Ahmed Kord is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. During the summer of 2015, he was a research scientist at Intel Labs, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA, where he worked on magnet-less circulators for future 5G wireless communication systems. From December 2016 to August 2017, he was with Eureka Aerospace Inc., Pasadena, CA, USA, as a part-time consultant working on antennas and high-power microwave sources.
His research interests span a wide variety of topics in analog/RF circuit design, applied electromagnetics, and photonics with thorough experience in theory, design, numerical analysis, and measurements. The main focus of his doctoral work is the development of a new class of magnet-less non-reciprocal components based on linear time-varying circuits which attracted significant interest from several companies in the wireless industry and research groups in top-tier universities.
Mr. Kord is a recipient of several awards including the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Graduate Fellowship Award in 2018, the First Place Award in the Student Design Contest on Magnetless Parametric Circulators at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in 2017, the First Place Award in the Student Poster Competition at the IEEE Texas Symposium on Wireless Microwave Circuits and Systems in 2017, the Qulacomm Innovation Fellowship Award in 2016, the Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship Award in 2016, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award in 2016, the IMS and RFIC Student Sponsorship Award in 2015, the First Place Award in Texas Instruments Outstanding Student Designer Competition in 2014, the Cairo University M.S. Fellowship Award from 2012 to 2014, the Undergraduate Excellence Award from 2006 to 2011, among a few others.