Kiki Ikossi has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a B.S.E.E. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Ikossi's area of expertise is in advance micro-and nano- electronic devices in exploratory materials. She has worked in developing high frequency and high efficiency device prototypes in exploratory III-V material systems and credited with the development of antimonide based HBTs and advanced Nitride HEMTs.
Dr. Ikossi is the founder and president of I-Cube Inc and a Research Professor with the nanotechnology group at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Dr. Ikossi has held positions in academia, industry and in major research labs. She was a tenured Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; a research fellow and senior scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; and a senior scientist at Wright Paterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. She served with the Department of Commerce, Technology Transfer Controls and currently with the Defense Thread Reduction Agency.
Dr. Kiki Ikossi is a senior member of IEEE. In addition to her service to MTT-5, she is a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and served as the Chair of the High Power Amplifiers and Components TPC20-IMS 2003-2004. Dr. Ikossi is a founding member of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Washington Area Affinity Group, and served as a member of the group's Executive Committee and 2004 Chair. During her tenure, membership in the group, which became one of the most active groups in the region, doubled. Dr. Ikossi served as a member of the IEEEUSA communications committee, and the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Dr. Ikossi has published 85 scientific papers and has 6 invention disclosures with one US Patent issued. She received many awards including IEEE distinguished service awards (2002-2007) and a distinguished research publication award (1998) , an invention award (2003) and two technology transfer awards (2000 & 2001) from the US Navy. She served as the Chair for the IEEE Washington DC Section in 2007 and currently is a fellow and president elect for the Washington Academy of Sciences.