Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian Named Nelms Rising Star Professor

The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World has named a new Nelms Rising Star Professor, Roozbeh Tabrizian, PhD. This endowment was made possible thanks to a generous donation by David Nelms and the Nelms family.

The Nelms Rising Star Professorship is awarded to junior faculty (assistant and associate professors) who have shown extraordinary promise early in their career in research, education, workforce development, broadening participation, or other outreach activities, relevant to the mission of the institute.

Roozbeh Tabrizian is an Associate Professor and the Alan Hastings Faculty Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Tabrizian’s research revolves around micro- and nano-scale ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials and devices, semiconductor electromechanics, and micro- / nano-electromechanical systems (M/NEMS). His research targets development of transforming multiphysics heterogeneous microsystems for various applications including Internet of Things, Wireless Communications, Timing, and Navigation.

Dr. Tabrizian has received the DARPA Director’s Fellowship Award (2021), a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2019), and an NSF CAREER Award (2018). He is also the recipient of the 2021 Pramod P. Khargonekar Award for the most outstanding College of Engineering faculty member undergoing tenure review. Dr. Tabrizian and his students have been recipients of multiple outstanding paper awards at IEEE MEMS, Transducers, and IEEE IFCS conferences.

Dr. Tabrizian is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS). He is a senior member of IEEE and has served as a member of executive and technical program committees of IEEE IFCS, IEEE IUS, Transducers, and the Hilton Head Microsystems workshop.