Masoumeh Nasiri Kenari received her B.S and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 1986 and 1987, respectively, and her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1993. From 1987 to 1988, she was a Technical Instructor and Research Assistant at Isfahan University of Technology. Since 1994, she has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, where she is now a Professor.
Prof. Nasiri-Kenari founded the Wireless Research Laboratory (WRL) of the Electrical Engineering Department in 2001 to coordinate the research activities in the field of wireless communications. Current main activities of WRL are Energy Harvesting and Green Communications, 5G, and Molecular Communications. From 1999-2001, She was a Co-Director of the Advanced Communications Research Laboratory, Iran Telecommunication Research Center. She served in various academic tasks, including the head of Communications group, the director of Advanced Communications Research Institute (ACRI), the director of National Center of Excellence in Communications Science, the vice-president of graduate studies, in the EE department of Sharif University of Technology (SUT). She right now serves as the member of EE Faculty Recruitment and Promotion Committee and the member of Promotion Committee and Audit board of SUT. She was the chair of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)- Iran Section (2012-2016), and right now is a member of Women in Engineering Task Group of the Iranian Academy of Science, and a Member of the Iranian National Science Foundation (INSF) Engineering Committee/Workgroup. She serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Communications (since 2014) and the Subject Editor of Scientia Iranica (since 2017).
Prof. Nasiri is a recipient of Distinguished Researcher Award (2005), Distinguished Lecturer Award (2007) of EE department at Sharif University of Technology, Distinguished Scientist of Mazandaran Province (2010), and Distinguished Professor in Engineering from the Iranian Academy of Science (2018). She received the 2014 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Communications (for the best research papers published during last two years). She holds an International Research Chair on Nano Communication Networks from the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF), for the years 2015-2019. She held a Research Grant on Green Communication in Multi-Relay Wireless Networks for years 2015-2017, from the Swedish Research Council.