Mona Zaghloul

Mona Zaghloul
Title:
Professor and Fellow of IEEE
Office:
SEH 5550 | Office hours: By appointment
Phone:
202-994-3772
Email:
zaghloul@gwu.edu
Website:
The Institute for MEMS &VLSI Technology

 

Professor Mona Zaghloul is the director of GW’s Institute of MEMS and VLSI Technologies.  She conducts research in: digital and analog design of VLSI circuits, VLSI systems applications, and the design and implementation of micro/nano-sensors using micro and nano technology.  Examples of the devices on which her team works are: chemical gas sensors, biosensors, and RF-MEMS.  Her research group works in collaboration with local and national laboratories and with industry.  Professor Zaghloul has published over 300 technical papers in the general areas of circuits and systems, microelectronics systems design, VLSI circuits design, and MEMS/NEMS systems, and she has contributed to several books.

 

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 1975
  • Computer engineering
  • Microelectronics, VLSI systems, and MEMS/NEMS
  • Nanotechnologies

Journal Papers (2010-2015)

  • 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.
  • O. Tigli, M. E. Zaghloul,” Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of Surface Acoustic Wave Devices in CMOS Technology”, IEEE Transaction on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology, Vol.2, No.6, June 2012.
  • B. Zhang, C. Korman and M. Zaghloul, “Circular MAGFET Design and SNR Optimization for Magnetic Bead Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, VOL. 48, NO. 11, November 2012.
  • B. Zhang, Z. Li, C. E. Korman, and M. E. Zaghloul, “Rectangular CMOS Differential MAGFET Biosensor for Magnetic Particle Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 49, No. 7, July 2013.
  • Bowei Zhang, Quan Dong, Can E. Korman, Zhenyu Li, and Mona E. Zaghloul, “Flexible Packaging of Solid-State Integrated Circuit Chips with Elastomeric Microfluidics”, Scientific Reports, 3, art. No.1098, 2013.
  • Huachuan Wang, Mona Zaghloul, Baoxia Mi, Yongsheng Leng, and Jonathan Silver ,”Development and Evaluation of Nanotechnology Courses at The George Washington University”, J. Nano Educ. 5, 79-84 (2013). 17
  • B.S. Mehta, and ME. Zaghloul, “Tuning the scattering response of the optical nano-antennas using graphene”, Photonics Journal, IEEE, Volume 6, No. 1, pp 1-8, February 2014.
  • Hasan Goktas, Mona E. Zaghloul, "Tuning In-Plane Fixed-Fixed Beam Resonators with Embedded Heater in CMOS Technology," IEEE Electron Device Letters, Volume 36, Number 2, Febtuary 2015, pp189-192.
  • Kevin Dobson, Shahrokh Ahmadi, Mona Zaghloul;” A100 MHZ 6th order Continuous Time Band –Pass Sigma Delta Modulator with Active Inductor based Resonators”, Accepted to Advances in Image and Video Processing (AVIP), Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015, published by the Society for Science and Education, United Kingdom.

 

Conference Papers (2010-2015)

  • 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.
  • B. Zhang, Q. Yuan, Z. Li, M. Zaghloul, “Single Photon Avalanche Diode in Standard CMOS 0.5m technology”, International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium ISDRS, UMD, December 7- 11, 2011.
  • B.W. Zhang, C.P. Chang, Q.C. Yuan, Z.Y. Li, M.E. Zaghloul, “Point-of-care HIV Diagnostic System on CMOS & Microfluidic Hybrid Platform”, BHI 2012, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, 2-7 Jan, 2012.
  • B.W. Zhang, Z.Y. Li, and M. E. Zaghloul, “ PDMS Packaging of CMOS Biosensors for point-of care Molecule Diagnostic” Electronic Components and Technology Conference, San Diego, May 30-June 1, 2012. 33
  • T. Farmer, A. Darwish, E. Viverous, A. Hung, M.E. Zaghloul,”94 GHZ Power Amplifier Device Architecture in SiGe for active Phase Arrays”, a the IEEE Antenna & Propagation Conference, July 2012. 208.B. Zhang, C. Korman, Z. Li, M.E. Zaghloul, “Circular MAGFET Design and SNR Optimization for Magnetic Bead Detection”, IEEE International Magnetics Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 7-11, 2012.
  • B. Zhang, Z. Li and M. Zaghloul, “Simulation and Characterization of Geiger Mode Avalanche Photon Diode in N-Well CMOS Process,” 11th IEEE Sensor Conference, Taiwan, Nov. 2012.
  • Q.Yuan, B. Zhang, J. Wu and M. Zaghloul, “A High Resolution Time-to-Digital Converter on FPGA for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting,” IEEE MWSCAS, August 2012, Boise, Idaho.
  • T. Farmer, A. Darwish, E. Viverous, A. Hung, M.E. Zaghloul,”94 GHZ Power Amplifier Device Architecture in SiGe for active Phase Arrays”, IEEE Antenna & Propagation Conference, July 2012.
  • S. Trocchia, T. Ivanov, M.E. Zaghloul,” Graphene FET large scale compact modeling compatible with Circuits Simulations for RF Applications”, International conference on simulation of Semiconductor processes and devices, July 2012.
  • P. Moubarak, D. Barsky, P. Ben-Tzvi, M. Zaghloul, A Self-Calibrating Temperature Independent Model of a Bi-Axial Piezoelectric MEMS Tilt Sensor, in Proceedings of SPIE Defense Security & Sensing, Micro & Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems and Applications IV, June 2012, Baltimore, MD, 8373-93
  • B. Zhang, Z. Li, C. Korman, M.E. Zaghloul, “Rectangular CMOS Differential MAGFET Biosensor for Magnetic Particle Detection,” IEEE Conference Inter Magnetic, Chicago, Illinois, January 2013.
  • B. Zhang, Z. Li, C. Korman, M.E. Zaghloul, “Flexible Packaging and Integration of CMOS with elastomeric microfluidic “, Proceedings of SPIE Defense Security & Sensing, Micro & Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems and Applications, SPIE DSS, Baltimore MD, May, 2013.
  • V. Ikonomidou, R. Newcomb, M. Zaghloul, “ Biosensor Properties of Flexible Poly Vinyl Dene Fluoride, ACM, International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environment, May 29-31, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2013, Rodes, Greece.
  • B. Mehta, M. Zaghloul, “Tuning Antenna with Graphene”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Antenna and Propagation and USNC/URSI national Radio Science meeting, July 7-13, 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA. (Student best paper Finalist).
  • K. McKnight, M. Zaghloul, “GaN Non-Linear Modeling for Ka Band Resistive Mixer Design”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Antenna and Propagation and USNC/URSI national Radio Science meeting, July 7-13, 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • K. Dobson, S. Ahmadi, M. Zaghloul, “ A 6th order continuous Time Band –Pass Sigma Delta Analog to Digital Modulator with Active Inductor Resonator”, IEEE MWSCAS, Columbus Ohio, August 2013.
  • N. Seafino, M. E. Zaghloul, “Nanoscale Memristor Device as Synapse in Neuromorphic Systems Overview”, IEEE MWSCAS, Columbus, Ohio, August2013.
  • H. Goktas, M. Zaghloul, “ Ultra High Temperature, Ultra Low thermal stress, low power consumption and small response time micro hotplate (MHP) “ Sensors-Com, IARIA, Barcelona, 34 Spain, August 25-31, 2013. Proceeding of Seventh International Conference on Sensors Technology and Applications, ISBN: 978-1-61208-035-2.
  • H. Goktas, M. Zaghloul, “ High Sensitivity CMOS portable Biosensor with Flexible Microfluidic Integration”, the IEEE Sensors Conference, the Proceedings of IEEE Sensors 2013 Conference, November 3-6, 2013, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Mehta. B, Zaghloul. M; “Plasmonic Antennas based Gas sensor using Graphene”, ISDRS 2013, December 2013, Bethesda MD, USA.
  • Boqun Dong, Andrea Efanasev, Mona Zaghloul,” Modeling and Simulation of InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells in SILVACO TCAD”, 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, June 8-13, 2014.
  • Bhaven Mehta, Mona E. Zaghloul, “ Plasmonic Nano Antenna Application in Chemical Gas Sensor”, 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antenna and Propagation & USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, July 6-11, 2014, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
  • K. McKnight, M. Zaghloul, “Broadband Sequential Power Amplifier Design with a Tunable Coplanar Waveguide Structure" “, URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Beijing, China, August 16-23, 2014.2014.
  • Bhaven Mehta, Mona E. Zaghloul; “Effect of Rounding on The Sensitivity of Optical Antenna Based Sensors”, IEEE Sensors 2014, Valencia Conference Centre, Valencia, Spain November 2-5, 2014.
  • [Paper Presentation] Tony Ivanov, Leonard De La Cruz, A. Glen Birdwell, James D. Weil, Pavel Borodulin, Nabil El-Hinnawy, Mathew King, Robert M. Young, and Mona Zaghloul, Power Handling of GeTe RF Switches, GOMACTEC ,St. Louis, MO, March 23-26,2015, This research work is in collaboration with the Army Research Laboratory, and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Leo De la Cruz is PhD Student of Professor Zaghloul. He is on Fellowship from the Navy to do the work.
  • Hasan Gakotas, Mona Zaghloul; “TUNING CMOS-MEMS RESONATORS WITH EMBEDDED HEATER" 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC), Gran Canaria, Spain, May 18 - 22, 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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