Peter R. Kinget received the engineering degree (Summa cum Laude) in electrical and mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. (Summa cum Laude with Congratulations of the Jury) in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1990 and 1996, respectively.
From 1991 to 1995, he received a graduate fellowship from the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (NFWO) to work as a Research Assistant at the ESAT-MICAS Laboratory of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. From 1996 to 1999 he was at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, in Murray Hill, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff in the Design Principles Department. From 1999 to 2002 he held various technical and management positions in IC design and development at Broadcom, CeLight and MultiLink. In 2002 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, NY. He is also a consulting expert on patent litigation and a technical consultant to industry.
His research interests are in analog, RF and power integrated circuits and the applications they enable in communications, sensing, and power management. He is widely published in journals and conferences, has co-authored 3 books and holds 10 US patents with several applications under review. His research group has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, Department of Energy (ARPA-E), Department of Defense (DARPA), an IBM Faculty Award and from several grants from semiconductor companies.
Dr. Kinget is a Fellow of the IEEE. He is an elected member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Adcom, the society's governing board (2011-2013), and a member of the Board of the Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation. He has been a "Distinguished Lecturer" for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (2003-2007) and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (2008-2009). He has served as a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) (2000-2005), the Symposium on VLSI Circuits (2003-2006), and the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (2005-2010) and currently serves on the Technical Program Committee of theInternational Solid-State Circuits Conference (2005-).
He is a co-recipient of the "Best Student Paper Award - 1st Place" at the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, of the First Prize in the 2009 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Challenge, of the "Best Student Demo Award" at the 2011 ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys), and of the "2011 Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics" for an outstanding new-topic paper in any IEEE Communications Society publication.