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Siavash Pourkamali

Associate Professor
RL10, 3.414
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Phone: 972-883-4532
Mailstop: EC33

Micro/Nano Next Generation Devices and Systems Lab (MicronX Lab)

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Siavash Pourkamali

Associate Professor


PhD in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
MS in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
BS in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2001


Siavash Pourkamali received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

From 2006 to 2012 he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Denver. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas. He holds several issued patents and pending patent applications in the areas of silicon micro/nanomechanical resonators and filters and nanofabrication technologies, some of which have been licensed to major players in the semiconductor industry. In 2011 he founded femtoScale, Inc., a Denver based start-up company specializing in MEMS based industrial sensing solutions where he currently serves as the CTO.

Dr. Pourkamali is a recipient of the 2011 NSF CAREER Award, the 2008 University of Denver Best Junior Scholar Award, and the 2006 Georgia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Excellence Award. He is also a silver medal winner in the 29th International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO), 1997.

Research Interests

Electro-thermal Nanomechanical Actuation, M/NEMS Resonators and Filters, Nanomechanical Resonant Sensors, Integrated Silicon-based MEMS and Microsystems, and Micromachining and Nanofabrication Technologies.

Teaching Interests

Introduction to MEMS: EEMF/MSEN 6382, MECH 6347
Electronic Devices: EE/CE-3310
Electronic Circuits: EE/CE-3311