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Full name: 
Gabriel A Rincon-Mora
Job title: 
Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Electrical Energy, Electronic Design and Applications
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/385-2768
Fax: 
404.894.4641
Office: 
VL 482

Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow) was Senior Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Team Leader for Texas Instruments in 1994-2003, Adjunct Professor for Georgia Tech in 1999-2001, and has now been a faculty member at Georgia Tech since 2001. His scholarly products include 8 books, 1 book chapter, 37 issued patents, over 120 scientific publications, over 26 commercial power chip designs, and over 60 international speaking engagements. Awards include the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers' (SHPE) "National Hispanic in Technology Award," Florida International University's "Charles E. Perry Visionary Award," a "Commendation Certificate" from the Lieutenant Governor of California, IEEE CASS Service Award, Robins Air Force Base's "Orgullo Hispano" and "Hispanic Heritage" awards, induction into Georgia Tech's "Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni" in 2000, and Georgia Tech's "Thank a Teacher" certificate. He was featured on the cover of Hispanic Business magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential Hispanics," La Fuente (Dallas publication), and three times on Nuevo Impacto (Atlanta magazine). He received an "Honorable Mention" from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1993 and was a Florida Undergraduate Scholar and a Florida International University Faculty Scholar in 1989-1992.

Dr. Rincón-Mora is an IEEE Fellow "for contributions to energy and power integrated circuit design" (2011); a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (2009); Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE's Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) in 2009-2010; Associate Editor for IEEE's Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS II) for 2008-2009 and 2010-2011; Chairman of Atlanta's Joint IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) Chapter since 2005; Technical Program Co-Chair for IEEE's Midwest Symposium of Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) in 2006; Technical Program Chair for IEEE's MWSCAS in 2007; Steering Committee Member for MWSCAS since 2006; Circuit Design Vice Chair for IEEE's International Caribbean Conference on Devices, Circuits and Systems (ICCDCS) in 2008; Vice Chairman of Atlanta's SSCS-CASS Chapter in 2004; and Technical Committee Member for IEEE's CASS Analog Signal Processing (ASP) and Power and Energy Circuits and Systems (PECAS). He is Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Low-Power Electronics (JOLPE) since 2009; General Chair for the Semiconductor Research Corporation's (SRC) Energy and Power IC Workshop in 2009; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Selection Committee Review Panelist for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2003-2007; and Life Member of SHPE, Life Member of Tau Beta Pi, and member of Eta Kappa Nu and Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Rincón-Mora's research focuses on the design and development of system-on-chip (SoC) and system-in-package (SiP) CMOS and BiCMOS integrated-circuit (IC) harvesters, chargers, regulators, and supplies that manage, condition, and derive energy and power from energy-harnessing sources, miniaturized fuel cells, thin-film lithium-ion batteries, and others for wireless microsensors and other mobile and portable applications.

Research interests: 
  • Power Management Integrated Circuts (ICs)
  • Analog Integrated Circuits (ICs)
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) Micro-Electronics
  • System-in-Package (SiP) Micro-Electronics
  • Self-Powered/Self-Sustaining Chips
  • Energy-harvesting ICs
Distinctions: 
  • One of Dr. Rincón-Mora's designs was featured on the cover of Electronic Design and picked as one of the "Top 100 Products" of 1998 by EDN.
  • Three Year Patent Award Winner for US Patent numbers: 5,491,437; 5,500,625; and 5,519,341, 1999.
  • Hispanic in Technology Award, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, 2000.
  • Charles E. Perry Visionary Award, Florida International University, 2000.
  • Inducted into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni, Georgia Tech, 2000.
  • Voted into the list of The 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Hispanic Business, 2000.
  • State of California Commendation Certificate, Lieutenant Governor Cruz M. Bustamante, 2001.
  • Orgullo Hispano Award, Robins Air Force Base, September 23, 2003.
  • Hispanic Heritage Award, Robins Air Force Base, October 3, 2005.

M. Chen and G. A. Rincón-Mora, "Accurate Electrical Battery Model Capable of Predicting Runtime and I-V Performance," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 504-511, June 2006.

S. Zhou and G.A. Rincón-Mora, "A High Efficiency, Soft Switching DC-DC Converter with Adaptive Current-Ripple Control for Portable Applications," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, II, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 294-298, April 2006.

G.A. Rincón-Mora, V. Gupta, and P. Raha, "Low Dropout Monolithic Linear Regulator Having Wide Operating Load Range," U.S. Patent no. 6,847,260, issued January 25, 2005.

G.A. Rincón-Mora, Power Management ICs: A Top-Down Design Approach. Lulu, 2005 (ISBN 1-4116-6359-4).

G.A. Rincón-Mora and R. Stair, "Circuit and method to facilitate threshold voltage extraction and facilitate operation of a capacitor multiplier," U.S. Patent no. 6,806,762, issued October 19, 2004.

G.A. Rincón-Mora et al., "Semiconductor device which minimizes package-shift effects in integrated circuits by using a thick metallic overcoat," U.S. Patent no. 6,750,553, issued June 15, 2004.

B. Sahu and G.A. Rincón-Mora, "A Low Voltage, Non-Inverting, Dynamic, Synchronous Buck-Boost Converter for Portable Applications," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 443-452, Feb. 2004.

B. Sahu and G.A. Rincon-Mora, "A High-Efficiency Linear RF Power Amplifier With a Power-Tracking Dynamically Adaptive Buck-Boost Supply," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 112-120, Jan. 2004.

G.A. Rincón-Mora, "Integrated low ripple, high frequency power efficient hysteretic controller for dc-dc converters," U.S. Patent no. 6,628,109, issued September 30, 2003.

G.A. Rincón-Mora, "Temperature-Compensated Threshold Circuit," European Patent no. 1,351,063, issued August 10, 2003.

R. Dokania and G.A. Rincón-Mora, "Cancellation of Load-Regulation in Low Drop-Out Regulators," Electronic Letters, vol. 38, issue 22, pp. 1300-1302, Oct. 2002.

G.A. Rincón-Mora, Voltage References: From Diodes to Precision High-Order Bandgap Circuits. New Jersey: IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001 (ISBN 0-471-14336-7).

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