Mona Jarrahi

Mona Jarrahi

Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of California Los Angeles


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

  • 07/2017 - present,
Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • 07/2013 - 06/2017,
Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • 07/2008 - 06/2013,
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
  • 10/2007 - 06/2008,
Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center
  • 09/2001 - 09/2007,
Research Assistant, Stanford University
Electrical Engineering Department

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 - Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2018 - Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
  • 2018 - UCLA Biomedical Innovation Fund
  • 2017 - Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • 2017 - Okawa Foundation Research Award
  • 2017 - Watanabe Excellence in Research Award from UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • 2016 - Moore Inventor Fellowship
  • 2016 - Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award
  • 2016 - Sharif University of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 2015 - 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
  • 2014 - 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 - Senior Member of Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • 2013 - Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • 2013 - National Academy of Engineering, Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award
  • 2013 - Senior Member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
  • 2013 - Best Student Paper Award, 3rd place, International Microwave Symposium
  • 2013 - Best Student Paper Award, 2nd place, International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
  • 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 - Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2011 - National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Development Award
  • 2010 - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award
  • 2008 - Best Student Paper Award, 3rd place, International Microwave Symposium
  • 2008 - Best paper award Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center industry advisory board meeting
  • 2007 - Best Student Paper Award, 1st place, International Microwave Symposium
  • 2005 - Photonic Technology Access Program Research Award
  • 2002 - Robert Bosch Fellowship
  • 1995 - Silver medal, Iranian National Physics Olympiad

Honors and Awards Received by the Group Members

  • 2019 - Invitation to the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2019 - Irma Polaski Fellowship received by Shao-Shiuan Chiang
  • 2018 - Grace Hopper Scholarship received by Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2018 - Yin-Chin Foundation Scholarship received by Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2018 - UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean's Scholar Award received by William Fong
  • 2018 - SMART Scholarship from Department of Defense's National Defense Education Program received by William Fong
  • 2018 - Chinese American Engineers and Scientist Association of Southern California Scholarship received by Xurong Li
  • 2018 - Chinese American Engineers and Scientist Association of Southern California Scholarship received by Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2018 - IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship Received by Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2017 - Taiwanese Government Studying Abroad Scholarship received by Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2017 - Taiwanese Government Studying Abroad Scholarship received by Ping-Keng Lu
  • 2017 - Chinese American Engineers and Scientist Association of Southern California Scholarship received by Ping-Keng Lu
  • 2017 - Chinese American Engineers and Scientist Association of Southern California Scholarship received by Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2016 - UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean's Scholar Award received by Yen-Ju Lin
  • 2016 - Invitation to the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to Shang-Hua Yang
  • 2015 - International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves Best Student Paper Award (3rd place) received by Nezih Tolga Yardimci
  • 2015 - Taiwanese Government Studying Abroad Scholarship received by Shang-Hua Yang
  • 2015 - SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics received by Nezih Tolga Yardimci
  • 2015 - University of Michigan Rackham Award received by Shang-Hua Yang
  • 2015 - Optical Terahertz Science & Technology Conference Best Poster Prize (2nd place) by Ning Wang
  • 2014 - IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award received by Shang-Hua Yang
  • 2013 - IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Best Student Paper Award (2nd place) received by Christopher Berry
  • 2013 - International Microwave Symposium Best Student Paper Award (3rd place) received by Christopher Berry
  • 2012 - Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship received by Christopher Berry
  • 2012 - IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award received by Christopher Berry
  • 2012 - SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics received by Shang-Hua Yang
  • 2011 - Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship received by Christopher Berry
  • 2011 - IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship Received by Sung-Ho Park
  • 2010 - Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship received by Christopher Berry

Professional Societies and Services

  • Professional Memberships:
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow Member
    • IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Honorary Member
    • Optical Society of America (OSA), Fellow Member
    • International Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), Fellow Member
    • American Physical Society (APS), Member
  • Professional Services:
    • 2020-2024, Chair of the THz Photonics Conference at SPIE Photonics Europe
    • 2019-2020, Member of the OSA Fellow Members Committee
    • 2018-present, Member of the Program Committee, SPIE Photonics West
    • 2017, Member of the Technical Program Committee, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO/Europe)
    • 2017-2019, Member of the Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
    • 2015-present, Member of the Technical Program Committee, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
    • 2015-2017, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Distinguished Lecturer
    • 2015, Member of the Technical Program Committee, International Workshop on Optical Terahertz Science and Technology (OTST)
    • 2014-present, SPIE Visiting Lecturer
    • 2014-present, OSA Traveling Lecturer
    • 2014, Guest Editor of IEEE Microwave magazine special issue on Terahertz Technology
    • 2013-2018, Editorial board member of Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves
    • 2013-2015, Member of the Program Committee of Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications, SPIE Optics + Photonics
    • 2012-present, Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
    • 2012-2014, Member of the SPIE Membership Committee
    • 2011-2017, Member of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
    • 2011-present, Member of the Terahertz Technology and Applications Committee of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
    • 2009-2013, Founder and vice-chair of technical activities for IEEE Photonics Society, Southeast Michigan Chapter
    • 2009-present, Ad hoc proposal reviewer for National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation
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