Reza Zoughi

Title(s):

Kirby Gray (Battelle) Chair in Engineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE)
Director of Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)

Office

151A Applied Sciences Complex II
1915 Scholl Road
Ames, IA 50011-3041

Information

Education

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence (1987)

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence (1983)

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence (1982)

Research Areas

Core Area(s): Electromagnetics, Microwave & Millimeter Wave Engineering, Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) , Materials Characterization, Real-Time Imaging, Antenna Design & Analysis

Department’s Strategic Area(s): Materials, Devices & Circuits

Additional Information

Publications

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=c1S0qZUAAAAJ&hl=en

Journal Publications since 2018:

1. Brinker, K. and R. Zoughi, “Corner Reflector Based Misalignment-Tolerant Chipless RFID Tag Design Methodology,” IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), [DOI: 10.1109/JRFID.2020.3034483, Early Access publication date: October 28, 2020, (print publication pending)].

2. Liu, C., M.T. Al Qaseer and R. Zoughi, “Influence of Antenna Pattern on Synthetic Aperture Radar Resolution for NDE Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 70, pp. 1-11, 2021, [DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2020.3026122].

3. Dvorsky, M., M.T. Al Qaseer and R. Zoughi, “Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging with Radially-Polarized Antennas”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 9866-9879, December 2020.

4. Brinker, K., M. Dvorsky, M.T. Al Qaseer and R. Zoughi, “Review of Advances in Microwave and Millimeter-Wave NDT&E: Principles and Applications”, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, A 378: 20190585, p. 29, September 2020.

5. Dvorsky, M., M.T. Al Qaseer and R. Zoughi, “Detection and Orientation Estimation of Short Cracks Using Circularly-Polarized Microwave SAR Imaging”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. vol. 69, no. 9, pp. 7252-7263, September 2020.

6. Gao, Y., M.T. Al Qaseer and R. Zoughi, “Complex Permittivity Extraction from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 69, no. 7, pp. 4919-4929, July 2020.

7. Brinker, K., M. Vaccaro and R. Zoughi, “Application-Adaptable Chipless RFID Tag: Design Methodology, Metrics, and Measurements”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 3882-3895, June 2020.

8. Brinker, K. and R. Zoughi, “Future Trends for I&M”, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 3-9, May 2020.

9. Wu, B., Y. Gao., J. Laviada, M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Time-Reversal SAR Imaging for Nondestructive Testing of Circular and Cylindrical Multi-Layered Dielectric Structures”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 69, no. 5, pp. 2057-2066, May 2020.

10. Gao, Y., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Effects of and Compensation for Translational Position Error in Microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 1205-1212, April 2020.

11. Horst, M., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Design of a Compact V-Band Transceiver and Antenna for Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 11, pp. 4400-4411, November 2019.

12. Gallion, J.R., A. Case and R. Zoughi “Millimeter Wave Detection of Surface Breaking Cracks in Steel and Aluminum under Sever Corrosion and Paint”, Materials Evaluation, vol. 77, no. 10, pp. 1245-1257, October 2019.

13. Zoughi, R., P.J. Arias-Monje, J. Gallion, S. Sarkar, P.H. Wang, P. Gulgunjie and S. Kumar, “Microwave Dielectric Properties and Targeted Heating of Polypropylene Nano-Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Black”, Polymer, vol. 179, P. 1-7, September 28, 2019 (121658), [doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2019.121658].

14. Gallion, J., A. Minachi, J. Correa, and R. Zoughi, “Microwave Detection of Metal Thinning on Steel Surfaces Covered by Sandy Oil Residues”, Materials Evaluation, vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 797-809, June 2019.

15. Horst, M.J., M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “A Compact Microwave Camera Based on Chaotic Excitation Synthetic Aperture Radar (CESAR)”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 67, no 6., pp. 4148-4161, June 2019. This paper received the 2020 H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

16. Laviada, J., B. Wu, M.T. Ghasr, and Reza Zoughi, “Nondestructive Evaluation of Microwave-Penetrable Pipes by Synthetic Aperture Imaging Enhanced by Full-Wave Field Propagation Model”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 1112-1119, April 2019.

17. Gao, Y., M.T. Ghasr, M. Nacy and R. Zoughi, “Towards Accurate and Wideband In Vivo Measurement of Skin Dielectric Properties,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 512-524, February 2019.

18. Horst, M.J., M.T. Ghasr, and R. Zoughi, “Effect of Instrument Frequency Uncertainty on Wideband Microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68, no. 1, pp.151-159, January 2019.

19. Laviada, J., M.T. Ghasr, M.L. Portugués, F. Las-Heras and R. Zoughi, “Real-Time Multi-View SAR Imaging Using a Portable Microwave Camera with Arbitrary Movement”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 7305-7314, December 2018.

20. Yang, S., Q. Huang, G. Li, R. Zoughi and D.J. Pommerenke, “Differential E-Field Coupling to Shielded H-Field Probe and A Suppression Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 2872-2880, December 2018.

21. Wu, B., Y. Gao, M.T. Ghasr and R. Zoughi, “Resolution-Based Analysis for Optimizing Sub-Aperture Measurements in Circular SAR Imaging”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 2804-2811, December 2018.

22. Zoughi, R., “Microwave and Millimeter Wave Nondestructive Testing Principles – Back to Basics,” Materials Evaluation, vol. 76, no. 8, pp. 1051-1057, August 2018.

23. Mehdipour, I., R. Zoughi and K. Khayat, “Feasibility of using Near-Field Microwave Reflectometry for Monitoring Autogenous Crack Healing in Cementitious Materials,” Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 85, pp. 161-173, 2018 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.10.014).

24. Fallahpour, M. and R. Zoughi, “Antenna Miniaturization Techniques – An Overview,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 38-50, February 2018.

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