Kaushik Sengupta

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office Phone
B216 Engineering Quadrangle
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2012
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2008
  • B.Tech. and Integrated M.Tech., Electronics and Electrical Comm. Engg., Indian Institute of Technology, 2007
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associated Faculty in the Princeton Materials Institute
Our research interests are pretty broad. Everything which is integrated, small yet powerful and sophisticated, that pushes the boundary of science and engineering through innovations, often by exploring the spaces between traditionally different fields, interest us. We are interested in technologies that allow us to connect, probe and understand our complex environment. The scale may range from sensing, imaging and communication technologies for large scale infrastructures, autonomous systems, and robots to millimeter and micron scale regime involving detection and manipulation of small bio-molecules, cells and mm-scale robots for diagnostics and drug screening. The approaches that we pursue are pretty multi-disciplinary cutting across integrated electronic and photonic circuits to signal processing (including data-driven methods and AI), energy harvesting, algorithms, electromagnetics and antennas to bio-chemistry, microfluidics and controls.

Broadly my research interests are:

  1. Reconfigurable Millimeter-wave Systems, An and Electromagnetic Interfaces
  2. Design Methodologies and Inverse Design of Chips and Systems
  3. Nano-optical Systems, Bioelectronics, and Microfluidics

For more information, please visit my research website.

Selected Publications
  1. S.Venkatesh, D.Sturm, R.Lang, and K.Sengupta, "Origami Microwave Imaging Array: Meta-surface Tiles on a Shape-morphing Surface for Reconfigurable Computational Imaging," Advanced Science, Aug. 2022.
  2. S.Venkatesh, X.Lu, B.Tang, and K.Sengupta, "Secure Millimeter-Wave Wireless Links Resilient Against Colluding Eavesdropper Attacks, " Nature Electronics, Dec. 2021.
  3. (Invited) H.Saeidi, S.Venkatesh, X.Lu, and K.Sengupta, "THz Prism: One Shot Simultaneous Localization of Multiple Wireless Nodes with Leaky-wave THz Antennas and Transceivers in CMOS," IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits , vol. 56, no. 12, pp. 3840-3854, Dec. 2021.
  4. (Invited) C.Zhu, J.Maldonado, and K.Sengupta, "CMOS-based Electrokinetic Microfluidics with Multi-modal Cellular and Bio-Molecular Sensing for End-to-end Point-of-Care SystemIEEE Trans. Biomedical Cir. Sys. , Dec. 2021.
  5. S.Venkatesh, X.Lu, H.Saeidi, and K.Sengupta, "A high-speed programmable and scalable terahertz holographic metasurface based on tiled CMOS chips," Nature Electronics, Dec. 2020.

Honors and Awards:

  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society New Frontier Award, 2022
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 2021
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2018.
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2017.
  • Bell Labs Prize, 2017.
  • Young Alumni Achievement Award from IIT Kharagpur in 2018.
  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, Distinguished Lecturer, 2019-2020.
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society, Distinguished Lecturer, 2021-2023.
  • Princeton SEAS E. Lawrence Keys, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Award in 2018
  • Princeton E-Council Excellence in Teaching Award (nominated by undergraduate student council), 2018
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society, Microwave Prize, 2015.
  • Charles Wilts Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 2012-13
Research Areas
Biological & Biomedical
Computing & Networking
Integrated Circuits & Systems
Materials & Devices
Robotics & Cyberphysical Systems