PhD Student Negar Reiskarimian named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

November 16, 2017
Negar Reiskarimian, PhD candidate

Negar Reiskarimian, a PhD candidate working with Harish Krishnaswamy, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her work on building the first miniaturized microchip capable of full-duplex wireless with a single antenna: it sends and receives at the same time, at the same frequency. This achievement could double WiFi capabilities for chips at less than half the size of current models. As Forbes notes, “This has lots of applications for smartphones, internet of things, and more.” She joins 29 other young scientists who are “inventing the future from the atom up.” Earlier this year she won the prestigious Paul Baran Young Scholar Award[HCE1]  from the Marconi Society.

A native of Iran, Reiskarimian studied telecommunications and microelectronic circuits at Sharif University of Technology and came to SEAS in 2013 to research analog/RF integrated circuits and systems as a graduate student in Krishnaswamy’s CoSMIC (Columbia high-Speed and Mm-wave IC) lab. She is a member of the interdisciplinary FlexICoN (Full-duplex Wireless: From Integrated Circuits to Networks) project and a recipient of the 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. She expects to receive her PhD this spring and plans to continue her research in academia.