3206, Nov. 2017.
  • C.-H. Chang, S. A. Zahrai, K. Wang, L. Xu, I. Farah, and M. Onabajo, “An analog front-end chip with self-calibrated input impedance for monitoring of biosignals via dry electrode-skin interfaces,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 2666-2678, Oct. 2017.
  • L. Xu, C.-H. Chang, and M. Onabajo, “A 0.77mW 2.4GHz RF front-end with -4.5dBm in-band IIP3 through inherent filtering,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL), vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 352-354, May 2016.
  • H. Chauhan, V. Kvartenko, R. Coxe, T. Weber, and M. Onabajo, “An optimization platform for digital predistortion of power amplifiers,” IEEE Design & Test, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 49-58, April 2016.
  • M. Onabajo, J. Silva-Martinez "Analog Circuit Design for Process Variation-Resilient Systems-on-a-Chip", New York, NY, Springer, 2012

Related News

October 9, 2018

ECE Professor Nian Sun, Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo and Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava were awarded a $1.34M NIH collaborative grant with Massachusetts General Hospital to work on nano-scale neural radio frequency identification (NanoNeuroRFID) devices for wireless neural magnetic modulation and recording.

September 12, 2018

ECE Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo and Professor Yong-Bin Kim were awarded a patent for creating a "method to use on-chip temperature sensors for detection of Trojan circuits". Abstract...

July 9, 2018

ECE Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava & Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo were awarded a $500K NSF grant to develop an analog computing based feature extraction system-on-a-chip with dry skin-electrode contact interface circuits for wireless EEG sensing.

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