Charles Sodini

Core Faculty
Phone: (617) 253-4398
Website: Sodini Group
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Charles Sodini

Core Faculty


  • LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Charles G. Sodini received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, in 1974, and his MS and PhD degrees in the same from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories from 1974 to 1982, where he worked on the design of MOS memory. He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1983, where he is currently the LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are focused on medical electronic systems for monitoring and imaging. These systems require state-of-the-art mixed signal integrated circuit and systems with extremely low energy dissipation.

Along with Professor Roger T. Howe, Dr. Sodini is a co-author of an undergraduate text on integrated circuits and devices entitled Microelectronics: An Integrated Approach. He also studied the Hong Kong/South China electronics industry in 1996-97 and has continued to study the globalization of the electronics industry.

Dr. Sodini was a co-founder of SMaL Camera Technologies and has served on a variety of IEEE Conference Committees, including IEDM where he was the 1989 General Chairman. He has served on the IEEE Electron Device Society Administrative Committee and was president of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society from 2002-2004. He serves on a variety of industry boards and is a Fellow of the IEEE. Most recently, Dr. Sodini founded and leads the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC); which works to establish a partnership among the microelectronics industry, the medical devices industry, medical professionals, and MIT. Working together, MEDRC seeks improvements in the cost and performance of medical electronic devices similar to those that have occurred in personal computers, communication devices and consumer electronics using advanced technology with wireless sensors.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1982
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Purdue, 1974


Professor Sodini’s principal fields of interest are electronics and integrated circuit design and technology. More specifically, his research concerns technology intensive integrated circuit and systems design, with application toward sensory interface electronics and wireless communication emphasizing analog signal processing and RF integrated circuits.

Professor Sodini’s group is exploring novel integrated technology, device physics, and circuit design, and its application to specific microsystems including medical electronic systems for monitoring and imaging. The requirements of the systems dictate the areas in which innovation must take place. This approach allows students to understand and play a role in the big picture while simultaneously concentrating on specific innovation in a tightly focused project. The program is a fertile ground for students to learn and appreciate the importance of breadth across many disciplines for systems optimization as well as depth in their particular project. These students will be prepared for the broad challenges that microelectronic technology will face in the 21st century.

selected publications

  • Y. Lai, G. Saavedra-Peña, C.G. Sodini, T. Heldt, and V. Sze, “Enabling Saccade Latency Measurements with Consumer-grade Cameras,” Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 3169-3173, 2018.
  • Delano and C. Sodini, “Evaluating Calf Bioimpedance Measurements for Fluid Overload Management in a Controlled Environment,” Physiological Measurement, vol. 39, no. 12, p. 125009, 2018.
  • K. Delano and C. G. Sodini, “Electrode Placement for Calf Bioimpedance Measurements During Hemodialysis,” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 5910–5913, Jul. 2018.
  • Seo. S. Pietrangelo, C. G. Sodini, and H.-S. Lee, “Motion Tolerant Unfocused Imaging of Physiological Waveforms for Blood Pressure Waveform Estimation using Ultrasound,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 766-779, May 2018.
  • Pietrangelo, H.-S. Lee, and C. G. Sodini, “A Wearable Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Phased-array System,” Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement, vol. 126, pp. 111-114, 2018.
  • Chen, “A Column-Row-Parallel Ultrasound Imaging Architecture for 3-D Plane-wave Imaging and Tx Second-order Harmonic Distortion Reduction,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 828-843, May 2018.

A full list of Professor Sodini’s publications can be found on his website.

courses taught

  • 6.02: Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science II
  • 6.012: Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
  • 6.720: Semiconductor Devices
  • 6.775: Design of Analog MOS LSI