Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Mohsen Kavehrad

Professor of Electrical Engineering

229 Electrical Engineering West

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-7179

E-mail: mkavehrad_at_psu_dot_edu / Personal Web site

Research Area: Communications and Networking

Research Group: Center for Information and Communication Technology Research

NSF Center on Optical Wireless Applications

Dr. Kavehrad joined Penn State in January 1997 as the W. L. Weiss Endowed Chair Professor. He is the founding director of Center for Information and Communications Technology Research. His prior work experience includes working for Fairchild Industries, GTE (Satellite Corp. and Labs.) and Bell Laboratories before joining the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Ottawa in March 1989 as a Professor and Director of Photonic Networks and Systems Thrust in the Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO). During 1997-1998 he was also the CTO and a Vice President at Tele-Beam Inc., State College, PA. He has been a senior consultant to NTT, Nortel and AT&T Shannon Research Labs and consultant to a score of other major corporations and government agencies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. His works have been published in over 350 refereed journal and conference papers, several books and book chapters, and he holds several key issued patents in his work areas.


Ph.D. Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Electrical Engineering

M.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Electrical Engineering

B.S. Amirkabir University, Electrical Engineering


Communications and signal processing systems, Wireless communications and networking RF and optical, Optical fiber communications and networks, Optical network components, Multimedia networking.

Selected Publications

Link to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

2009 ETRI Journal Paper of the Year Award
2009: DesignCon Paper Award in the High-Speed and RF Design Category
2001: The IEEE VTS Neal Shepherd Best Propagation Paper Award
1995: NSERC CANADA PhD Thesis Gold Medal was awarded for "Properties and Applications of Rare-Earth-Doped Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers" under Kavehrad's supervision, University of Ottawa
1990: TRIO Feedback Award for "Passive Interconnect Device" Patent
Link to honors and awards