Mona Jarrahi, Ph.D.

Associate professor of electrical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles - 2016 fellow


2016 Moore Inventor Fellow

Mona Jarrahi, Ph.D.

Research Description

Mona Jarrahi is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UCLA. She is a recipient of the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Jarrahi’s invention is an imaging tool to help researchers understand how fundamental biological molecules such as cells behave in their natural environment. This tool will help answer fundamental physical questions that are not possible through existing technologies.


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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 2007

Stanford University


Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, 2003

Stanford University


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 2000

Sharif University of Technology


Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), 2018

Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), 2017

Okawa Foundation Research Award, 2017

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Watanabe Excellence in Research Award, 2017

Moore Inventor Fellowship, 2016

Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, 2016

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, 2015

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award, 2015

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2015

Kavli Fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences, 2014

Booker Fellowship from the International Union of Radio Science, 2014

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award in Nanotechnology, 2014

IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 2014

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2013

National Academy of Engineering, The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award, 2013

Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award, 2012

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2012

National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2011

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, 2010

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