Professor Franklin Bien received the B.S. degree from Yonsei University in 1997.

He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology

at Atlanta, GA in 2000 and 2006 respectively. Dr. Bien’s heritage roots from

Dr. Joy Laskar. This also means Dr. Bien’s heritage roots from a Nobel laureate and

the father of ‘transistor’, Dr. John Bardeen as you can see from the ‘People’ tab.

Prior to joining UNIST in 2009, Dr. Franklin Bien was with Staccato Communications,

San Diego, CA as a Senior IC Design Engineer working on analog/mixed-signal IC

and RF front-end blocks for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) products such as Wireless-USB.

Before working at Staccato, Dr. Bien was with Agilent Technologies and Quellan Inc.,

developing transceiver ICs for enterprise segments that improve the speed and reach

of communication channels in consumer, broadcast, enterprise and computing markets.

In the early stage of his career including the Ph.D. work, Dr. Bien’s research interests included signal integrity improvement with alternate modulation schemes, cross-talk noise cancellation, and equalization techniques for 10+Gb/sec broadband communication applications. Dr. Bien’s research and design experiences includes CMOS RF front-end circuits for UWB wireless communications, adaptive circuits for wireless power transfer (WPT) applications, and electronics design for future automobiles and electric vehicles. 

In recent research activities, all these previously endeavored efforts are migrating in the Bio-medical IT research direction. Multi-target Radar technology is moving towards Respiratory Detecting Radar, Touch Screen Panel Drive IC & Readout IC research migrated towards Bio-signature/Finger Print detector, Wireless Power Transfer research are actively applying to Medically Implantable Devices such as Capsule Endoscopy, Pace Makers, Cortisol sensors, and In-vivo Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems. UWB and MICS RF IC’s for communication research are finding useful application for Medically Implanted devices as well. Find out more in detail in the Research Interests tab.

*  Enhancing engineering talents while having lots of fun is possible @ BICDL !

*  훌륭한 아나로그/RF IC 설계 공학도가 되는 길이, 험난하기만 한 것은 아닙니다.^^ ‘빅딜’에서 신나게 연구해봐요!

** See even more pictures of fun activities at our lab under People => BICDL’s Current Members tab.

     Looking forward to seeing talented and passionate future BICDL members!



Prof. Franklin Bien

aka “Young-Jae Bien”

aka “변영재”.

Office: Bldg.106, Rm.401-3


Office: (052) 217-2113

Lab: (052) 217-2173

Dr. Laskar