Reza Majidi-Ahy


  • 1992, Microwave Prize, Past Awardees**


Reza Majidi-Ahy (M’82) received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of California at San Diego, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. His thesis at Stanford University dealt with 100 GHz GaAs MMIC’s and electro-optic and electronic wafer probes. He was a recipient of a fellowship from the Rockwell International Science Center and the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems. He is currently a senior member of technical staff at the Varian Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, where he conducts research on millimeter-wave electronic and high-speed optoelectronic InP and GaAs devices, MMIC’s and OEIC‘s. His research interests also include microwave superconducting electronics and optoelectronics and high-speed measurement techniques. Prior to his Ph.D. work at Stanford University, he was a senior R&D engineer at Microwave Technology Inc., Fremont, CA, and with Harris Microwave Semiconductor Inc., Milpitas, CA. He has published more than 20 articles on microwave and millimeter-wave amplifiers, frequency-multipliers, mixers, coplanar transmission lines, HEMT’s, nonlinear heterostructure devices, and electronic and optical testing. Dr. Majidi-Ahy has been an adjunct professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Santa Clara University since 1984, where he teaches graduate courses on microwave linear and nonlinear circuits. He has also taught courses at the University of California, Berkeley (Extension) and at Northeastern University. He holds several patents in the areas of microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and devices.