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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

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.

February 6, 2018

ECE Assistant Professor Marvin Onabajo is using his Army Research Office Young Investigator award to detect if electronic chips have been embedded with malicious Trojans.

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