Ahmed Kord

PhD Candidate, the University of Texas at Austin

  • Dec. 2018: I was invited by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to attend the SPAR Phase 2 Program Review Meeting, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA, on Dec. 19-20, 2018.
  • Dec. 2018: I will be attending a hands-on training workshop by Keysight Technologies on RF and mm-wave measurements using their state-of-the-art test equipment at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) in New York City, NY, USA, on Dec. 17-18, 2018.
  • Nov. 2018: I was selected to receive a USNC-URSI Travel Fellowship to attend the 2019 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting (NRSM), to be held in Boulder, CO, USA, on Jan. 9-12, 2019.
  • Nov. 2018: I was invited by Analog Devices Egypt to give a talk on magnetless circulators for full-duplex communication systems in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec 2nd, 2018.
  • Oct. 2018: Our paper entitled "Magnet-Free Circulators Based on Linear Time-Varying Circuits" has been accepted for presentation at the 2019 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting (NRSM), to be held in Boulder, CO, USA, on Jan. 9-12, 2019.
  • Oct. 2018: Our paper entitled "Active Microwave Cloaking Using Parity-Time-Symmetric Satellites" has been accepted for publication at Physical Review Applied.
  • Oct. 2018: I was selected to receive the Douglas Wilson Fellowship Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Sept. 2018: Our paper entitled "Angular-Momentum Biased Circulators and Their Power Consumption" has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.
  • July 2018: Our paper entitled "Broadband Cyclic-Symmetric Magnetless Circulators and Theoretical Bounds on their Bandwidth" has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
  • June 2018: I was invited by Huawei Corp. to give a talk at the first RFIC Subsystem in Next Generation Wireless Technology Workshop hosted by the Futurewei IC Lab and the Wireless Lab in Philadelphia, PA, USA, on June 13th, 2018.
  • May 2018: I joined Qualcomm Inc., Boxborough, MA, USA, as an Interim Engineering Intern.
  • March 2018: I successfully passed the PhD Qualifying Exam and have been admitted to candidacy!
  • March 2018: Our paper entitled "Pseudo-Linear Time-Invariant Magnetless Circulators Based on Differential Spatiotemporal Modulation of Resonant Junctions" has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
  • Jan. 2018: I was selected to receive an IEEE 2018 Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship Award. [WNCG]
  • Jan. 2018: Our paper entitled "Low-Loss Broadband Magnetless Circulators for Full-Duplex Radios" has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE 2018 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Sept. 2017: Our invited paper entitled "Achieving Full-Duplex Communication: Magnetless Parametric Circulators for Full‐Duplex Communication Systems" has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Microwave Magazine.
  • Sept. 2017: Our paper entitled "Magnetless Circulators Based on Spatiotemporal Modulation of Bandstop Filters in a Delta Topology" has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
  • June 2017: I received a First Place Award in the Student Design Contest on "Magnetless Parametric Circulators" at the IEEE 2017 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. [WNCG]
  • April 2017: I was invited by the IEEE Solid‐State Circuits Society (SSCS) Dallas Chapter to give a seminar at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, USA, on April 10th, 2017.
  • March 2017: I received a First Place Award in the Student Poster Competition at the IEEE Texas Symposium on Wireless Microwave Circuits and Systems in Waco, TX, USA. [WNCG]
  • March 2017: Our paper entitled "Recent Advances on Angular-Momentum Magnet-Free Circulators" has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE 2017 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (AP-S/URSI), to be held in San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Jan. 2017: Our paper entitled "Differential Magnetless Circulator Using Modulated Bandstop Filters" has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE 2017 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Dec. 2016: I joined Eureka Aerospace Inc., Pasadena, CA, USA, as a Part-time Consultant.
  • Oct. 2016: I was selected to receive the Graduate Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship Award from the University of Texas at Austin. [WNCG]
  • Sept. 2016: I was selected to receive an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP‐S) 2016 Doctoral Research Award. [WNCG]
  • April 2016: Negar Reiskarimian (Columbia University) and I were selected to receive a 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) Award. [Qualcomm, ECE, WNCG]
  • March 2016: Our paper entitled "Ultrathin Active Cloak with Balanced Loss and Gain" has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE 2016 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (AP-S/URSI), to be held in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA.
  • Feb. 2016: Negar Reiskarimian (Columbia University) and I were selected as a finalist team for the 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) Award. [Qualcomm]
  • June 2015: I joined Intel Labs, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA, as a Research Scientist for a summer internship.
  • March 2015: I was selected to receive an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) PhD Student Sponsorship Award to attend the IEEE 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • March 2015: Nicholas Estep and I demonstrated a demo for the magnetless circulator technology being developed in our lab at the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive forum. [WNCG]
  • Dec. 2014: I received a First Place Award in the Texas Instruments Outstanding Student Designer Contest in Prof. Nan Sun's EE 338L/382M Analog IC Design Course. [ECE, WNCG]
  • Aug. 2014: I started my PhD in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • May 2014: I was promoted to an Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University.
  • March 2014: I successfully defended my M.S. thesis and have been granted the degree!
  • July 2013: I received a Travel Grant Award from Cairo University to attend the IEEE 2013 Antennas and Propagation Symposium in Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Jan. 2013: I received a Graduate Fellowship Award in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University for being among the top 1% of my class .
  • Dec. 2012: I started my M.S. in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering at Cairo University.
  • Dec. 2012: I joined the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University as a Teaching Assistant.
  • Oct. 2011: I started my obligatory military service at the Egyptian Air Defense Forces.
  • July 2011: A team of six students including myself received the First Place Award in Tarek Gamal Eldin’s 2011 Competition on Analog IC Design at Cairo University.
  • July 2011: I graduated from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering at Cairo University.