Negar Reiskarimian

Negar Reiskarimian

Recognized in 2017

“I am humbled and honored to be chosen for the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award.  It is easier to be known in your own area, but the fact that my work in circuits translates to broader audiences in the communications arena makes me very proud. It gives me assurance that I’m moving in the right direction.”

Research Area

Non-reciprocal microwave components for new wireless communication paradigms.

Current Position

Assistant Professor, MIT EECS


  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2013-2019, Columbia University
  • Master of Philosophy, 2013- 2017, Columbia University
  • Master of Science, 2011- 2013, Sharif University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, 2007- 2011, Sharif University of Technology

Young Scholar Research

The fundamental physical principles and the engineering applications of breaking Lorentz Reciprocity, which allows signals to be routed in new ways, enabling new wireless communication applications.

Other Honors

  • Recipient of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship (2017)
  • Recipient of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award (2017)
  • Recipient of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) (2016)

Fun Fact

I did a tandem skydive recently and cannot wait to do it again. I also love swimming, cooking and listening to music.