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Roobik Gharabagi , Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Gharabagi's research interests include simulation, investigation of thermal effects on semiconductor devices and its effects on Integrated Circuits performance, investigation of defects in semiconductor by studying device characteristics, modeling small geometry Lightly Doped Drain region MOS Transistors, and modeling small geometry MOS transistor on bulk silicon static and dynamic characteristics.

Publications and Media Placements

Peer-Reviewed Conference Paper
Gharabagi, R., Woolschlager, J., “Creating an Interdisciplinary Master of Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities” presented to AASHE 2012 Annual Conference.

Gharabagi, R., Mallikarjuna, H.S., Webb, D., “An Interdisciplinary Master of Sustainability” ASEE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2012.

Gharabagi, R., Mallikarjuna, H.S., Yablonsky, G., “STARTING MASTER OF ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM”, accepted for the ISEE Conference 2012.

Zheng, X., Zhao, H., Gharabagi, R., “Green Campus Initiative” IEEE Region 5 Fourth Annual Green Conference, Tulsa, OK, 2012.

Mitchell, K., Ebel, W., Gharabagi, R., “Robotics Simulation as a Cross Discipline Project in Electrical and Computer Engineering”, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, Vol.3, No 2. April – June 2012.

Mitchell, K., McCune, K., Yablonsky, G., Gharabagi, R., Ray, A., “Teaching a course “Technology and Energy Around You” at the 3rd International Symposium for the Engineering Education, 2010, University of College Cork, Ireland.

Gharabagi, R., Mitchell, K., “Undergraduate Research Initiatives, ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2008.

Gharabagi, R., “Coverage of Legal and Ethical Aspects in Electrical and Computer Engineering Curriculum”, ASEE Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007.

Gharabagi, R., “Study of Thermal Effects on Thin Double Gate SOI MOSFETs Characteristics”, Presented in IEEE R-5 Conference, April 2004.

Gharabagi, R., Ebel, W., “The Senior Design Project: From Concept to Reality”, Presented to American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, June, 2003. Gharabagi, R., A Model for Fully Depleted Double Gate SOI MOS transistors including temperature effects, Presented in the Fourth Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems, Hilton Head, South Carolina, March 2001.

Honors and Awards

  • Received certificate from Stanford University for successfully completing three online courses
  • Continued service on the Editorial Board of Scientific Journal International
  • Invited to be a member of a panel on renewable energy at the 2010 Climate Summit Held in St. Louis
  • Received scholarship/grant to attend Grand Challenge Scholar Meeting in Austin, Texas
  • Received a grant from the KEEN funds to attend workshop on PBL at the Lawrence Tech 8.
  • Co-PI with Kyle Mitchell on a grant from the Saint Louis University Presidents Research Fund 2011, Project Title: “Evaluation of Off-The-Shelf hardware for Musculoskeletal Ergonomic Assessment”

Community Work and Service

Gharabagi joined Parks College in August 1988 and received tenure and promotion in 1994. He served as the department chair from July 2004 through June 2010. During his tenure as the department chair, the department received accreditation from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, ABET-2000. As department chair, he started a new program in computer engineering, and an electrical engineering track in bio-electronics.