December 2014

Prof. Jarrahi has been selected to attend the 14th Japanese-American Frontiers of Science Symposium, held in Tokyo Dec 4-7 and co-sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

About Japanese-American Frontiers of Science Symposium:
The Japanese-American Frontiers of Science program brings together the best young researchers and the next generation of leaders in the natural sciences and engineering in the United States and Japan to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their cutting-edge research, the major research problems and distinctive tools of their fields, and how the insight derived from other fields might contribute to overcoming these problems.

November 2014

Prof. Jarrahi has been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society for year 2015-2017.

About IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer Program:
The Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, via the Technical Coordinating Committee, each year carefully selects a group of Distinguished Microwave Lecturers who are recognized experts in their fields to give seminars at IEEE MTT-S chapters world-wide.

November 2014

Our work on high power plasmonic photomixers has been highlighted in the Laser Focus World Magazine.

September 2014

Shang-Hua Yang was selected to receive a Doctoral Research Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for his research project, Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Photoconductive Antennas for High-Power Terahertz Generation. [ More Information ]

About IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Awards:
The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) grants up to ten Ph.D Research Awards each year. The selection committee evaluates each applicant based on his or her research project, academic record, and potential to contribute to the electromagnetics profession in the future. The award consists of a $2500 fellowship.

July 2014

June 2014

Prof. Jarrahi receives Booker Fellowship from the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC/URSI) for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of terahertz optoelectronics and microwave photonics. [ More Information ]

About Booker Fellowship:
The award is presented to a U.S. scientist in the early years of his/her career, who has made outstanding contributions to radio science. The award is presented every three years, corresponding to the triennial meeting of the Union of Radio Science (URSI) General Assembly.

February 2014

Prof. Jarrahi receives an Early Career Award in Nanotechnology from IEEE Nanotechnology Council for contributions to the development of nano-plasmonic and nano-photonic devices and quantum well structures for advancement of terahertz technology. [ More Information ]

About IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award in Nanotechnology:
The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

IMS

January 2014

Prof. Jarrahi receives a 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) for outstanding early career contributions to the microwave profession. [ More Information ]

About IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award:
This award recognizes an outstanding young MTT-S Member, who has distinguished him/herself through achievements, which may be technical (within the MTT-S Field of Interest), may be exemplary service to the MTT-S, or may be a combination of both.

IMS

December 2013

Prof. Jarrahi receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. [ List of Awardees,  White House Press Release,  ONR Press Release,  UCLA Press Release,  Science Coalition Press Release]

About Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE):
The Presidential Early Career Awards recipients are nominated from the most meritorious scientists and engineers whose early accomplishments show the greatest promise for assuring America's preeminence in science and engineering and contributing to the awarding agencies' missions. The awards, established by President Clinton in 1996, are coordinated 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.

September 2013

Prof. Jarrahi is a part of a Strategic University Research Partnership (SURP) program with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the research project entitled Plasmonic Radiometers: A novel approach for THz heterodyne receivers.

About JPL Strategic University Research Partnership Program:
The JPL Strategic University Research Partnership Program provides resources to initiate and cultivate collaborative efforts of mutual strategic value for NASA research and missions, between JPL and its strategic university partners.

August 2013

Christopher Berry successfully defended his PhD thesis. Christopher Berry joined the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory as a graduate student in 2009, and since then he has been working on plasmonic photoconductors for high-performance terahertz radiation sources.

July 2013

Christopher Berry receives Best Student Paper Award (2nd place) at IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting for his paper Plasmonic Photoconductive Antennas for Significant Terahertz Radiation Enhancement.

APS

June 2013

Prof. Jarrahi wins a three-year award from National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research project, Frequency-Agile Terahertz Spectrometry for Advanced Chemical Sensing.

About National Science Foundation Awards:
The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

June 2013

Christopher Berry receives Best Student Paper Award (3rd place) at International Microwave Symposium for his paper Nanoscale Contact Electrodes for Significant Radiation Power Enhancement in Photoconductive Terahertz Emitters. [ More Information ]

APS

March 2013

Our work on high-efficiency plasmonic photoconductive terahertz sources and detectors has been highlighted in many technology and science news outlets such as Popular Mechanics, Science360, Nextbigfuture, MedicExchange, Nanowerk, Homeland Security News Wire, Medical Design Technology, etc.

  • Better than X-rays: A more powerful terahertz imaging system
  • Novel powerful terahertz imaging system is better than X-rays
  • A more powerful terahertz imaging system developed
  • Powerful laser-based terahertz system promises unprecedented depth for tissue imaging
  • Laser-powered terahertz system to see deeper into patients
  • Laser-powered terahertz source and detector system that is 1,500 times more powerful system for imaging and sensing applications
  • March 2013

    Prof. Jarrahi together with Prof. Green from Johns Hopkins University have received a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant for Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research awarded by the National Academy of Engineering for their research on High-Performance Label-Free Drug Delivery Monitoring through Terahertz Spectroscopy. [ More Information ]

    About the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants:
    Frontiers of Engineering is a National Academy of Engineering program that brings together outstanding early-career engineers from industry, universities, and government to discuss pioneering technical work and leading-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants provide seed funding for U.S. Frontiers of Engineering participants to enable further pursuit of important new interdisciplinary research.

    November 2012

    Christopher Berry was selected to receive a Doctoral Research Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for his research project, Plasmonic Photoconductive Antennas for High Power Terahertz Generation.[ More Information ]

    About IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Awards:
    The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) grants up to ten Ph.D Research Awards each year. The selection committee evaluates each applicant based on his or her research project, academic record, and potential to contribute to the electromagnetics profession in the future. The award consists of a $2500 fellowship.

    August 2012

    Dr. Mehmet Unlu joins the Electronics and Communication Engineering faculty at Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey, as an assistant professor. Dr. Mehmet Unlu joined the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory as a postdoctoral scholar in 2011, and since then he has been working on MEMS-reconfigurable meta-surfaces for high-performance terahertz modulation.

    August 2012

    Prof. Jarrahi together with Prof. Carmon (Co-PI) wins a three-year award from National Science Foundation (NSF) for their research project, Compact Whispering-Gallery Terahertz Emitter.

    About National Science Foundation Awards:
    The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

    May 2012

    Prof. Jarrahi receives Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award for her research project, Fundamental Properties and Capabilities of Plasmonic Antennas for Efficient Interaction with Nanoelectronics.[ More Information ]

    About Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program:
    ARO's Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five years and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education to the Department of the Army's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

    May 2012

    Shang-Hua Yang has been awarded an SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics.

    About SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics:
    SPIE awards scholarships to outstanding individuals, based on their potential for long-range contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. Award-winning applicants are evaluated and selected and approved by the SPIE Scholarship Committee.[ More Information ]

    May 2012

    Prof. Jarrahi has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering 2012 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.[ More Information ]

    About National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium:
    The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these outstanding engineers (ages 30-45) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.

    March 2012

    Prof. Jarrahi receives Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award for her research on plasmonics-enabled material characterization at the nanoscale.[ More Information ]

    About Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award:
    The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of higher education to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

    February 2012

    Christopher Berry has been awarded a Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for the third time for his research on plasmonic terahertz sources.[ More Information ]

    About the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship:
    The mission of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium includes creating, developing, and promoting programs that reflect NASA strategic interests. The Consortium offers a total of $100,000 of support in the form of graduate and undergraduate research and public service fellowships to students in aerospace, space science, Earth system science and other related science, engineering or mathematics fields. Preference is given to projects directly related to aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and directly related educational efforts.

    February 2012

    Prof. Jarrahi receives Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Award from the University of Michigan ADVANCE Program.[ More Information ]

    About the Elizabeth Crosby Research Award:
    The Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Awards were created to support the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering at the University of Michigan, and was established with NSF funding. The Crosby Awards are sponsored by the U-M ADVANCE Program.

    December 2011

    Our work on ultrafast optical-pump terahertz-probe measurements at the nanoscale has been featured in the Special Issue of "Optics in 2011" of Optics & Photonics News Magazine. This special issue of Optics & Photonics News Magazine highlights the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months.

    November 2011

    Our work on high-efficiency whispering-gallery ultraviolet light emitters has been highlighted in many technology and science news outlets such as Laser Focus World Magazine, Photonics Spectra Magazine, Science Daily, Science Newsline, etc.

  • A smarter way to make ultraviolet light beams
  • Whispering-gallery resonator generates CW fourth-harmonic UV light
  • Optical resonator builds better UV beam
  • A smarter way to make ultraviolet light beams
  • June 2011

    Sung Ho Park receives IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Undergradute/Pre-Graduate Scholarship for his research on developing antenna models for photoconductive antennas radiating at terahertz frequencies.[ More Information ]

    About the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Undergradute/Pre-Graduate Scholarship:
    The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) awards up to ten undergraduate/pre-graduate scholarships each for the fall and spring semester. The purpose of these scholarships is to attract BS and MS students to the microwave and RF discipline, and to encourage them to pursue a job in the field or PhD degree in this field.

    June 2011

    Prof. Jarrahi receives a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award from Department of Defense (DoD) for her research projects on plasmonic terahertz sources and detectors. [ More Information ]

    About Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP):
    The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program supports the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment that augments current university capabilities or develops new university capabilities to perform cutting-edge defense research. The awards are the result of a merit competition for funding conducted by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Each organization requested proposals from university investigators conducting science and engineering research of importance to DoD.

    March 2011

    Christopher Berry has been awarded a Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for the second time for his research on plasmonic terahertz sources.[ More Information ]

    About the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship:
    The mission of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium includes creating, developing, and promoting programs that reflect NASA strategic interests. The Consortium offers a total of $100,000 of support in the form of graduate and undergraduate research and public service fellowships to students in aerospace, space science, Earth system science and other related science, engineering or mathematics fields. Preference is given to projects directly related to aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and directly related educational efforts.

    February 2011

    Prof. Jarrahi receives National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Development Award for her research project, Next Generation Photomixer-Based Terahertz Sources. [ More Information ]

    About National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Development Award:
    The Faculty Early CAREER Development Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

    October 2010

    Prof. Jarrahi receives a three-year grant from Office of Naval Research (ONR) for her research project, Fundamental Studies on Ge-Based Photomixers for the Next Generation of High-Performance Terahertz Sources.

    October 2010

    Prof. Jarrahi together with Prof. Carmon (Co-PI) wins a one-year Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from National Science Foundation (NSF) for their research project, Coherent Terahertz Generation in Silica Micro-Resonators.

    About National Science Foundation Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Award:
    The EAGER funding mechanism may be used to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches. This work may be considered especially "high risk-high payoff" in the sense that it, for example, involves radically different approaches, applies new expertise, or engages novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives.

    August 2010

    Prof. Jarrahi together with Prof. Rais-Zadeh (Co-PI) wins a three-year award from National Science Foundation (NSF) for their research project, MEMS Reconfigurable Subwavelength Metallic Slits for Broadband Terahertz Modulation

    About National Science Foundation Awards:
    The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

    April 2010

    Prof. Jarrahi has been awarded a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for her research project, Plasmonics-Enabled Ultra-Short Carrier Lifetime Photoconductors for High Power Terahertz Generation. [ Award Recipients,  More Information ]

    YFA DARPA

    About the DARPA Young Faculty Award:
    The DARPA Young Faculty Award program is intended to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions in academia, and provide high-impact funding in order to develop their research ideas in the context of Department of Defense needs. DARPA is looking for research focusing on innovations that will enable revolutionary advances in selected areas. High-risk/high-payoff ideas are strongly encouraged.

    February 2010

    Christopher Berry has been awarded a Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for his research on plasmonic terahertz sources.

    About the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship:
    The mission of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium includes creating, developing, and promoting programs that reflect NASA strategic interests. The Consortium offers a total of $100,000 of support in the form of graduate and undergraduate research and public service fellowships to students in aerospace, space science, Earth system science and other related science, engineering or mathematics fields. Preference is given to projects directly related to aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and directly related educational efforts.

    September 2009

    Prof. Jarrahi teaches a new Special Topics Course on Terahertz Technology and Applications (EECS 598) during Fall semester. This course provides students with the fundamental concepts required to conduct research in the field of terahertz technology. [ Download the syllabus ]

    June 2009

    Terahertz Electronics Laboratory takes part in the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, hosting Chelsea Frid from Michigan State University to work on plasmonic focusing of light.

    NINN Group photo
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