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Marvin Onabajo

408 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
805 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA


Marvin Onabajo received a B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2003 as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2007 and 2011, respectively. He was Electrical Test/Product Engineer at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro, Oregon from 2004 to 2005. In the Spring 2011 semester, he worked as a Design Engineering Intern in the Broadband RF/Tuner Development group at Broadcom Corp. in Irvine, California. Marvin Onabajo joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in the Fall 2011 semester.


  • PhD, Texas A&M University, 2011

Research & Scholarship Interests

Design of analog, radio frequency, and mixed-signal integrated circuits; built-in test and calibration techniques for systems-on-a-chip; on-chip temperature sensors for thermal monitoring and built-in testing.
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Honors & Awards

  • 2015 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2015 Martin Essigman Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering at Northeastern University
  • 2017 ARO Young Investigator Program Award

Selected Publications

  • C.-H. Chang, M. Onabajo, Analysis and Demonstration of an IIP3 Improvement Technique for Low-Power RF Low-Noise Amplifiers, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 65(3), 2018, 859-869
  • G. Jha, M.A.A. Ibrahim, M. Onabajo, A Low-Power Complex Bandpass Gm-C Filter with Dynamic Range Expansion Through Adaptive Biasing, Proc. IEEE Intl. Symp. on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018
  • M. Yan, H. Wei, and M. Onabajo, Modeling of thermal coupling and temperature sensor circuit design considerations for hardware Trojan detection, Proc. IEEE Intl. Midwest Symp. on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), 2018
  • C.-H. Chang, S.A. Zahari, K. Wang, L. Xu, I. Farah, M. Onabajo, An Analog Front-End Chip with Self-Calibrated Input Impedance for Monitoring of Biosignals via Dry Electrode-Skin Interfaces, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 64,(6), 2017, 2666-2678
  • S. A. Zahrai, M. Zlochisti, N. Le Dortz, M. Onabajo, A Low-Power High-Speed Hybrid ADC with Merged Sample-and-Hold and DAC Functions for Efficient Subranging Time-Interleaved Operation, IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 25(11), 2017, 3193-3206
  • L. Xu, C.-H. Chang, M. Onabajo, A 0.77mW 2.4GHz RF Front-end with -4.5dBm In-Band IIP3 Through Inherent Filtering, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 26(5), 2016, 352-354

Related News

October 9, 2018

ECE Professor Nian Sun, Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo and Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava were awarded a $1.34M NIH collaborative grant with Massachusetts General Hospital to work on nano-scale neural radio frequency identification (NanoNeuroRFID) devices for wireless neural magnetic modulation and recording.

September 12, 2018

ECE Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo and Professor Yong-Bin Kim were awarded a patent for creating a "method to use on-chip temperature sensors for detection of Trojan circuits". Abstract...

July 9, 2018

ECE Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava & Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo were awarded a $500K NSF grant to develop an analog computing based feature extraction system-on-a-chip with dry skin-electrode contact interface circuits for wireless EEG sensing.

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