Arka Halder

Arka is currently working on Self-Heating Effects in Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) MOSFETs along with the design of active and passive devices on this technology.

His research studies the effects of Self-Heating in the most advanced MOSFETs on their DC and RF Figures-of-Merit, with experiment temperatures varying from room temperature down to cryogenic conditions, taking place at DC and RF in UCLouvain’s characterization facilities WELCOME.

Arka completed his Masters of Science in Communications, Systems and Electronics at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany and his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India.

Arka enjoys travelling, numismatics (the art of coin-collecting), reading (English and Bengali literature), writing and music.

Research Projects

  • mm-wave IC design
      • 28/39 GHz LNA
  • On-wafer RF & mm-wave measurements
      • DC-130 GHz
      • 4 K to 200°C


  • Advanced FD-SOI MOSFET
      • Ultra-wideband characterization and model extraction
      • Self-heating studies


Conference Proceedings

  1. Lucas Nyssens, Arka Halder, Babak Kazemi Esfeh, Nicolas Planes, Michel Haond, Denis Flandre, Jean-Pierre Raskin, Valeriya Kilchytska, “Self-Heating in 28 FDSOI UTBB MOSFETs at Cryogenic Temperatures”, ESSDERC 2019 – 49th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Cracow, Poland, 2019, pp. 162-165, doi: 10.1109/ESSDERC.2019.8901704.
  2. Valeriya Kilchytska, Sergej Makovejev, Babak Kazemi Esfeh, Lucas Nyssens, Arka Halder, Jean-Pierre Raskin and Denis Flandre, “Electrical characterization of advanced MOSFETs towards analog and RF applications”, 2020 IEEE Latin America Electron Devices Conference (LAEDC), San Jose, Costa Rica, 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/LAEDC49063.2020.9073536.