Dr. Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr Al Qaseer

Associate Research Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr earned his B.S. in electrical engineering degree(Magna Cum laude) from the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah, UAE, in 2002 and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), MO, USA in 2009.

Currently, he is an Associate Research Professor with the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). His research interest is in the area of microwave and millimeter-wave instrumentation and measurement and its application for holographical measurement and 3D SAR imaging.  His other interests include RF circuits, antennas, and numerical electromagnetic analysis, material evaluation, and nondestructive testing. He has over 55 journal papers, and over 85 conference proceedings and presentations. He has 10 awarded patent and several others pending in the areas of microwave and millimeter wave imaging and nondestructive testing.  

He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

 

List of Journal Publications in the Past Five Years                                   

  1. Y. Gao, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "Effects of and Compensation for Translational Position Error in Microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Systems," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2019.
  2. M. Horst, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "A Compact Microwave Camera Based on Chaotic Excitation Synthetic Aperture Radar (CESAR)," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2019.
  3. M. J. Horst, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "Design of a Compact V-Band Transceiver and Antenna for Millimeter-Wave Imaging Systems," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.
  4. J. Laviada, B. Wu, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "Nondestructive Evaluation of Microwave-Penetrable Pipes by Synthetic Aperture Imaging Enhanced by Full-Wave Field Propagation Model," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 1112-1119, April 2019.
  5. Y. Gao, M. T. Ghasr, M. Nacy and R. Zoughi, "Towards Accurate and Wideband In Vivo Measurement of Skin Dielectric Properties," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 512-524, Feb. 2019.
  6. A. Foudazi, A. Mirala, M. T. Ghasr and K. M. Donnell, "Active Microwave Thermography for Nondestructive Evaluation of Surface Cracks in Metal Structures," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 576-585, Feb. 2019.
  7. M. J. Horst, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "Effect of Instrument Frequency Uncertainty on Wideband Microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar Images," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 151-159, Jan. 2019.
  8. J. Laviada, M. T. Ghasr, M. López-Portugués, F. Las-Heras and R. Zoughi, "Real-Time Multi-View SAR Imaging Using a Portable Microwave Camera with Arbitrary Movement," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 7305-7314, Dec. 2018.
  9. B. Wu, Y. Gao, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "Resolution-Based Analysis for Optimizing Subaperture Measurements in Circular SAR Imaging," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 2804-2811, Dec. 2018.
  10. Mirala A, Foudazi A, Ghasr M, Donnell KM. “Detection of Flat-Bottom Holes in Conductive Composites Using Active Microwave Thermography,” ASME J Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 7, Nov. 2018.
  11. S. Ebrahimi-Asl, M. T. A. Ghasr and M. Zawodniok, "Cooperative Interference Control in Neighboring Passive Scattering Antennas," IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 152-158, Sept. 2018.
  12. S. Ebrahimi-Asl, M. T. Ghasr and M. J. Zawodniok, "Design of Dual-Loaded RFID Tag for Higher Order Modulations," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 410-419, January 2018.
  13. A. Foudazi, T. E. Roth, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "Aperture-coupled microstrip patch antenna fed by orthogonal SIW line for millimetre-wave imaging applications," IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 811-817, 5 December 2017.
  14. X. Yang, Y. R. Zheng, M. T. Ghasr and K. M. Donnell, "Microwave Imaging From Sparse Measurements for Near-Field Synthetic Aperture Radar," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 2680-2692, October 2017.
  15. S. Shinde, S. Jothibasu, M. T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, "Wideband Microwave Reflectometry for Rapid Detection of Dissimilar and Aged ICs," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 2156-2165, August 2017.
  16. S. Ebrahimi-Asl, M. T. A. Ghasr and M. J. Zawodniok, "A Solution to Low Read Rate Problem in RFID Scattering Networks," IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 176-184, June 2017.
  17. R. Zoughi, K. Ying, M.T. Ghasr, J. Ranshaw, L. Aanonsen, and J. Cocciardi, “Microwave and Millimeter Wave High Resolution Imaging of Voids in a Rubber Composite Sheet" Materials Evaluation, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 185-194, February 2017.
  18. Y. Bao, M.T. Ghasr, K. Ying, G. Chen, and R. Zoughi, “Microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging for Nondestructive Evaluation of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls." Materials Evaluation, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 177-184, February 2017.
  19. M. T. Ghasr, 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.
  20. Y. Bao, M.T. 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, p. 1, November 2016.
  21. A. Foudazi, C. A. Edwards, M. T. Ghasr, and K. M. Donnell, "Active Microwave Thermography for Defect Detection of CFRP-Strengthened Cement-Based Materials," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 2612-2620, Nov. 2016.
  22. S. Adnan, K. M. Lee, M. T. Ghasr, M. J. O’Keefe, D. E. Day and C. S. Kim, "Water-Soluble Glass Substrate as a Platform for Biodegradable Solid-State Devices," IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 490-494, Nov. 2016.
  23. N. Guzey, M.T. Ghasr, and S. Jagannathan, “Analysis of localization methods for unintended emitting sources.” Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 27, no. 10, p.105104, Sep. 2016.
  24. R. Zoughi, J. R. Gallion, and M. T. Ghasr, "Accurate Microwave Measurement of Coating Thickness on Carbon Composite Substrates," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 951-953, April 2016.
  25. M. T. Ghasr, M. J. Horst, M. Lechuga, R. Rapoza, C. J. 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, Oct. 2015.
  26. A. Foudazi, M.T. Ghasr, and K.M. Donnell, "Characterization of Corroded Reinforced Steel Bars by Active Microwave Thermography," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 2583-2585, Sept. 2015.
  27. M. Baumgartner, 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.
  28. V. Thotla, M. Zawodniok, M.T. Ghasr, J. Sarangapani, and S. Agarwal, “Detection and Localization of Multiple R/C Electronic Devices Using Array Detectors”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 241-251, January 2015.
  29. M.T. Ghasr, Y. Le Pape, D. B. Scott, and R. Zoughi, “Holographical Microwave Imaging of Corroded Steel Bars in Concrete”, ACI Materials Journal,. vol. 112, no. 1, p115-124, Jan/Feb2015.

 

 Patents                                     

  1. 2017         “Electronic Receiver Device Detection System and Method.” US patent no. 9,689,964
  2. 2016         “Free-hand Scanning and Imaging.” US patent no. 9,316,734.
  3. 2016         “Waveguide Probe for Nondestructive Material Characterization.” US patent no. 9,482,626
  4. 2016         “Tire Inspection Using Microwave Imaging Methodologies.” US patent no. 9,482,627.
  5. 2015         “Three Dimensional Holographical Imaging.” US patent no. 9,046,605. Also issued in Australia Patent No. 2013337368.
  6. 2013         “Non-Destructive Rotary Scanner.” US patent no. 8,482,602.
  7. 2010         “Microwave and Millimeter Wave Imaging System.” US patent no. 7,746,266. Also issued in Japan (No. 5,070,357)
  8. 2007         “Method andApparatus for Nondestructive Sample Inspection.” US patent no. 7,190,177.

 

Awards                                                 

  1. 2015 American Society for Nondestructive testing (ASNT) Research Award for Innovation
  2. 2014 IEEE J. Barry Oakes Advancement Award:
    “For contributions to the development of real-time millimeter wave imaging systems for nondestructive evaluation applications.”
  3. Missouri S&T 2014 Faculty Achievement Award.
  4. 2013 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award:
    “For outstanding contributions to real-time microwave imaging and nondestructive testing systems development.”
  5. 2013 H.A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society:
    M.T. Ghasr, M.A. Abou-Khousa, S. Kharkovsky, D. Pommerenke, and R. Zoughi, “Portable Real-Time Microwave Camera at 24 GHz”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas Propagation, vol.60, no.2, pp.1114-1125, Feb. 2012.

Research Interests:

Millimeter-wave real-time 3D imaging, RF circuits, antennas, material evaluation, and nondestructive testing.

Education:

  • B.S. in electrical engineering (Magna Cum laude), American University of Sharjah (AUS), 2002
  • M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004
  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), 2009