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Sima Noghanian


Dr. Sima Noghanian is a Principal Antenna Design Engineer with Wafer LLC.  with a focus on designing and simulation of phased array planar antennas for satellite communication in the Ka, and Ku bands. Before joining Wafer LLC, she worked as an Electromagnetic Application Engineer with Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies Inc. (PADT). PADT Inc. is an ANSYS channel partner, which is one the largest and most advanced simulation tool available in the field of electrical and mechanical engineering. 

Dr. Sima serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering department at San Diego State University and part-time faculty at the American Public University Systems. She has extensive experience in higher education where she has served as Assistant & Associate Professor at various institutions including the Sharif University of Technology - Iran, University of Manitoba - Canada, and University of North Dakota - United States. Previous positions include Electrical Engineering Department Chair, Graduate and Undergraduate Director, Curriculum Committee Chair and Grand Challenges Scholar Program Director.

Dr Noghanian is also an ABET Program Evaluator and Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IET Microwave, Antennas & Propagation, Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society Journal, and AEÜ - International Journal of Electronics and Communications.

Dr. Noghanian obtained her Ph.D and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Sima received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada in 2002, which she earned from the University of Waterloo. She has 56 peer reviewed journal publications, 144 conference publications, two patents and one provisional, one book and three book chapters.