Azad Naeemi

Emerging Technologies and Devices
Materials, Processing, and Packaging

Georgia Institute of Technology
791 Atlantic Dr
Atlanta GA 30332


Azad Naeemi (S’99-M’04-SM’04) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University, Tehran, Iran, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

He worked as a research engineer with the Microelectronics Research Center, Georgia Tech, from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at Georgia Tech, where he is currently an associate professor. His research crosses the boundaries of materials, devices, circuits and systems, investigating integrated circuits based on conventional and emerging nanoelectronic and spintronic devices and interconnects. As silicon field-effect transistors and copper/low k interconnects approach their scaling limits, this research aims at finding evolutionary and revolutionary approaches to sustain the growth of the computing power of microchips.

Dr. Naeemi serves as the leader of the beyond-CMOS benchmarking research at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) and the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network (STARnet). Dr. Naeemi is the recipient of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Paul Rappaport Award for the best paper that has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 2007. He has also received an NSF CAREER Award, an SRC Inventor Recognition Award, and several best paper awards at international conferences. Dr. Naeemi is a recipient of Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teacher Award determined by the vote of the Georgia Tech ECE senior class.