Friendship and Electromagnetics: In Memory of Professors Pedram Mousavi and Mojgan Daneshmand
February 20, 2021
N. Behdad, N. Ghalichechian and M. Manteghi, "Friendship and Electromagnetics: In Memory of Professors Pedram Mousavi and Mojgan Daneshmand," 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2020, pp. 1795-1796, doi: 10.1109/IEEECONF35879.2020.9330270. [PDF] [Presentation]
This paper is dedicated to the memory of Professors Pedram Mousavi and Mojgan Daneshmand as well as their two daughters Darya and Dorina who tragically lost their lives on January 8, 2020 when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down shortly after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Despite their young age, Professors Mousavi and Daneshmand were superbly accomplished scholars who had made important contributions to the fields of Electromagnetics, Microwaves, Sensors, and Antennas. More importantly, they have touched and changed the life of many students and scholars by their teaching and research programs. They were beautiful soles who had an even brighter future ahead of them and were on the path of offering far more to the scientific and academic communities. Their tragic death is a significant loss for our community as well astheir friends and family. This paper reviews some of their scientific contributions and provides a brief commentary on the cherished friendship of the authors with them.