Personal tools
Home People Faculty Faculty Directory Jarrahi, Mona

Jarrahi, Mona

Jarrahi, MonaMona Jarrahi, Associate Professor

National Academy of Engineering, The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award, 2013
ONR Young Investigator Award, 2012
NSF Career Development Award, 2011
DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2010

Research Group: Terahertz Electronics Laboratory

Office: BH6731E, Phone: 310.206.1371, Email



Mona Jarrahi received her Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007 and served as a Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California Berkeley from 2007 to 2008. After serving as an Assistant Professor in University of Michigan Ann Arbor, she is joining UCLA in 2013-2014 academic year as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory. Her research group focuses on Terahertz/Millimeter-Wave Electronics and Optoelectronics, Imaging and Spectroscopy Systems, and Microwave Photonics. 

Prof. Jarrahi has received several prestigious awards in her career including the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award from National Academy of Engineering; Young Investigator Awards from the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF); the Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Award from the University of Michigan; and best-paper awards at the International Microwave Symposium.

Prof. Jarrahi is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves and a member of the program committee of the International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IEEE International Microwave Symposium, International Workshop on Optical Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, SPIE Photonics West Conference, and SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference. She also serves as a panelist and reviewer for National Science Foundation and Department of Energy and a member of the Terahertz Technology and Applications Committee of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. Prof. Jarrahi is a senior member of IEEE and SPIE and a member of OSA.

Research Interests

Professor Jarrahi’s research has focused 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 and optical concepts.

Awards and Recognitions

    • 2013 National Academy of Engineering, The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award

    • 2013 SPIE Senior Membership
    • 2012 Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award

    • 2012 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering

    • 2012 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award

    • 2012 Elizabeth Crosby Research Award, University of Michigan
    • 2012 IEEE Senior Membership
    • 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award
    • 2010 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award
    • 2008 International Microwave Symposium Best Student Paper Award (3rd place)
    • 2008 Best paper award Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center industry advisory board meeting
    • 2007 International Microwave Symposium Best Student Paper Award (1st place)
    • 2005 Photonic Technology Access Program Research Award
    • 2002 Robert Bosch Fellowship                                                   
    • 1995 Silver medal, Iranian National Physics Olympiad


      Document Actions