Tribute to Professor Mojgan Daneshmand

Tribute to Professor Mojgan Daneshmand,
Associate Editor of IEEE J-ERM

Our community sadly lost a dear member. Professor MojganDaneshmand passed away at age 43. She was one of the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash that occurred at early morning of January 8th.

Mojgan was a Professor at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Radio Frequency (RF) Microsystems for Communication and Sensing.She was a recipient of NSERC PDF fellowship 2006-2008, and the recipient of the 2016 IEEE AP-S Lot Shafai Distinguished Mid-Career Award for her scientific contribution to the field of microwave engineering and for being a role model for women in engineering. She received her PhD at University of Waterloo in 2006. She was affiliated with IEEE MTT-S, APS, and EMBS.

She was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. She was also the Co-chair of IEEE Joint APS/MTTS Northern Canada Chapter.

Mojgan’s research involved RF and microwave sensors for oil and energy, construction, biomedical, health, and environmental applications, as well as RF and Microwave communication for wireless 5G networks, satellite, and IoT applications.

In a career that was cut short by a tragedy, she already had a tremendous impact in the electromagnetics community, IEEE societies and in the well-being of her many students. To those who know her in person, Mojgan would always represent a great energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humorand humility. Sadly, Mojgan’shusband, PedramMousavi, and her daughters Daria and Dorinaalso left us in this tragic event.

May their soul rest in peace, and our condolences and sympathy to her family, friends, and students. We will always remember her and her impacts to this world.

Dr. Raafat Mansour, who was Mojgan’s PhD supervisor at University of Waterloo shares with our colleagues the following links.


Mohammad-Reza Tofighi and J.-C. Chiao