Dr. Engelís primary research interests are in the area of integrated circuit design.He has worked on a wide variety of projects.These include fluid level monitoring, remote monitoring of mice, digital hearing aids, and portable medical devices .


This work is carried out in the VLSI Design Research Laboratory.The lab is well equipped with five workstations, a large flatbed HP plotter, and a wide variety of test equipment including a modest setup for probing micro-chips.Cadence EDA tools are used extensively in all of Dr. Engelís research.Dr. Engel works closely with the Nuclear Reactions Group at Washington University and is also a member of the engineering schoolís robotics research group.


Dr. Engel has three active research projects as part of a NSF-MRI grant (Feb. 2017 Ė Feb 2019):


*  Development of a Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) IC

*  Development of an Improved ASIC for use with Si Strip Detectors (HINP)

*  Development of a Multi-Channel Discriminator IC (CFD)


Pass projects include:


*  Development of Globally Asynchronous Locally Synchronous (GALS) Design Strategies

*  Development of ASIC for a Brain Computer Interface (BCI)


Dr. Engel and his graduate students have designed several integrated circuits have been successfully fabricated through MOSIS.Dr. Engel and his graduate students will present a poster at the SORMA 2010 conference (University of Michigan) in May 2010 and will make a presentation at the CAARI 2010 conference (Forth Worth, TX) in August 2010.Click here to download the powerpoint presentation presented at the conference.