Thomas H. Lee (engineering professor)
|Thomas H. Lee|
|Doctoral advisor||James K. Roberge|
Thomas H. Lee is an electrical engineering professor at Stanford University. In 1994 he founded the Stanford Microwave Integrated Circuits Laboratory. He has written and co-authored several books and papers, and recently concluded a tour of duty as the director of DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office.
Early life and education
Lee received his S.B. (1983), S.M. (1985) and Sc.D. (1990) degrees in electrical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
From 1990 through 1992, Lee worked on high-speed clock recovery with Analog Devices. In 1992, he joined Rambus Inc. where he developed high-speed analog circuitry for 500 megabyte/s CMOS DRAMs. He cofounded Matrix Semiconductor, which was acquired by Sandisk in 2006, and is also the founder of ZeroG Wireless, acquired by Microchip Technology in January 2010.
Since early 2016, he has served on the Board of Directors of Xilinx. He holds approximately 50 U.S. patents.
Awards and memberships
He is the winner of the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering, informally known as "the Korean Nobel Prize." In 2012 he was awarded the U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service for his work at DARPA, and was awarded an Honoris Causa Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2013.
A freshman seminar he inaugurated, "Things about Stuff" (EE14N), was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education as one of several "hot courses" in engineering.
- The design of CMOS radio-frequency integrated circuits, Cambridge University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-521-83539-9
- The Design and Implementation of Low-Power CMOS Radio Receivers, co-authored with Derek K. Shaeffer, Springer, 1999, ISBN 0-7923-8518-7
- The Design of Low Noise Oscillators, co-authored with Ali Hajimiri, Springer, 1999, ISBN 0-7923-8455-5
- Planar Microwave Engineering: A Practical Guide to Theory, Measurement, and Circuits, Thomas H. Lee, Cambridge University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-521-83526-7, ISBN 978-0-521-83526-8, 880 pages