We are engineers and thinkers driven to design the future. We are seekers of interesting challenges, and innovators of magical new realities.
We are insatiably curious, and thrilled by making the inconceivable, real. We care about reducing e-waste, making human lives better, and engineering with purpose.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Florian has always felt compelled to understand the way the world works. His curiosity moved him to study Electrical Engineering at Caltech (B.S. Cum Laude), to receive an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech. At GuRu Florian is thrilled to be building technology that will enrich people’s lives on a global scale. He is also proud to be building a community of passionate and like-minded engineers at GuRu.
As a co-founder at GuRu, Florian brings years of technology experience. At Axiom Microdevices, he helped define and implement high-frequency RF integrated circuits which have shipped more than 400 million units. At Agilent Laboratories (formerly HP Labs) he worked on clock and data recovery circuits as well as novel test and measurement systems. As a Caltech Lead Scientific Researcher, Florian guided engineering and operational aspects of implementing the microwave system at Caltech’s Space Solar Power Initiative.
Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder, & Chief Scientific Advisor
Ali is an inventor, entrepreneur, leading academic, and an expert in high frequency integrated circuits and systems. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an IEEE fellow, a TR35 world top innovator, and a named inventor on more than 100 issued patents. Ali and his team are responsible for technological advances including millimeter-wave integrated phased arrays, CMOS RF power amplifiers, and optical phased arrays. Ali’s work at GuRu is motivated by a desire to connect seemingly unrelated things. He believes that innovation should lead to meaningful, humanistic change.
Before GuRu, Ali co-founded Axiom Microdevices, where CMOS power amplifiers shipped over 400 million units (and were based on the DAT technology he co-invented at Caltech). He also worked at Philips Semiconductors and Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs) advancing various RF technologies. He joined the faculty of Caltech in 1998, where he holds the Bren Chaired Professorship in Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering, Directorship of the Holistic Integrated Circuit Laboratory, as well as co-Directorship of the Space Solar Power Project. Ali received his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
A hardware hobbyist and International Physics Olympiad gold medalist—Behrooz has always been an avid inventor. He’s spent his life studying, learning, and exploring emerging technologies. His work at GuRu stems from a wish to share miraculous technology with the world at large.
At GuRu, Behrooz is responsible for the ongoing development of core technology and system architecture. Under his leadership, GuRu’s millimeter-wave technology has been developed into an accessible consumer product. Before GuRu, Behrooz helped develop system design and architecture in Caltech’s Space Solar Power Initiative. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech.
Our office is a hub for inquiry, critical thinking, and lively collaboration. We bring together talented engineers, scientists, and passionate people from diverse backgrounds.
We believe in making our office supportive for employee wellness, new ideas, and unique exploratory processes. We offer employees competitive health and compensation packages, and we welcome passionate thinkers to join our growing team.
In our engineering facilities, we have the most advanced commercial millimeter wave tools and test equipment available (as well as our own millimeter wave inventions).
The workspace itself is a spacious, modern, naturally-lit building located within the beautiful, Old Town district of Pasadena, California.