Research Areas
  • Systems and Circuits for Wireless Communications
  • Entrepreneurship and Management


  • B.S., University of Tehran
  • M.S., Northeastern University
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

Specific Research Interests

  • RFIC�s for communications
  • Electro-thermal effects in power amplifier systems
  • Linearization techniques
  • Select areas in wireless communications
  • Enterprise software solutions
  • Organizational modeling and workflow programming

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Mehdi F. Soltan is currently a Consulting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He was born in 1972 and has received his BS in Telecommunications engineering (with honors) from University of Tehran, Fanni Faculty, M.S. in Communications and Signal Processing from Northeastern University and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

In the past he has served as President and CEO of Sunnyvale based Tavanza, Inc., a venture capital funded mobile handset power amplifier company which he co-founded in year 2000. His company was acquired by Celeritek, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLTK) in 2002 and was subsequently purchased by Anadigics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) in 2003. Immediately prior to Tavanza he briefly served as CTO of Redwood Venture Partners, a venture capital firm in Los Altos, CA. In the past he has also held engineering positions at Rockwell Semiconductor Systems in RFIC design and at ICII in communications systems & DSP engineering.

Dr. Soltan holds 4 US patents and is inventor or co-inventor of a number of patent-pending power amplifier related technologies.

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