Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2007
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2004
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2001
Professional Affiliations
  • IEEE

Dr. Vasquez has a diverse area of expertise including MEMS sensor design and fabrication, magnetic materials, electrostatic discharge (ESD) design and modeling, semiconductor devices, inertial sensor design, and algorithm development for non-deterministic problem sets. He has years of experience in ESD design and modeling for both system level (IEC EN 61000-4), and device level protection (HBM, CDM). 

Dr. Vasquez has extensive experience modeling ESD events in consumer electronics devices using a commercial 3D finite integration solver and has developed a custom-built ESD simulation tool. He has developed ESD protection solutions in consumer electronics and accessories, medical devices, and LED modules. He has also performed product EMI failure analysis in precision sensors for heavy equipment manufacturers.

Dr. Vasquez has developed technologies used in MEMS magnetometers including patented work in anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) MEMS magnetometers. He has a strong background in MEMS and semiconductor manufacturing processes. He has worked as a technical expert in semiconductor manufacturing trade-secret disputes and has conducted quality audits of semiconductor subcontractors in Taiwan. In addition to trade secret disputes, Dr. Vasquez has served as a technical expert in technical disputes related to best design practices for resonator circuits. He also has experience in development and characterization of non-linear polymer materials. This experience includes algorithmic development for predicting the behavior of polymers based on the distribution and properties of loaded particles. He also developed image analysis routines to determine the size and spacing of particles in cross-sections and to detect particle agglomerates. 

Dr. Vasquez has experience in product development for inertial sensors including 6 DOF gyro-compensated tilt sensors and 9 DOF inertial measurement units (IMU) and attitude heading and reference systems (AHRS).