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About Reza Zoughi

R. Zoughi earned his B.S.E.E, M.S.E.E, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering (radar remote sensing, radar systems, and microwaves) from the University of Kansas where from 1981 until 1987 he was at the Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL).  Currently he is the Schlumberger Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla).  Prior to joining Missouri S&T in January 2001 and since 1987 he was with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Colorado State University (CSU), where he was a professor and established the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl). Dr. Zoughi held the position of Business Challenge Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1995 to 1997 while at CSU.

He is the co-author of over 590 journal papers, conference proceedings and presentations and technical reports. He is the author of the book entitled “Microwave Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Principles” KLUWER Academic Publishers, 2000, and the co-author of a chapter on Microwave Techniques in “Nondestructive Evaluation: Theory, Techniques, and Applications” Marcel and Dekker, Inc., 2002.

He has received numerous teaching awards at CSU, the Colorado State University Research Foundation recognized him as an “Honored Researcher” for seven years, and he received the 1992 Engineering Dean’s Council Award. Since at Missouri S&T, he has received the Outstanding Teaching, School of Engineering Teaching Excellence, Teaching Excellence, and Outstanding Teaching Commendation Awards for a combined sixteen times.

Dr. Zoughi has been very active professionally serving his profession in many different capacities over the years. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (2007-2011) and as the President of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (2014-2015). Currently, he serves as the Society’s Jr. Past President and Chair of the Board (2016-2018) of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). He is also a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. He serves as a Board Member for the IEEE Systems Journal and serves as a Technical Associate Editor for Materials Evaluation. He was also a member of the Editorial Board of Research in Nondestructive Testing (2002-2006).  He was a member of the Nondestructive Evaluation Workshop Organizing Panel (2007-2008), National Research Council, the National Academies, Washington, DC. He was the Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Microwave NDE for Research in Nondestructive Evaluation (RNDE) in 1995. He has served on the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Publications Services & Products Board (PSPB) (2015 & 2017), and was elected as an at-large IEEE PSPB member (2016-2018). He has also served on several different professional society boards and executive committees, including currently as a member of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) NDE Technical Discipline Team (TDT).

He has been the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on over one-hundred sponsored research grants, funded by various state and federal agencies, and commercial/industrial entities.  He has also been involved in twenty-five Educational and Fellowship Awards focused on training undergraduate and graduate students. Three of the awardees received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship and one has received the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.

He holds eighteen US patents (some are also awarded in other countries) with several others pending. He has delivered numerous Invited and Keynote presentations on the subject of microwave and millimeter wave nondestructive testing and imaging.

He is a Fellow (class of 2005) of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and a Fellow (class of 2006) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Positions

November 2016 - Present Principal Investigator, Missouri University of Science and Technology INSPIRE-University Transportation Center
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Present Director, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and the Kirby Gray (Battelle) Chair in Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University
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2001 - 2019 Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory
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2001 - 2019 Schlumberger Distinguished Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Electrical and Computer Engineering
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1995 - 1997 Business Challenge Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University
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1987 - 1995 Faculty Member, Colorado State University
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, IEEE Xplore Platform Guidance Group
2016 - Present Member, NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) NDE Technical Discipline Team (NESC NDE TDT
2016 - 2018 At-Large Member, IEEE Publications and Products Board (PSPB)
2016 - 2018 Chair, International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) Board
2017 Member, IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee (PSC)
2016 - 2017 IEEE Awards Committee Past Chair, IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement
2014 - 2017 Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
2015 Member, IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee (PSC)
2014 - 2015 President, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society
2007 - 2011 Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
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Honors and Awards

  • H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2013)
  • IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement: “For contributions to microwave and millimeter wave measurement techniques for nondestructive testing and evaluation” (2011)
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Research Award for Sustained Excellence (2009)
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Service Award (2007)
  • Missouri S&T Teaching Excellence Award (2005, 2006, 2008)
  • Dean of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2004-2006)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (2003, 2009, 2010)
  • Outstanding Teaching Commendations (2001, 2002, 2007, 2011)

Education

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1987 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas
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1983 M.S.E.E., University of Kansas
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1982 B.S.E.E., University of Kansas
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Contact Information

224 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technonlogy
Rolla, MO 65409-0040

Phone: 573-341-4656
Fax: 573-341-4532

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