My challenge is to answer some important questions about the sustainability and scalability of integrated circuits (ICs) and tackle the problems of the world of microelectronics. Power consumption is one main roadblock (for data centers and battery operated devices, gadgets and sensors alike), and I try to find new environmentally-friendly ways to solve this problem through my research.
Hossein Fariborzi Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Courses

Professor Fariborzi's courses

Education Profile

  • ​​​PhD., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2013
  • MSc, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2008
  • BSc, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2006​

Location

Office: Building 3, Room 3275

Hussain Fariborzi is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) and the Principal Investigator of the  Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) Research Group. Fariborizi addresses problems in ultra-low power Integrated Circuits and Systems, MEMS/NEMS IC design and fabrication, as well as novel switching devices for next-generation ICs.

Education and early career

Fariborzi holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2013. He worked at Intel, then was an RF Design Engineer at Nokia and joined Oracle/Sun Microsystems Labs.

Areas of expertise and current scientific interests

His research interests are in digital/mixed-signal IC design and optimization of integrated systems with novel switching devices, MEMS-based micro and nanorelays. He is exploring their applications to the fields of biomedical instrumentation and wireless, wearable healthcare. 

Why ICS?

The greatest problem here is to reduce the power consumption of electronic circuits and systems and to pave the path toward green electronics: cool data centers, and electronic devices that can run for days or months on a battery. 

Why KAUST?

CEMSE is the right environment for ambitious and cutting-edge research, with top-notch facilities and unparalleled quality of faculty members. The positive vibe in the Division eases collaboration and boosts productivity to address today's challenges with practical solutions.