UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Welcomes New Faculty

Elaheh Ahmadi

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Elaheh Ahmadi will join UCLA Samueli in July 2023 as an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

May 26, 2023

UCLA Samueli Newsroom

The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has appointed Elaheh Ahmadi as an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. She will join the university in July.

Ahmadi’s research explores the fabrication and characterization of nitride-based and oxide-based semiconductor materials and devices for high-power and high-frequency electronics, microelectromechanical and optoelectronics applications. Such next-generation materials and devices could improve energy efficiency across a range of technologies, including 5G and beyond-wireless communications, internet-of-things devices, autonomous electric vehicles, as well as being incorporated into larger systems, such as electric grids and mass transit systems.

Before joining UCLA, Ahmadi has been an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and applied physics at the University of Michigan since 2018. She has received many awards, including the Young Investigator Award in 2020 from both the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. In 2021, she received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award. Last year, she also received the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors Young Scientist Award.

Ahmadi was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara prior to her faculty appointment at the University of Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in Iran. In 2015, she received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UC Santa Barbara.

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