prof.dr.ir. B. Nauta (Bram)

Distinguished Professor (Universiteitshoogleraar)

About Me

Bram Nauta was born in Hengelo, The Netherlands. In 1987 he received the M.Sc degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. In 1991 he received a Ph.D. degree from the same university on the subject of analog CMOS filters for very high frequencies. In 1991 he joined the Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems Department of Philips Research, Eindhoven the Netherlands. In 1998 he returned to the University of Twente, where he is currently a distinguished professor and heading the IC Design group. From 2016 until 2020 he also served as chair of the EE department at this university. His current research interest is high-speed analog CMOS circuits, software-defined radio, cognitive radio, and beamforming.

He served as the Editor-in-Chief (2007-2010) of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), and was the 2013 program chair of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He served as the President of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2018-2019 term). 

Also, he served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (1997-1999), and of  IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuit (2001-2006). He was on the Technical Program Committee of the Symposium on VLSI circuits (2009-2013) and served on the steering committee and program committee (1999-2017) of the European Solid-State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC).  He served on the program commitee  (2003-2013) and the Executive committee (2007-2015, 2022-today) of the ISSCC. He is co-recipient of the ISSCC 2002 and 2009 "Van Vessem Outstanding Paper Award" and In 2023 he received an ISSCC Author-Recognition Award for its first 70 years, as a top 10 contributor. He served 2 terms as a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. In 2014 he received the ‘Simon Stevin Meester’ award, the largest national prize in the Netherlands for achievements in technical sciences, and in 2019 he received an ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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Engineering & Materials Science
Electric Potential
Networks (Circuits)
Phase Locked Loops
Radio Receivers
Switched Filters

Ancillary Activities

  • Vervesemi Microelectronics
  • Chipdesignworks
    Co-owner / Advisor


Analog and RF Frequency Integrated Ciruit design

N-path filters explained (Youtube movie)


Lokin, C. E. (2023). Active PWM ripple reduction in class-D amplifiers using digital loop filters. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555678
Yadav, S., Legaspi, P. A. D. , Oude Alink, M. S. , Kokkeler, A. B. J. , & Nauta, B. (2023). Hardware implementations for voice activity detection: trends, challenges and outlook. IEEE transactions on circuits and systems I: regular papers, 70(3), 1083-1096. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2022.3225717
Bhat, A. N. (2022). Wide band linearization techniques for RF receiver front-ends. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554121
Kasteleijn, N. (Author) , & Nauta, B. (Author). (2022). EU heeft hoge ambities met miljardenplan voor chipsector. Web publication/site, Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. https://nos.nl/l/2416282
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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C2635
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré  C2635
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands