Prof. Mark Rodwell





Prof. M. Rodwell



High-Speed Electronics Group






Maps & Directions



Papers & Presentations



Mark Rodwell holds the Doluca Family Endowed Chair and is Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSB. He received the 1994,1997,1998, 2014, 2019, and 2020 departmental teaching awards.


He directs the SRC/DARPA Center for Converged TeraHertz Communications and Sensing.  From 2007-14 he directed the SRC Nonclassical CMOS Research Center. From 1996-2018 he directed the UCSB Nanofabrication Lab during its growth to a 500-user facility.


His research group works to extend the operation of electronics to the highest feasible frequencies. Their research thus includes semiconductor devices (diodes & transistors), semiconductor fabrication process, circuit design, interconnects, instruments, and communications systems.


Particular interests include THz InP bipolar transistors, nm III-V MOSFETs for both VLSI and THz applications, IC design above 50 GHz in both III-V and Silicon VLSI technologies, and mm-wave wireless communications system design.


Prof. Rodwell received the 2010 IEEE Sarnoff Award and the 2009 IEEE IPRM Conference Award for the development of InP-based bipolar IC technology, at both the device and the  circuit design levels, for mm-wave and sub-mm-wave applications. His group's work on GaAs Schottky-diode ICs for picosecond / mm-wave instrumentation was awarded the 1997 IEEE Microwave Prize and the 1998 European Microwave Conference Microwave Prize. His group's collaborative development, with Prof. Madhow's group, of mm-wave line-of-sight MIMO received the 2012 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award.  Prof. Rodwell was elected IEEE Fellow in 2003.






University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

2205F Engineering Science Building, 451 Mesa Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93117



Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering