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Reza Hashemian received his BS degree from Tehran University, Iran in1960; MS and PhD from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI in 1965 and 1968, respectively. Presently he is a professor at Northern Illinois University, Department of Electrical Engineering, where he teaches and does research on analog circuit design, digital designs with FPGAs, VLSI designs, image compressions and processing, and computer arithmetic. In earlier positions he has served as a vice president and the director of research and industrial contacts at Sharif University of Technology.  He is one of the founders of the Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) in Tehran, Iran, and has served as the associate director and then director of MERC for seven years (1973 - 1980). He has worked in industry for six years, including three years in Signetics, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (1984 - 1987), and in Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Texas (1994 - 1995) as a sabbatical leave. Dr. Hashemian is an Ex-holder of professional licensee in Engineering from the state of Illinois. He is a life senior member of the IEEE and a member of the first executive committee of the IEEE in Iran (Iran Section) from1970 to1972. 

Activities and Research Interests:

  • Analog Circuit Design:

    • New Analog VLSI Design Methodologies,

    • Analog Designs using Fixators-Nullors,

    • Pole-Zeros and Circuit Stability.

  • Digital Design with FPGAs (VHDL and Verilog HDL):

    • Remotely Accessible Laboratories (RLA) for Hardware (FPGAs) Design,

    • Image Processing and Compression,

    • Natural Language Processing (Persian),
    • Huffman coding in Image compression,

    • Computer Arithmetic for DSP applications,

    • Frequency Multiplier and All Digital PLL,

    • Active Noise Control.

Contact Information

Reza Hashemian, Ph.D., P.E. (1997), Professor

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115



Tel: 815-753-9930, Fax : 815-753-1289