Book and Book Chapters

Dr. Lie and his group has archived over ten book and book chapter from 2001 to 2016

  1. Invited book chapter: “Design Investigations for Robust and Continuous Online Heartbeat Monitoring using Wearable vs. Doppler-Based Non-Contact Vital Signs Biosensors”, in "Nanobiosensors for Personalized and Onsite Biomedical Diagnosis", V. Das, A Boothby, J. Lopez and D.Y.C. Lie, Chapter 25, edited by Pranjal Chandra and Ester Segal, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AY, United Kingdom, ISBN: 978-1-84919-9506, June, 2016 (in press)
  2. Invited book chapter: "Energy Efficiency Enhancement and Linear Amplifications: An Envelope-Tracking (ET) Approach”, D.Y.C. Lie, Chapter 7, edited H. Wang and S. Kaushik, RF and Mm-Wave Power Generation in Silicon, Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 183-208, Dec. 2015 (ISBN 978-0-12-408052-2)
  3. Invited book chapter: “It Pays to Do Cool Research for Electrical Engineers!” D.Y.C. Lie, Chapter 7, in “Electrical Engineering for the Curious: Why Study Electrical Engineering? (For College Students - Best College Majors, College Scholarships, Educational Research, Career Choices, and Success)", edited by Kishor Vaidya (ISBN 978-1-925128-48-2; ASIN: B010UUANI8); The Curious Academic Publishing; 1st edition, pp. 1455-1667 (July 2, 2015)
  4. Invited book chapter: “The Design of Robust Real-Time Wearable Fall Detection Systems Aiming for Fall Prevention”, D.Y.C. Lie, B.T. Nukala, J. Jacob, J. Tsay, P.E. Lie, N. Shibuya, A.I. Rodriguez, T. Q. Nguyen and S. Zupancic, “Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Cultural Differences, Impacts of Disease and Long-Term Health Effects”, Chapter 3, Edited by Scott T. Lively, Series: "Public Health in the 21st Century", Nova Science Publishers, Inc., NY, 3rd Quarter, pp.51-76, 2015 (ISBN 978-163463-9132)
  5. Invited book chapter: "Envelope Tracking Techniques Applied to a Fully-Monolithic Silicon-Based RF Power Amplifier System” by Donald Y.C. Lie, Yan Li, and Jerry Lopez in the book “Envelope Tracking Techniques", Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Editor-in-Chief, Mihai Peterca; Published Online: 14 MAR 2014 pp. 1-13, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Online ISBN:9780471346081;DOI:10.1002/047134608X;
  6. Invited book chapter: “Design of Portable High-Efficiency Polar Transmitters for Broadband Wireless Applications Using the Envelope-Tracking Technique” in CMOS Nanoelectronics: Analog and RF VLSI Circuits, D.Y.C. Lie, Y. Li and J. Lopez, ed. kris iniewski, McGraw Hill Professional, Ch. 3, pp. 91-133, July 19 (2011), ISDN 978-0-07-175565-8
  7. Invited book chapter: "A 2.4GHz Non-Contact Biosensor System for Continuous Monitoring of Vital-Signs”, D.Y.C. Lie, R. Ichapurapu, S. Jain, J. Lopez, R.E. Banister, T. Nguyen, and J. Griswold, Chap. 9, Telemedicine Techniques and Applications, ISBN 978-953-307-354-5, edited G. Graschew and S. Rakowsky, InTech, pp. 211-239, June 2011
  8. Invited book chapter: chapter 9.2 in Silicon Heterostructure Handbook: Materials, Fabrication, Devices, Circuits and Applications of SiGe and Si Strained-Layer Epitaxy, “SiGe as an Enabler for Wireless Communications Systems”, L.E. Larson and D.Y.C. Lie, ed. John Cressler, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 897-917 (2010) ISBN: 0849335590
  9. Invited book chapter: “Simultaneous, Multi-Frequency, Multi-Beam Antennas Employing Synchronous Oscillator Arrays”, J. Cothern, T. Heath, G. Hopkins, R. Kerr, D. Lie, J. Lopez, and B. Meadows, Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics, Understanding Complex Systems, ed. Visarath In, Patrick Longhini and Antonio Palacios, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009, pp 395-401, ISBN: 978-3-540-85631-3.
  10. Invited review book chapter on the prestigious "Semiconductors and Semimetals” series, Vol. 73 “Processing and Properties of Compound Semiconductors”, edited by R. Willardson and E. Weber, Chap. 4 “Si/SiGe Processing”, D.Y.C. Lie and K.L. Wang, pp.151-197, Academic Press, San Diego, (2001)
  11. Invited review book chapter on: “Si/SiGe Heterostructures for Si-Based Nanoelectronics”, D.Y.C. Lie and K.L. Wang, Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Devices and Materials, edited by H.S. Nalwa, Vol. 2 "Semiconductor Devices", Chapter 1, pp. 1-69, Academic Press, San Diego, (2001)


  1. “Methods of doping strained-layer heterostructures devices”; N.D. Theodore, D.Y.C. Lie, T.C. Smith, J.W. Steele, US Patent #5565690 A (Oct 15, 1996)
  2. “Low-power, low-noise dual gain amplifier topology and method”; D.Y.C. Lie and L.E. Larson; US Patent US Patent #6396347 (May 28, 2002)
  3.  “A novel way of maximizing the output power efficiency for Switch-mode RF Power Amplifiers”, D.Y.C. Lie and J. Popp., US patent 7,205,835 (issued 17 April 2007)
  4. “An Improved Open-Loop Method to Perform RF Transmitter Output Power Control and high efficiency for Switching-Mode Power Amplifier; Part I”, D.Y.C. Lie and J. Popp., US patent #7420421 B1 (issued 2 Sept. 2008)
  5. “An Improved Open-Loop Method to Perform RF Transmitter Output Power Control and high efficiency for Switching-Mode Power Amplifier; Part II”, D.Y.C. Lie and J. Popp., US patent #7,593,702, issued on 22 September 2009
  6. “Frequency Tuning and Phase Shifting Techniques using 1-Dimensional Coupled Voltage-Controlled-Oscillator Arrays for Active Antennas”, D.Y.C. Lie, J. Lopez, J. Neff, J. Cothern and B. Meadows, US Patent #8558625, issued on 10/15/2013
  7. “CMOS IC for micro-emitter based microdisplay”, J. Day, J. Li, D.Y.C Lie, Z. Fan, J.-Y. Lin, and H.-X. Jiang,  US Patent #9047818, issued on 06/02/2015
  8. Several other patent applications filed with Texas Tech OTC (Office of Technology Commercialization) and pending to be filed to US Patent Office.
    1. Miniaturized non-contact cyber-enabled biosensor SoC with beam-steering capabilities for continuous vital-signs and motion monitoring”, Donald Lie and R. Banister, Provisional patent application filed 10/14/2009, Application Number: 61251700
    2. “A Low-Cost Hybrid RFID system for Handwashing Monitoring”, Y.C. Donald Lie, R. Banister, and Dissanaike, Sharmila, Provisional patent application filed 02/18/2011


PhD Students Wanted !!

Professor Lie's group is now looking for highly motivated, honest and skilled PhD students interested in radio-frequency integrated circuits (RF IC) and system design and testing to join our 5G RF & millimeter-wave (mmWave) IC Design Team !

Mr. Travis Hall's thesis has been awarded with TTU's First Place Master's Thesis Winner for 2016 in the category of Math, Physical Sciences, and Engineering

Dr. Lie is at San Francisco, CA for the IEEE International Microwave Symposium Week (IMS2016 Week) and he is serving as the Chair of IEEE RFIC Symp

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