EECS alumnus and Prof. Ali Niknejad (M.S. ’97/Ph.D. ’00, advisor: Robert Meyer) has won the 2020 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Research Award. This award recognizes researchers in both technology and design who have made “a lifetime of great impact to the semiconductor industry.” Niknejad was cited for “noteworthy achievements that have advanced analog, RF, and mm-wave circuit design and modeling, which serve as the foundation of 5G+ technologies.” Stanford ME Prof. Kenneth Goodson also won the award this year. “Research is the engine of innovation in the semiconductor industry, enabling breakthroughs that power our economy and help solve society’s great challenges,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “The work of Drs. Goodson and Niknejad has greatly advanced chip technology and helped keep America at the leading edge of innovation.” Niknejad, who previously received the 2012 ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award for his textbook on electromagnetics and RF integrated circuits, will accept the SIA award during the 2020 SIA Leadership Forum and Award Celebration on November 19th.