RAD Lab

Short Bio

Current Position

Professor Fawwaz T. Ulaby is the Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, where he had also served as Vice President for Research from 1999 to 2005.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of IEEE and AAAS, and serves on several scientific boards and commissions.

Research Profile

Since joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1984, Professor Ulaby has directed numerous interdisciplinary, NASA-funded projects aimed at the development of high-resolution satellite radar sensors for mapping Earth's terrestrial environment. He also served as the founding Director of a NASA-funded Center for Space Terahertz Technology, whose research was aimed at the development of microelectronic devices and circuits that operate at vawelengths intermediate between the infrared and the microwave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Over his academic career, he has supervised 115 highly motivated and talented graduate students. His publication list includes 16 books and over 700 journal articles and book chapters. Several of his textbooks have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and other languages.

Recent Recognition

  • Eta Kappa Nu Professor of the Year, 2006.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, American University of Beirut Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, 2006.
  • IEEE Thomas Alva Edison Medal, 2006.
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Education Award, 2006.
  • Elected Fellow of AAAS, 2007.
  • Named IEEE Life Fellow, 2008.
  • Received Arab Thought Foundation Award, 2008.
  • Appointed Chen-To Tai Collegiate Professor, 2009.
  • Appointed Emmet Leith Distinguished University Professor, 2010.
  • IEEE Education Medal, 2012.
  • Eta Kappa Nu Professor of the Year, 2013.
  • Russel Lecturer, 2014.
  • Arab American of the Year, ACCESS, 2014