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Dr. Nicole McFarlane

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Min H. Kao Building, Room 552
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
Office Phone: 865-974-5419
Office Fax: 865-974-5483

Areas of Interest

  • Mixed signal circuit design
  • Biotechnology and bio-sensor design particularly for lab-on-chip applications
  • Noise theory for electronic systems
  • Energy and power trade-offs in mixed signal circuit design in particular studying the channel capacity of analog circuits
  • Microfabrication and development of devices


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park M.D., 2010
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Howard University, Washington D.C., 2003
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Howard University, Washington D.C., 2001


Nicole McFarlane received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 and received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Howard University in 2001 and 2003 respectively. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include mixed signal integrated circuit design, analysis of information and power efficiency tradeoffs in integrated circuit design, noise theory for electronic systems and development of biosensors for lab-on-chip applications.


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