Afshin S. Daryoush

Afshin S. Daryoush


  • Journal of Lightwave Technology Steering Committee Rep., Co-sponsored Publications, Publications Committee, Standing Committees**
  • Speakers bureau, TC-22 MICROWAVE PHOTONICS, Technical Committees**
  • Chair, TC-22 MICROWAVE PHOTONICS, Technical Committees**
  • Topic Editor, JMW Editors, Journal of Microwaves, Publications**
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Afshin S. Daryoush (S’84–M’86–SM’89–F’99) is currently a Professor of electrical and computer engineering with Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, where he has developed courses in devices, circuits, and subsystems employed in microwaves, photonics, and antennas. He also conducts research in microwave photonics applied to telecommunications and biomedical engineering that resulted in over 300 technical articles, ten patents, and eight book chapters.
Dr. Daryoush became a member of the Franklin Institute’s Committee on Science and the Arts in 2011. He was a recipient of Drexel University’s Graduate Teaching Award in 2000, the IEEE Philadelphia Section’s Franklin Key Award in 2015, and Drexel University’s Alumni Award in 2018. After receiving the Microwave Prize in 1986, his 13 articles have been recognized as the best student papers in various IEEE conferences. He has also organized various IEEE conferences since 1993, particularly serving as the TPC Chair for Radio Wireless Symposium 2008 (RWS 2008) and the Chair for the Radio and Wireless Week 2009 (RWW 2009), Microwave Photonics 2010 (MWP 2010), Benjamin Franklin Symposium on Microwave and Antenna Sub-Systems 2014 (BenMAS 2014), and International Microwave Symposium 2018 (IMS 2018).


Fiberoptic Links for Satellite Communications

Future generation of communication satellites are based on phased array antennas to generate over 100 simultaneous beams to provide communications services to mobile and fixed terminal users. The feed network operating at Ka-band is a major challenge and optical beam forming networks (OBFN) are considered as a desired technology.