Vahnood Pourahmad (Ph.D.) was born in 1986 in Tehran. He received his B.Sc. in civil engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2008. He received his M.Sc. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University in 2011. His M.Sc. thesis was focused on zeta potential prediction in silica micro channels with respect to background electrolyte composition. Because of his interest in nonlinear dynamics, he has recently joined the UNIC group and is currently working towards his Ph.D in electrical engineering at Cornell University. His research interests include nonlinear phenomena in electronic circuits, specifically parametric amplification for low phase noise oscillator design.