Wenhao Peng is pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department after his completion of the (UM-SJTU) dual (B.S.) degree program in 2018 at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Born and raised in Xuhui, Shanghai, he is deeply influenced by the city spirit of 海纳百川、追求卓越、开明睿智、大气谦和. He became highly skilled in LaTeX under the guidance of world-class instructors for Honors Mathematics, Honors Physics, and Computer Science at the Joint Institute in Shanghai. He also manages to use Word and Powerpoint in order to collaborate with team members who are not LaTeX capable. He took a few headshots during the course of his PhD program, starting with when he finished his undergraduate studies.

Wenhao is currently a PhD candidate in the RADLAB. During Wenhao's PhD studies, he worked contract to contract between graduate student instructor and graduate student research assistant and lived paycheck to paycheck while the research moves forward. Wenhao's current research interests include designing and modeling acoustic wave resonators driven by thin-film piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials for use in passive radio filters, and developing fabrication technologies for such resonators. Links to Wenhao on MCommunity, LinkedIn, IEEE, ORCID, and Google Scholar.

College Education

Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD, 4.00/4.00

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, September 2018 to April 2025.

Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering/Integrated Circuits and VLSI, 4.00/4.00

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, December 2019.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 4.00/4.00

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2018.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 3.72/4.00

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, August 2018.


S. Nam, W. Peng, P. Wang, D. Wang, Z. Mi, A. Mortazawi, “An mm-Wave Trilayer AlN/ScAlN/AlN Higher Order Mode FBAR,” in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Technology Letters, doi: 10.1109/LMWT.2023.3271865.

W. Peng, “Electrode Effects in mmWave Frequency Multilayer Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonators”. TechRxiv, 24-Jan-2023, doi: 10.36227/techrxiv.21936552.v3.

W. Peng, S. Nam, M. Zolfagharloo Koohi, A. Mortazawi, “Design and Modeling of Ferroelectric Based Switchable Multilayer Resonators for 5G Filters,” in the American Ceramic Society 2022 Conference, EMA-272-2022.

W. Peng, M. Z. Koohi, S. Nam and A. Mortazawi, “Phenomenological Circuit Modeling of Ferroelectric-Driven Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonators,” in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 919-925, Jan. 2022, doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2021.3130609.

W. Peng, M. Z. Koohi, S. Nam and A. Mortazawi, “Physics Based Modeling of Electrostriction Based BAW Resonators,” 2021 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 2021, pp. 214-217, doi: 10.1109/IMS19712.2021.9574949.

S. Nam, M. Z. Koohi, W. Peng and A. Mortazawi, “A Switchless Quad Band Filter Bank Based on Ferroelectric BST FBARs,” in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 662-665, June 2021, doi: 10.1109/LMWC.2021.3069880.

M. Z. Koohi, W. Peng and A. Mortazawi, “An Intrinsically Switchable Balanced Ferroelectric FBAR Filter at 2 GHz,” 2020 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 2020, pp. 131-134, doi: 10.1109/IMS30576.2020.9223799.

Y. Dai et al., “Implementation and Evaluation of Bi-Directional WiFi Back-channel Communication,” 2018 IEEE 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2018, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/PIMRC.2018.8580736.

Teaching Assistance

University of Michigan

EECS 411: Microwave Circuits I Lead lab sessions. FA2019, FA2020, FA2021. Introduction to the Microwave instruments and CAD tools. Coupler, amplifier, and filter measurements. Also give office hours to answer questions regarding pre/post-labs, the major design experience project, and homework, which cover transmission lines, impedance matching, S-Parameters, high gain and low noise amplifier designs, noise and nonlinearity, LC ladder-type filters, a few mixer designs, and Microwave resonators.

EECS 312: Digital Integrated Circuits Lead discussion sessions and help with the CAD tools. WN2021, FA2022. Starting with the device physics of MOSFET, a circuit representation of NMOS and PMOS is introduced. Implementation of static and dynamic logic gates using MOSFETs, and delay and energy considerations are taught. Digital circuits at a higher level, such as the adder, elements for sequential logic, timing constraints, and several memory elements are then introduced.

EECS 215: Introduction to Electronic Circuits WN2022, WN2023. Although the circuits themselves were basic, the skills and knowledge he acquired during his education in electrical engineering helped a lot when assisting students experiencing issues with the labs.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

VP 160: Honors Physics I Give recitation classes using a deck of slides he composed in LaTeX with emphasis on problem solving skills. SU2016, SU2018. Kinematics, inertial frames of reference, Newtonian mechanics, oscillations with linear drag, non-inertial frames of reference, work and energy, elements of Lagrangian mechanics, collision and momentum, angular momentum, rigid body dynamics, equilibrium and elasticity, fluid mechanics, and gravitation. He wrote a small program in C++ and visualized the trajectory of several objects in a kinematic problem using OpenGL using the template from VG101, and the following animation is a collection of the snapshot from that visualization. The second image shows his creative thinking in solving one simple problem using three topics (non inertial frame of reference, work and energy, and elements of Lagrangian Mechanics) covered in the second midterm exam for VP160. The third image shows how Wenhao explains the Eigenvalue Problem to freshmen students who are studying this for the first time before their maths classes get to this topic.

kinematic problem visualization three solutions to the same simple problem Eigen Value Problem

VC 211: Chemistry Lab Lead lab sessions. SP2016. Acid-base titration, buffer solutions, spectrophotometric analysis, reaction rate, and precipitation.

VC 210: Chemistry Give recitation classes with emphasis on key concepts from the textbook. FA2015. Structures of atoms and compounds, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electron configurations of atoms, chemical equilibrium, chemical bonding, reaction rates, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. The first image shows Wenhao explaining the wave-like properties and particle-like properties of light. The second image shows Wenhao explaining the rate law for chemical reactions in the final review session. The third image shows Wenhao explaining Gibbs free energy and its relation to which direction of the chemical reaction is spontaneous.

photon energy rate law gibbs free energy

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