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Dr. Mina Esmaeelpour

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering


Mina Esmaeelpour has been a tenure-track assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla or UMR) since September 2019. Her laboratory mainly focuses on fiber optic sensor design for various applications, including biomedical imaging and biosensing, gas and chemical sensing, time-stretch LIDAR, precision spectroscopy, and nonlinear fiber optics for quantum lasers and future telecommunication systems. Dr. Esmaeelpour received her Ph.D. in physics from Lehigh UniversiShe performed most of her Ph.D. work at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ, where she interned from 2011-2015. She then became a postdoctoral research scholar at Stanford’s Ginzton Laboratory in 2016 before joining the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory (MIIL) at Stanford School of Medicine’s molecular imaging program (MIPS) in 2018.

Personal Website Link: https://sites.mst.edu/minae

Selected Publications

  • Seyedehnajmeh Montazeri, Mina Esmaeelpour, "Entangled photon pair generation via spontaneous intermodal four-wave mixing in a 25-km-long few-mode fiber," Proc. SPIE 12446, Quantum Computing, Communication, and Simulation III, 124460W (8 March 2023); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2650661
  • Behzad Boroomandisorkhabi, Mina Esmaeelpour, "All-fiber real-time ultrafast ranging Lidar for motion management of patients during stereotactic radiotherapy," Proc. SPIE 12393, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering XIII, 1239304 (16 March 2023); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2650276.
  • Nowak, S.; Sherizadeh, T.; Esmaeelpour, M.; Guner, D.; Karadeniz, K.E. Hybrid Fiber Optic Cable for Strain Profiling and Crack Growth Measurement in Rock, Cement, and Brittle Installation Media. Sensors 2022, 22, 9685. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22249685.
  • J. M. Knall, M. Esmaeelpour and M. J. F. Digonnet, "Model of Anti-Stokes Fluorescence Cooling in a Single-Mode Optical Fiber," in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 36, no. 20, pp. 4752-4760, 15 Oct.15, 2018, doi: 10.1109/JLT.2018.2861367.
  • M. Esmaeelpour et al., "Power Fluctuations of Intermodal Four-Wave Mixing in Few-Mode Fibers," in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 35, no. 12, pp. 2429-2435, 15 June15, 2017, doi: 10.1109/JLT.2017.2660459.


Selected Honors and Awards


  • Best paper award, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technologies, 2014
  • Journal of Lightwave Technologies 2012 Paper Award for R. Ryf et al. "Mode-Division Multiplexing Over 96-km of Few-Mode Fiber Using Coherent 6 x 6 MIMO Processing", Journal of Lightwave Technology (2012), with more than 500 citations
  • Mohiko Yoshida award, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2012, for early achievements in graduate studies


Research Interests:

fiber optic sensors, microwave photonics, fiber optic lasers, ultrafast imaging and spectroscopy.




  • PhD in Physics, Lehigh University
  • MS in Solid State Physics, University of Tabriz
  • BS in Physics, University of Tabriz