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Steven Michael Bowers

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
Rice 302
85 Engineers Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​University of California, San Diego, 2007
M.S. California Institute of Technology, 2009​
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2014
Post-Doc California Institute of Technology, 2013-2014​
Biography

Steven M. Bowers received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in millimeter- wave circuits and systems from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. In August 2014, he joined the faculty of the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His research interests include holistic integration of high-frequency analog circuits, advanced digital circuits, novel electromag- netic structures and integrated silicon photonics to enable the next generation of millimeter-wave applications, specifically in adaptive and self-healing millimeter-wave circuits and millimeter-wave power generation, radiation, and detection.

Dr. Bowers is a member of IEEE HKN and TBP. He was the recipient of the California Institute of Technology’s Institute Fellowship (2007), the Analog De- vices Outstanding Student Designer Award (2009), the IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award (2012), the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Stu- dent Paper Award (2013), and the 2015 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize.

Photonically Driven mm-Wave Communication Platform
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 01, 2020 – July 31, 2024
CAREER: Resource Aware Adaptability of Low Power Transceivers in Variable Energy Environments
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
February 15, 2019 – January 31, 2024
PATRONUS: Photonic Analog Transmitter On Nitride Unified Systems
Source: Quintessent Inc.
September 02, 2020 – March 02, 2022
RFIC design support and testing for an Ultra Low Power Receiver
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Sandia
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Virginia Beach
Source: VIASAT, INC.
December 07, 2018 – November 30, 2021
Nanowatt System in Fiber (NanoSIF)
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 01, 2020 – September 30, 2021
Deep Purple Phase 1: Develop 9.6 GHz Wakeup Receiver
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Sandia
October 31, 2018 – September 30, 2020
Phase I: I/UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2020
EN-EE Chip-Scale Optical Resonator Enabled Synthesizer (CORES)
Source: University of California, Santa Barbara
March 25, 2015 – April 03, 2020
EN-EE Virginia Efficient Near-zero Ultao-low Power Systems
Source: U.S. DOD - Darpa
September 17, 2015 – December 31, 2019
Contributions for Membership in the Phase I: UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: Industry - Various
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2019
ECE 2660: ECE Fundamentals II
Credits: 4
Studies the modeling, analysis, design, computer simulation, and measurement of electrical circuits which contain non-linear devices such as junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors. Includes the gain and frequency response of linear amplifiers, power supplies, and other practical electronic circuits. This course is taught in the studio mode with mixed lecture and lab. Prerequisite: ECE 2630, APMA 2130 co-requisite
ECE 4501: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–4
A fourth-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
ECE 4660: Analog Integrated Circuits
Credits: 3
Topics include the design and analysis of analog integrated circuits; feedback amplifier analysis and design, including stability, compensation, and offset-correction; layout and floor-planning issues associated with mixed-signal IC design; selected applications of analog circuits such as A/D and D/A converters, references, and comparators; extensive use of CAD tools for design entry, simulation, and layout; and the creation of an analog integrated circuit design project. Prerequisite: ECE 3750
ECE 4907: Electrical Engineering Projects
Credits: 1–3
Under faculty supervision, students plan a project of at least one semester's duration, conduct the analysis or design and test, and report on the results. If this work is to be the basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be taken no later than the seventh semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 4908: Electrical Engineering Projects
Credits: 1–3
Under faculty supervision, students plan a project of at least one semester's duration, conduct the analysis or design and test, and report on the results. If this work is to be the basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be taken no later than the seventh semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 6501: Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 3
A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 6660: Analog Integrated Circuits
Credits: 3
Design and analysis of analog integrated circuits. Topics include feedback amplifier analysis and design including stability, compensation, and offset-correction; layout and floor-planning issues associated with mixed-signal IC design; selected applications of analog circuits such as A/D and D/A converters, references, and comparators; and extensive use of CAD tools for design entry, simulation, and layout. Includes an analog integrated circuit design project. Prerequisite: ECE 3103 and 3632, or equivalent.
ECE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
ECE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
ECE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize 2015

IEEE International Microwave Symposium Best Student Paper Award 2013

IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Conference Best Student Paper Award 2012