Fawwaz T. Ulaby

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Fawwaz T. Ulaby[1]
فواز علبي
Born Damascus, Syria
Residence United States
Nationality Syrian
Citizenship Syrian American
Syria, U.S.
Alma mater American University of Beirut
University of Texas at Austin
Known for contributions to the science and technology of radar remote sensing and its applications.
Awards IEEE Electromagnetics Award (2001)
IEEE Edison Medal (2006)
IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Radio frequency (RF), Microwave, and Millimeter-wave Circuits; Computational electromagnetics; Advanced Electromagnetic Materials for RF and Microwave Applications; Antennas; Wave propagation; Space plasma electrodynamics; Microwave radiometers and Remote Sensing
Institutions

Fawwaz T. Ulaby[2] (Arabic: فواز علبي‎‎) is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor[3] and formerly the Founding Provost and Executive Vice President of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and R. Jamieson and Betty Williams Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan.

Life[edit]

Ulaby was born in Damascus, Syria, and grew up in Lebanon. He attended the American University of Beirut, from which he received a B.S. degree in physics in 1964. He later received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968.

After teaching at the University of Kansas he moved to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the mid 1980s. He served as the R. Jamieson and Betty Williams Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and has also served as the Vice President for Research.[4]

Ulaby has done extensive work outside of academia as well, giving testimony to the House Science Committee of the US congress and serving on the board of directors for The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

In March 2008, Ulaby was named Founding Provost of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). His daughter, Neda Ulaby, is a reporter at the NPR culture desk.

Research areas[5][edit]

He is most famous for the development of micro-electronics for a suite of circuits and antennae for THz sensors and communication systems. Today, THz technology is an enabling technology in various types of industrial sensor applications.[6]

Honors[7][edit]

Professor Ulaby is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Emmett Leith Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was elected in 1995 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Special Fields & Interdisciplinary Engineering and Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering for his contributions to the science and technology of radar remote sensing and its applications.
  2. ^ Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor of EECS and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
  3. ^ Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Chen-To Tai Professor of EECS; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
  4. ^ "Fawwaz T. Ulaby". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits
  6. ^ Some of the IEEE publications of Prof. Ulaby
  7. ^ Honors and Awards