Adrian Ildefonso

Silicon Germanium Devices and Circuits Team
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Picture taken in Yauco, Puerto Rico

Hi all, welcome to my page! I am a PhD student at Georgia Tech working as a research assistant in the Silicon-Germanium Devices and Circuits Team led by Dr. John D. Cressler. I completed my B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayag├╝ez, in 2014. After graduating, I moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue my PhD. I finished my M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in 2017.

My research is focused on the effects of space radiation on electronic systems. The goal is to build more robust satellite communication systems. I study how electronic devices and systems fail under harsh radiation conditions and find ways to reduce the damage. My work has taken me to radiation facilities all over the world and I’ve accumulated over 1,000 hours of radiation effects testing so far. See a map of my travels below! I am also a part of the Boricua Planeteers!

During my travels, I like to explore local craft breweries, cocktail bars and restaurants. I’m a big fan of IPAs and sour beers, whiskey- and mezcal-based cocktails, and I’ve been known to enjoy a glass of red wine from time to time. I’m open to beer and cocktail recipe suggestions. Oh! And I’m currently working on improving my salsa dancing skills.