Associate Professor Mona Jarrahi has been selected to receive the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers PECASE. This is the highest recognition presented by the President of the United States to young scientist in the early stages of their independent research careers for their exceptional achievements in their research which keeps the country in the forefront of science and technology in the global arena. There are 102 meritorious scientists and engineers for year 2013.
Prof. Jarrahi was nominated by the Department of Defense, the agency which supported her research in the past. Prof. Jarrahi’s research focuses on ultrafast electronic and optoelectronic devices and integrated systems for terahertz/millimeter-wave sensing, imaging, computing, and communication systems by utilizing novel materials, nanostructures, quantum well structures, electromechanical structures, as well as innovative nano-plasmonic concepts. PECASE was established by President Bill Clinton in 1996 and is organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach.