Prof. Mona Jarrahi received a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program to conduct fundamental physical studies on the ultrafast dynamics of carriers in semiconductor nanostructures.
Dr. Jarrahi is taking a novel approach to monitor the carrier dynamics in semiconductors, using a multi-spectral plasmonic grating which enables optical pump terahertz probe spectroscopy at the nanoscale.
An expected outcome of Prof. Jarrahi’s research will be increased physical perspective for utilizing unique functionalities of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices. It will offer a valuable understanding of the fundamental physical limitations of ultrafast operation of nanoscale devices and a more realistic prediction for the ultimate extent of transistor scaling roadmap in the future.
About Prof. Jarrahi
Prof. Jarrahi’s research at the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory involves analytical and experimental studies on the use of new materials and device concepts to mitigate performance limitations of existing terahertz and millimeter-wave devices. Her research team works on the development of novel high-performance terahertz sources, detectors, reconfigurable meta-films, spectrometers, and imaging systems that leverage photonic, plasmonic, and MEMS concepts. They employ the developed terahertz device technologies for terahertz applications in medical imaging, stand-off chemical detection, biological analysis and atmospheric studies.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, Robert Bosch FMA fellowship, and best-paper awards at the International Microwave Symposium.
Prof Jarrahi received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and joined Michigan as a faculty member in 2008.