Zabdiel Brito-Brito

Zabdiel Brito | CTTC

Navigation & Positioning (N&P)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

Zabdiel Brito-Brito was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on April 12, 1976. He received a B.Sc. degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering and M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico, in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree (Cum Laude) in Communications and Signal Theory at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2010.

He joined the Department of Communications and Electronics Engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico, as an assistant professor from August 2003 to August 2011. He furthermore joined the Department of Electronics, Systems, and Informatics at ITESO – the Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico, as an associate professor from August 2011 to May 2016 and as a full professor from May 2016 to March 2021.

Dr. Brito-Brito was the academic program administrator of the following ITESO’s graduate programs: Ph.D. program in Engineering Sciences from April 2019 to March 2021, Master’s Degree in Electronics Design from February 2013 to April 2019, and Systems in Chip Design Specialization from August 2016 to April 2019. He was a member of the Research Group on Computer-Aided Engineering of Circuits and Systems (CAECAS) at ITESO from August 2011 to March 2021.

Dr. Brito-Brito joined the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain) at the Communications Technologies Division in the Physical-layer Implementation of High-Performance Communication Systems (PHYCOM) Department as a researcher from March 2021 to December 2021.

He is currently a researcher at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain) with the Navigation and Positioning Research Unit (N&P) since January 2022. His main research concerns are designing and modeling, including optimization of circuits and sensors, to be applied for developing sensing technology using microwave circuits.

Dr. Brito-Brito has experience with MicroElectroMechanical System (MEMS) design and fabrication, which can be used to develop sensing technology using microwave circuits. His previous work includes the design of transmission lines, antennas, and filters and he finds in particular very interesting the possibility of applying this knowledge to create sensing technology.

During his doctoral thesis, Dr. Brito-Brito developed reconfigurable filters that can tune all filter parameters, namely center frequency, bandwidth, and selectivity, using both diodes and MEMS to reconfigure the designs. The filters were designed using the ADS electromagnetic simulator and HFSS, in addition, these filters were manufactured and then measured and validated and the results had very good agreement with the simulation.

At the CAECAS research group, he continued with the design of high-speed circuits, systems, and high-speed interconnections. In this research group, Dr. Brito-Brito introduced himself to the use of optimization methods that allow designing the systems following the required specifications and in an automated way. Examples of optimization methods are Nelder-Mead, space mapping, pattern search, and neural networks, among others. He also has experience with the design and modeling of mechanical and thermal effects in devices, using COMSOL and MATLAB.

Dr. Brito-Brito has experience in multi-physics work, with simulations performed in COMSOL, this experience was acquired while working on a research project with Intel Labs México. In which the optimization methods were applied to the multi-physics effect of a cell phone antenna that modifies its radiation pattern due to human head proximity. To perform the optimizations using the simulators, drivers were developed in MATLAB for the remote control of ADS, HFSS, and COMSOL.

He has participated in projects funded by: AGAUR – UPC (Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain) from 2007 to 2008, MEC – UPC (Ministry of Education, Spanish Government) from 2007 to 2010, Intel Corporation Systems Research Center Mexico – ITESO The Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico from 2011 to 2014, COECYTJAL (Jalisco Government, México) – ITESO The Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico from 2019 to 2020. Dr. Brito-Brito is currently participating in the project “Ultra-low-cost microwave sensor tags for the IoT” at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain) since 2021. Moreover, he has participated in proposals and reports on projects.

Dr. Brito-Brito serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems; with more than 50 verified reviews. He was the IEEE Guadalajara Section Secretary from 2019 to 2020. He was the IEEE MTT-S Guadalajara Chapter Chair from 2015 to 2018, as well as the Financial Chair of the First IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conference (LAMC- 2016, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico). He is an IEEE Senior Member since 2020.

He has published 12 journal papers and 42 conference papers, as well as 2 patents; with an H index of 6 and more than 110 times cited. Dr. Brito-Brito is also the co-author of the book chapter “Reconfigurable Microwave Filters” in the Book “Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technologies from Photonic Bandgap Devices to Antenna and Applications” from In-Tech in March 2010. He has advised two graduated Ph.D. students and several graduated B.Sc. and M.Sc. student dissertations.

ORCiD: 0000-0001-7382-1481

Web of Science Research ID: AAK-8891-2020

Scopus Author ID: 56013604700

Google Scholar citations

ResearchGate profile

Microwave Spoof Surface Plasmon Sensor for Dielectric Material Characterization
IEEE Sensors Letters. Vol 6. No. 5. January 2022.
Llamas-Garro I., Brito-Brito Z., Mira F., De Melo M.T., Kim J.-M.
10.1109/LSENS.2022.3165215 Google Scholar
Discretely tuned RF-MEMS bandstop filter with wide tuning range and uniform high rejection
ELECTRONICS LETTERS. Vol 48. No. 17. pp. 1065-1066 February 2023.
Llamas-Garro, I, Brito-Brito, Z, Pradell, L, Giacomozzi, F, Colpo, S
10.1049/el.2012.2270 Google Scholar
A Discretely Tuned RF-MEMS Bandstop Filter with Wide Tuning Range and Uniform High Rejection
Electronics Letters. Vol 48. No. 17. pp. 1065-1067 January 2012.
I. Llamas-Garro, Z. Brito-Brito, L. Pradell, F. Giacomozzi, S. Colpo
Google Scholar
Precise frequency and bandwidth control of switchable microstrip bandpass filters using diode and microelectro-mechanical system technologies
IET MICROWAVES ANTENNAS & PROPAGATION. Vol 6. No. 6. pp. 713-719 February 2023.
Brito-Brito, Z, Llamas-Garro, I, Navarro-Munoz, G, Perruisseau-Carrier, J, Pradell, L, Giacomozzi, F, Colpo, S
10.1049/iet-map.2012.0077 Google Scholar
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