Ahmed Kord, PhD
Senior RFIC Design Engineer, Qualcomm Inc.
Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science
At Columbia university
(2020) Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science (first Egyptian to receive such a recognition).
At UT Austin
(2019) Prestigious Graduate Student Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin (Annually awarded to one graduate student in the entire ECE department).
(2019) Travel Fellowship from USNC-URSI to attend the USNC-URSI 2019 National Radio Science Meeting.
(2018) Douglas Wilson Fellowship in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
(2018) IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship.
(2017) First Place Award in the Student Design Contest on Magnetless Parametric Circulators at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium.
(2017) First Place Award in the Student Poster Competition at the IEEE Texas Symposium on Wireless Microwave Circuits and Systems.
(2016) Graduate Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin.
(2016) Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. (Acceptance rate: 6.2% from the top 18 US schools)
(2016) IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Doctoral Research Award.
(2015) Travel Fellowship from MTT-S to attend the IEEE 2015 International Microwave Symposium.
(2014) First Place Award in the Texas Instruments Outstanding Student Designer Contest in the EE 338L/382M Analog IC Class at the University of Texas at Austin.
at Cairo University
(2013) Travel Fellowship from Cairo University to attend the IEEE 2013 Antennas and Propagation Symposium.
(2012) Graduate Fellowship in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University for graduating among the top 1% of my class.
(2011) First Place Award in Tarek Gamal Eldin’s Competition on Analog IC Design at Cairo University.
(2011) Undergraduate Excellence Award from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education.
(2014) Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Fellowship from the University of California at Irvine (Respectfully declined).
(2014) Provost PhD Fellowship from the University of California at Irvine for being among the top 5% of admitted graduate students in all disciplines (Respectfully declined).