Mohamed I. Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. His research combines integrated electronics, electromagnetics, and quantum engineering to develop microelectronic integrated circuits that enable quantum information processors, THz IoT devices, and advanced metrology systems, among others.
Prior to joining Cornell ECE in January 2023, Mohamed worked as a staff design engineer at MediaTek USA, developing high-speed wireline transceivers for data center networking devices. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2020 and 2021, respectively. He has been working on CMOS-integrated quantum-enhanced sensing and information processing systems, as well as miniaturized low-power THz wireless systems. He also received the B.Sc., and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2012 and 2016, where he developed novel metamaterial-inspired electromagnetic devices.
Dr. Ibrahim was selected by the Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) at MIT to receive the MIT-MTL Fall-2021 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. He also received several other awards, including the 2021 IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship and the 2020-2021 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award. He also serves as a technical reviewer for several top-tier journals.
Dr. Ibrahim’s research lab aims to build the next generation of integrated systems for emerging applications, including on-chip quantum information processors, ultra-miniaturized smart IoT wireless nodes, advanced metrology systems, and real-time biomedical monitoring devices. The lab’s research activities are based on combining integrated electronics, electromagnetics, and quantum technologies.
Integrated Circuits and Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
- M. I. Ibrahim*, C. Foy*, D. R. Englund, and R. Han, “High-scalability CMOS quantum magnetometer with spin-state excitation and detection of diamond color centers,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 56, no. 3, Mar. 2021. (* Equal contribution)
- M. I. Ibrahim, M. I. Khan, C. Juvekar, W. Jung, R. T. Yazicigil, A. P. Chandrakasan, and R. Han, “THzID: a 1.6 mm2 package-less cryptographic identification tag with backscattering and beam-steering at 260GHz,” IEEE Intl. Solid-State Circuit Conf. (ISSCC), San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2020.
- D. Kim*, M. I. Ibrahim*, C. Foy*, M. E. Trusheim, R. Han, and D. R. Englund, “A CMOS-integrated quantum sensor based on nitrogen–vacancy centres,” Nature Electronics, vol.2 no.7 pp. 284-289, July 2019. (* Equal contribution)
- M. I. Ibrahim, M. G. Ahmed, M. El-Nozahi, A. M.E.Safwat, and H. El-Hennawy, “Miniaturized one-dimensional dual-band phased array antenna,” IEEE Transaction on Antenna and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 7029-7037, Dec. 2017.
Selected Awards and Honors
- MIT MTL Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2021
- RFIC Best Student Paper Award (1st Place), 2021
- IEEE MTT Graduate Fellowship, 2021
- IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award, 2021
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2012
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2016
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021