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CNDE director Reza Zoughi receives IEEE I&M Society Career Excellence Award

Reza Zoughi, director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and the Kirby Gray (Battelle) Chair in Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the 2020 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society Career Excellence Award.

Zoughi received this award in recognition of lifelong activity and outstanding achievement in pioneering microwave nondestructive testing and evaluation and for serving the I&M Society as President of the Society and EIC of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, among other roles.

A Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Zoughi has published more than 665 journal papers, conference proceedings and presentations and technical reports and a book titled “Microwave Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Principles.” He is also credited with 20 U.S. patents, with several issued internationally as well.

Zoughi was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Service Award, as well as the 2009 American Society for Nondestructive Testing Research Award for Sustained Excellence, the 2011 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement and the H.A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2013 and 2020, among many others.

Prior to joining Iowa State, Zoughi was with the Missouri University of Science and Technology (previously Missouri-Rolla) since 2001 as the Schlumberger Distinguished Professor and director of the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory. Under his leadership, the laboratory became well known for its excellence in microwave and millimeter wave nondestructive testing and evaluation.