Dr. Onur Tigli 
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The CMOS-SAW© biosensor microchip with gold functionalization on a nickel

Teaching Interests


ASIC Design
MEMS Design & Fabrication


VLSI design
Computer Architecture
Design of Logic Systems
Semiconductor Electronics

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent."

- Isaac Newton


NEW COURSE EEN 414, Computer Organization and Design: Fall 2013, UM
Undergraduate level class on hardware structure, organization and design of computers. Design of computer arithmetic and control units, data, and instruction paths. Modern hardware description language (HDL) based design methodology. Register transfer level design of computers and digital systems. Algorithmic state machine (ASM) charts, instruction set architecture, control unit implementation, microprogramming, memory organization, pipelining, I/O system organization and high speed arithmetic units.

NEW COURSE EEN 543, Bionanotechnology: Spring 2011/12/13, UM
Undergraduate/Graduate level class. Nanotechnology with a focus on biological and medical applications. This course is conducted in a seminar style (lectures accompanied by weekly assigned scientific paper discussion). Nanotechnology fundamentals, nanomaterials, tools and applications in sensing, therapeautics, imagery and genetics.

NEW COURSE EEN 532, VLSI Systems Design: Fall 2010/11/12/13, UM
Undergraduate/Graduate level class on VLSI Systems Design. Fundamentals of MOS Technology in VLSI with a focus on CMOS devices and deep-submicron technology. CMOS circuits and layout extending from gates and inverters to the design of large logic blocks. Interconnect modeling, power and clock distribution, area, power, and speed optimization. Experiments using Cadence IC Design suite.

ECE 324, Digital Systems Design: Spring 2010, WSU
Undergraduate level class on Digital Systems Design. Implementation of datapaths and controllers, use of HDLs and automated synthesis tools, field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and simulation. Designed and delivered this brand new course including 10 lab experiments and final project on Xilinx FPGAs using ISE design suite.

ECE 214, Digital Logic Design: Fall 2009, WSU
Undergraduate level class on Digital Logic Design. Design and application of combinational logic circuits with exposure to modern methods and design tools; introduction to sequential logic circuits. Designed and delivered this brand new course including 12 lab experiments.

ECE 218, Analog VLSI Design: Spring 2009, GWU
Graduate level class on Analog VLSI Design. Delivered lectures on CMOS passive elements, analog building blocks, transistor as switch, current sinks, current sources, current mirrors and amplifiers. Students completed large scale mixed signal projects that are ready to tapeout using Cadence tools including the layout for fabrication.

ECE 213, Digital VLSI Design: Fall 2003, GWU
Graduate level class on advanced ASIC design. Delivered lectures on RTL design with Verilog, analysis with Signalscan and NC-Verilog logic synthesis, partitioning, fault coverage with Synopsys Design Analyzer. Advised and assisted students on the completion of large scale term-long projects such as microprocessors, high-speed routers, and USB controllers.

ECE 162, Design of Logic Systems II: Fall 2003/04/05, GWU
Utilized state of the art equipment such as Flex10K, Max 7000 chips and Altera Max + Plus II kit for the experiments. Developed brand new experiments and trained the students on ASIC/FPGA design techniques, and design entry in Verilog.

ECE 140, Design of Logic Systems I: Spring 2003/05/06, GWU
Delivered lectures on using Synario, ORCAD, and designing digital subsystems in RTL to be implemented on PLA chips and FPGAs.

ECE 122, Digital Electronics and Design: Summer 2003/04, GWU
Delivered lectures on CMOS-VLSI design and on using Cadence and Tanner Tools for transistor level digital design. Students completed a final project that required the design of a real life digital system from block level specification to transistor level layout


Philip Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Assistants Award for Outstanding Teaching 2006
To honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to GW teaching and to recognize the important contribution our graduate students make to the educational process through

- Enthusiasm, effectiveness, and innovation in the teaching/learning process
- Ability to engage and inspire students both within and outside the classroom
- High standards of professionalism and collegiality
- Commitment to the educational enterprise of the University