Entesari receives prestigious CAREER Award

February 21, 2011
| By: Aubrey Bloom

Dr. Kamran Entesari, a TEES researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Entesari received his award for his proposal, "Versatile Integrated Platforms for Broadband Microwave Dielectric Spectroscopy." His proposal describes low-cost, small-size microwave spectroscopy systems that could significantly enhance the capabilities for point-of-care medical diagnosis, bio-threat detection, agriculture, and food and drug safety. The objective of this research is to address the need for versatile broadband microwave dielectric spectroscopy systems based on fully integrated silicon platforms. Entesari received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology (Iran) in 1995, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University (Iran) in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan in 2005. In 2006, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University.

His research interests include the design of RF/microwave/millimeter-wave integrated circuits and systems, microwave biological/chemical sensors, RF micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and medical electronics.

He is a previous co-recipient of the 2009 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Design Contest Second Project Award for his work on dual-band millimeter-wave receivers on silicon.

NSF established the CAREER program to support junior faculty within the context of their overall career development, combining in a single program the support of research and education of the highest quality and in the broadest sense. Through this program, the NSF emphasizes the importance on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning.

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