I am Armin and I have been with the University of Michigan since 2011. I received my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and I am currently a Research Fellow at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Since July 2019, I have also been an Entrepreneurial Research Fellow with Activate-Cyclotron Road, a hard-tech accelerator for scientific researchers to transform their technology into commercial products, where I am developing and commercializing advanced wireless technologies for various emerging markets. I am also co-founder of SkyGig, an innovative wireless technology company targeting high-frequency communication markets, among others.
My research broadly targets wireless systems, RF circuits & systems, antennas, and applied electromagnetics, with an emphasize on high frequency wireless applications for communications and sensing. This includes millimeter-wave (mmWave) and terahertz (THz) wireless systems and sub-systems; fabrication, integration, and assembly technologies for high frequency systems; as well as instrumentation and metrology techniques for such high frequency devices. More specifically my research focuses on power- and spectral-efficient front-end system architectures, novel beamforming front-ends, phased-array and metamaterial antenna systems, adaptive apertures, high-frequency RF Integrated Circuits (RFIC) and components, among others. I am also interested in application of high frequency wireless technologies in communication systems and networks (e.g. 5G/6G), radar sensing and imaging systems (e.g. collision avoidance in autonomous vehicles & platforms), as well as other applications.