M. & A.D. Lab
Dr. Mehdi Anwar – Professor
Dr. Mehdi Anwar currently serves as a Full Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineehttp://www.ee.uconn.edu/anwar-research/keynote-plenary-invited-talks/ring department. As a Jefferson Science Fellow he served as Special Adviser for Technology Transfer and Innovation in the office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, Economic Bureau, U. S. Department of State. He worked on number of issues, including the United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicines and a new investment facilitator tool, “WIPO Match.” As the Special Adviser for Technology Transfer and Innovation, he was invited to discuss technology transfer at workshop on Building Bridges: Sharing Best Practices on Commercialization of Technology, in Warsaw, Poland, an event put together by U. S. Embassy Warsaw in partnership with Swiss and Canadian Embassies and several Polish institutions. At present, Dr. Anwar is assisting U. S. Department of State and other U. S. Government organizations and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States to stand up the newly established United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries.
Dr. Mehdi Anwar is currently working on (a) ZnO Nanowire based UV detection and energy harvesting, (b) III-Nitrides and Oxide Semiconductor -based high power and high temperature quantumcascade lasers and (c) RF Oxide Semiconductor and III-Nitride HFETs and (d) memristors, to name a few. His team pioneered the design of low noise antimony-based-compound-semiconductor (ABCS) HEMTs with quaternary buffer/barrier and ternary, with a measured fT around 200FGHz and Fmin of 0.82dB at 15GHz. He has presented over 40 plenary and invited talks at national/international conferences, published over 240 archival journal publications, conference proceedings and book chapters and edited 9 volumes. He serves as an Editor of IEEE JEDS and served as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2001 – 2010) and serves as the conference chair of the international conference on Terahertz Physics, Devices and Systems, at SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing (2009-2015). He is an SPIE Fellow.