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Aydin Babakhani

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Aydin Babakhani

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Analysis, design, and testing of integrated circuits and antennas, with applications in high-speed wireless communication, radar, medical imaging, and bio-sensing.


Dr. Babakhani is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University and the Director of the Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits Laboratory. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Dr. Babakhani was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech in 2009 and a research scientist at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 2010.

Dr. Babakhani won a prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) in 2012. He received the Caltech Electrical Engineering Department's Charles Wilts Best Ph.D. Thesis Prize for his work on Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation (NFDAM). From 2006 to 2008 he was the Vice Chair of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Metro LA/SFV Joint Sections MTT-S Chapter 17.1. He was the recipient of the Microwave Graduate Fellowship in 2007, the Grand Prize in the Stanford-Berkeley-Caltech Innovators Challenge in 2006, Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2005, as well as Caltech Special Institute Fellowship and Atwood Fellowship in 2003. He was also the Gold Medal winner of the National Physics Competition in 1998, and the Gold Medal winner of the 30th International Physics Olympiad in 1999, in Padova, Italy.