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 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).

 

Education

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

 

List of journal publications in the past five years:

  1. Hashemi, A., K.E. Kurtis, K.M. Donnell and R. Zoughi, “Empirical Multiphase Dielectric Mixing Model for Cement-Based Materials Containing Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2017 (to appear).
  2. Shinde, S., S. Jothibasu, M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Wideband Microwave Reflectometry for Rapid Detection of Dissimilar & Aged ICs,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2017 (to appear).
  3. Foudazi, A., T.E. Roth, M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Aperture-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna Fed by Orthogonal SIW Line for Millimeter Wave Imaging Applications,” IET Microwave, Antennas and Propagation, 2017. (DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2016.0370)
  4. Mehdipour, I., M. Horst, R. Zoughi and K. Khayat, “Use of Near-Field Microwave Reflectometry to Evaluate Steel Fiber Distribution in Cement-Based Mortars,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2017.
  5. Bao, Y., M.T. Ghasr, K. Ying, G. Chen and R. Zoughi, “Microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging for Nondestructive Evaluation of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls,” Materials Evaluation, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 177-184, February 2017.
  6. Zoughi, R., K. Ying and M.T. Ghasr, J. Renshaw and T. Eckert, L. Aanonsen and J. Cocciardi, “Microwave and Millimeter Wave High-Resolution Imaging of Anomalies in Rubber Composite Materials,” Materials Evaluation, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 185-194, February 2017.
  7. Gao, Y. and R. Zoughi, “Millimeter Wave Reflectometry and Imaging as Effective Diagnostic Tools for Skin Burn Injuries,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 77-84, January 2017.
  8. Ghasr, M.T., M.J. Horst, M.R. Dvorsky and R. Zoughi, “Wideband Microwave Camera for Real-Time 3D Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 258-268, January 2017.
  9. Bao, Y., M. Ghasr, K. Ying, G. Chen, and R. Zoughi, “Evaluation of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls with Microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging." ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Technical Breakthrough Abstract, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001639, 02816002, p. 1, November 2016.
  10. Rashidi, M., M. Knapp, A. Hashemi, J.Y. Kim, K.M. Donnell, R. Zoughi, L. Jacobs and K.E. Kurtis, “Detecting Alkali-Silica Reaction: A Multi-Physics Approach,” Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 73, pp. 123-135, October 2016.
  11. Hashemi, A., M. Rashidi, K.E. Kurtis, K.M. Donnell and R. Zoughi, “Microwave Dielectric Properties Measurements of Sodium and Potassium Water Glasses,” Materials Letters, vol. 169, pp. 10-12, 2016.
  12. Zoughi, R., J.R. Gallion, and M.T. Ghasr, “Accurate Microwave Measurement of Coating Thickness on Conducting Substrates,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 951-953, April 2016.
  13. Shinde, S., S. Marathe, G. Li, R. Zoughi and D. Pommerenke, “A Frequency Tunable High Sensitivity H-Field Probe using Varactor Diodes and Parasitic Inductance,” IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 331-334, February 2016.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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. 
  17. 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.
  18. Ghasr, M.T., Y. LePape, D.B. Scott, and R. Zoughi, “Holographical Microwave Imaging of Corroded Steel Bars in Concrete,” American Concrete Institute (ACI) Materials Journal, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 115-124, January 2015.
  19. Fallahpour, M., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Miniaturized Reconfigurable Multi-Band Antenna For Multiradio Wireless Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 6049-6059, December 2014.
  20. Donnell, K.M., A. McClanahan and R. Zoughi, “On the Crack Characteristic Signal from an Open-Ended Coaxial Probe,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63. No. 7, pp. 1877-1879, July 2014.
  21. Kempin, M., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Modified Waveguide Flange for Evaluation of Stratified Composites,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 1524-1534, June 2014.
  22. Ghasr, M.T., J.T. Case, and R. Zoughi, “Novel Reflectometer for Millimeter Wave 3D Holographic Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63. No. 5, pp. 1328-1336, May 2014.
  23. Case, J.T., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Correcting Mutual Coupling and Poor Isolation for Real-Time 2D Microwave Imaging Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63. No. 5, pp. 1310-1319, May 2014.
  24. Kothari, A., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Design Analysis of a Non-Directional Wideband Waveguide Coupler,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 984-986, April 2014.
  25. Fallahpour, M., J.T. Case, M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Piecewise and Wiener Filter-Based SAR Techniques for Monostatic Microwave Imaging of Layered Structures,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 282-294, January 2014.
  26. Case, J.T., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Heterodyne Multi-Frequency Receiver for MST,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 243-245, January 2014.
  27. Kharkovsky, S., Ghasr, M.T., Kam, K., Abou-Khousa, M.A., Zoughi, R., “Out-of-Plane Fed Elliptical Slot Array for Microwave Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 5311-5314, October 2013.
  28. Ghasr, M.T., S. Kharkovsky, R. Bohnert, B. Hirst, and R. Zoughi, “30 GHz Linear High-Resolution and Rapid Millimeter Wave Imaging System for NDE,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 4733-4740, September 2013.
  29. De, S., K. Gupta, R.J. Stanley, M.T. Ghasr, R. Zoughi, K. Doering, D. Van Aken, G. Steffes, M. O’Keefe, D. Palmer, “A Comprehensive Structural Analysis Process for Failure Assessment in Aircraft Lap-Joint Mimics Using Multi-Modal Fusion of NDE Data,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 814-827, April 2013.
  30. Case, J.T., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Nonuniform Manual Scanning for Rapid Microwave Nondestructive Evaluation Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 1250-1258, May 2013.
  31. Donnell, K.M., R. Zoughi and K.E. Kurtis, “Demonstration of Microwave Method for Detection of Alkali–Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel in Cement-Based Materials,” Cement and Concrete Research, pp. 1-7, February 2013.
  32. Donnell, K.M., S. Hatfield, R. Zoughi and K.E. Kurtis, “Wideband Microwave Characterization of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel in Cement-Based Materials,” Materials Letters, vol. 90, pp. 159-161, January 2013.
  33. Kajbaf, H., Y.R. Zheng and R. Zoughi, “Improved Efficiency of Microwave Wideband Imaging Using Compressed Sensing Techniques,” Materials Evaluation, vol. 70, no. 12, pp. 1420-1432, December 2012.
  34. Case, J.T., M.T. Ghasr, and R. Zoughi, “Optimum 2-D Non-uniform Spatial Sampling for Microwave SAR-Based NDE Imaging Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 61, no. 11, pp. 3072- 3083, November 2012.
  35. Fallahpour, M., M. Baumgartner, A. Kothari, M.T. Ghasr, D. Pommerenke and R. Zoughi, “Compact Ka-Band One-Port Vector Reflectometer using a Wideband Electronically-Controlled Phase-Shifter,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 2817-2826, October 2012.
  36. Donnell, K.M. and R. Zoughi, “Application of Embedded Dual-Loaded Modulated Scatterer Technique (MST) to Multilayer Structures,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 2809-2816, October 2012.
  37. Williams, D.F., M.T. Ghasr, B. Alpert, Z. Shen, A. Arsenovic, R.M. Weikle, and R. Zoughi, “Legendre Fit of the Reflection Coefficient of a Radiating Rectangular Waveguide Aperture,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, no. 8, pp. 4009-4014, August 2012.
  38. Donnell, K.M. and R. Zoughi, “Detection of Corrosion in Reinforcing Steel Bars Using Microwave Dual-Loaded Differential Modulated Scatterer Technique,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 2320-2322, August 2012.
  39. De, S., K. Gupta, R.J. Stanley, R Zoughi, K. Doering, D. Van Aken, G. Steffes, M. O’Keefe and D. Palmer, “A Comprehensive Structural Analysis Process for Failure Assessment in Aircraft Lap-Joint Mimics using Intra-Modal Fusion of Eddy Current Data,” Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 146-170, July-September 2012.
  40. Ghasr, M.T. and R. Zoughi, “A High Dynamic Range Heterodyne Microwave Receiver for Modulated Scattering Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 811-816, March 2012.
  41. Ghasr, M.T., M. A. Abou-Khousa, S. Kharkovsky, R. Zoughi and D. Pommerenke, “Portable Real-Time Microwave Camera at 24 GHz”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 1114-1125, February 2012. This paper received the 2013 H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

 

Books

  1. Zoughi, R. “Microwave Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation,” KLUWER Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2000.
  2. 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 issued in the past 5 years

  1. 2016          “Tire Inspection Using Microwave Imaging Methodologies.” US Patent No. 9,482,627.
  2. 2016          “Waveguide Probe for Nondestructive Material Characterization.” US Patent No. 9,482,626.
  3. 2016          “Free-Hand Scanning and Imaging.” US Patent No. 9,316,734.
  4. 2015          “High Frequency Analysis of A Device under Test.” US Patent No. 9,081,045.
  5. 2015          “3D Holographical Imaging.” US Patent No. 9,046,605. Also issued in Australia (September 22, 2016) Australian Patent Application                                         No. 2013337368.
  6. 2013          “Non-Destructive Rotary Imaging.” US Patent No. 8,482,602.
  7. 2012          “High Frequency Analysis of A Device Under Test.” US Patent No. 8,212,573.
  8. 2012          “System and Method for Inspecting a Wind Turbine Blade.” US Patent No.8,120,522.

 

 Selected Awards 

  1. 2013    H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and  Propagation Society.
  2. 2011    IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement: “For contributions to microwave and millimeter wave measurement                       techniques for nondestructive testing and evaluation.”
  3. 2009    American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Research Award for Sustained Excellence.
  4. 2007   IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Service Award.

 

Selected professional service activities:

  1. 8/16-present    Member, NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) NDE Technical Discipline Team (NESC NDE TDT).
  2. 2016-present   Member, IEEE Xplore Platform Guidance Group.
  3. 2015 & 2017    Member, IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee (PSC).
  4. 2016-2018       At-Large Member of the IEEE Publications and Products Board (PSPB).
  5. 2016-2018       Chair, International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) Board, IEEE Instrumentation and                                        Measurement Society.
  6. 5/16-4/17        IEEE Awards Committee Past Chair, IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement.
  7. 1/14-12/17      Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.
  8. 2014-2015       President, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society.
  9. 2007-2011       Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

 

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Last Update: May 2017