|Born||June 13, 1945
|Institutions||University of California, Merced
Edith Cowan University
University of Adelaide
Chungbuk National University
|Alma mater||University of Adelaide|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter Harold Cole|
|Other academic advisors||Robert Eugene Bogner|
|Doctoral students||Selam Ahderom
|Known for||CMOS VLSI design|
Kamran Eshraghian (born 1945) is an electronic engineer notable for being a key early pioneer of VLSI in Australia. He is one of the fathers of CMOS VLSI design and his books have been influential on a par with the Mead & Conway revolution.
Kamran Eshraghian was born in Tehran in 13 June 1945, in a Baha'i family. On his father side, he is related to the Afnan families through his grandmother. In 1957, his parents decided to leave Iran for Indonesia and Singapore as Baha'i pioneers. In 5 May 1959, he left Singapore to do his schooling in Adelaide, South Australia arriving in Perth on 6 May 1959 and Adelaide the next day 7 May 1959. He was one of the very first Iranians in Australia and one of the first of 3 Iranian boys in Adelaide, South Australia. He was married on 13 May 1967 to Deidre Lynett Eyers, who died due to prolonged illness on 2 January 1989. Kamran Eshraghian is a family man who enjoys his time with his family and friends. Kamran is known for his huge generosity and famous speeches.
Eshraghian attended Adelaide High School followed by Gawler High School for years 9 and 10. In year 9, he entered his first Science competition with the project Magic Bell. In year 10, he entered science competition with: History of the Atom, in which he was highly commended and was featured on the television news of the time. Afterwards, he went to Port Pirie High School in 1962 for his Matriculation year which permitted entry to University and was compulsory for entrance to University. In Port Pirie High School, he was elected as the President of the Science Club.
In 1969, he obtained his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Adelaide. In 1977, Eshraghian completed his M.Eng.Sci, at the university, under Robert Eugene Bogner, with a thesis entitled Vehicle Traffic Monitoring. In 1981, he completed his PhD, under Peter Harold Cole, with a thesis entitled Electromagnetic Traffic Sensing and Surveillance. In 2004, Eshraghian was awarded Doctor of Engineering e.h. (May 2004) by the University of Ulm, Germany for integration of microelectronics with photonics. He was the fourth person that received the award given by the University of Ulm and the very first to a non-German academic.
In 1979, he joined the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide after spending some 10 years with Philips Research both in Europe and Australia.
From 2009, Eshraghian worked as the Distinguished Professor, Coordinator of Research program World Class University (WCU) Program at Chungbuk National University, Korea. South Korea's Science Foundation invited scholars, including 9 Nobel Prize laureates, 12 members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences or equivalent ranking to teach and lead advanced research at respective domestic campuses as part of government’s initiative to advance nation's higher education. Eshraghian task was to introduce a new program and formulate and implement the new concept of System-on-System integration utilizing the newly nano- engineered memristor as the core of program. Kamran Eshraghian has been looked up to as one of the most revolutionary electronic engineers to live in modern history. Kamran has revolutionized engineering through all of his Publication of journals and books alongside the many inventions that he has either solely created or co-created.
Publications of journals and books
Eshraghian was the co-author of 6 influential books in his field such as Basic VLSI and Principles of CMOS VLSI Design: A Systems Perspective. He is the author and/or co-author of more than 200 articles in scientific journals, proceedings of international conferences and symposia.
Professor Eshraghian has developed over 40 patents which have influenced many areas of Nano technology, Electronics Engineering, Mirror Neurons, The Medical Industry and general appliances e.g.(digital dashboard to the digital washing machine to the first electronic game 'PONG'). A vast majority of these inventions have revitalized many areas of electronic engineering, some call him the Great-Great Grandson of Sir Isaac Newton.
Achievements and awards
Eshraghian is the recipient of a number of awards and grants such as the architect and recipient of grant from Government of Western Australia in 2003 for establishment of Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonics Systems. In 2001, He also received the Vice Chancellor's Entrepreneurial award for his entrepreneurial activities.
Eshraghian received the IEEE’s achievement award in 2011 for contributions to Circuits and Systems Education and Research as a pioneer of VLSI in Australia, one of the fathers of CMOS VLSI design, founder of Eshraghian Labs a virtual platform for research into nano-based and micro-based technologies.
- Eshraghian's Scholar Google profile
- Eshraghian's ResearchGate profile
- Eshraghian's math genealogy
- Eshraghian's neurotree profile
- Eshraghian's CV
- Eshraghian at the ACM Portal