Dr. Mahta Moghaddam:
As director of the Microwave Systems, Sensors, and Imaging Lab (MiXIL) at USC, Moghaddam’s research touches on a wide range of problems. Her lab has designed and used microwave systems to, among other things, target and treat breast cancer, retrieve information about the earth’s surface and subsurface, and conduct large-scale environmental mapping.
Dr. Moghaddam is also director of the Viterbi Innovation Fund Arid Climates and Water Research Center (AWARE), which brings researchers from across USC together to better understand and address issues related to water scarcity in arid climates. Moghaddam’s center seeks to contribute technological solutions to water extremes, such as droughts, in pursuit of a sustainable future. She is also the co-Director of the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions.