Ashkan Hashemi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1985. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from IAU, Iran, in 2007, and the M.Sc. degree in Electronics Design from Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitietet), Sundsvall, Sweden in 2012. Afterwards, he joined the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl) as a graduate research assistant, His research interests include microwave and millimeter-wave nondestructive testing techniques, material characterization, digital electronics design, RF design, signal integrity, and electromagnetics. He is an active member of Eta Kappa Nu IEEE honor society, as well as American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). He has been awarded multiple travel grants from different professional societies, and was honored with the Ph.D. Dissertation Completion Fellowship at Missouri S&T in June 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2016. Dr. Hashemi is now working as design engineer at Intel Corporation, San Jose, CA.