Published: Sept. 27, 2022

Two new faculty members have joined the ECEE team in support of our research and teaching missions. Welcome, Mona and Cody! 

Mona ElHelbawy

ElHelbawy joins ECEE as an associate teaching professor and the associate chair for undergraduate education. She received her master’s degree in computer science and PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Prior to joining CU Boulder, she taught at Colorado School of Mines, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the College of New Jersey, and York College of Pennsylvania. She also taught abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Beijing University of Chemical Technology in Beijing, and University of Ha’il in Saudi Arabia. Her recent research focuses on wireless communications, the integration of robotics with sensor networks for remote health care monitoring, analog and digital electronics.

I am delighted to be joining the ECEE Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. It is my intent that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by our programs, that students’ learning needs be addressed inside and outside classrooms, and that the diversity that students bring to our programs be viewed as a resource and strength. I look forward to collaborating with the amazing faculty and staff at CU Boulder to strengthen our programs and partnerships.”

Cody Scarborough

Scarborough is an assistant professor in the department's electromagnetics, RF and microwaves research area. He received his BS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017, and his PhD degree from the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Michigan in 2022. His research focuses on space-time modulated electromagnetic metamaterials designed to achieve non-reciprocity, frequency-conversion, amplification, and bandwidth enhancement. His research accomplishments include the introduction of a novel space-time periodic boundary condition that dramatically reduces the computational resources needed to analyze/optimize space-time periodic structures, as well as early demonstrations of space-time modulated antennas and metastructures. These contributions have been recognized with a variety of honors and awards at conferences such as EuCAP, Metamaterials, the Waves in Time-Varying Media Workshop Series, and the International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. In 2021, he received best student paper awards at both the EuCAP and Metamaterials conferences.

It is my pleasure to be joining CU Boulder as a faculty member. I look forward to teaching and inspiring the incredible student body of CU and realizing their potential as future engineers. I am also excited to develop next-generation electromagnetic materials within my research group, the Electromagnetic Metamaterials Research Group (EMRG)."