Dr. Maria Pour

Associate Professor, ECE

Contact

301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 217C
Huntsville, AL 35899
Campus Map

256.824.5431
maria.pour@uah.edu

Biography

Dr. Pour's research interests are in the areas of antennas, applied electromagnetics, and remote sensing. Prior to joining The University of Alabama in Huntsville in the fall of 2015, she was a research associate and assistant director with the antenna laboratory at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She also worked as a radio frequency design engineer for six years before her graduate school. She has co-authored 5 book chapters and has published over 40 journal articles and conference papers.

Dr. Maria Pour's Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Electrical Engineering, 2012
  • M.S., University of Manitoba, Electrical Engineering, 2006
  • B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1997

Expertise

  • Antenna theory, design, and analysis
  • Electrically large antennas and their primary feeds
  • Virtual aperture antennas
  • Antenna measurement techniques
  • Adaptive and compact antennas for remote sensing applications

Recent Publications

  • L. Shafai, Z. A. Pour, S. Latif, and A. Rashidian. "Circularly Polarized Antennas" in Handbook of Antenna Technologies, Springer Reference, October 2014.

  • L. Shafai, Z. A. Pour, and S. K. Sharma. "Generalized Asymmetric Reflector Antenna Feeds for Polarization Control and Adaptive Virtual Array Design" in Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems, Ch. 8, Vol. II, Artech House, July 2013.

  • L. Shafai, Z. A. Pour, and S. Latif. "Electrically Small Feeds" in Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems, Ch. 3, Vol. II, Artech House, July 2013.

  • S. K. Sharma, Z. A. Pour, and L. Shafai. "Reflector Antennas with Adaptive Apertures" in Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems, Ch. 4, Vol. I, Artech House, July 2013.

  • L. Shafai, S. K. Sharma, and Z. A. Pour. "Introduction" in Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems, Ch. 1, Vol. II, Artech House, July 2013.

  • M. Q. Muala, L. Shafai, and Z. A. Pour, "Investigation of Circular Waveguide Reflector Feeds Loaded with Shaped Dielectric Rods," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 57, No. 7, pp. 1568-1573, July 2015.

  • M. Q. Muala, L. Shafai, and Z. A. Pour, "Parametric Study and Performance of Compact Dielectric Loaded Circular Waveguide Feeds," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 1432-1438, June 2015.

  • Z. A. Pour and L. Shafai, "Applications of Tri-mode Waveguide Feeds in Adaptive Virtual Array Antennas," (invited paper), Radio Science Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 202-210, March 2015.

  • Z. A. Pour and L. Shafai, "Improved Cross Polarization Performance of a Multi-Phase Center Parabolic Reflector Antenna," IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 13, pp. 540-543, April 2014.

  • M. Q. Maula, L. Shafai, and Z. A. Pour, "A Corrugated Printed Dipole Antenna with Equal Beamwidths," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 1469-1474, March 2014.