- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Ph.D., ECSE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Project: Characterization of Semiconductors Using Acousto-Electric Interactions
Honors & Awards
- Invited to spend 4 weeks in UT Dallas as their first Distinguished Visiting Summer Faculty in ECE Department. UT Dallas, 07/08/2017
- Best Paper Award. ISQED, 03/20/2011
Research SummaryNano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS), nano devices and molecular electronics, metrology tools, microwave-AFM for bio-nano-info, and novel fabrication techniques.
Massood received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984 and 1986, respectively. In 1987 he joined the faculty of EECS department at Case Western Reserve University. He was a fellow at NASA during 1992, on Sabbatical at Harvard University during 93-94, and at Yale University during 2000-2001. Massood is a USTAR Professor of ECE at the University of Utah, Electrical and Computer Eng. Department with adjunct appointment in Bioengineering Department. He is currently (2015-2016) on Sabbatical in UC Berkeley EECS Department. His current research interests include nanometrology (microwave-atomic force microscopy), molecular electronics, novel devices based on solid electrolytes, sensors and actuators (microfluidics), 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. Dr. Tabib-Azar is a recipient of the 1991 Lilly Foundation Fellowship and he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, IEEE (Electron Devices), APS, AAPT, and Sigma Xi research societies. He has also received more than 10 certificate of appreciation and recognition for his professional activities and a best paper award from Design Automation conference in 2001 for his work on electromagnetic properties of interconnects and defects in ICs.
In the Media
- Wikipedia entry.12/18/2019.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massood_Tabib-Azar - opens new window
- IEEE Spectrum. 08/27/2018.https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors... - opens new window
- https://www.chooseenergy.com/news/article/energy-vampires-fear/. 03/13/2018.
- Senior Member Massood Tabib-Azar was featured on Phys.org for developing a way to prevent power leakage from electronic devices. IEEE The Institute. 12/26/2016.http://theinstitute.ieee.org/members/achievements/... - opens new window
- University of Utah researchers design “growing” electronic switch to reduce energy leakage. 11/02/2016.http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2016/11/02/universit... - opens new window
- Engineers develop process for electronic devices that stops wasteful power leakage. 10/25/2016.https://phys.org/news/2016-10-electronic-devices-p... - opens new window
- Science Magazine: A complete waste of energy. 10/25/2016.https://scienmag.com/a-complete-waste-of-energy/ - opens new window
- A Complete Waste of Energy. 10/25/2016.https://unews.utah.edu/a-complete-waste-of-energy/ - opens new window
- Najmniejszy tranzystor plazmowy do pracy w ekstremalnych warunkach. 03/22/2014.http://www.elektroda.pl/rtvforum/topic2782202.html - opens new window
- Ingenieros de Utah fabrican pequeñísimos transistores de plasma. 03/21/2014.http://www.rpp.com.pe/2014-03-21-ingenieros-de-uta... - opens new window
- Laboratory Equipment: Plasma Transistors Resist Temperature, Radiation. 03/21/2014.http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/03/pl... - opens new window
- Tiny transistors for extreme environment. 03/20/2014.http://phys.org/news/2014-03-tiny-transistors-extr... - opens new window
- World's Tiniest Plasma Transistor Can Make Super tough Electronics. 03/20/2014.http://gizmodo.com/worlds-tiniest-plasma-transisto... - opens new window
- IEEE Spectrum: A Transistor that Stands Up to Blistering Nuclear Reactor Temperatures. 03/20/2014.http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/... - opens new window
- Micro-Plasma transistors Interviews by Fox and KSL. 03/01/2014. https://www.google.com/#q=Tabib-Azar&tbm=nws - opens new window
- Radiation Hard NEMS Circuits (45000 entries). 06/12/2012.http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=Tabi... - opens new window
- There were some TV add/radio exposure through the USTAR. 01/01/2011.
- Chris Redgrave spoke of Prof. Tabib-Azar during the second segment of a series of shows dedicated to the innovation taking place in Utah thanks to the USTAR state initiative. 11/15/2010.
- USTAR Video. 11/15/2010.