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Leonid Belostotski



(403) 210-5426

ICT 455


Tier II Canada Research Chair in High-Sensitivity Radiometers & Receivers

Dr. Leonid Belostotski is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the Canada Research Chair in High-Sensitivity Radiometers & Receivers.

Dr. Belostotski holds BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Cross Appointments and Affiliations:

Selected Awards:

  • Research Excellence Award, Schulich School of Engineering
  • 2012-2016 – Outstanding Teaching Performance, Schulich School of Engineering
  • 2008 – Winner of IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) MTT-11 Contest on Creativity and Originality in Microwave Measurements
Research Activities: 

Dr. Belostotski’s primary research interests are in:

  • Radio frequency integrated circuits
  • Low noise amplifiers
  • High sensitivity receivers and antenna arrays
  • Astronomy instrumentation
  • Sub-THz circuits
  • High-speed analog to digital converters
  • Optical data transport systems

His other research interests include CMOS photonics and meta-materials for use in integrated circuits.

Selected Publications:

A.J. Beaulieu, L. Belostotski, T. Burgess, B. Veidt, J.W. Haslett, "Noise Performance of a Phased-Array Feed with CMOS Low-Noise Amplifiers," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, in press.

Y. Xu; G. Wu; L. Belostotski; J. W. Haslett, "5-bit 5-GS/s Noninterleaved Time-Based ADC in 65-nm CMOS for Radio-Astronomy Applications," in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, in press.

L. Belostotski, "No Noise Is Good Noise: Noise Matching, Noise Canceling, and Maybe a Bit of Both for Wide-Band LNAs," IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 28-40, August 2016.

L. Belostotski, B, Veidt, K. Warnick, and A. Madanayake, "Low Noise Amplifier Design Considerations For Use in Antenna Arrays," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 2508-2520, June 2015.

Y. Xu, L. Belostotski and J. W. Haslett, "A 65-nm CMOS 10-GS/s 4-bit Background-Calibrated Noninterleaved Flash ADC for Radio Astronomy," in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 2316-2325, November 2014.

L. Belostotski, J.W. Haslett, B. Veidt, T.L. Landecker, A.D. Gray, G.J. Hovey, E. Sheehan, and R. Messing, "The First CMOS LNA on a Radio Telescope," IEEE International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, pp. 1-3, Victoria, Canada, 13-16 July 2014.

L. Belostotski and J.W. Haslett “Sub-0.2 dB Noise Figure Wide-Band Room-Temperature CMOS LNA with Non-50 Ω Signal-Source Impedance,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 42, no. 11, pp. 2492-2502, November 2007.

For a full publications list, visit Dr. Belostotski’s website.


Dr. Belostotski teaches electrical and computer engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


  • ENEL 565 – Digital Integrated Electronics
  • ENEL 567 – CMOS Analog Circuit Design
  • ENCM 467 – Digital Electronics for Computer Engineers
  • ENEL 565 – Digital Integrated Electronics


  • ENEL 617 – RF Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENEL 647 – Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENEL 619.89 – CAD RF Active and Nonlinear Circuit Design

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary

MSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta

BSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta


Graduate Program Affiliations: 

Students with a background in RFIC and/or mixed-signal design are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those with practical experience. Please apply by email including transcripts, CV and statement of research interests.