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.
Babakhani is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and
Computer Engineering Department at Rice University and
the Director of the Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits
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.
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,