Pedram Khalili-Amiri

Pedram Khalili-Amiri

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Northwestern University
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Pedram Khalili is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University, and Director of the Physical Electronics Research Laboratory. Prof. Khalili is also Director of Graduate Studies of the Applied Physics Graduate Program at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Northwestern, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor (2013-2017) and Research Associate (2009-2013) in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was co-leader (2012-2017) of the memory program within the NSF TANMS engineering research center, which resulted in nonvolatile spintronic memory devices with record low power dissipation. He previously served as a project manager at UCLA for two DARPA multi-institution programs (2009-2014), focusing on development of spin-transfer-torque magnetic random access memory (STT-RAM) and non-volatile logic (NVL), working with several university and industry partners including Intel, Micron, HGST (now Western Digital), Qualcomm, GlobalFoundries, and Singulus. These programs resulted in some of the world’s fastest and lowest-power magnetic memory technologies to date. In 2012 he co-founded Inston Inc., a startup company where he served as board member and chief technology officer ​for five years. He and his team placed top-6 out of 3,000 entries worldwide in the Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge 2015. Pedram has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, is an inventor on 15 issued patents, and has given numerous invited talks at major conferences on magnetism, spintronics, and memory technologies. Pedram received the Northwestern ECE department's Best Teacher Award in 2020. He received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands, in 2008, both in electrical engineering. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Multifunctional Materials (IOP) and Journal of Physics: Photonics (IOP), and has served as a Guest Editor for Spin (World Scientific) and Micromachines. He has served on the technical program committees and organizing committees of several conferences, including the Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, and is a member of the Flash Memory Summit conference advisory board. Pedram is Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society, and represents the IEEE Magnetics Society on the IEEE Task Force for Rebooting Computing (TFRC) Executive Committee. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.