Principal Investigator:


Mona Jarrahi

Mona Jarrahi

66-147E Engineering IV
(310) 206-1371

Associate Professor, University of California Los Angeles
Electrical Engineering Department

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 at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, she joined University of California Los Angeles 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 and optoelectronic devices and integrated systems for terahertz and 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; Booker Fellowship from the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC/URSI); Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation 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, International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, and International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. She has also been named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Jarrahi is actively involved in several professional societies and has been on program committees of several conferences from IEEE, OSA, and SPIE societies. She is a senior member of IEEE, OSA, and SPIE societies and serves as a member of the Terahertz Technology and Applications Committee of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques, an editorial board member of Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, a Traveling Lecturer of OSA, and a Visiting Lecturer of SPIE. In addition, she serves as a panelist and reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy (DOE). Read full biography ...



Postdoctoral Scholars:


Mohammed Reza Hashemi

Mohammed Reza Hashemi

Mohammed Reza Hashemi received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno (2004), M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (2006) and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (2011). He is the recipient of Melvin P. Bloom Memorial Graduate Fellowship (2006), Hervey Engineering Scholarship (2004), Educational Opportunity Grant (2004), Charles Chun Engineering Scholarship (2003), and University of Nevada, Reno General Scholarship (2002 - 2004). Twice he has been a student paper competition finalist at the International Microwave Symposium (2008 and 2010). He is the author/co-author of over 25 peer-reviewed academic journals and conference papers.

Semih Cakmakyapan

Semih Cakmakyapan

Semih Cakmakyapan received his B.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2015) degrees in physics from Bilkent University. He is the recipient of Ihsan Dogramaci Education Foundation Scholarship (2005-2009) and the Graduate Scholarship of Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (2009-2015). His research interests include plasmonics, metamaterials, and graphene based tunable plasmonic devices. He is the author/co-author of 18 SCI papers.



Graduate Students:


Ning Wang

Ning Wang

Ning Wang received her B.S. in electrical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (2010) and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the recipient of the College of Engineering Graduate Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Shang Hua Yang

Shang Hua Yang

Shang Hua Yang received his B.S. in electrical engineering from National Tsing Hua University (2007) and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National Chiao Tung Universirty (2009). He is currently working toward Ph.D. degree in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Nezih Tolga Yardimci

Nezih Tolga Yardimci

Nezih Tolga Yardimci received his B.S in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University (2012). He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the recipient of the University of Michigan College of Engineering Graduate Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Deniz Turan

Deniz Turan

Deniz Turan received his B.S from Electrical and Electronics Department in Middle East Technical University (2014). He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering Department at University of California, Los Angeles. He is the recipient of the Samueli Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Soroosh Hemmati

Soroosh Hemmati

Soroosh Hemmati is currently pursuing a masters degree in electrical engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering, in three years, with minors in pure mathematics and physics, from University of Calgary as the top student of class of 2014 for which he was awarded the APEGA Past Presidents' Gold Medal in Electrical Engineering and featured as a distinguished graduating student on the university website. In addition, he was a recipient of Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship (2010-2013), Louise McKinney Scholarship (2010-2013), NSERC Scholarship for Undergraduate Research (2012),Dean Wirasinghe Scholarship in Engineering (2011), Henry Samueli Fellowship (2015), and was the sole male nominee of University of Calgary for C.D. Howe scholarship (2011). He competed in numerous mathematics and physics Olympiad competitions in Canada, in which he scored consistently among the top three in the province of Alberta, and top ten nationally, in AHSMC, COMC, CMO, USAMO, APMO, and CAP exam, and was therefore selected as a finalist for both the mathematics and physics international Olympiad teams of Canada (2010). Throughout his undergraduate degree, he mentored six bright junior and senior high school students who went on to become distinctly successful in national and international math competitions.

Sabareesh Nikhil Chinta

Sabareesh Nikhil Chinta

Sabareesh Nikhil Chinta received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2014). He is currently a masters student in the Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles. He is the recipient of the Henry Samueli Fellowship (2015) and the Aditya Birla Group Scholarship (2010-2014).



Alumni:


Sung Ho Park

Sung Ho Park

Sung Ho Park received his B.S. degree from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2012. He was a member of the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory during his undergraduate studies and received the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Undergradute/Pre-Graduate Scholarship for his research on developing antenna models for photoconductive antennas radiating at terahertz frequencies. Additionally, he won the 3rd and 5th place in International Marine Advanced Technology Education ROV Competition in 2007 and 2008, and received a letter of recognition from U.S. congress and Texas Senate. Sung Ho is currently a hardware development engineer at Microsoft.

Shenglin Li

Shenglin Li

Shenglin Li received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2011. He received his M.S. degree from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2012. He was a member of the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory during his graduate studies and conducted research on reconfigurable meta-surfaces for broadband terahertz modulation. He is currently a System Engineer at Marvell Semiconductor.

Mehmet Unlu

Mehmet Unlu

Mehmet Unlu received his B.S. (2001), M.S. (2003), and Ph.D. (2009) degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at METU-MEMS Center (2009) and as a research scientist at Utah State University, Logan, UT while he conducted his research activities at Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility (CNF), Ithaca, NY (2010-2011). Dr. Unlu was a postdoctoral scholar at the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory and conducted research on MEMS-reconfigurable meta-surfaces for high-performance terahertz modulation. Dr. Unlu received the "METU Thesis of the Year Award" in 2009 for his Ph.D. dissertation, which was awarded by the Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Education and Research Foundation. He was also awarded by a graduate fellowship given by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) during his Ph.D. study. He is currently an assistant professor at the Electronics and Communication Engineering department at Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey.

Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry received his BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2007, 2010, 2013). He was a member of the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory during his graduate studies and conducted research on plasmonic photoconductors for high-performance terahertz radiation sources. He has received several prestigious awards and scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies including the William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize, James B. Angell Scholar Award, Michigan Merit Award, Regent Merit Scholarship, Motorola Merit Scholarship, Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award, International Microwave Symposium Best Student Paper Award (3rd place), and IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting Best Student Paper Award (2nd place). He is currently a Postdoctoral Appointee at Sandia National Laboratories.

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