Behnam is the co-founder and CEO of Abtum Inc. Behnam joined the USC Electrical Engineering Department-Electrophysics as a Research Associate Postdoctoral Scholar in September 2009. At USC, he conducted research on novel integrated systems.
Behnam also joined Caltech in September 2009, as a lecturer in Electrical Engineering option to follow his passion for teaching. He is responsible for teaching Analog IC design.
Prior to the positions at USC and Caltech, Behnam was Sr. Staff Engineer and the manager of the analog IC team at Luxtera Inc., Carlsbad, CA. He was a key contributor in developing Luxtera’s latest generations of Silicon-Photonics family of products with various roles as project lead, circuit design lead, and system architect. Before joining Luxtera in 2005, He also held a summer position with the Mixed-Signal Communications IC design group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Behnam was the Silver Medal winner of the National Mathematics Olympiad in 1994. He was the recipient of Caltech’s Atwood Fellowship in 2000 and the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2002.