Mona Zaghloul, Department Chair and Professor


Address: Phillips Hall - Room 607A, Room 620 Tel
Telephone: 202-994-9380, 202 994-3772
Email: zaghloul@gwu.edu










Education

Ph.D. 1975, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research

Digital and analog design of VLSI circuits, VLSI systems applications, design and implementation of Micro/Nano-Sensors using Micro and Nano Technology. Microsystems that integrate Microelectromechanical devices MEMS/NEMS and electronics. Examples of our devices are Chemical Gas Sensors, Biosensors, and RF-MEMS. Our research group works in collaboration with local National Laboratories and with the Industry. I have published over 300 technical papers in the general Areas of Circuits and Systems, Microelectronics systems design, VLSI circuits design, and MEMS/NEMS systems. I have also contributed to several books. I am the director of the Institute of MEMS and VLSI Technologies at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, GWU.


Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Research Award 2010, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University, Washington DC, AY 2010-2011.
  • Co-Author of Award Paper by the Department of the Navy, paper title "Design and performance of simple, room temperature gallium Oxide Nanowire Gas Sensor", 2010 Annual Research Publications Award Dinner, March 2010. The paper published in the Applied Physical Letters 95,103102, 2009.
  • Graduate Student Ritu bajpai received Second Prize on Whole School of Engineering Research Show case, April, 2012. Topic: UV-Assisted ZnO functionalized GaN nanowire devices for Chemical Gas Sensors, Ritu Pajpai worked under the Supervision of Professor M. Zaghloul.
  • Elected IEEE Sensors Council President 2008-2009.
  • Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, honoris causa, University of Waterloo, Canada, June 2007, to recognize Dr. Zaghloul academic career in the international electrical engineering community and in celebration of the University 50th anniversary. Dr. Zaghloul was the first woman to earn PhD in Engineering at University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1975.
  • 2007 Best Paper Award for IEEE Sensors Journal: I. Voiculoescu, M.E. Zaghloul, A. McGill, G. Fedder, " Electrically Actuated Resonant Micro cantilever in CMOS Technology for Detection of Chemical Weapons" the IEEE Sensors Journal,Special Issue on Sensors for Prevention of Terrorist Acts, Vol. 5, No. 4, August 2005, pp 641-647.
  • Recipient of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Jubilee Golden Medal for outstanding contribution to the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, May 2000.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 2000-2002.
  • IEEE Fellow - 1996 for leadership in education and research in integrated circuit design and their applications to neural networks.


Awards and Recognitions

  • President of the IEEE Sensors Council, two-years term, 2008, 2009, Past President of the IEEE Sensors Council 2010-2011.
  • Member of the IEEE Fellow selection committee for the IEEE Sensors Council, 2009-2010.
  • Distinguished Lecturer in DLP for IEEE Sensors council, 2010-2012.
  • Member of the IEEE Sensors Conference Technical Program Committee, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Reviewer - NSF Panels of Technical Proposals, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE CAS Special Issue on Neural Networks, IEEE Computer Magazine, and The Circuit and Systems and Signal Processing Journal, IEE Circuits Journal, NRL, and NIH Technical Panels.


Patents

  • M. Zaghloul, et al., SAW Devices, Process for Making them, and Methods of use, Application for U.S. Patent through GWU, U.S. patent No.US008143681.
  • O. Tigli, M. Zaghloul, Novel Circular Surface Acoustic Wave in CMOS technology, Application for U.S. Patent through GWU, U.S. Patent No Patent No.US08018010

Selected Publications

Journal Papers (2010, 2011)

  • S. Arnold,S. Prokes, F. k. Perkins, M.E. Zaghloul, " Design and Performance of a simple, room-temperature Ga2O3 nanowire gas sensor", Applied Physics Letters, 95, 103102, 2009.
  • O. Tigli, L.Bivona, C. Chaterjee, M.Zaghloul, P. Berg, "Surface Acoustic Wave based Biosensor in CMOS for Cancer Biomarker Detection", the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems, BIOCAS, Volume 4, Number 1, pp62-73, February 2010.
  • Farmer, T.J., Darwish, A., Zaghloul, M.E., "A 2.4 GHz SiGe HBT High Voltage/High Power Amplifier", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Volume 20,Number 5,pp 286-288, May 2010.
  • Hsu-Cheng Ou; Zaghloul, M., "Synchronous One-Pole LiNbO3 Surface Acoustic Wave Mass Sensors," IEEE Electronic Device Letters, Volume 31, Number 5, pp 518-520, May 2010.
  • M. Taghioski, J. Perlow, M.E. Zaghloul, and A. Montaser, "Generation of Ultra High Frequency Air Micro Plasma Loop and Effects of Amplitude Modulation on Operation", Applied Physics Letters, 96, 191502, May 2010.
  • C Chang, D. Nagel, M. Zaghloul, "Computational Methodology for Absolute Calibration Curves for Microfluidic Optical Analyses", Sensors Journal, 2010; 10(7):6730-6750, http://www.mdpi.com/. 2010.
  • C. Chang, D. Nagel, T. Manuccia, M. Zaghloul,"Irradiance Dependence of Photo bleaching of Resorufin", Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, available on line http: //dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.photochem.201011.008, 430-432, and 2011.
  • C. Chang, D. Nagel, M.T. Velasquez, and M. E. Zaghloul, "Compact Optical Microfluidic Uric Acid Analysis System ", Biosensors and Bioelectronics Journal, Springer, 26 (10), 4155-4161, 2011.
  • R. Proie, R. Polcawich, J. Pulskamp, Tony Ivanov, M.E.Zaghloul, "DEVELOPMENT OF A PZT MEMS SWITCH ARCHITECTURE FOR LOW-POWER DIGITAL Applications ", IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Volume20,No. 4,pp 1032-1042 August 2011.
  • T. Farmer, A. Darwish, B. Huebschman, E. Viveros, H. Hung, M.E.Zaghloul, "Millimeter - wave SiGe HBT high voltage/high power architecture implementation, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components letters 21 (10), pp544-546, 2011.
  • A.N. Nordin, M. Zaghloul,"RF Oscillator Implementation Using Integrated CMOS Surface Acoustic Wave Resonators", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Springer, On Line First February 2011.
  • Paul Mubarak, T. Benhaas, M.E. Zaghloul, , " A self -Calibrating Mathematical Model of the Direct Piezoelectric Effect of a new MEMS tilt sensor", IEEE Sensors Journal, 12(5), pp1033-1042 , 2012.
  • R. Pajpai, A. Motayed, A. Davydov,N.A.Sanford, K.A. Bertness, M.E.Zaghloul, "UV-Assisted ZnO functionalized GaN nanowire devices for alcohol sensing", accepted for IEEE Electron Device Letters. June2012.

Conference papers (2010, 2011)

  • Farmer, T. J.,Darwish, A., Zaghloul,M., E., " A 30 GHz SiGe HBT High Voltage/High Power Amplifier Simulation Technique", Proceedings of the 2010 GOMAC -Tech-Government Microcircuit Applications and critical Technology Conference, March 2010.
  • Cheng-Hsu Ou, M. Zaghloul, "The SAW Resonators on LiNbo3 for Mass -Sensing Applications", Proceedings of the IEEE Circuits and Systems, ISCAS2010, May 31-June 2, 2010, Paris, France.
  • M. Taghioskoui, J. Perlow, M. E. Zaghloul, A. Montaser, "Development of Air Micro Plasma Source using A magnetic Loop with operation at Modulated Ultra High Frequencies ", 37th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science( ICOPS), Norfolk, VA, June 2010.
  • Farid Hassani, Shahrokh Ahmadi, Can Korman, and Mona Zaghloul, "A SAW -based liquid Sensor with Identification for Wireless Applications", Proceedings of the IEEE Circuits and Systems, ISCAS2010, May 31-June 2, 2010, Paris, France
  • O. Tigli, M. Zaghloul, "Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of CMOS-SAW Sensors", Nanotech Conference& Expo, June 21-24, Anaheim, CA, 2010.
  • O. Tigli, M. Zaghloul, "Surface Acoustic Wave ( SAW) Biosensors " Invited to Special Session in the IEEE MWSCAS10, August 2010.
  • B. Zhang, M. E. Zaghloul, "Design of Surface Acoustic SAW Filters with low Insertion Loss", IEEE MWSCAS10, August 2010.
  • B. Zhang, C.E. Korman, M.E. Zaghloul, "Novel Hall Effect CMOS Sensor" IEEE Sensors Conference, October 2010.
  • Marjan Nabili, Mohammedreza, Sankara Meesh, Ji Liu, David Beylyea, Craig Geist, Vesna Zderic, Mona Zaghloul, "Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for Ocular Drug Delivery", IEEE Ultrasonic Conference December 2010.
  • Gupta, S. Ahmadi, M.E. Zaghloul, "A 400 MHz Delta -Sigma Modulator for band pass IF Digitization Around 100MHz with Excess Loop Delay Compensation", IEEE Proceedings of the International Circuits and Systems Conference, ISCAS, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011.
  • R. Proie, J. Pulskamp, R. Polcawich, T. Ivanov, M. E. Zaghloul, "Low power 3-Bit Piezoelectric MEMS Analog to Digital Converter", MEMS 2011, Cancun, MEXICO, January 23-27, 2011, pp 1241-1344.
  • R. Proie, R. Polcawich, J. Pulskamp, T. Ivanov, M. Zaghloul, "NANO-Electromechanical Storage Element for Low Power Complementary Logic Architecture Using PZT Switches', Transducers 2011, June 5-9, 2011, Beijing, China.
  • R. Proie, R. Polcawich, J. Pulskamp, T. Ivanov, M. Zaghloul, "High Speed Single Cycle Resolution Reliability System for RF-MEMS Switches", IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Baltimore June 5-10 2011.
  • R. Proie, R. Polcawich, J. Pulskamp, T. Ivanov, M. Zaghloul, "Development of a PZT MEMS Switch Architecture Intended for Low Power Digital Applications", Proceedings of GOMAC Tech 2011, Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, March 21-24, 2011.
  • T. Farmer, A. Darwish,E. Viveiros, A. Hung, M.E.Zaghloul, "Device Architecture for Millimeter -Wave Power Amplifiers Using SiGe HBTs", Proceedings GOMACTech 2011, Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, March 21-24, 2011.
  • T. Farmer, A. Darwish,E. Viveiros, A. Hung, M.E.Zaghloul,"SiGe HBT Stacked Power Amplifier at Millimeter Wave ",Proceedings GOMACTech 2011, Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, March 21-24, 2011.
  • M. Taghioskoui, M. Zaghloul, A. Montaser, "Tongue-Shaped Ultrahigh Frequency Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet", proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science( ICOPS), Chicago, Il, June 2011.
  • R. Proie, R. Polcawich, J. Pulskamp, T. Ivanov, M. E. Zaghloul, " NANO-Electromechanical Storage Element for Low Power Complementary Logic Architecture Using PZT Switches", Transducers 2011, June 5-9, 2011, Beijing, China.
  • T. Farmer, A. Darwish,E. Viveiros, A. Hung, M. E. Zaghloul, " Device Architecture for Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifiers Using SiGe HBTs", Proceedings GOMACTech 2011, Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, March 21-24, 2011.
  • F. Sidek, A.N. Nordin, M.E.Zaghloul, "Development of an RF-CMOS surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) resonator", IEEE MWSCAS 2011, Seoul, South Korea, August 7-10, 2011,
  • R. Pajpai, A. Davydov, A. Motayed, " Nano wire Chemical Gas Sensors": Material Research Science conference, MRS, Boston, November 2011.
  • B. Zhang, Q. Yuan, Z. Li, M. Zaghloul, " Single Photon Detection for Chemical Biosensor" ISDRS, UMD, December 7-11, 2011.
  • B. Mehta, M.E. Zaghloul, " Graphene as Photo Biosensor", ISDRS , UMD, December 7-11, 2011.
  • T. Farmer, A. Darwish,E. Viveiros, A. Hung, M. E. Zaghloul, " SiGe- ", ISDRS, December 7-11, 2011.
  • B. Zhang, Q. Yuan, Z. Li, M. Zaghloul, "Single Photon Detection for Chemical Biosensor", China Conference, January 2012.