Dr Ing. Owen Casha

Dr Ing. Owen Casha

Dr Ing. Owen Casha

 B.Eng.(Hons.)(Melit.),Ph.D.(Melit.),M.I.E.E.E.

Senior Lecturer

Block B, Level 1
Room 12
ICT Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3531
Dr Ing. Owen Casha received the B. Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Malta in 2004 with First Class Honours. In the same year, he joined the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) as a Post Graduate Trainee. In 2007 he was appointed as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics (Faculty of ICT). He received a Ph.D. in Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design from the University of Malta in 2010. From September 2007 till June 2008, he was on a research collaboration with CEA-LETI (Grenoble, France) and ST-Microelectronics, as part of his doctorate studies. His research interests are low voltage low phase noise radio frequency oscillators and synthesizers, design of high speed integrated circuits and RF MEMS design. Dr Casha is currently a Senior Lecturer.
  • RF Microelectronics
  • RF MEMS
  • Embedded Systems Design

Grixti, R., Grech, I., Casha, O., Darmanin, J., Gatt, E. & Micallef, J. 2015, "Analysis and design of an electrostatic MEMS microphone using the PolyMUMPs process", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 82, pp. 599-610.

Scerri, J., Grech, I., Gatt, E. & Casha, O. 2014, "Versatility provided by electrostatic torsional microstructure as consequence of its complex dynamics", Electronics Letters, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 303-304.

Cutajar, M., Gatt, E., Grech, I., Casha, O. & Micallef, J. 2013, "Comparative study of automatic speech recognition techniques", Signal Processing, IET, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 25-46.

Casha, O., Grech, I., Micallef, J., Gatt, E. & Morche, D. 2011, "RF VCO tuning using MEMS piezoelectric actuated variable inductors", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, , pp. 193-205.

Casha, O., Grech, I., Badets, F., Morche, D. & Micallef, J. 2009, "Analysis of the Spur Characteristics of Edge-Combining DLL-Based Frequency Multipliers", Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 132-136.

Casha, O., Grech, I. & Micallef, J. 2009, "Issues on the design and implementation of radio frequency CMOS LC tank voltage-controlled oscillators", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 159-170.

Casha, O., Grech, I., Micallef, J. & Gatt, E. 2008, "CMOS implementation of a 1.6GHz low voltage low phase noise quadrature output frequency synthesizer with automatic amplitude control", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 3-19.

Casha, O., Grech, I. & Micallef, J. 2007, "Comparative study of gigahertz CMOS LC quadrature voltage-controlled oscillators with relevance to phase noise", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 1-14.

  • CCE2314 - Introduction to Communications
  • ESE3204 - RF Electronics
  • MNE1103 - Microelectronic Devices
  • MNE3108 - Radio and Microwave Theory
  • MNE5012 - Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design
  • MNE5014 - Foundations in RF Microelectronics Circuit Design
  • MNE5015 - Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility
Affiliations/Memberships:

Chamber of Engineers (CoE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Awards:

The Best Student Paper Award (3rd rank) during the 13th IEEE International Conference
on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, France, December 2006, for the paper:

O. Casha, I. Grech, E. Gatt, J. Micallef, "Design of a 1.2 V Low Phase Noise 1.6 GHz
CMOS Buffered Quadrature Output VCO with Automatic Amplitude Control", 13th ICECS
Proceedings, pp. 192-195, 2006.

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