Mina Rais-Zadeh Mina Rais-Zadeh

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Email: minar@umich.edu
Tel: (734) 764-4249
Fax: (734) 763-9324
URL: www.eecs.umich.edu/~minar

I. Education
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2008
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2005
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2002


II. Employment

  • 2016 – present: Technical Supervisor and Lead, Advanced Microfabrication and Optoelectronics Group, Micro Device Laboratory, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) , Pasadena, CA
  • 2014 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Courtesy Appointment in Mechanical Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2015 - 2016: Visiting Scholar, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), Pasadena, CA
  • 2012 - present: Courtesy Appointment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2009 - 2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2008 - 2009: Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • 2003 - 2008: Graduate Research Assistant, Integrated MEMS Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


III. Honors and Awards

1. National/International Honors and Awards

  • University of Michigan EECS Outstanding Achievement Award, 2016
  • IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the area of Sensors Systems and Networks (Early Career), 2015
  • IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer, 2015– 2017
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR YIP), 2014
  • Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, 2013
  • University of Michigan Elizabeth C. Crosby Award, 2013
  • IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices Golden Reviewer, 2012– present
  • NASA Early Career Faculty Award, 2012
  • Leader of RF & AMS Passive Technology Working Group of ITRS, 2012 – 2014
  • IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Early Career Award, 2011
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award, 2011
  • Ranked 9th in Iran National University Entrance Examination for Undergraduate Studies (among 400,000 participants), 1998
  • Gold Medalist (multiple times), Iran National Swimming Competition (Olympiad), 1988–2001
  • National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (top 5%) student, 1991–1997

2.Best Paper/Poster Awards

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), M. Wang, F. Lin, and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2016
  • Best Poster Award, 1st place, Engineering Graduate Symposium, Integrated Circuits, VLSI & Microsystems Track, U. of Michigan, A. Peczalski and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2015
  • Best Poster Award, WIMS IAB Meeting, U. of Michigan, A. Ansari and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2015
  • Best Poster Award, 1st place, Engineering Graduate Symposium, Integrated Circuits, VLSI, and Microsystems Track, U. of Michigan, A. Ansari and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2014
  • Best Paper Award (Finalist), AIAA SPACE 2014 Conference and Exposition, F. Davoodi, J. Burdick, and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2014
  • Best Student Paper Award (Honorable Mention), IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), M. Wang and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2014
  • Best Student Paper Award (2nd place), IEEE Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), K. Ben Ali, C. Roda Neve, Y. Shim, M. Rais-Zadeh, and J.-P. Raskin, 2014
  • Best Poster Award, International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers), Z. Wu, V. Thakar, A. Peczalski, and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2013
  • Best Poster Award, 1st place, Engineering Graduate Symposium, Integrated Circuits, VLSI, MEMS, & Microsystems Track, U. of Michigan, A. Ansari and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2013
  • Best Poster Award, 2nd place, WIMS IAB Meeting, U. of Michigan, A. Peczalski and M. Rais- Zadeh, 2012
  • Best Poster Award, 1st place, Engineering Graduate Symposium, MEMS Track, A. Ansari and M. Rais-Zadeh, U. of Michigan, 2012
  • Best Poster Award, 3rd place, Engineering Graduate Symposium, MEMS Track, U. of Michigan, V. A. Thakar, Z. Wu, A. Peczalski, and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2012
  • Best Student Paper Award (Finalist), IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Z Wu, Y. Shim, and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2011
  • Best Poster Award, WIMS IAB Meeting, U. of Michigan, Y. Shim and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2011
  • Best Poster Award, 1st place, Engineering Graduate Symposium, MEMS/Mechatronics Session, U. of Michigan, V. J. Gokhale and M. Rais-Zadeh, 2011
  • Best Student Paper Award (Finalist), IEEE Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), M. Rais-Zadeh and F. Ayazi, 2007


IV. Services and Activities

1. Departmental Committees

  • Thrust Leader, High Frequency MEMS Thrust, Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2), University of Michigan, 2011–present
  • AdHoc Committee on Future of ECE Grad Programs, 2013–2014
  • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, University of Michigan, 2009–2011, 2014
  • Graduate Faculty Advisor, University of Michigan, 2011–present
  • NSF GAANN Fellowship Selection Committee, 2009–2011
  • Graduate Admission Committee, 2009–2010

2. CoE Committees

  • Leinweber Scholarship Committee, 2014, 2015
  • 1931E Scholarship Committee, 2013–2014
  • Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) Review Committee, 2013
  • CoE Freshmen Review Scholarship Committee, 2012

3. National and International Services and Activities

  • IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award Committee
  • IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies Committee, 2014–2016
  • ASME member, 2015-present
  • IEEE SRC Vice Chair, 2014–present
  • Leader of the RF & AMS Technology Working Group of International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), 2012–2014
  • IEEE EDS GOLD committee member, 2012–present
  • IEEE Southeast Michigan Chapter, EDS vice chair, 2009–2014
  • IEEE senior member, Electron Device Society, 2012–present (member since 2003)
  • IEEE Women in Engineering member, 2005–present
  • IEEE member, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, 2010–present
  • Co-founder of RadioMEMS Start-up Company

4. Technical Program Committees

  • Technical Program Committee and Session Chair of numerous conferences: IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) (2011–2013), IEEE Sensors conference (2011–2014), Hilton Head Workshop (2012, 2014, 2016), IEEE MEMS conference (2014, 2015), IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (2015, 2016), Transducers (2015, 2017)
  • Member of the IEEE MEMS Executive Technical Program Committee, 2015
  • Member of the International Electron Device Meeting Executive Committee, 2014

5. Conferences and Workshops Organized

  • Organizer and topic chair for the topic “N/MEMS: Sensors, Actuators, & Resonators” at ASME International Electronic Packaging technical conference and Exhibition (InterPACK), 2015
  • Organizer, Phase Change Materials Symposium (as part of MRS), 2015
  • Great Lakes Technology Symposium (GLTS), 2012

6. Proposal Selection Committees

  • Department of Defense (DoD) ARO proposal reviewer, 2014–present
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) reviewer, 2014–present
  • Academic Institutes Internal Competitions (U. of Maryland, etc.), 2013–present
  • NSF Panelist (ECCS, EARS, CISE, etc), 2010–present

7. Editorial Activities

  • Editor of the following journals: IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
  • Editorial board of the following journal: Nature Scientific Reports
  • Reviewer of the following journals: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices (Golden Reviewer), IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Transaction of Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, IEEE Sensors Journal, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, IEEE Design and Test of Computers, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transaction on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Microwave Magazine, J. of Micro/Nano Lithography, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Nature, Nature Communication, Nature Scientific Reports
  • Reviewer of the following books: Cambridge University Press, CRC Press


V. Academic Teaching

  • EECS 311: Electronic Circuits
  • EECS 414: Introduction to MEMS
  • EECS 514: Advanced MEMS-Device and Technologies
  • EECS 515: Integrated Microsystems
  • EECS 510: RF MEMS

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