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Mohammed Nurul Afsar

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Laboratory
High Frequency Materials Measurement and Information Center

Mohammed Nurul Afsar

Mohammed Nurul Afsar

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Laboratory
High Frequency Materials Measurement and Information Center

Phone 617-627-3129
Halligan Hall, Room 218
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Mohammed Nurul Afsar is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the University of Dhaka, an M.S.E.E. in microwaves and quantum electronics from University College London, and a Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of London. While working at the National Physical Laboratory of England from 1972-1978, Afsar developed the techniques of Fourier transform spectroscopy for precision measurement of complex refractive index and complex dielectric permittivity and loss tangent of materials at millimeter and submillimeter wave frequencies. Afsar is a chartered engineer in England and was elected as a fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, in 1986. He is also a chartered physicist and a fellow of the Institute of Physics, London.

Education: 
Ph.D., Experimental Physics, University of London, 1978
M.S., Microwaves and Quantum Electronics, University College London, 1972
M.S., Physics, University of Dhaka, 1967
B.S., University of Dhaka, 1965
Professional Experience: 
1987-present:

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

1984-1987:

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, The City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate School

1978-1984:

Senior Scientist, MIT

1972-1978:

Division of Electrical Science, National Physical Laboratory of England

Research Interests: 

Mohammed Nurul Afsar's research interests include: precision microwave, millimeter, terahertz, and submillimeter wave, far-infrared, and infrared wave measurement techniques and instrumentation; millimeter and submillimeter wave sources, detectors, and systems; solid, liquid, and gaseous state physics, spectroscopy, material characterization and studies, complex dielectric permittivity, and complex magnetic permeability measurements of dielectric and magnetic materials; and theoretical studies of polymeric, glassy, amorphous, and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown materials, ceramic, and semiconductor materials, thin films, liquids and fluids, electronic, biological, and magnetic materials.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Elected Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Elected Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Elected Fellow, Institute of Physics
Member, The Electromagnetics Academy, MIT
Professional Memberships: 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Institute of Physics
The Electromagnetics Academy, MIT
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Introduction to Microwaves
Microwave Semiconductor Devices
Computer Aided Design of Microwave Circuits
Microwave Integrated Circuits
Microwave System Engineering

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