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Abul Fazal Mohammad Anwar
University of Connecticut

Dr. Abul Fazal Mohammad Anwar (goes by "Dr. Mehdi Anwar") currently serves as a Full Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 1988. He has served as the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, School of Engineering, (2006 -2009), founding Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence (2007-2009), interim Director of the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center (2007-2009) and interim Department Head of ECE (1999-2001). He was an IPA (July ’04 – August ’05) at the Sensors Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base, working on advanced metamorphic HEMTs and GaN-based HFETs pioneering the design of low noise antimony-based-compound-semiconductor (ABCS) HEMTs. He has presented over 40 plenary and invited talks at national/international conferences, published over 240 research articles and book chapters and edited 9 volumes. Dr. Anwar serves as an Editor of IEEE JEDS and served as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2001 – 2010); Guest Editor of Optical Engineering; conference chair of Terahertz Physics, Devices and Systems, at SPIE DSS/Sensing (2009-date). Dr. Anwar is a Fellow of SPIE.