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Texas ECE PhD student Ahmed Kord receives 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Texas ECE graduate student Ahmed Kord received the 2016 Qualcomm Innovation fellowship for his project titled, ‘Fully-Integrated Reconfigurable Magnet-less Non-reciprocal Components for Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems’, in collaboration with Columbia University.

The fellowship program is focused on recognizing, rewarding and mentoring innovative PhD students across a wide range of technical research areas. Through this award, Qualcomm encourages young scholars who are PhD students in developing forward thinking ideas, to further research and to continue overall development. Graduate students are mentored by the company’s engineers and are supported in their quest towards achieving their research objectives. This fellowship program is focused on research and development efforts to stay connected to the latest in research and specific areas of technology.

Ahmed is a doctoral student and a research assistant at Texas ECE. He is supervised by Prof. Andrea Alù and is also a part of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group at The University of Texas at Austin. Ahmed’s research interests span topics from Applied Electromagetnics and Microwave Engineering to Analog/RF IC design and Nano-Photonics. He received his BS and MS degree in Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics) from Cairo University in Egypt.

Ahmed collaborated with Negar Reiskarimian who is a PhD student at Columbia University in New York in developing the project for the 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship application.