Mona Jarrahi

Mona Jarrahi

Associate Professor, University of California Los Angeles
Electrical Engineering Department


66-147E Engineering IV

420 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA, 90095

Phone: (310) 206-1371

Fax: (310) 825-8282

Email:

mjarrahi@ee.ucla.edu


Research Interests

  • Terahertz/Millimeter-Wave Electronics, Optoelectronics, and Novel Materials
  • Microwave Photonics and Ultrafast Electro-Optics
  • Terahertz/Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy

Affiliations


Education

  • 09/2003 - 09/2007,
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • 09/2001 - 09/2003,
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • 09/1996 - 09/2000,
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Appointments

  • 09/2013 - present,
Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Electrical Engineering Department
  • 09/2008 - 09/2013,
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department & Applied Physics Program
  • 09/2007 - 06/2008,
Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center
  • 01/2001 - 09/2007,
Research Assistant, Stanford University
Electrical Engineering Department

Honors and Awards

  • Watanabe Excellence in Research Award from UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science (2017)
  • Moore Inventor Fellowship (2016)
  • Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award (2016)
  • Sharif University of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award (2016)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award (2015)
  • Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S)(2015)
  • Best Student Paper Award, 3rd place, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (2015)
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2017)
  • Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • Booker Fellowship from the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC/URSI) (2014)
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award in Nanotechnolog (2014)
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2014)
  • OSA Senior Membership (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)

Professional Societies and Services

  • Professional Memberships:
    • IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (Senior Member)
    • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (Senior Member)
    • IEEE Electron Devices Society (Senior Member)
    • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (Senior Member)
    • Optical Society of America (Senior Member)
    • International Society of Optical Engineers, SPIE (Senior Member)
  • Editorial Services:
    • Guest Editor for IEEE Nanotechnology magazine special issue on Plasmonics, 2016
    • Guest Editor of IEEE Microwave magazine special issue on Terahertz Technology, 2014
    • Editorial board member of Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 2013-present
    • Guest Editor for International Conference on Luminescence Procedia Issue, 2011
  • Conference Committees:
    • Member of the Organizing Program Committee, International Union of Radio Science General Assembly & Scientific Symposium, Montreal, Germany, August 19 - 26, 2017
    • Member of the Organizing Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, San Diego, CA, July 9-15, 2017
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO/Europe), Munich, Germany, June 25 - 29, 2017
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Honolulu, HI, June 4-9, 2017
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, May 14-19, 2017
    • Member of the Organizing Committee, Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 5-7, 2016
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, June 5-10, 2016
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), San Francisco, CA, May 22-27, 2016
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 26 - July 1, 2016
    • Member of the International Advisory Committee, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications, Taipei, Taiwan, September 21-23, 2015
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Vancouver, BC, July 19-25, 2015
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Phoenix, AZ, May 17-22, 2015
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, May 10-15, 2015
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Lisbon, Portugal, April 12-17, 2015
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, International Workshop on Optical Terahertz Science and Technology (OTST), San Diego, CA, March 8-13, 2015
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Optical Society of America Advanced Photonics Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, July 28-31, 2014
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Tampa Bay, FL, June 1-6, 2014
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Memphis, TN, July 6-12, 2014
    • Member of the Program Committee, Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy From Materials to Devices to System Architecture Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, March 10-14, 2014
    • Member of the Program Committee, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, February 1-6, 2014
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, Bordeaux, France, September 16-21, 2013
    • Member of the Program Committee, Nano Science and Engineering, SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference, San Diego, CA, August 25-29, 2013
    • Member of the Program Committee, Optical Engineering and Applications, SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference, San Diego, CA, August 25-29, 2013
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Orlando, FL, July 7-13, 2013
    • Member of the Program Committee, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging, Beijing, China, June 25-27, 2013
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Seattle, WA, June 2-7, 2013
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Chicago, IL, July 8-14, 2012
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Optical Society of America Optical Sensors Meeting, Monterey, CA, June 24-28, 2012
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Montreal, Canada, June 17-22, 2012
    • Member of Program Advisory Committee, 36th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW/THz), Huston, TX, October 2-7, 2011
    • Member of the Technical Paper Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Spokane, WA, July 3-8, 2011
    • Member of Technical Program Committee, 16th International Conference on Luminescence (ICL), Ann Arbor, MI, June 27 - July 01, 2011
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Baltimore, MD, June 5-10, 2011
    • Member of the Technical Program Committee, International Workshop on Optical Terahertz Science and Technology (OTST), Santa Barbara, CA, March 13-17, 2011
    • Member of Technical Paper Review Committee, IEEE International Conference of Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), Chicago, IL, April 10-12, 2010
  • Journal Review Services:
    • Proceedings of the IEEE, 2016-present
    • Small, 2015-present
    • ACS Photonics, 2014-present
    • Optica, 2014-present
    • Applied Optics, 2014-present
    • IEEE Microwave Magazine, 2014-present
    • Optics Letters, 2013-present
    • Optical Materials Express, 2013-present
    • Applied Physics Letters, 2013-present
    • Nature, 2013-present
    • IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, 2013-present
    • IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science & Technology, 2012-present
    • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2012-present
    • Journal of Infrared, Millimeter & Terahertz Waves, 2012-present
    • Journal of Applied Physics, 2012-present
    • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 2012-present
    • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2012-present
    • Nature Photonics, 2012-present
    • Nano Letters, 2012-present
    • Nature Communications, 2011-present
    • ACS Nano, 2011-present
    • Nanoscale, 2011-present
    • Optics Express, 2010-present
    • Journal of Numerical Modeling, 2010-present
    • IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2010-present
    • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory & Techniques, 2008-present
  • Proposal Review Services:
    • National Institutes of Health, 2015-present
    • W. M. Keck Foundation, 2014-present
    • Department of Energy, 2012-present
    • National Science Foundation, 2009-present
  • Other Professional Services:
    • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2015-2017
    • Member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee, 2015-2016
    • OSA Traveling Lecturer, 2014-present
    • SPIE Visiting Lecturer, 2014-present
    • Member of the SPIE Membership Committee, 2012-2014
    • Member of the Terahertz Technology and Applications Committee of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, 2011-present
    • Vice-chair of technical activities for IEEE Photonics Society, Southeast Michigan Chapter, 2009-2013
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