Mojahedi, Mo


Electromagnetics, Photonics


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Phone: (416) 978-0908
Office: SF 2001D


Mo Mojahedi received his PhD from the University of New Mexico (UNM), Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM), in December 1999 (with distinction). For his PhD work he received the Popejoy award which is the highest honor given every three years to the most outstanding PhD dissertation across Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry at UNM. From February 2000 to June 2001 he worked as a Research Assistant Professor at CHTM in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2001 he joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. From September 2007 to January 2010 Prof. Mojahedi was the director of the University of Toronto’s Emerging Communications Technology Institute (ECTI) – an interdisciplinary Open Research Facility dedicated to micro- and nano-technology and fabrication. Professor Mojahedi’s scientific interests include novel macro and nanoscale photonic and microwave devices, plasmonics, optical sensors, wave matter interaction, and fundamental electromagnetic theory.


  • Recipient of the Popejoy award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation in Physics and Engineering
  • Acknowledgement from the University of Toronto Faculty Council for distinguished and exemplary service provided to the university as the Director of the Emerging Communications Technology Institute, 2010
  • Member of the National Science Foundation Photonics Panel on Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  • Member of the steering committee for the Connaught Summer Institute in Nanofabrication
  • Co-chair of Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE AP-S, CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, 2010
  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Fellow of OSA
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario