REZA ZOUGHI

Schlumberger Endowed Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
224 Emerson Electric Company Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-6524
(573) 341-4656  (573) 341-6671 (fax)
zoughir@mst.edu

 

Areas Of Interest

  • Developing new nondestructive techniques for microwave and millimeter wave testing and evaluation of materials (NDT&E)
  • Developing new electromagnetic probes and sensors to measure characteristic properties of materials at microwave frequencies and real-time high-resolution imaging system development

Bio

R. Zoughi received 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). Subsequently, in 1987 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU), where he established the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl). He held the position of Business Challenge Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1995 to 1997 while at CSU.  In 2001 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO S&T), formerly University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR), as the Schlumberger Distinguished Professor.  His current areas of research include developing new nondestructive techniques for microwave and millimeter wave testing and evaluation of materials (NDT&E), developing new electromagnetic probes and sensors to measure characteristic properties of materials at microwave frequencies and real-time high-resolution imaging system development.  He is the co-author of over 565 journal papers, conference proceedings and presentations and technical reports. He has fifteen patents to his credit all in the field of microwave NDT&E.
He is an at-large member of the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board (PSPB) for 2016-2018. In 2015 he served as a member of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Products and Services Committee (PSPB). In 2014-2015 he served as the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society President. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE I&M Society (2010-2013 and 2014-2017), was a two-term at-large AdCom member of the Society and served in several capacities including the Vice President for Education (for two years). He also served the Society in the capacity of Executive Vice President (2012-2013), and as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) from 2007 through 2011. He is a Technical Associate Editor for Materials Evaluation and the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. He was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement technology Conference (I2MTC) that was held in May 6-9 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi. He has delivered numerous invited and Keynote presentations on the subject of microwave and millimeter wave NDT&E and real-time imaging.
He has served as the Principal and Co-Principal Investigators on 95 funded research grants, sponsored by state and federal agencies (NSF, EPRI, FHWA, US Navy, US Air Force, DOE, NASA and ONR) and many industrial entities.  He has been involved in 21 Educational and Fellowship Grant/Awards (as the Principal investigator or a team member) focused on training undergraduate and graduate students.  These have included three prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Awards.

 

 Education

  • B.S.E.E- University of Kansas (1982)
  • M.S.E.E-University of Kansas (1983)
  • Ph.D.-University of Kansas (1987)

 

Selected Publications

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Fallahpour, M. and R. Zoughi, “Fast 3D Qualitative Method for Through-Wall Imaging and Structural Health Monitoring,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 12, no.12, pp. 2463-2467, December 2015.
  • Ghasr, M.T., M.J. Horst, M. Lechuga, R. Rapoza, C. Renoud and R. Zoughi, “Accurate One- Sided Microwave Thickness Evaluation of Lined-Fiberglass Composites,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 10, pp. 2802-2812, October 2015.
  • Hashemi, A., M. Horst, K.M. Donnell, K.E. Kurtis and R. Zoughi, “Comparison of Alkali- Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel Behavior in Mortar at Microwave Frequencies,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 1907-1915, July 2015.
  • Baumgartner, M., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Wideband Imaging Array Using Orthogonally-Fed Dual Varactor-Loaded Elliptical Slots,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 740-749, March 2015.
  • Ghasr, M.T., Y. LePape, D.B. Scott, and R. Zoughi, “Holographical (3D) Microwave Imaging of Electrochemically Corroded Steel Reinforcing Bars in Concrete,” American Concrete Institute (ACI) Materials Journal, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 115-124, January 2015.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Ghasr, M.T., M. Horst, R. Zoughi, R., M. Lechuga, R. Rapoza, and C. Renoud, “Accurate Microwave Thickness Evaluation of Liner and Structural Wall Thickness in Fiberglass Composite Structures,” Presented at the 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-31, 2015.
  • Zoughi, R., J.R. Gallion, M. Horst and M.T. Ghasr, “Microwave Accurate Evaluation of Dielectric Coatings on Carbon Composite Structures,” Presented at the 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-31, 2015.
  • Hashemi, A., K.M. Donnell, R. Zoughi, O.C. Fawole, M. Terry and M. Tabib-Azar “THz Materials Characterization of Mortar Samples with and without Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel,” Presented at the 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-31, 2015.
  • Ghasr, M.T., K. Ying, R. Zoughi, R., M. Lechuga, R. Rapoza, and C. Renoud, “Microwave and Millimeter Wave High-Resolution Imaging of Fiberglass Composites,” Presented at the 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-31, 2015.
  • Case, J.T., M. Ghasr, R. Zoughi, “Advances in Dielectric Property and Thickness Evaluation of Layered Composite Structures using Open-Ended Waveguides,” Presented at the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, Marina Del Rey, CA, June 23-26, 2015.
  • Hashemi, A., K. Kurtis, K. Donnell, R. Zoughi, “Microwave Nondestructive Evaluation of Hydration Kinetics in Mortars with and without Sodium Hydroxide Inclusion,” Presented at the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, Marina Del Rey, CA, June 23-26, 2015.
  • Zoughi, R., M.T. Ghasr, K. Ying, J. Renshaw, T. Eckert, “High-Resolution Microwave and Millimeter Wave SAR Imaging of Rubber with Voids and Delamination,” Presented at the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, Marina Del Rey, CA, June 23-26, 2015.
  • Hashemi, A., K.M. Donnell, K.E. Kurtis and R. Zoughi, “Effect of Humidity on Dielectric Properties of Mortars with Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), pp. 1502-1506, Pisa, Italy, May 11-14, 2015.
  •  Mehdipour, I., M.J. Horst, B. Conley, R. Zoughi, and K. Khayat, “Determination of Steel Fiber Distribution of SFRCs Using Near-Field Microwave Method; Measurement and Experimental Study,” Presented at the American Society for Nondestructive Testing 24th Research Symposium, Anaheim, CA, March 16-19 2015.

 Books

  • Zoughi, R. “Microwave Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation,” KLUWER Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2000.
  • Bahr, A., R. Zoughi and N. Qaddoumi, “Nondestructive Evaluation: Theory, Techniques, and Applications” Chapter on Microwave Techniques, Chapter 9, edited by P.J. Shull, Marcel and Dekker, Inc., 2002.

  

Patents

  •  2015    “High Frequency Analysis of A Device under Test.” US Patent No. 9,081,045
  •  2015    “3D Holographical Imaging.” US Patent No. 9,046,605
  •  2013    “Non-Destructive Rotary Imaging.” US Patent No. 8,482,602
  •  2012    “High Frequency Analysis of A Device Under Test.” US Patent No. 8,212,573

 

 Selected Awards 

  • 2014 “Outstanding Teaching Award”, Missouri S&T.
  • IEEE Fellow
  • In 2013 he and his co-authors received the H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Awardof the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS).
  • 2011 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement
  • 2009 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Research Award for Sustained Excellence
  • 2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society Distinguished Service Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Commendations in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2011
  • Dean of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award in 2004-2006, Outstanding Teaching Award in 2003, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014
  • Teaching Excellence Award in 2005, 2006 and 2008

 

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