Massood Tabir-Azar, Ph.D.
Massood Tabib-Azar received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984 and 1986, respectively. In 1986-87 academic year he taught in the ECSE department at RPI and in 1987 he joined the faculty of EECS department at Case Western Reserve University. He was a fellow at NASA during 1992-1992, on Sabbatical at Harvard University during 93-94, and at Yale University during 2000-2001. Massood was a Professor of EECS at Case with joint appointments in Macromolecular Engineering and Physics Departments before joining the University of Utah, Salt Lake City in January 2009 as a USTAR Professor of ECE. His current research interests include NEMS switches, Tip-based nano-manufacturing, nanometrology tools (microwave-atomic force microscopy), molecular electronics, novel devices based on solid electrolytes and carbon nanotubes, sensors and actuators, and quantum computing. His teaching interests include development of courses in the area of electronic device physics and electromagnetics with an emphasis on solving problems and the use of computer-aided instruction tools. He is author of three books, two book chapters, more than 110 journal publications, and numerous conference proceeding articles. He has introduced and chairs many international symposia in his fields of interest.