Armin Jam received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Shahid Beheshti University in 2010, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2013 and 2017, respectively. He also received a professional degree in entrepreneurship (PIE) from the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan in 2014. Dr. Jam has been with the University of Michigan since 2011, where he is currently a Research Fellow at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Since July 2019, he has 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 he is developing and commercializing advanced wireless technologies for various emerging markets. He is also co-founder of SkyGig, a wireless technology company targeting high-frequency solutions for telecommunication 5G/6G and satellite communications, among others.
Dr. Jam’s research broadly focuses on wireless systems, RF circuits and systems, antennas, and applied electromagnetics, where his internationally awarded research has resulted in over 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences as well as several issued and pending patents. He was the recipient of the 2020 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) Young Professionals Award in recognition demonstrating outstanding creativity and impact in the wireless communications industry. In 2018, he was the co-recipient of the ECE Innovator Award from the University of Michigan for his disruptive wireless technology research with highest commercial impact. He was also the recipients of the Best Paper Award in the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation as well as an Honorable Mention Award in the 2017 URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. He was the recipient of the University of Michigan Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement in 2014 and was a recipient of the Engineering Symposium Technical Award from the College of Engineering in 2013 and 2016. He was also a recipient of the Silver Medal of the National Mathematics Olympiad in 2005. Dr. Jam has served as the session chair in several international conferences and seminars, and has been a reviewer in many technical IEEE journals and conferences.
Armin has served as the Technical Lead, Entrepreneurial Lead, and Principal Investigator on several projects and programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub, etc. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and the National Elites Foundation, and is listed in Who’s Who in America.