Brian Floyd

 435 Monteith Research Center (MRC)
 Campus Box 7911


Dr. Floyd joined NC State in January 2010. His research interests include RF and millimeter-wave circuits and systems for wireless communications, imaging, and radar applications. Specific research topics include multi-Gb/s wireless transceivers, 5G and 6G systems, silicon phased arrays, low-cost radars and imagers, built-in self-test, and N-path receivers and filters.

Prior to 2010, Dr. Floyd worked at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY as a research staff member (2001-2007) and as the manager of the RF and wireless circuits and systems group (2007-2009). His work at IBM included the demonstration of some of the world's first 60-GHz transceivers in silicon and the development of 60-GHz phased-array transceivers, antennas, and packages.


  • Ph.D. 2001
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Master's 1998
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor's 1996
    Electrical Engineering with highest honors
    University of Florida, Gainesville

Research Focus

  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Analog Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields / Antenna Analysis
  • Microwave Devices and Circuits

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 - General Chair of the IEEE RFIC Symposium
  • 2020 - University Faculty Scholar
  • 2016 - NC State Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2015 - NCSU Chancellor Innovation Fund Winner
  • 2015 - William F. Lane Outstanding Teacher Award (ECE Department)
  • 2014 - IBM Faculty Award
  • 2011 - DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2011 - IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award for EE/CS/Math
  • 2007 - IBM Research Division Outstanding Accomplishment Award
  • 2006 - Best Paper Award, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (Lewis Winner Awd)
  • 2006 - IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award for CS/EE/Math
  • 2004 - Best Paper Award, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (Lewis Winner Award)

Recent News

Bozkurt and Floyd Named University Faculty Scholars

Posted on February 28, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to professors Alper Bozkurt and Brian Floyd, named University Faculty Scholars for their significant academic achievements and contributions to the university.

NC State Named a Hot Spot for 5G Innovation

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed Under: Research

Ultra-fast speed meets unparalleled responsiveness. That’s the promise of fifth generation (5G) wireless networks. And now, NC State ECE is the newest hub for driving 5G innovation.

This post was originally published in NC State News.

Floyd Receives STTR Funding from Physical Devices LLC

Posted on October 28, 2014 | Filed Under: News

Dr. Brian Floyd, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded $258,000 by Physical Devices LLC for research on STTR Phase II: Fully-Integrated Tunable Filters Employing Synthetic Linear Interference Delay.

Recent Media Mentions

Simulation Highlights Potential for Low-Cost Security Imaging Device

September 9, 2016

NC State researchers have used computer models to demonstrate the viability of a low-cost security imaging device that makes use of inexpensive radio components. Functional prototypes are under development and would be orders of magnitude less expensive than existing imaging devices. Brian Floyd and Vikas Chauhan, engineering, featured.

How Radio Components Research From NCSU Could Change Airport, Prison Security

September 8, 2016

NC State researchers have figured out a way to make security scanners cheaper ? and they hope that by eliminating the cost barrier, more places can take advantage of the technology, resulting in a safer world. Brian Floyd, engineering, featured.

Researchers work to squeeze more data from bandwidth in mobile devices

October 2, 2013

A team of researchers is working on technology that would allow mobile devices to send and receive more data using the same limited amount of bandwidth. Brian Floyd, electrical engineering, featured.


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