Roblin, Patrick

Biography

Patrick Roblin received the Maîtrise de Physique degree from the L' Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, in 1980, and the D.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, in 1984. In 1984, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH where he is currently a Professor. His present research interests include the measurement, modeling, design and linearization of non-linear RF devices and circuits such as power-amplifiers, oscillators and modulators. He authored and co-authored three textbooks: two published by Cambridge University Press and one textbook by Springer. He is the founder of the Non-Linear RF research lab at OSU. He has developed at OSU two educational RF/microwave laboratories and associated curriculum for training both undergraduate and graduate students. He served as a distinguished microwave lecturer (DML) for IEEE MTT in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  He is currently serving as the vice-chair for the TC3 Microwave Measurements Committee of IEEE MTT (see side link) and as the Secretary of the Executive Committee (see side link) of the ARFTG organization.   For a list of publications and group alumi visit the Nonlinear RF Lab webpage (see side link).

Expertise

Accelerated design of power RF amplifiers and nonlinear RFICs circuits (oscillators and mixers) using Nonlinear Embedding Device models. Non-linear, broadband and pulsed RF measurements with the large signal network analyzer (LSNA).  Physics of semiconductor heterostructure devices.  Electro-thermal measurement and modeling of semiconductor devices (e.g., LDMOSFETs, GaN HEMT). Predistortion linearization and behavioral modeling of multi-carrier and broadband RF power amplifiers.