CIRFE Graduates

Since 2000, more than 30 PhD and 29 MASc students graduated from the Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE) are currently working in well known industries or in academia.

Academic Positions

Mojgan Daneshmand, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair, University of Alberta, AB, Canada

Paul LaForge, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Regina, SK, Canada

John Saad, PhD

Currently: Instructor/Lecturer, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

Soren Piek, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, Technical University of Bremen, Germany

Reena Al-Dahle, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz, NY, USA

Maher Bakri-Kassem, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, UAE

Mohamed Mahmoud, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Mostafa Soliman, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, German University, Cairo, Egypt

Positions in US or International Industry

Gorden Coutts, PhD

Currently: Google, California, USA (Previously with Apple Inc., California, USA)

Dong (Winter) Yan, PhD

Currently: Co-Founder, W9 Technologies and Vice-President, AdHawk Microsystems, ON, Canada (Previously: New Product Integration Engineer, Avago Technologies, California, USA)

Siamak Fouladi, PhD

Currently: R&D Engineer, Avago Technologies, California, USA

Vahid Miraftab, PhD

Currently: Principal Design Engineer, Broadcom Limited, California, USA (Previously: Senior mmWave Engineer, Huawei)

Salam Gabran, PhD

Currently: Director of Engineering, Novella Neurotech, California, USA (Previously: Senior Engineer, InvenSense Inc., California, USA)

Mehrnaz Motiee, PhD

Currently: Staff MEMS Engineer and Project Lead, Analog Devices, Boston, USA

Arash Fomani, PhD

Currently: Staff Research Scientist, Synaptics Inc., California, USA (Previously: Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Hamid Salehi, PhD

Currently: Co-founder and CEO, PerchBaby, California, USA (Previously: Sr. Staff Analyst, Broadcom Limited, California, USA)

Jianwei Liu, PhD

Currently: Senior Lead Engineer/Project Manager, PJM Interconnection, Pennsylvania, USA (Previously: Lead EMS Specialist, ISO New England, USA)

Rui Zhang, PhD

Currently: AsiaSat, HongKong

Desireh Shoejaei-Asanjan, PhD

Currently: RF Design Engineer, Apple Inc., California, USA

Tejinder Singh, PhD

Currently: Postdoctoral Scholar, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), California, USA and Research Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

Positions in Canadian Industry

Brian Keats, PhD

Currently: Principal Engineer, COM DEV (Now Honeywell Aerospace), ON, Canada

Sara Attar, PhD

Currently: EMC Test Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace, ON, Canada

Ahmed Bayoumy, PhD

Currently: RF Design Engineer, Nanowave Technologies, ON, Canada

Fengxi Huang, PhD

Currently: RF Design Engineer, Nanowave Technologies, ON, Canada

Nino Zahirovic, PhD

Currently: CTO and Co-Founder, AdHawk Microsystems, ON, Canada and Director of Engineering: System Design, IGNIS Innovation Inc., ON, Canada

Daryoosh Saeedkia, PhD

Currently: Founder and CEO, TeTechS Inc., ON, Canada (Previously: Chief Technology Officer, Verisante Technology Inc., ON, Canada and Visiting Faculty, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), California, USA

Recipient of the 2008 CMC Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

Neil Sarkar, PhD

Currently: Co-Founder and CEO, AdHawk Microsystems, ON, Canada and Co-Founder, ICSPI Corp., ON, Canada. (Previously: Senior Engineer, Zyvex Labs, TX, USA)

Recipient of the 2008 CMC Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

Wei Ting Chen (Scott), PhD

Currently: Sober Steering Inc., ON, Canada

Saman Nazari, PhD

Currently: Senior Software Engineer, GHD, ON, Canada

Mostafa Azizi, PhD

Currently: RF Design Engineer, Skyworks Solutions Inc., ON, Canada

Ka Wai Wong (Oliver), PhD

Currently: Senior Engineer, Huawei Technologies, ON, Canada

Ahmed Abdel Aziz, PhD

Currently: Principal Microfabrication Engineer at GlobalFoundries, VA, USA

Junwen Jiang, PhD

Currently: Senior RF Engineer, Redline Communications, ON, Canada