Staff Directory

Mohammod Ali

(703) 292-4632
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E 14416
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT)
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI):
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Signals in the Soil
Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT)
Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research (SII-Center)


Dr. Mohammod Ali joined NSF as a program director under IPA assignment in the ECCS/CCSS Program in July 2019 from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka in 1987. He received his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1994 and 1997, respectively from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Ali worked for Ericsson Inc. in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina from 1998-2001. He joined the University of South Carolina in August 2001 where currently he is a Professor. He spent a year on sabbatical in 2013-2014 at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio conducting research on conformal reconfigurable antennas. In the summers of 2010 and 2011 he was a Summer Faculty Fellow at the AFRL. Prof. Ali also held a visiting appointment at the Motorola Corporate EME Research Laboratory in Plantation, Florida in the summer of 2004.

He is the recipient of the 2003 National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award. Prof. Ali was the Technical program Co-Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Societys International Symposium in Charleston, SC in 2009. Prof. Ali was an Associate Editor for the journal IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters from 2008-2013.

He has graduated 22 students (12 Ph.D.) and is the author/coauthor of over 190 publications and 8 granted US patents. His research has been funded by the Army Research Office (ARO), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Boeing Company, and the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF). His research interests include conformal antennas, meta-materials and metasurfaces, reconfigurable antennas, embedded smart antennas, wearable/implantable antennas, bio-electromagnetics, wireless power transfer, and wireless sensors for infrastructure health monitoring.