Azadeh Ansari


Azadeh Ansari has been appointed to the Sutterfield Family Early Career Professorship in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), effective September 1, 2019. 

Ansari joined the ECE faculty in August 2017 after working as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Physics at Caltech. She is a member of the nanotechnology and the electronic design and applications technical interest groups. Ansari currently advises six graduate students who work in the fields of nano/microelectromechanical systems (N/MEMS), nonlinear mechanical frequency combs, radio frequency acoustic devices, and micro-robotics.

Ansari received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) in 2010 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013 and 2016, respectively. She was the recipient of the 2016 Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award at the University of Michigan for her Ph.D. work on "Gallium Nitride Integrated Micro-systems for RF Applications.”

Ansari has published over 30 refereed journal and conference papers and has one published patent and three patent applications. She was a Center for Teaching and Learning Class of 1969 teaching fellow in Spring 2019. Ansari is the director of the Center for Muscle-Inspired Actuators for Multi-scale Robotics, an Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology-funded center for multi-disciplinary research. 

Her team’s development of micro-bristle-bots and their potential uses for treating medical conditions, manipulating materials, or sensing environmental changes have recently received much attention in the technical and popular press, including NBC News. The story can be read on Georgia Tech’s research news page.