Mona Jarrahi, associate professor of electrical engineering at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been selected to receive the 2014 Booker Fellowship from the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC/URSI).
Jarrahi is being honored for her achievements in the area of terahertz optoelectronics and microwave photonics. The award is presented by the USNC every three years at the URSI general assembly, given to an outstanding American researcher in the early years of his/her career, who has made outstanding contributions to radio science.
Jarrahi specializes in the field of 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.
The URSI is an international professional society responsible for stimulating the communication and scientific exchange advancing the study in the vast fields of radio science including aspects of electromagnetic fields and waves.