Production in the Innovation Economy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Charles Sodini

  • LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering

Charles Sodini

Charles G. Sodini received the B.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University, in 1974, and the M.S.E.E. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981 and 1982, respectively.

He was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories from 1974 to 1982, where he worked on the design of MOS memory. He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983, where he is currently the LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are focused on medical electronic systems for monitoring and imaging. These systems require state-of-the-art mixed signal integrated circuit and systems with extremely low energy dissipation.

Along with Prof. Roger T. Howe, he is a co-author of an undergraduate text on integrated circuits and devices entitled “Microelectronics: An Integrated Approach.” He also studied the Hong Kong/South China electronics industry in 1996-97 and has continued to study the globalization of the electronics industry.

Dr. Sodini was a co-founder of SMaL Camera Technologies, a leader in imaging technology for consumer digital still cameras and machine vision cameras for automotive applications. He has served on a variety of IEEE Conference Committees, including the International Electron Device Meeting where he was the 1989 General Chairman. He has served on the IEEE Electron Device Society Administrative Committee and was president of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society from 2002-2004. He is currently the Chair of the Executive Committee for the VLSI Symposia and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Recent Publications

Nausieda, I., Ryu, K., He, D., Akinwande, A., Bulovic, V., Sodini, C.G., “Dual Threshold Voltage Organic Thin-Film Transistor Technology,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 57, pp. 3027-3032, Nov. 2010.

Nguyen, K., “A 76 GHz PLL for mm-Wave Imaging Applications,” 2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, May 2010.