A picture of  Farrokh Ayazi smiling
Official Job Title
Regents Entrepreneur
Endowed Chair and Professorships Titles
Ken Byers Professorship in Communications Network
Job Title(s)
Director, Georgia Tech Analog Consortium
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Professor Ayazi received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 1994, and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

He joined the ECE faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology in December 1999. His main research focus has been in the area of Integrated MEMS and Microsystems Technology. He has served on the technical program committees of the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), IEEE Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Conference, International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), and Transducers and IEEE Sensors Conference. He is an editor for IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS).

Dr. Ayazi is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Qualtré Inc., a spin-out from his research Laboratory that commercializes bulk-acoustic-wave (BAW) silicon gyroscopes and multi-degrees-of-freedom inertial sensors for consumer electronics and personal navigation systems.

  • Integrated Micro & Nano Electromechanical Resonators
  • VLSI Analog Integrated Circuits
  • MEMS Inertial Sensors (Integrated Gyroscopes and Accelerometers)
  • Micro and nanofabrication technologies
Distinctions & Awards
  • Best Student Paper Award at IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS 2010), and IEEE Sensors 2007.
  • 2005 GOMACTech-04 Meritorius Paper Award
  • 2004 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2004 Richard M. Bass Outstanding Teacher Award (as determined by the vote of the ECE senior class).
  • 2001-2002 Georgia Tech College of Engineering Cutting Edge Research Award
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship from University of Michigan in 1998-99.