TANMS Researcher Appointed as Associate Professor at Northwestern University

Post date: May 22, 2017 7:24:11 PM

Dr. Pedram Khalili, Co-Leader of the TANMS 1D Thrust and Memory Testbed, will be joining Northwestern University as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He will start his position in Evanston, Illinois this fall.

Dr. Khalili has been a valued member of TANMS since the center's inception in 2012, working closely with Professor Kang Wang to lead the 1D Thrust and Memory Testbed development.  He has been with the UCLA Department of Electrical Engineering since 2009 where he advanced from a postdoctoral scholar (2009-2010), to a research associate (2010-2013), and to the current position as Adjunct Assistant Professor (since 2013).  He previously served as project manager at UCLA for two DARPA multi-institution programs (2009-2014), focusing on spin-transfer-torque magnetic random access memory (STT-RAM) and non-volatile logic (NVL), working with several university and industry partners. Since 2012, he has also served as co-founder and chief technology officer of Inston Inc., a startup company pioneering voltage-controlled MRAM. In this role, he led the development of Inston's IP portfolio of 20+ patents, and established and led joint projects with major industry players.

Dr. Khalili received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree (with distinction) from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands, in 2008, both in electrical engineering. His professional activities have included serving as a guest editor for Spin, and serving on the technical program committee of the Joint MMM/Intermag Conference.

Dr. Khalili's presence in TANMS will be sorely missed.  We wish him the best success in his new position at Northwestern and look forward to opportunities to collaborate with him in the future.