Mohamed Abouzahra named 2011 IEEE Fellow

Mohamed AbouzahraDr. Mohamed D. Abouzahra, Leader of the Intelligence, Test, and Evaluation Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), effective 1 January 2011.

The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Fellow status in the IEEE recognizes exceptional distinction in one's profession and is conferred based on accomplishments that "contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society."

Abouzahra was recognized for "leadership in the development of passive planar microwave components and in planar microwave circuits." In his current leadership position, he is responsible for managing and providing technical oversight of several missile defense and intelligence programs. He also plays a leading role in developing strategic plans, defining requirements for operational and instrumentation sensors, planning and analyzing missile tests, and providing technical and operational evaluation of acquired sensors.  Prior to his current assignment, Abouzahra served as manager of the Laboratory's field site at the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Range (RTS) on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, and as scientific advisor to the RTS commander. While at RTS, Abouzahra also led the modernization of the range telemetry and optics assets and oversaw the integration and validation of the Kiernan Reentry Measurement Site (KREMS) radars' modernization.

An author of one book, four book chapters, and over sixty technical papers, he is also a recipient of several government awards, citations, and commendation letters. Abouzahra holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

Posted January 2011

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