UNIC

People

Director

EhsanAfshari

Ehsan Afshari was born in 1979. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2003, and 2006, respectively. In August 2006, he joined the faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. In Fall 2016, he joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, as an Associate Professor. His research interests are mm-wave and terahertz electronics and low-noise integrated circuits for applications in communication systems, sensing, and biomedical devices.

Prof. Afshari serves as the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC). He was the chair of the IEEE Ithaca section, the chair of Cornell Highly Integrated Physical Systems (CHIPS), a member of International Technical Committee of the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), a member of the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and a member of Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB).

He is selected as one of 50 most distinguished alumni of Sharif University. He was awarded National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, Cornell College of Engineering Michael Tien excellence in teaching award in 2010, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2008, and Iran's Best Engineering Student award by the President of Iran in 2001. He is also the recipient of the best paper award in the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), September 2003, the first place at Stanford-Berkeley-Caltech Inventors Challenge, March 2005, the best undergraduate paper award in Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, 1999, the recipient of the Silver Medal in the Physics Olympiad in 1997, and the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Engineering Education from Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (APSIH), May 2004.

GradStudents

Morteza

Morteza Sheikhsofla (Post-Doc) Dr. Sheikhsofla is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2018. He also earned two master’s degrees from the University of Michigan in applied mathematics and electrical engineering in 2017 and 2014, respectively. His PhD research area was radiofrequency circuits and applied electromagnetics, in which he developed analog and digital circuits and systems for RF control as well as mathematical modeling and algorithms for different interdisciplinary applications, such as ultrafast laser systems, antennas and propagation. Currently as a postdoc fellow he is extending his research on circuits and system development in silicon CMOS technologies, especially for millimeter-wave band applications such as biomedical imaging, material sciences, quality control, etc. Dr. Sheikhsofla has been honored by the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan to have been selected as an Outstanding Graduate Instructor in 2018.

Naghavi

Hossein Naghavi (Ph.D.) received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Field and Waves) from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He joined the UNIC in 2016 as a research scholar and from Fall 2017, he works as a Ph.D. student in UNIC. His research interest is millimeter-wave and THz circuits design, especially for communications, imaging, and spectroscopy applications.

Zain

Zainulabideen Khalifa (Ph.D.) received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He was a lecturer at KFUPM from 2011 to 2017. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He joined UNIC in 2017.

 

Farzad

Farzad Khoeini (Ph.D.) is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. from the University of Zanjan and Sharif University of Technology, Iran, respectively, and joined UNIC in 2017. His research interests include circuit design for LIDAR and RADAR systems.

 

Bahareh

Bahareh Hadidian (Ph.D.) received her B.Sc in electrical engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2015. She joined UNIC at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2018 where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree. Her research interests include millimeter-wave and THz circuits design for communication systems.

 

LiliChen

Lili Chen (Ph.D.) received his dual B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2018. He joined the UNIC in 2018 as a Ph.D. student and was selected as Hughes, J. and H. fellow in the same year. His research interest is millimeter-wave and THz circuits design, especially for high data-rate communications.

 

AdityaVarma

Aditya Varma (M.S.) was born in 1996 in India. He completed his Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology in 2018. In Fall 2018 he joined the University of Michigan Master's of Science program. He joined the UNIC group in Winter 2019 and his research interests are in mm-wave and terahertz circuit design for imaging applications.

 

Samir

Samir Nooshabadi is currently pursing the B.S degree is Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan, and expects to graduate in May 2019. He joined the UNIC lab in 2017, where he has been pursuing research interests in nonlinear phenomena in millimeter-wave circuits and their applications to communication systems.

 

Mortezataba

Morteza Tavakoli Taba received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2018. He worked in the ISDL group at the Sharif University on the RF circuit design. In 2018, he joined the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received his master's in 2020 from the University of Michigan. His research interests include mm-wave and terahertz power amplifier and oscillator design for radar and communication systems.

 

 

 

Student Awards

  • International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Graduate Student Challenge Award (Ruonan Han), 2014

  • The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award (Ruonan Han), 2012

  • Best Student Paper Award in RFIC (Ruonan Han), 2012

  • The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award (Yahya Tousi), 2011

  • International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Graduate Student Challenge (Yahya Tousi), 2011

  • IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship (Yahya Tousi), 2011

  • Cornell ECE Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (Omeed Momeni), 2011

  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Fellowship (Wooram Lee), 2010-2011

  • Best paper award at the IEEE Workshop on Passive Microwave Circuits (Omeed Momeni and Wooram Lee), 2010

  • Best student paper award in IEEE RadarCon (Wooram Lee), 2009

Alumni

Lilis
Mohammad Emadi, Postdoc. 2014

Alumni

Pourahmad
Vahnood Pourahmad, Ph.D. 2018
Mostajeran
Ali Mostajeran, Ph.D. 2018
Aghasi
Hamidreza Aghasi, Ph.D. 2017
Guansheng
Hamid Khatibi, Ph.D. 2017
Guansheng
Somayyeh Khiabani, Ph.D. 2017
Guansheng
Guansheng Li, Ph.D. 2012
Lilis
Soheil Saadat, Visiting Ph.D. 2011
Lilis
Georgios Lilis, Ph.D. 2008

Alumni

Sung-Kyoon
Amirahmad Tarkeshdouz, M.Sc. 2016
Sung-Kyoon
Amirmasoud Ohadi, M.Sc. 2016
Sung-Kyoon
Sung-Kyoon Im, M. Eng 2013
Humayun
Joseph Fridlander, M. Eng. 2013
Humayun
Hariharan Mani, M. Eng. 2012
Humayun
Ananthanarayanan Parthasarathy, M. Eng. 2012
Humayun
Brian Wang, M. Eng. 2012
Humayun
Pervaze Humayun, M. Eng. 2011
Kakkar
Abhinav Kakkar, M. Eng. 2011
Howard Kim, M. Eng 2010
Shantanu Kulkarni, M. Eng 2010
Hongchi Yu, M. Eng 2010
Chang
Raymond Chang, M. Eng. 2010
Park
Jihyuk Park, M. Eng. 2009
Ming Lin, M. Eng 2009
Wei
Khaye Loon Wei, M. Eng. 2009
Christopher Y Cheng, M. Eng 2009
Azarmnia
Morteza Azarmnia, Visitor 2008
maumau
David Maumau, M. Eng. 2008
Abishek V Subramanian, M. Eng 2007
Abishek V Subramanian, M. Eng 2007
Li
Yanning Li, M. Eng. 2007
Lee
Jae-Hoon Lee, M. Eng. 2007

FutureStudents

Are you interested in joining our team? We have a few openings for motivated and talented students. Generally, students interested in our specific research will receive higher consideration than the ones which are interested in "circuits" or "analog circuit design", send generic emails, or ask general questions. Usually sending "mass-emails" does not increase your admission chance. If you are serious about our group, please carefully look at this homepage and possibly read a few of our papers and if you are still interested, please contact Ehsan Afshari.