Marvin Onabajo

Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 408 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
  • 617.373.3452

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Research Focus

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; integrated circuits for medical applications

About

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2011

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Martin Essigman Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering at Northeastern University (2015)
  • ARO Young Investigator Program Award

Research Overview

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; integrated circuits for medical applications

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Selected Publications

  • M. A. A. Ibrahim and M. Onabajo, “A 0.061 nJ/b 10 Mbps hybrid BF-PSK receiver for Internet of Things applications,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 69, no. 5, pp. 1919-1931, May 2022.
  • K. Chen, L. Petruzzi, R. Hulfachor, and M. Onabajo, “Shared offset cancellation and chopping techniques to enhance the voltage accuracy of multi-amplifier systems for feedback sensing in power management applications,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 1051-1064, March 2022.
  • H. Hussein, M. A. A. Ibrahim, M. Rinaldi, M. Onabajo, and C. Cassella, “Reflective parametric frequency selective limiters with sub-dB loss and μWatts power thresholds,” IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 2989-3000, June 2021.
  • M. Yan, H. Wei, and M. Onabajo, “On-chip thermal profiling to detect malicious activity: system-level concepts and design of key building blocks,” IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 530-543, March 2021.
  • K. Chen, L. Petruzzi, R. Hulfachor, and M. Onabajo, “A 1.16-V 5.8-ppm/°C to 13.5-ppm/°C curvature-compensated CMOS bandgap reference circuit with a shared offset cancellation method for internal amplifiers,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 267-276, Jan. 2021.
  • M. A. A. Ibrahim and M. Onabajo, “A low-power BFSK transmitter architecture for biomedical applications,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 1527-1540, May 2020.
Marvin Onabajo, Yunsi Fei, Aatmesh Shrivastava, and Francesco Restuccia.

Faculty

Apr 20, 2022

$1 Million NSF Award as Part of Resilient and Intelligent Next-Generation Systems Program for Spectrum-Agile IoT Networks

ECE Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo, Professor Yunsi Fei, Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava, and Assistant Professor Francesco Restuccia were awarded a $1M NSF grant for “RINGS: Internet of Things Resilience through Spectrum-Agile Circuits, Learning-Based Communications and Thermal Hardware Security.”

Faculty

Apr 15, 2022

Faculty and Staff Awards 2022

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

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Faculty

Feb 17, 2021

Subharmonic Tag for Wireless Sensing

ECE PhD student Hussein Hussein, Professor Matteo Rinaldi, Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo, and Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella had their research on “A chip-less and battery-less subharmonic tag for wireless sensing with parametrically enhanced sensitivity and dynamic range” published in Scientific Reports from the Nature group.

Marvin Onabajo

Faculty

Feb 04, 2020

Onabajo Awarded Patent for FSK Wireless Transmitters

ECE Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo was awarded a patent for “Low-power frequency-shift keying (FSK) wireless transmitters.”

Portraits of Cassella, Onabajo, and Rinaldi

Faculty

Aug 23, 2019

Cassella Receives NSF Award to Enable Longer Battery Lifetime and Next-Generation Micro- and Nano-Sensors

ECE Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella (PI), Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo, and  Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi received a $437K NSF award from the CCSS-Comms Circuits & Sens Sys program for “Fully Integrated Parametric Filters for Extensive Phase-Noise Reduction in Low-Power RF Front-Ends and Resonant Sensing Platforms.” The research program aims to exploit, for the first time, […]

Faculty

Oct 09, 2018

$1.34M NIH Grant for Wireless Microscale Neuronal Recording and Stimulation System

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.

Faculty

Sep 12, 2018

Detecting Trojan Circuits with On-Chip Temperature Sensors

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 Source: USPTO A method for detecting a malicious circuit on an integrated circuit chip is provided, in which temperature sensors are thermally coupled to primary circuitry on […]

Faculty

Jul 09, 2018

Improving the Acquisition of EEG Signals

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.

Faculty

Feb 06, 2018

Detecting Hardware Sabotage

ECE Assistant Professor Marvin Onabajo is using his Army Research Office Young Investigator award to detect if electronic chips have been embedded with malicious Trojans.

Faculty

Jan 02, 2018

Onabajo Awarded Patent

ECE Assistant Professor Marvin Onabajo was awarded a patent for “Instrumentation amplifier with digitally programmable input capacitance cancellation”. Abstract Source: USPTO An instrumentation amplifier that includes input capacitance cancellation is provided. The architecture includes programmable capacitors between the input stage and a current feedback loop of the instrumentation amplifier to cancel input capacitances from electrode […]

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