Bio Peng

Peng Zeng Ph.D.Candidate

Contact Information

018D Siegel Hall, ECE Department
Illiois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616
Office Lab: (312) 567-3757
Cell Phone: (630)666-1676


[My Lab@Illinois Tech] [Publications&Awards]


Vibration Based Energy Scavenger and Power Management System Design.

  • Complex dynamic system modeling.
  • Power managment system design.


Digital Audio/Speech/Video De/Coder algorithm design, analysis and ASIC prototyping, embedded SIP based VoIP or MP3 streaming over Bluetooth and WiMAX system implementation, Telephony AEC algorithm analysis, single chip audio Sigma_Delta ADC design and Digtial Acoustic Signal Processing Chain investigation.


  • P. Zeng, and A. Khaligh, "Design and Analysis of a PM LInear Machine for Energy Harvesting," IEEE Journal, Under Review, Aug. 2011.
  • P. Zeng, H. Chen, Z. Yang and A. Khaligh, "Unconventional Wearable Energy Harvesting from Human Horizontal Foot Motion," in Proc. IEEE 36th Applied Power Electronics Conference, Fort Worth, TX, Mar. 2011, pp. 258-264.
  • A. Khaligh, P. Zeng, and C. Zheng, ^Kinetic Energy Harvesting using Piezoelectric and Electromagnetic Technologies-State of the Art, ̄ IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 3, Mar. 2010, pp. 850-860.
  • A. Khaligh, P. Zeng, X. Wu, and Y. Xu, "Hybrid energy harvesting topology for human-powered mobile electronics," in Proc. IEEE 34th Conference of Industrial Electronics Society, Orlando, FL, Nov. 2008, pp 448-453.
  • Win 2011 Session Outstanding Presentation Award of the IEEE 36th Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC).
  • Win 2011 IEEE APEC Attendance Award.
  • Win 2008 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Scholarship.



Research Area: Micropower harvesting system with power management design
Advisor: Prof. Alireza Khaligh
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL




Thesis: Low bitrate Audio/Speech de/coder R&D
Microelectronics ASIC Design Center
Electronics Engineering Department
Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China



Thesis: Investigation on DWT and DCT
Electronics Engineering Department
Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China



  • System Modeling and Coding: ASM, Tcl/Tk,C, Visucal C++, Matlab/Simulink, dSPACE.
  • EDA and Prototyping: MaxplusII, ModelSim (Verilog), OrCAD, HSPICE, Cadence Virtuoso, Protel98/99se.
  • MCU/DSP and RTOS: Visual DSP++ (ADI DSP), CCS(TI DSP), Keil51(8051 MCU), uCOS-II (RTOS).


R&D DSP Engineer, Medical Electronics Inc., Chicago, Illinois.


  Acoustic Signal Processing Project:


Doctoral Research Assistant, Electric Power and Power Electronics Center, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, Illinois.


  Teaching Assistant:


  ECE211 Circuit Analysis (Digital and Analog), ECE Department, IIT
  ECE319 Fundamentals of Power Engineering,ECE Department, IIT


Intern Engineer, Motorola Inc., Schaumberg, Illinois.


  WiMAX VoIP Project:

  • VoMAX network QoS analysis and verification plan proposing.
  • Motorola WiMAX eco-system and CPE performance evaluation and analysis.


Software Engineer, ALPS Communication Devices Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd,Shanghai


   Bluetooth Module for In-Car Audio Project:

  • Application software development based on CSR BlueCore BT stack.
  • BlueCore compatible parser architecture analysis and implementation.


Sr. System Application Engineer, Sino Wealth Electronics (Shanghai) Ltd, Shanghai


   Embedded MP3 Player, Telephony and Biometric Fingerprint Verification USB Flash Drive Project:

  • MP3 core algorithm optimization, UI coding for ADI-21xx DSP, and telephony Adaptive Echo Cancellation (AEC) algorithm implementation.
  • AuthenTec fingerprint sensor AES2510,3400, OLED LCD, USB flash driver and file system programming and SW/HW integration.

Research Assistant, Institute of Semiconductor@Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing) and Xi'an Jiaotong University, China


   Master Thesis C Low Bit Rate Narrow-band Speech CODEC SW/HW Co-Design and Implementation:

  • Improved Linear Predictive Coding (LPC) algorithm design and TI-5402 DSP implementation.
  • Involved in Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) MPEG Audio Decoder CPLD prototyping verification.

   Bachelor Thesis C Investigation on Discrete Wavelet Transformation (DWT) and DCT under Motion Compensation for Video Sequences:

  • 2-D DWT and DCT performance comparison under motion compensation on gray scale video sequences from EV10, China's first gray-scale CMOS image sensor.
  • Involved in the solution of transforming EV10's parallel interface to USB interface, image's noise reduction algorithm development, and etc.