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Full name: 
Maysam Ghovanloo
Job title: 
Associate Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Electronic Design and Applications, Bioengineering
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/385-7048
Fax: 
404.894.4701
Office: 
TSRB 419

Professor Ghovanloo received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 1994. He received his M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Amirkabir Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. From 1994 to 1998, he worked at the Industrial Development for Electronic Application, Inc., where he lead the design and development of a modular patient care monitoring system. In December 1998, he founded Sabz Negar Rayaneh Co. Ltd., developing physiology and pharmacology laboratory instruments. During summer of 2002, he was with the Advanced Bionics, Inc., working on a spinal cord stimulator. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in electrical engineering in 2003 and 2004, respectively. He joined the faculty of NC State University in August 2004, where he served as an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering until June 2007. Since summer 2007, he has been on the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech, where he founded the GT-Bionics laboratory.

Dr. Ghovanloo is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PAR-II. He is also a member of the International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) subcommittee on Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays (IMMD). He has organized several special sessions and was a member of Technical Review Committees for major conferences in the areas of circuits, systems, sensors, and biomedical engineering. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, the Sigma Xi, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

Research interests: 
  • Implantable microelectronic devices
  • Neural interfacing
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Bio-inspired microsystems
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Low-power analog/digital/mixed-mode integrated circuits
Distinctions: 
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010
  • Galaxy of Stars, Barrier Breaker Award for Innovation, 2010
  • Gold Tower Award, Georgia Tech's Faculty Communicator of the Year, 2009
  • Association for Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage, Distinguished Young Scholar Award 2009
  • 40th, 41st DAC/ISSCC student design contest, 2003 and 2004

J. Kim, H. Park, J. Bruce, E. Sutton, D. Rowles, D. Pucci, J. Holbrook, J. Minocha, B. Nardone, D. West, A. Laumann, E. Roth, M. Jones, E. Veledar, and M. Ghovanloo, "Tongue enables computer and wheelchair access for the people with high-level disabilities," Science Translational Medicine, vol. 5, no. 213, p. 213ra166, Nov. 2013. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006296

M. Kiani and M. Ghovanloo, "A figure-of-merit for designing high performance inductive power transmission links," IEEE Trans. on Industrial Eng., vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 5292-5305, Nov. 2013.

X. Huo, H. Park, J. Kim, and M. Ghovanloo, "A dual-mode human computer interface combining speech and tongue motion for people with severe disabilities," IEEE Trans. on Neural Sys. Rehab., vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 979-991, Nov. 2013.

H.M. Lee and M. Ghovanloo, "A power-efficient wireless system with adaptive supply control for deep brain stimulation," IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 48, no. 9, pp. 2203-2216, Sep. 2013.

H.M. Lee and M. Ghovanloo, "A power-efficient wireless capacitor charging system through an inductive link," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-II, vol. 60, no. 10, pp. 707-711, Sep. 2013.

M. Kiani and M. Ghovanloo, "A 20 Mbps pulse harmonic modulation transceiver for wideband near-filed data transmission," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 382-386, July 2013.

S.B. Lee, M. Yin, J.R. Manns, and M. Ghovanloo, "A wideband dual-antenna receiver for wireless recording from animals behaving in large arenas," IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 1993-2004, July 2013.

X. Huo and M. Ghovanloo, "Tongue Drive: A wireless tongue-operated means for people with severe disabilities to communicate their intentions," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no. 10, pp. 128–135, Oct. 2012.

M. Kiani and M. Ghovanloo, "The circuit theory behind coupled-mode magnetic resonance based wireless power transmission," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 2065-2074, Sep. 2012.

M. Ghovanloo and X. Huo, "Tongue Operated Magnetic Sensor Systems and Methods," US patent 8,242,880, Aug. 14, 2012.

M. Ghovanloo and G. Krishnamurthy, "Tongue Operated Magnetic Sensor based Wireless Assistive Technology," U.S. patent 8,044,766, Oct 25, 2011.

F. Inanlou, M. Kiani, and M. Ghovanloo, "A 10.2 Mbps pulse harmonic modulation based transceiver for implantable medical devices," IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 1296-1306, June 2011.

M. Ghovanloo and K. Najafi, "Demodulator, Chip and Method for Digitally Demodulating an FSK Signal," U.S. patent 7,881,409, Feb. 1, 2011.

S.B. Lee, H.M. Lee, M. Kiani, U. Jow, and M. Ghovanloo, "An inductively powered scalable 32-channel wireless neural recording system-on-a-chip for neuroscience applications," IEEE Trans. on Biomed. Circuits and Systems, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 360-371, Dec. 2010.

M. Kiani and M. Ghovanloo, "An RFID-based closed loop wireless power transmission system for biomedical applications," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-II, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 260-264, Apr. 2010.

X. Huo and M. Ghovanloo, "Evaluation of a wireless wearable tongue computer interface by individuals with high level spinal cord injuries," Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, #026008, Mar. 2010.

U. Jow and M. Ghovanloo, "Modeling and optimization of printed spiral coils in air, saline, and muscle tissue environments," IEEE Trans. on Biomed. Circuits and Systems, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 339-347, Oct. 2009.

M. Yin and M. Ghovanloo, "Using pulse width modulation for wireless transmission of neural signals in multichannel neural recording systems," IEEE Trans. on Neural Sys. Rehab. Eng., vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 354-363, Aug. 2009.

X. Huo and M. Ghovanloo, "Using unconstrained tongue motion as an alternative control surface for wheeled mobility," IEEE Trans. on Biomed. Eng., vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1719-1726, June 2009.

M. Ghovanloo and S. Atluri, "A wideband power-efficient inductive wireless link for implantable microelectronic devices using multiple carriers," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 2211-2221, Oct. 2007.

M. Ghovanloo and K. Najafi, "A wideband frequency shift keying wireless link for inductively powered biomedical implants," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 2374-2383, Dec. 2004.

Last revised May 5, 2016