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Elena Blokhina

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School of Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering
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Biography

Elena Blokhina received the M.Sc. (with honours) and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Saratov State University, Russia, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2007 she was a research scientist at Saratov State University. Since 2007, she has been with the School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland, and is currently a lecturer and the research manager of the Circuits and Systems Research Group.

Dr Blokhina is a Senior member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (currently, one of the officers of the committee).  She has been elected to serve as a member of the Boards of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for the term 2013-2015.
 
She has served as a  member of organising committees, reviewer, review and programme committee member, session chair and a track chair at many international conferences on circuits and systems and nonlinear dynamics including as IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems (LASCAS), IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA) and others.

She was the track co-chair for nonlinear circuits and systems and neural systems at the IEEE international Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) in 2013 and 2014 and the track chair for nonlinear circuits and systems at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2015. Dr Blokhina has organised a number of special sessions and tutorials on nonlinear energy harvesters, the complexity of systems-on-a-chip and the nonlinear dynamics of micro-scale systems. 

Dr Blokhina served as a Visiting Professor in UPMC University of Paris 06, Sorbonne Universities in July 2014. She was a recipient of the Ulysses programme (2013) funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. She was also a recipient of the scholarship of the Saratov Region Administration (1998-2001) and of a personal research grant issued by CRDF in biophysics and nonlinear dynamics for young scientists (1999-2004).

Her research interests include nonlinear dynamics and the physics of oscillations and waves, and, in particular, their application to the analysis and control of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and energy harvesters. 

Professional

 

Associations

Association: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Function/Role: Senior Member
     

Conference Contributions

F. Bizzarri, E. Blokhina, A. Brambilla and D. Galayko (2014) [Invited Oral Presentation], IEEE International Symposium on Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (ISFEE), Bucharest, Romania , 28-NOV-14 - 29-NOV-14.
E. Blokhina and D. Galayko (2014) [Chaired Session], IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014, Melbourne, Australia , 01-JUN-14 - 04-JUN-14.
D. Galayko and E. Blokhina (2014) [Chaired Session], International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Marseille, France , 07-DEC-14 - 10-DEC-14.
E. Blokhina and D. Galayko (2014) [Chaired Session], International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, Luzern, Switzerland , 15-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14.
Blokhina, E. (2013) Invited Speaker. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Workshop on Nonlinear Maps and Their Applications (NOMA) 2013, Zaragoza, Spain , 03-SEP-13 - 04-SEP-13.
Dominguez, M.; Pons-Nin, J.; Gorreta, S.; Blokhina, E.; Feely, O. (2013) Invited Talk. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Conference on Thin Films and Applications (ICTFA) 2013, Tamil Nadu, India , 11-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13.
Blokhina, E. (2014) Program Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IEEE Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014, Santiago, Chile , 25-FEB-14 - 28-FEB-14.
Blokhina, E. (2014) Organising Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014, Melbourne, Australia , 01-JUN-14 - 05-JUN-14.
Elena Blokhina (2013) Regular Session Chair. [Chaired Session], International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing , 19-MAY-13 - 23-MAY-13.
Blokhina, E (2013) Program committee member. [Other], IEEE Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cusco, Peru , 27-FEB-13 - 01-MAR-13.
Blokhina, E (2013) Review committee member. [Other], IEEE Intentional Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China , 19-MAY-13 - 23-MAY-13.
Blokhina, E. (2012) Review Committee Member. [Other], Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), Kaohsiung, Taiwan , 02-DEC-12 - 05-DEC-12.
Blokhina, E (2013) Special session chair. [Chaired Session], IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China , 19-MAY-13 - 23-MAY-13.
Blokhina, E. (2011) Session Chair. [Chaired Session], IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , 15-MAY-11 - 18-MAY-11.
Blokhina, E. (2012) Reviewer. [Other], Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), Kaohsiung, Taiwan , 02-DEC-12 - 05-DEC-12.
Blokhina, E (2013) Reviewer. [Other], IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China , 19-MAY-13 - 23-MAY-13.
Blokhina, E. (2012) Reviewer. [Other], International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, Palma, Majorca, Spain , 22-OCT-12 - 26-OCT-12.

Committees

Committee : Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2013-2016)
Committee : The IEEE Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems
 

Education

Year 2002 Institution: Saratov State University
Qualification: MSc Subject: physics (physics of nonlinear dynamical systems)
Year 2005 Institution: Saratov State University
Qualification: PhD Subject: physics (nonlinear dynamics, microwave electronics)
     

Journals Edited

Analog Integrated Circuits And Signal Processing: Co-Editor.
Analog Integrated Circuits And Signal Processing: Reviewer.
Ieee Transactions On Circuits And Systems: Part Ii: Express Briefs : Reviewer.
International Journal Of Numerical Modelling-Electronic Networks Devices And Fields: Reviewer.
Ieee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Fundamental Theory And Applications: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Bifurcation And Chaos: Reviewer.

Other Activities

IEEE Saratov-Penza AP/ED/MTT/CPMT/NPSS Joint Chapter Secretary (2006-2007).

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

S. Gorreta, J. Pons-Nin, E. Blokhina, M. Dominguez (2015) 'A Second Order Delta-Sigma Control of Dielectric Charge for Contactless Capacitive MEMS'. IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, . [Details]
M. Dominguez-Pumar, S. Gorreta, J. Pons-Nin, E. Blokhina, P. Giounanlis and O. Feely (2014) 'Real-time characterization of dielectric charging in contactless capacitive MEMS'. Analog Integrated Circuits And Signal Processing, . [Details]
Blokhina, E.; Galayko, D.; Fournier-Prunaret, D; Feely, O. (2014) 'Sliding in a piecewise-smooth dynamical system with a hold-on effect'. Physics Letters A, 378 :3085-3092. [Details]
Gorreta, S; Pons-Nin, J.; Blokhina, E.; Feely, O.; Dominguez-Pumar, M.; (2014) 'Delta-sigma control of dielectric charge for contactless Capacitive MEMS'. Journal Of Microelectromechanical Systems, . [Details]
S. Gorreta, D. Fernandez, E. Blokhina, J. Pons-Nin, V. Jiménez, D. O'Connell, O. Feely, J. Madrenas and M. Domínguez (2012) 'Pulsed Digital Oscillators for Electrostatic MEMS'. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Fundamental Theory and Applications, . [Details]
Basset, P; Galayko, D; Cottone, F; Guillemet, R; Blokhina, E; Marty, F; Bourouina, T; (2014) 'Electrostatic vibration energy harvester with combined effect of electrical nonlinearities and mechanical Impact'. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, . [Details]
Harte, P; Blokhina, E; Feely, O; Fournier-Prunaret, D; Galayko, D; (2014) 'Electrostatic vibration energy harvesters with linear and nonlinear resonators'. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, . [Details]
E. Blokhina, D. Galayko, P. Basset and O. Feely (2013) 'Steady-State Oscillations in Resonant Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters'. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Fundamental Theory and Applications, :875-884. [Details]
S. Gorreta, D. Fernandez, E. Blokhina, J. Pons-Nin, V. Jimenez, D. O'Connell, O. Feely, J. Madrenas and M. Dominguez (2012) 'Pulsed Digital Oscillators for Electrostatic MEMS'. IEEE Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, . [Details]
Blokhina, E.; Galayko, D.; Harte, P.; Basset, P.; Felly, O. (2012) 'Limit on Converted Power in Resonant Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters'. Applied Physics Letters, . [Details]
E. Blokhina, S. Gorreta, D. Lopez, D. Molinero, O. Feely, J. Pons-Nin and M. Dominguez-Pumar (2012) 'Dielectric Charge Control in Electrostatic MEMS Positioners / Varactors'. IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, . [Details]
E. Blokhina, J. Pons, J Ricart, O. Feely and M. Dominguez; (2010) 'Control of MEMS Vibration Modes With Pulsed Digital Oscillators Part I: Theory'. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57 :1865-1878. [Details]
Ricart, J. and Pons-Nin, J. and Blokhina, E. and Gorreta, S. and Hernando, J. and Manzaneque, T. and Sanchez-Rojas, J.-L. and Feely, O. and Dominguez, M.; (2010) 'Control of MEMS Vibration Modes With Pulsed Digital Oscillators Part II: Simulation and Experimental Results'. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57 :1879-1890. [Details]
Ricart, J,Pons-Nin, J,Blokhina, E,Gorreta, S,Hernando, J,Manzaneque, T,Sanchez-Rojas, JL,Feely, O,Dominguez, M; (2010) 'Control of MEMS Vibration Modes With Pulsed Digital Oscillators-Part II: Simulation and Experimental Results'. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57 :1879-1890. [DOI] [Details]
Blokhina, E,Pons, J,Ricart, J,Feely, O,Pumar, MD; (2010) 'Control of MEMS Vibration Modes With Pulsed Digital Oscillators: Part I-Theory'. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57 :1865-1878. [DOI] [Details]
Blokhina, E,Feely, O; (2009) 'A kicked oscillator as a model of a pulsed MEMS system'. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 19 :187-202. [Details]
E.V. Blokhina, S.P. Kuznetsov and A.G. Rozhnev; (2007) 'High-Dimensional Chaos in a Gyrotron'. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 52 (2):188-193. [Details]

Other Journals

Blokhina, E; Giounanlis, P; Dominguez, M; Gorreta, S; Pons-Nin, J; Feely, O; (2014) 'Discrete-time modeling of sigma-delta inspired systems for MEMS' Springer Proceedings on Mathematics and Statistics . [Details]
E. Blokhina, D. Lopez, S. Gorreta, D. Molinero, O. Feely, J. Pons-Nin and M. Dominguez-Pumar; (2012) 'Dielectric Charge Control in Electrostatic MEMS Positioners/Varactors' IEEE/ASME Journal of MEMS . [Details]
A.A. Balyakin and E.V. Blokhina; (2008) 'Peculiarities of Calculation of the Lyapunov Exponents Set in Distributed Self-Oscillated Systems with Delayed Feedback' Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 16 :87-110. [Details]
Blokhina, E. and Rozhnev, A. and Kuznetsov, S.; (2006) 'Chaos and Hyperchaos in a Gyrotron' Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics 49 (10) :799-810. [Details]
Blokhina, E.V. and Kuznetsov, S.P. and Rozhnev, A.G.; (2006) 'High-dimensional chaotic attractors in a gyrotron with nonfixed field structure' Technical Physics Letters 32 (4) :364-368. [Details]
Kuznetsov, A.P. and Kuznetsov, S.P. and Rozhnev, A.G. and Blokhina, E.V. and Bulgakova, L.V.; (2004) 'Wave Theory of a Traveling-Wave Tube Operated near the Cutoff' Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics 47 (5-6) :356-373. [Details]
Blokhina, E.V. and Rozhnev, A.G.; (2004) 'The influence of reflections from an output horn on gyrotron dynamics' Journal of Communications Technology and Electronics 49 (11) :1301-1307. [Details]

Conference Publications

F. Bizzarri, E. Blokhina, A. Brambilla and D. Galayko (2014) Reliable AMS simulations of electrostatic vibration energy harvesters: a case study IEEE International Symposium on Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (ISFEE) [Details]
P. Harte, E. O¿Riordan, E. Blokhina, O. Feely and D. Galayko (2015) Universal Nonlinear Phenomena in a Class of Electronic Oscillators IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) [Details]
P. Giounanlis, E. Blokhina, O. Feely, L. Michalas, M. Koutsoureli and G. Papaioannou (2015) Modelling of the Dynamical Behaviour of Floating Electrode MEMS IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) [Details]
E. Blokhina, D. O¿Connell, D. Andrade-Miceli, S. Gorreta-Marine, J. Pons-Nin, M. Dominguez-Pumar, O. Feely and D. Galayko (2015) Understanding Complexity in Multiphysics Systems-on-a-Chip: Modern Approaches for Design IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) [Details]
B. Fu, E. Blokhina, D. O¿Connell, O. Feely and R. Frizzell (2014) A wideband 2-DOF resonator for electromagnetic energy harvesting systems International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) [Details]
A. El Aroudi, E. Blokhina, D. O¿Connell, B. Fu, R. Frizzell, O. Feely and E. Alarcon (2014) Nonlinear dynamics and bifurcation behaviour of a 2-DOF spring resonator with end stopper for energy harvesting Int. Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis 2014 (CSNDD) [Details]
B. Fu, E. Blokhina, D. O¿Connell, O. Feely and R. Frizzell (2014) Piecewise modelled impact resonator for energy harvesting systems International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications 2014 (NOLTA) [Details]
P. Harte, E. Blokhina, D. Galayko and O. Feely (2014) A technique for the analysis of discontinuity induced behaviour in piecewise-smooth electronic oscillators International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications 2014 (NOLTA) [Details]
E. Blokhina, E. O¿Riordan, O. Feely and D. Galayko (2014) Nonlinearities in electrostatic vibration energy harvesters: a review using the example of a charge pump conditioning circuit IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014 (ISCAS) [Details]
D. Galayko, E. Blokhina, P. Basset, F. Cottone, A. Dudka, O. Feely, (2013) Tools for analytical and numerical analysis of electrostatic vibration energy harvesters: application to a continuous mode conditioning circuit Journal of Physics: Conference Series (PowerMEMS 2013) [Details]
A. Dudka, P. Basset, F. Cottone, E. Blokhina, D. Galayko (2013) Wideband electrostatic vibration energy harvester (E-VEH) having a low start-up voltage employing a high-voltage integrated interface Journal of Physics: Conference Series (PowerMEMS 2013) [Details]
E. O'Riordan, P. Harte, E. Blokhina, D.Galayko and O. Feely (2012) Bifurcation Scenarios in Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters Conf. on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems [Details]
Pons-Nin, J.; Gorreta, S.; Dominguez-Pumar, M.; Blokhina, E.; O¿Connell, D.; Feely, O. (2014) Design and test of resonators using PiezoMUMPS technology Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2014 (DTIP) [Details]
Gorreta, S.; Pons-Nin, J.; Dominguez-Pumar, M.; Blokhina, E.; Feely, O. (2014) Characterization method of the dynamics of the trapped charge in contactless capacitive MEMS Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2014 (DTIP) [Details]
Harte, P.; Blokhina, E.; Feely, O.; Galayko, D. (2014) The nonlinear dynamics of a micro-scale electrostatic vibration energy harvester Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2014 (DTIP) [Details]
P. Giounanlis, E. Blokhina, O. Feely, M. Dominguez, J. Pons-Nin and S. Gorreta (2014) Sigma-Delta inspired control technique for the improvement of MEMS reliability IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014 (ISCAS) [Details]
A. Dudka, D. Galayko, E. Blokhina and P. Basset (2014) Smart integrated conditioning electronics for electrostatic vibration energy harvesters IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014 (ISCAS) [Details]
E. O¿Riordan, E. Blokhina, O. Feely and D. Galayko (2014) Modelling and analysis of vibration energy harvesters with charge pump conditioning circuits IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014 (ISCAS) [Details]
D. Galayko, E. Blokhina, E. Zianbetov, A. Dudka, F. Anceau, E. Colinet, A. Korniienko, J. Juillard and P. Basset (2014) Complexity in heterogeneous systems on chips: design and analysis challenges IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2014 (ISCAS) [Details]
Blokhina, E. (2013) Delta-Sigma Inspired MEMS International Workshop on Nonlinear Maps and Its Applications 2013 [Details]
Giounanlis, P.; Blokhina, E.; Feely, O.; Dominguez, M.; Pons-Nin J.; Gorreta,S (2013) Modelling of a Charge Control Method for Capacitive MEMS European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD) [Details]
Galayko, D.; Blokhina, E. (2013) Nonlinear effects in electrostatic vibration energy harvesters: Current progress and perspectives IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems [Details]
Dominguez, M.; Pons-Nin, J.; Gorreta, S.; Blokhina, E.; Feely O. (2013) Closed-Loop Control of Dielectric Charging in Electrostatic MEMS International Conference on Thin Films and Applications (ICTFA) [Details]
Blokhina, E.; Fournier-Prunaret, D.; Harte, P.; Galayko, D.; Feely, O. (2013) Combined Mechanical and Circuit Nonlinearities in Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems [Details]
E. O'Riordan, P. Harte, E. Blokhina, D. Galayko and O. Feely (2012) Bifurcation Scenarios in Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters Int. Conf. on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems [Details]
E. Blokhina, D. Galayko, R. Wade, P. Basset and O. Feely (2012) Bifurcations and Chaos in Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems Seoul, South Korea, , 20-MAY-12 - 23-MAY-12 [Details]
M. Pladys and E. Blokhina; (2011) MEMS with ΣΔ Type of Feedback Loop Control as an Iterative Map IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2011 (ISCAS 2011) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, , 15-MAY-11 - 18-MAY-11 , pp.977-980 [Details]
M. Dominguez-Pumar, E. Blokhina, J. Pons-Nin, O. Feely, J. L. Sanchez-Rojas; (2010) Pulsed digital oscillators as a tool for the selective activation of MEMS resonant modes SPIE [Details]
M. Dominguez-Pumar, E. Blokhina, J. Pons-Nin, O. Feely and J.L. Sanchez-Rojas (2010) Activation of different MEMS resonant modes with pulsed digital oscillators Sensoren und Messsyteme Nuremberg, Germany, , 18-MAY-10 - 19-MAY-10 , pp.316-322 [Details]
E. Blokhina, O. Feely, J. Ricart and M. Dominguez; (2010) On Some Properties of the Output of a Pulsed Digital Oscillator Working with Multiple Resonances IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems [Details]
E. Blokhina, O. Feely and M. Dominguez (2009) Dynamics of the MEMS Pulsed Digital Oscillator with Multiple Delays in the Feedback Loop IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems [Details]
E. Blokhina, O. Feely and M. Dominguez; (2009) Excitation of multiple spatial modes of a MEMS cantilever in the pulsed digital oscillator European Conf. on Circuit Theory and Design [Details]
A. Balyakin and E. Blokhina; (2008) Modeling of Electron Beam - Bragg Gratings Interaction Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2008) Hangzhou, China, , 24-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
Balyakin, A. and Blokhina, E.; (2007) High-dimensional Chaotic Regimes in Distributed Radiophysical Systems Operating near the Cutoff Frequency Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium 2007 (PIERS 2007) Prague, Czech Republic, August, , 27-AUG-07 - 30-AUG-07 [Details]
Blokhina, E.V. and Kuznetsov, S.P. and Rozhnev A.G.; (2006) High Dimension Chaotic Attractors in a Gyrotron with Non-Fixed Field Structure Joint IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference and International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference 2006 (IVEC/IVESC 2006) , pp.529-530 [Details]
Blokhina, E. and Rozhnev, A.; (2004) Selfexcitation of Wideband Traveling Wave Tubes near the \pi - Point under Conditions of Presence the Stopband in System Dispersion The Fifth IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC 2004) Monterey, CA, USA, , 27-APR-04 - 29-APR-04 , pp.126-127 [Details]
Blokhina, E.V. and Rozhnev, A.G.; (2003) Nonstationary Boundary Conditions for Computer Simulations of the Vacuum and Plasma Devices with Diffraction Energy Output The Fourth IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference 2003 (IVEC 2003) Seoul, Korea, , 28-MAY-03 - 30-MAY-03 , pp.116-117 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

My research interests include nonlinear dynamics, physics of oscillations and waves and the analysis of nonlinear systems. In particular, the application of nonlinear dynamics to the analysis and control of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and energy harvesters.
  

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Electrostatic vibration energy harvesters: theory, simulation and experiment
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-13
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   EEEN20030     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Engineering Electromagnetics
201400   EEEN30020     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Circuit Theory
201400   EEEN20040     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Electronic Circuits