Massood Tabib-Azar

Emerging Technologies and Devices
Sensors and Actuators
Vacuum Electron Devices


University of Utah
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Sorenson Molecular Biotech Bldg
36 Wasatch Dr 3737
Salt Lake City UT 84112
Phone: +1 801 581 8775     Fax: +1 801 581 5281



Massood Tabib-Azar received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984 and 1986, respectively. In 1987 he joined the faculty of EECS department at Case Western Reserve University. He was a fellow at NASA during 1992-1992, on Sabbatical at Harvard University during 93-94, and at Yale University during 2000-2001. Massood is a USTAR Professor of ECE at the University of Utah, Electrical and Computer Eng. Department with an adjunct appointment in the  Bioengineering Department. His current research interests include nanometrology, molecular electronics, micro-plasma devices, nano-electromechanical computers, novel devices based on solid electrolytes (memristors), sensors and actuators, microfluidics, and quantum computing. His teaching interests include development of courses in the area of electronic device physics and electromagnetics with an emphasis on solving problems and the use of computer-aided instruction tools. He is author of three books, two book chapters, more than 200 journal publications, and numerous conference proceeding articles. He has introduced and chairs many international symposia in his fields of interest. He is in the organizing and technical program committees of many conferences including IEEE Sensors and Transducers. He is currently serving as a Program Director in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation and is interested in “Injectable Bio Implants”, “Novel Communication Methods with Cells and Implantables”, “Quantum Sensing Methods”, and techniques to increase efficiencies of photo-synthesis for sun-to-fuel conversion devices.

Dr. Tabib-Azar is a recipient of the 1991 Lilly Foundation Fellowship and he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, IEEE (Electron Devices), APS, AAPT, and Sigma Xi research societies. He has also received more than 14 certificate of appreciation and recognition for his professional activities and a best paper award from Design Automation conference in 2001 for his work on electromagnetic properties of interconnects and defects in ICs, a best paper award from International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in 2004 for his work on Human-Machine Interface, and a best paper award from ISQED for his work on NEMS Processors in 2011.