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Ata Zadehgol, Ph.D., P.E.

Ata Zadehgol, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor


Buchanan 208



Mailing Address

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, 2011
  • M.S., University of California, Davis, 2006
  • B.S., University of Washington, Seattle, 1996

  • Theoretical, applied, and computational electromagnetics.
  • Signal and Power Integrity.
  • Signals and Systems.

Professor Zadehgol’s research interests include theoretical, applied, and computational electromagnetics, with a special focus on the advancement of computational algorithms and methods for the efficient (accurate, fast, and stable) modeling of arbitrary structures (media and geometries) including electrical devices, circuits, systems, and networks. In parallel, his research pursues the advancement of signal/power integrity modeling across the frequency spectrum, from optical (100s of THz), to µ-waves and mm-waves (100s of MHz to 100s of GHz), to quasi-statics (10s of Hz). His past research includes development of methodologies for modeling of disparately multi-scaled and stochastic systems, with emphasis on computational electromagnetics, model-order-reduction, system identification, and machine learning.

A recent interest of his group has been pursuing the advancement of modeling around quantum science and engineering, including quantum electrodynamics, quantum computing, and photonics. His work has been recognized through research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Micron Technology Inc., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), the IEEE TCPMT best poster-paper award, and University of Idaho's Presidential Mid-Career Award. Dr. Zadehgol is a professional engineer licensed in Idaho State.

  • Ata Zadehgol, "A Parametric Integral Formulation to Approximate the Magneto Quasi-Static Fields of 3-D Cylindrical Solenoids With Helical Winding," in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 58, no. 7, pp. 1-13, July 2022, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2022.3176061.
  • Brian Guiana and Ata Zadehgol, "Characterizing THz Scattering Loss in Nano-Scale SOI Waveguides Exhibiting Stochastic Surface Roughness with Exponential Autocorrelation," Electronics, vol. 11, no. 3, 2022, DOI: 10.3390/electronics11030307.
  • Ata Zadehgol, "Complex s-Plane Modeling and 2D Characterization of the Stochastic Scattering Loss in Symmetric Dielectric Slab Waveguides Exhibiting Ergodic Surface-Roughness with an Exponential Autocorrelation Function," IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 92326 - 92344, 2021, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3092635.
  • Rasul Choupanzadeh and Ata Zadehgol, "Stability, Causality, and Passivity Analysis of Canonical Equivalent Circuits of Improper Rational Transfer Functions With Real Poles and Residues," IEEE Access, Vol. 8, Pages: 125149 - 125162, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3007854, 2020.
  • Ata Zadehgol, "An Impedance Transfer Function Formulation for Reduced-Order Macro-Models of Sub-gridded Regions in FDTD ," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 65, No. 1, Pages: 401 - 404, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2627026, 2017.
  • Ata Zadehgol, "Stochastic Reduced-Order Electromagnetic Macro-Models in FDTD," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 46, No. 8, Pages: 3496 - 3508, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2574879, August 2016.
  • Ata Zadehgol, "Deterministic Reduced Order Macro Models for Computing the Broad-Band Radiation Field Pattern of Antenna Arrays in FDTD," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 64, No. 6, Pages: 2418 - 2430, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2550052, March 2016.
  • Ata Zadehgol, "A Frequency-Independent and Parallel Algorithm for Computing the Zeros of Strictly Proper Rational Transfer Functions," Applied Mathematics and Computation, 229–236, DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2015.11.022, February 2016.
  • Ata Zadehgol, "A Semi-Analytic and Cellular Approach to Rational System Characterization through Equivalent Circuits," International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, pages: 637–652, DOI: 10.1002/jnm.2119, October 2015.
  • Ata Zadehgol and A. C. Cangellaris, "Isotropic Spatial Filters for Suppression of Spurious Noise Waves in Sub-gridded FDTD Simulation," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 9, Pages: 3272 - 3279, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2011.2161551, September 2011.
  • Ata Zadehgol, et al., "Apparatus, system, and method for high frequency signal distribution". USA Patent 7106147, 2007.

  • The Presidential Mid-Career Award, 2020 University of Idaho Awards
  • A Novel Algorithm for Automated Synthesis of Passive, Causal, and Stable Models for Optical Interconnects, 2018, National Science Foundation.

Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 213

Mailing Address:

Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

Phone: 208-885-6554

Fax: 208-885-7579