MaXentric Technologies, LLC, founded in 2003, is an advanced research, development, and consulting company. Along the way, we have built a portfolio of technologies that service both commercial and government markets. Today, we are working on several components of the next generation of mobile platforms. We believe that intelligent engineering through the development of innovative products and services can significantly enhance and create value for our clients.
Cofounder and Managing Director of MaXentric Technologies, LLC, Kamran Mahbobi is responsible for setting the company's product development and portfolio strategies, as well as managing MaXentric's services operations. He has over seventeen years of experience in the design and development of wireless communication systems and technical research of advanced communications.
Most recently, Mr. Mahbobi served as the Chief Technology Officer of Tetra Tech Wireless, the wireless engineering division of Tetra Tech Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK). He was also a cofounder of eXpert Wireless Solutions, a wireless engineering company acquired by Tetra Tech. Mr. Mahbobi's responsibilities included the oversight of wireless technology R&D and hardware and software product development and support. In addition, he led the technical consulting group of Tetra Tech Wireless, which offered RF planning, program management and system optimization services in all aspects of wireless communications. Prior to forming eXpert, Kamran served as Staff Director, Technology Planning for NYNEX Mobile Communications.
In 1997, Mr. Mahbobi was awarded the prestigious E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award in New Jersey for his exceptional achievements as an entrepreneur. Mr. Mahbobi has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He is also a candidate for a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.
Managing Director at MaXentric Technologies, LLC, Houman Ghajari is responsible for setting the company’s business strategies, as well as managing MaXentric’s San Diego operations.
He has over 11 years of complex program management experience in the fields of intelligent systems, technical research of advanced communications, and wireless communication systems. His main area of expertise is in advanced communication system design. He has established the MaXentric GreenAmp Groups and contributed to a variety of projects and studies regarding wireless communication transceivers.
Mr. Ghajari has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Math from San Jose State University. He received his Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at MaXentric Technologies, LLC, Donald Kimball is responsible for establishing MaXentric’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the company’s technology development. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the design and development of wireless communication systems and technical research in advanced communication schemes.
Mr. Kimball has been involved in research and development of wireless communication systems including design of wireless communication transmitters and receivers at the physical layer. His main area of expertise is in High Efficiency Power Amplifiers, Linearization Schemes, Power Management, and Electromagnetic Compatibility. Currently, he is involved in the design and creation of high efficiency high linearity wide band power amplifiers and advanced modulation techniques. In the recent past, he was a researcher and lab manager for the University of California San Diego (UCSD) at the California Institute for Information Technology and Telecommunications (Calit2). At UCSD he developed research platforms that established UCSD as a world leader in high efficiency microwave communication radios. Prior to his appointment at UCSD, Donald worked at Ericsson Wireless Communications, Qualcomm Inc., Data Products Corporation, and Data General Corporation. During this time Donald worked on Electromagnetic Compatibility in severe environments, and TEMPEST compliance for secure computing systems.
Mr. Kimball has a Bachelor and a Master’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on radar and communications from The Ohio State University. He holds 7 United States Patents in the area of microwave power amplifiers with 3 additional patents pending. Donald is also the author of over 37 peer reviewed technical papers.
VP of Engineering at MaXentric Technologies, LLC, Per Johansson is responsible for traffic management of data and telecommunication networks. Formerly, he was Principal Development Engineer at Calit2 (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UC San Diego), heading the Wireless Networking Research group. During his time at Calit2 he was responsible for development and prototyping of wireless systems such as ad-hoc networks, software defined radios and sensor networks. From 1991-2006 he held several research staff positions at Ericsson Corporate Research both in Sweden and in the US. His expertise stretches from traffic management and performance analysis of data and telecommunication networks, to wireless multi-access and multi-hop radio networking technologies. Mr. Johansson also served on several Standards and Industry organizations (including the ATM Forum and the Bluetooth SIG). Mr. Johansson has a M.Sc. EE, -91 and a Tekn. Lic. EE -98, both from Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden.