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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

 

Biography

Mona Jarrahi received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2000 and her M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003 and 2007. She 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 joined UCLA in 2013 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 made significant contributions to the development of ultrafast electronic/optoelectronic devices and integrated systems for terahertz/millimeter-wave sensing, imaging, computing, and communication systems by utilizing novel materials, nanostructures, and quantum well structures as well as innovative plasmonic and optical concepts. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Prof. Jarrahi has received several prestigious awards in her career including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); Early Career Award in Nanotechnology from the IEEE Nanotechnology Council; Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society; 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 and International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.

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

      • IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award in Nanotechnology(2014)
      • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2014)
      • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2013)
      • National Academy of Engineering, Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award (2013)
      • SPIE Senior Membership (2013)
      • Best Student Paper Award, 3rd place, International Microwave Symposium (2013)
      • Best Student Paper Award, 2nd place, International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2013)
      • 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 (2012)
      • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Development Award (2011)
      • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (2010)
      • Best Student Paper Award, 3rd place, International Microwave Symposium (2008)
      • Best paper award Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center industry advisory board meeting (2008)
      • Best Student Paper Award, 1st place, International Microwave Symposium (2007)
      • Photonic Technology Access Program Research Award (2005)
      • Robert Bosch FMA fellowship (2002)
      • Silver medal, Iranian National Physics Olympiad (1995)

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