Spyridon Pavlidis

Spyridon Pavlidis

Spyridon Pavlidis,
Ph.D Student


Spyros received his M.Eng degree (First Class with Honors) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London in June 2010. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Nick Battersby Prize for “Excellence in Analog Electronics.” His M.Eng thesis, sponsored by the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), was on the topic of “Wireless Laser Energy Storage and Information Transfer for Autonomous Sensor Nodes in Aircraft.”

Spyros has been a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology since August 2010 and is currently working towards a Ph.D degree. As of January 2011, he is jointly advised by Prof. John Papapolymerou (MiRCTECH) and Prof. Oliver Brand (Integrated Sensor Systems, iSenSys).


  • Winner, European Microwave Conference (EuMC) 2015 Young Engineering Prize (YEP)
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)/Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Fellow, 2014-2016
  • NSF East-Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellow, National Science Foundation (NSF), Summer 2013
  • 1st Prize, General Electric Smart Grid Challenge, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2011
  • ECE Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assitant Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2010
  • Nick Battersby Prize for Analogue Electronics, Imperial College London, June 2010

Research Interests

  • X-band transmitter systems-on-package (SOP) using GaN and organic substrates
  • ZnO/InGaZnO thin film transistor (TFT)-based biochemical sensors
  • Smart Grid Asset Management, Modeling and Sensing

Work Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant (01/2011 – Present) – Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Wireless biochemical sensor and radar systems (08/2011 – Present)
      • Supported by the Sensors Directorate and Human Effectiveness Directorate at the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
    • Smart Grid Challenge (01/2011 – 09/2011)
      • Supported by General Electric (GE)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (08/2010 – 12/2010) – Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Microelectronic Circuits (ECE3040)
  • Research Intern (07/2009 – 09/2009) – EADS N.V., Innovation Works
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (06/2008 – 08/2008) – Georgia Institute of Technology/Imperial College London
    • Worked under Prof. Papapolymerou (MiRCTECH) and Prof. Tentzeris (ATHENA) to design and fabricate a bow-tie antenna on Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) and paper via inkjet printing.
      • Supported by EU-US program on “Electronic Devices and MEMS for Biological/Biomedical Applications” (FIPSE: USP116J040049)


  1. S. Pavlidis, A. C. Ulusoy, J. Papapolymerou, “A 5.4W X-Band Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Amplifier in an Encapsulated Organic Package”, to be presented at the IEEE European Microwave Conference (EuMC) in Paris, France, September 2015. *Winner of Young Engineer Prize (YEP) at the European Microwave Conference (EuMC) 2015*
  2. S. Pavlidis, P. Getz, J. Hagen, N. Kelley-Loughnane, B. Bayraktaroglou, O. Brand, “Investigating Thin film Passivations for IGZO Dual gate pH Sensors fabricated at low Temperature,” to be presented at the IEEE 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems in Anchorage, AK, USA, June 2015.
  3. C. A. Ulusoy, C. Barisich, S. Pavlidis, W. T. Khan, J. Papapolymerou, “An Ultra-Wideband, Hybrid, Distributed Power Amplifier Using Flip-Chip Bonded GaN Devices on AlN Substrate”, to be presented at the European Microwave Conference in Rome, Italy, October 2014.
  4. F. Cai, Y. H. Chang, K. Wang, S.  Pavlidis, C. Zhang, B. Wang, J. Papapolymerou, “Aerosol Jet Printing for 3D Multilayer Passive Microwave Circuitry”, to be presented at the European Microwave Conference in Rome, Italy, October 2014.
  5. S. Pavlidis, C. A. Ulusoy, W. T. Khan, J. Papapolymerou, “A Low-Cost, Encapsulated Flip-Chip Package on Organic Substrate for Wideband Gallium Nitride (GaN) Hybrid Amplifiers,” to be presented at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, Florida, June 2014.
  6. F. Cai, Y. H. Chang, K. Wang, S. Pavlidis, W. T. Khan, J. Papapolymerou, “High Resolution Aerosol Jet Printing of D- Band Printed Transmission Lines on Flexible LCP Substrate,” to be presented at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, Florida, June 2014.
  7. S. Pavlidis, A. C. Ulusoy, W. T. Khan, O. Lemtiri Chlieh, J. Papapolymerou, “A Feasibility Study of Flip-Chip Packaged Gallium Nitride HEMTs on Organic Substrates for Wideband RF Amplifier Applications,” to be presented at the IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) in Orlando, Florida, May 2014.
  8. G. C. Barisich, S. Pavlidis, C. A. Donado Morcillo, O. Lemtiri Chlieh, E. Gebara, J. Papapolymerou, “An X-band GaN HEMT Hybrid Power Amplifier with Low-loss Wilkinson Division on AlN Substrate,” presented at 2013 IEEE Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (COMCAS) in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 2013.
  9. O. L. Chlieh, C. A. D. Morcillo, S. Pavlidis, W. T. Khan, and J. Papapolymerou, “Integrated microfluidic cooling for GaN devices on multilayer organic LCP substrate,” in Microwave Symposium Digest (IMS), 2013 IEEE MTT-S International, 2013, pp. 1-4.
  10. S. Pavlidis, C. A. D. Morcillo, P. Song, W. T. Khan, R. Fitch, J. Gillespie, R. Febo, T. Quach, J. Papapolymerou, “A Hybrid GaN/Organic X-Band Transmitter Module,” in Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), 2013 IEEE, Austin, Texas, USA, 2013, pp. 241-243.
  11. S. Pavlidis, J.-J. Su, L. A. Beardslee, O. Brand, J. A. Hagen, N. Kelley-Loughnane, and P. Leclaire, “Pulsed operation of InGaZnO TFTs for VOC sensing applications,” in Sensors, 2012 IEEE, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012, pp. 1-4.
  12. Beardslee, L.A.; Truax, S.; Lee, J.H.; Pavlidis, S.; Hesketh, P.; Hansen, K.M.; Kramer, R.; Brand, O.; , “Selectivity enhancement strategy for cantilever-based gas-phase VOC sensors through use of peptide-functionalized carbon nanotubes,” Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on, pp.964-967, 23-27 Jan. 2011

Contact Information

Mailing address:
Technology Square Research Building
85 Fifth Street NW, Suite 547
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone No.: (404) 385-6408
Email: spavlidis@gatech.edu

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