Branimir Pejčinović

Branimir Pejčinović


Fourth Avenue Building 160-08
(503) 725-5416

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Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S. University of Zagreb, Croatia

Research Interests:

  • THz (nano)-material characterization
  • Semiconductor device characterization from DC to THz
  • Design and simulation (including SiGe BJTs, GaAs FETs, strained-SOI CMOS, low-bandgap FETs and avalanche photodetectors)
  • Signal integrity
  • Undergraduate and Graduate education


  • ECE 101 Exploring Electrical Engineering
  • ECE 102 Engineering Computation
  • ECE 431/2 & 531/2 Microwave Circuit Design
  • ECE 511/2 Solid-state Electronics I and II
  • ECE 331/2 Applied Electromagnetics I and II

Professor Pejčinović is a co-director of IC Design and Test Lab, a unique facility for digital, mixed-mode and high-frequency test and characterization of ICs. His research interests are in the areas of semiconductor device characterization, design and simulation (including SiGe BJTs, GaAs FETs, strained-SOI CMOS, low-bandgap FETs and avalanche photodetectors) as well as signal integrity. Most recently he helped establish a THz measurement facility at PSU and is pursuing research in THz applications, including a development of novel sensors that integrate THz and nano-material technologies, e.g. ZnO nanowires. He is also conducting research in engineering education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technical Program Committee co-chair for two conferences: International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2002 and MELECON 2004, as well as a guest editor for special issues of Analog Integrated Circuits And Signal Processing journal and Telecommunication Systems Journal. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Senior Member IEEE 
  • Member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Awards and Recognition:

  • Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), "THz Detection and Sensing Using Nanostructures," 2009-2011, PI (co-PIs: L. Zurk, J. Jiao, R. Koenenkamp, R. Campbell)
  • Nacionalna zaklada za znanost Republike Hrvatske, (National science foundation of the Republic of Croatia), "Measurement and Modeling of Signal Integrity in Mixed-mode Circuits," 2007, PI (co-PI: A. Baric)
  • Tektronix Foundation, PSU, Tektronix, Sharp Microelectronics, Cascade Microtech, "High-Frequency Design and Measurement Lab" (part of "IC Design and Test Lab"). PI (co-PI: R. Daasch). 

Selected Publications: 

  1. R. Campbell and B. Pejčinović, "Project-Based RF/Microwave Education," European Microwave Conference, Paris, France, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/EuMC.2015.7346011
  2. B. Pejčinović, "Using Systematic Literature Reviews to Enhance Student Learning," 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle,WA, 2015. DOI: 10.18260/p.25021,
  3. P. Wong and B. Pejčinović, "Teaching MATLAB and C Programming in First Year Electrical Engineering Courses Using a Data Acquisition Device," 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  4. F. Kernan, A. Nadarajah, J.A. Higgins, B. Pejčinović, R. Koenenkamp, "Terahertz Characterization of Zinc Oxide Nanowires Using Parallel-Plate Waveguides," IEEE NANO 2011 conference, Portland, OR, August 2011. DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2011.614445.
  5. E. Sijercic and B. Pejčinović, "Investigation of scaling of InSb MOSFETs through drift-diffusion simulation," Solid-State Electronics, vol. 50, no. 9-10, pp. 1634-1639, Sep.-Oct. 2006.