Tamal Mukherjee

Professor – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 332 Roberts Engineering Hall
Telephone (412)-268-8522
Fax (412)-268-9687
Website http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~tamal/
Assistant Jacqueline Chraska

Research Interests

Design Automation for Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS)

MEMS enable the integration of sensors and actuators onto the same chip, processing the information in a digital manner to generate complete systems on a chip. The availability of turnkey fabrication facilities for MEMS has led to a growing MEMS design bottleneck due to the lack of computer-aided design tools. Dr. Mukherjee's research group is developing a complete design methodology for integrated MEMS that includes lumped-parameter reusable models to speed up the design iteration, numerical algorithms for generating MEMS designs from engineering specifications and geometric algorithms for MEMS extraction.

Design Automation for Microfluidics-based BioChips

Dr. Mukherjee's group is also developing a complete design methodology for microchannel-based Lab-on-A-Chip systems.

MEMS-enhanced Reconfigurable RF Circuits

Micromachining in RF foundry processes enhances inductor and capacitor quality factors, increases varactor tuning range and integrates electromechanical mixer filters that downconvert from GHz to MHz with built-in frequency selectivity. Dr. Mukherjee's group is developing an on-chip parallel receiver architecture and circuit blocks incorporating these devices for spectrum sensing and RF communication with ultra low power operation.

In the News

  • ECE Students Place Third in IC Design Challenge
  • ECE Team Takes Third Place in IC Design Challenge Phase One
  • Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking Hosts 3rd Annual Spring Review
  • Diana Marculescu and Tamal Mukherjee Invited to Teach at Design Automation Summer School
  • External Press

  • Design tools eye nanoscale realm
  •  Tamal  Mukherjee

    Carnegie Mellon, 1996

    Research Area



    Analog/RF/MEMS/biofluidic microsystem design


    PhD, 1995
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University

    MS, 1990
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University

    BS, 1987
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University