FlexICoN Alumna Negar Reiskarimian Received Morton B. Friedman Memorial Award
May 21, 2020
Former FlexICoN PhD student Negar Reiskarimian has received the Columbia Engineering Morton B. Friedman Memorial Award. While at Columbia, Negar's advisor was Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy, and she focused on integrated non-reciprocal components for full-duplex wireless applications.
The Morton B. Friedman Memorial Prize for Excellence is awarded to a student at Columbia Engineering who graduated during the 2019-20 school year and best exhibits Dean Friedman’s characteristics of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding promise for the future. Reiskarimian's selection to receive the Friedman Memorial Prize is an acknowledgement not only of her past outstanding academic performance, but also her leadership and mentoring of other students.
“I am very humbled to be linked to an exemplary figure such as the late professor Morton Friedman through this award. I hope I can follow in his footsteps and be able to contribute not only to my research field, but also to the broader engineering community and STEM diversity and education,” said Negar.
Since graduating from Columbia, Negar has started as a tenure-track assistant professor at MIT electrical engineering and computer science department. Her group’s research is focused on radio frequency and mm-wave integrated circuits and systems and applied electromagnetics for a variety of applications. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses including solid-state circuits and analog electronics laboratory.