Center for Engineering Education
Faculty and Staff Survey

Name : Massood Atashbar
Dept. : Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests :  
Micro sensors and actuators. Nanotechnology , Mobile robotic, Engineering education

Education Background :  
 

1995-1998              PhD in Electronic Engineering, 

Department of Communication and Electronic Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Thesis: “Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Oxygen Sensor Based on Nanosized TiO2 Thin Film”.

 

1989-1992              MSc in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

Thesis: Design and Fabricating of a Microprocessor Based Programmable Speed Controller.

 

1984-1989              BSc in Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.

Thesis: Computer Analysis of Load Flow in Power Systems.

1996                Certificate in teaching and tutoring, Faculty of Engineering, RMIT, Australia.



Publications:

Refereed Conference Proceedings (Engineering Education) -

  1. M.Z. Atashbar, D. Miller, F. Severance, and R. Tanner “Bridging the Freshman Engineering Gap by Building Mobile Robots” American Society of Engineering Education, Spring 2001 Conference, Montréal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002, (Accepted).
  2.     M.Z. Atashbar, and H. Ogunlu “An essential Course for Electrical and Computer Engineering Majors: Engineering Real Time Systems” American Society of Engineering Education, Spring 2001 Conference, Montréal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002, (Accepted).
  3. R. Tanner, W. Mitchell, M.Z. Atashbar, and D. Miller Undergraduate Experiments with Mobile Robots” American Society of Engineering Education, Spring 2001 Conference, Montréal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002, (Accepted).
  4. F.Severance, D. Miller, I. Abdel-qader, M.Z. Atashbar “Mobile Robot Summer Institute” American Society of Engineering Education, Spring 2001 Conference, Montréal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002, (Accepted).
  5. M.Z. Atashbar “Introduction to microprocessor an essential course for electrical and computer majors” American Society of Engineering Education, Spring 2001 Conference, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, April 6-7, Session II.4 (2001)
Other Publications (Engineering Education) :
 
  1.  M.Z Atashbar, B. Gong, H.T. Sun, W. Wlodarski and R.N. Lamb "Investigation on ozone-sensitive In2O3 thin films", Thin Solid Films, Vol. 354, No. 1/2 pp. 222-226, (1999).
  2. C. Cantalini , W. Wlodarski , H.T. Sun , M.Z. Atashbar, G. Sulli , L. Lozzi and S. Santucci "Investigation on the cross sensitivity of NO2 sensors based on In2O3 thin films prepared by sol-gel and vacuum thermal evaporation techniques", Thin Solid Films, Vol. 350, No. 1/2 pp. 276-282 (1999).
  3. C. Cantalini. M.Z. Atashbar, Y. Li, M.K. Ghantasala, S. Santucci and W. Wlodarski "Characterization of sol-gel prepared WO3 thin films as a gas sensor" Journal of American Vaccum Science and Technology, Vol. 17, No. 4 pp. 1873-1879, (1999).
  4. M.Z. Atashbar, H.T. Sun, B. Gong, W. Wlodarski and R. Lamb "XPS study of a Nb-doped oxygen sensing TiO2 thin films prepared by sol-gel", Thin Solid Films, Vol. 326, No. 1/2 pp. 238-244, (1998).
  5. M.Z. Atashbar and W. Wlodarski "Design, simulation and fabrication of doped TiO2-coated surface acoustic wave oxygen sensor" Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 8, pp. 953-959, (1997).
  6. G. Sberveglieri, G. Faglia, E. Comini, M.Z. Atashbar and W. Wlodarski "Titanium dioxide thin films prepared for alcohol microsensor applications" Sensors and Actuators, Vol. 66, No. 1/3 pp. 139-141 (2000).
  7.  M.Z. Atashbar ,C. Cantalini, W. Wlodarski, H.T. Sun, M.Z. Atashbar, M. Passacantando and S. Santucci, "NO2 response of In2O3 thin film gas sensors prepared by sol-gel and vacuum thermal evaporation techniques" Sensors and Actuators, Vol. 65, No. 1/3 pp. 101-104 (2000).
  8. M.Z. Atashbar , Nano-sized TiO2 thin film for alcohol sensing application” IEEE-NANO 2001, Hawaii, Oct. 28th-30th, 544-549  (2001).
  9. K. Kalanatar-zadeh, A.Trinchi, W. Wlodarski, A.Holland, M.Z. Atashbar , A novel SAW love mode device with nanocrystalline ZnO film for gas sensing  applications IEEE-NANO 2001, Hawaii, Oct. 28th-30th,  556-561 (2001).
  10. M.Z. Atashbar, Min-Feng Yu, and X. Chen “Investigation and characterization of b-Ga2O3 Nano-wire for gas sensing applications” IEEE Sensors 2002, the first IEEE conference on sensors, Orlando, FL, USA, June 12-14, 2002 (accepeted).


Engineering Education Grants On-going (include title, funding agency, PI and Co-PI's, date, and amounts):

D. Miller, M.Z. Atashbar, R. Tanner, and F. Severance, “Walking before running: Filling the freshman engineering gap by building mobile stiquito robots”, National Science Foundation, 12/29/2000-12/29/2003, Total $206,780.00 with $99,918.00 form NSF (Contract Number DUE-0088158)

Engineering Education Grants Completed (include title, funding agency, PI and Co-PI's, date, and amounts):
F. L. Severance, I. Abdel-Qader, M. Z. Atashbar, and D. A. Miller,``Mobile robotics; building your own mobot: A summer technology institute at Western Michigan University,'' Michigan Department of Education (prime sponsor), Spring/Summer 2001, ($28,560 total, $20,500 MDOE, $8,060 WMU).

Current and Past Consulting and Professional Services in Engineering Education (e.g., evaluators for accreditation agencies, reviewer for funding agencies, officers of ASEE, etc.)
  1. Senior member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
  2. Member of ASEE (American Association of Engineering Education)
  3. Member of SPIE (The International Society of Optical Engineering)
  4. Member of MRS (Material Research Society)
  5. Member of APESMA (Association of Engineers, Scientist and Managers Australia)
  6. Member of Technical Activities Committee, IEEE Region 4 (2001-continue)
  7. Member of Computer Engineering Curriculum committee (2000-2001)
  8. Member of University Graduate Studies Council for virtual classroom (2000-continue)