Mohammad Tofighi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Professor-in-Charge, Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Professor-in-Charge, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science Graduate Faculty
Engineering Management Graduate Faculty
Electrical Engineering ME Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6112
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W256p
Mailing Address:
W256P OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio
Professional Activities
  • Member of Technical Program Committee TPC#10 of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) society
  • Served in the reviewing board of IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT), 2002-2003
  • TPC subcommittee #27 of IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), IMS-2003 (Philadelphia, PA) and IMS-2004 (Fort Worth, TX)
Award Funding
  • "A Self-Contained, Permanently Implantable, Intracranial Pressure Sensor," National Institute of Health (NIH), In Collaboration With Dr. Arye Rosen, Drexel University, $393,000, 2004-2006.
Pending Grants
  • "A Dual Mode Radiometric Array System for Sub-cm 3D Imaging of Breast for Early Detection of Thermal Abnormality of Cancerous Tumors," Submitted to NIH, In Collaboration With Dr. Arye Rosen, Drexel University, $400,000.
  • "Hybridization of DNA Using Sub-millimeter Wave Modality," Submitted to NIH, In Collaboration With Dr. Afshin Daryoush, Drexel University, $390,000.

Membership

  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society
Technical Skills
  • Extensive experiences with Agilent ADS, HFSS field solver, Matlab.
  • Experiences with Ansoft Designer, Cadence, C, Fortran, Basic, Assembly, Pspice, LabWindows, AutoCAD.
  • Extensive hands on experiences in hybrid and monolithic RF circuits, PCB layouts, microstrip antennas, and RF/microwave test fixtures.
  • Extensive RFIC development and test experiences with 60 GHz Knowledge*On Inc. InGaP/GaAs HBT foundry process.
  • Extensive experiences with high frequency test equipments.
Awards
  • Recipient of Drexel University Hill’s fellowship award, 2000.
  • Recipient of the best student paper competition award, IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on Communication Technology for the New Millennium, March 22 2000, Princeton, NJ.
Research Interests
MMIC and RFIC
RF and microwave oscillators and PLL
Multi Gbps clock recovery circuits
Self-oscillating mixers
Frequency stabilization by injection locking
Microwave and millimeter wave measurement test fixtures
Microwave and millimeter wave high frequency components
EM interaction with biological tissues and bioelectromagnetics
RF/Microwave medical devices
Microwave imaging and radiometry
Complex permittivity measurement techniques
Network analysis at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies
Numerical methods in electromagnetics
Microwave CAD
Antennas and arrays
Wireless propagation modeling