Rezvanitabar Tapped for IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award

Ahmad Rezvanitabar has been named as a recipient of the 2020-2021 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award, the highest honor for Ph.D. students from the IEEE SSCS.

Rezvanitabar is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He is co-advised by Professor Levent Degertekin, who leads the Micromachined Sensors and Transducers (MIST) Lab in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and ECE Assistant Professor Shaolan Li, who leads the Georgia Tech Analog Mixed-signal Microsystems and Applications (GAMMA) Lab. Rezvanitabar was formerly co-advised by Maysam Ghovanloo.

This predoctoral achievement award is for Rezvanitabar’s Ph.D. research on “Integrated Electronics for Wireless Imaging Microsystems Utilizing CMUT Arrays.” Integration of transducer arrays with interface electronics in the form of single-chip CMUT-on-CMOS is transforming the field of medical ultrasound imaging. Rezvanitabar’s research is a step toward implantable wireless microsystems that use ultrasound to image the brain by bypassing the skull. 

These microsystems offer autonomous scanning of the brain and wireless data transfer for image reconstruction and can be used as an emerging modality with sufficient spatio-temporal resolution for the assessment and detection of brain tumors and re-hemorrhage for long-term or continuous monitoring.

Rezvanitabar received two B.S. degrees (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), located in Tehran, Iran, and two M.S. degrees in electrical engineering with different areas of focus from the Sharif University of Technology, located in Tehran, and from Georgia Tech.

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