Dr. Maria Z. A. Pour joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as Assistant Professor. Dr. Pour received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from The University of Manitoba in 2012 and 2006, respectively, and her B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1997, all in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining The University of Alabama in Huntsville, she was a Research Associate and Assistant Director with the Antenna Laboratory at The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Maria’s research interests are in the areas of antennas, applied electromagnetics and remote sensing. In particular, her research is focused on antenna theory, design and analysis. This includes reflector antennas and feeds, phased array antennas, wideband and UWB antennas, virtual aperture antennas, multi-mode antennas, dual-polarized dual-band antennas for remote sensing, and antenna measurement techniques. In addition, she has a keen interest in computational electromagnetics and engineering conductors for antenna miniaturization and microwave components.