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

Expert In



  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS)
    Adcom Secretary
  • IEEE RFIC Symposium
    Executive Committee

Awards & Honors

  • 2023 - NC State Innovator of the Year
  • 2022 - Alton and Mildred Lancaster Professorship
  • 2021 - General Chair of the IEEE RFIC Symposium
  • 2020 - University Faculty Scholar
  • 2011-2016 - Assoc. Editor, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
  • 2016 - NC State Outstanding Teacher Award, COE Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2015 - William F. Lane Oustanding Teacher Award
  • 2015 - NC State Chancellor Innovation Fund Winner
  • 2014 - IBM 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 Award)
  • 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

From left to right: Veena Misra, interim ECE Department Head for Electrical and Computer Engineering; Brian Floyd, Alton and Mildred Lancaster Professor and Innovator of the Year award winner; and Chancellor Randy Woodson.
Brian Floyd Receives Innovator of the Year Award

Posted on October 16, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards

Brian Floyd was recognized with the Innovator of the Year award for his trailblazing work in the areas of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave (mmWave) integrated circuits.

ECE Students Win Best Poster Award from CAEML

Posted on January 13, 2023 | Filed Under: News

Priyank Kashyup and Yuejiang Wen each won the Best Poster Award at CAEML’s Fall 2022 Semiannual Meeting.

The Future of 6G in North Carolina

Posted on December 29, 2022 | Filed Under: Research

6GNC at NC State utilizes research teams to cover an incredible number of areas and technologies that will play a key role in 6G.

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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