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· B. Lee, D. Ahn, and M. Ghovanloo, “Three-phase time-multiplexed planar power transmission to distributed implants,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, May 2015.

· B. Lee, M. Kiani, and M. Ghovanloo, “A smart wirelessly-powered homecage for long-term high-throughput behavioral experiments,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Sensors Journal, May 2015.

· H.-M. Lee, K. Kwon, W. Li, and M. Ghovanloo, “A power-efficient switched-capacitor stimulating system for electrical/optical deep brain stimulation,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 1-15, Jan. 2015.

· A. Laumann, J. Holbrook, J. Minocha, D. Rowles, B. Nardone, D. West, J. Kim, J. Bruce, E.J. Roth, M. Ghovanloo, “Safety and efficacy of medically performed tongue piercing in people with tetraplegia for use with tongue-operated assistive technology,” Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 61-76, Winter 2015.

· H. Park and M. Ghovanloo, “Wireless communication with intraoral devices using off-the-shelf antennas,” IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 3205-3215, Dec. 2014.

· B. Lee, M. Kiani, and M. Ghovanloo, “A triple-loop inductive power transmission system for biomedical applications,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Trans. on Biomed. Circuits and Systems, Nov. 2014.

· D. Ahn and M. Ghovanloo, “Optimal design of wireless power transmission links for millimeter-sized biomedical implants,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Trans. on Biomed. Circuits and Systems, Nov. 2014.

· H. Park and M. Ghovanloo, “An arch-shaped intraoral tongue drive system with built-in tongue-computer interfacing SoC,” Sensors, vol. 14, pp. 21565-21587, Nov. 2014, doi:10.3390/s141121565.

Maysam Ghovanloo, Ph.D.

Director GT-Bionics Lab

Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Eng.

Associate Editor IEEE Trans. Biomed Engineering

Associate Editor IEEE Trans. Biomed Circuits & Systems

General Chair, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (www.biocas2015.org)

Adjunct Professor, Wallace H. Coulter School of Biomedical Engineering

Program Faculty, Multidisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program

Faculty Member, Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC)

Faculty Member, Graphics, Visualization, and Usability (GVU) Center

RESEARCH INTERESTS

· Implantable Microelectronic Devices

· Wireless Neural Interfacing/Neuroprostheses

· Assistive Technologies and Rehabilitation Engineering

· Smart Health and Wellbeing

· Bio-inspired Microsystems

· Low-power analog/digital/mixed-mode integrated circuits

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Professional Objective: Using the latest technologies to improve the quality of life for people with the most severe disabilities

Mar. 9, 2015:

Dr. Ghovanloo was named an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-2016 term. The topics on which he will lecture are "Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities" and "Efficient Power and Wideband Data Transmission in Near Field."

Nov. 20, 2014:

Tongue Drive featured in US NEWS and World Report: Wearable Tech for People With Disabilities

Aug. 17, 2014:

GT-Bionics lab will participate at the 36th Annual  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference in Chicago with 6 papers.

July 26, 2014:

Tongue Drive featured in New Scientist magazine: Your third hand: Why tongues have the mouse licked

July 24, 2014:

Tongue Drive featured in Narratively: The Tongue-Powered Test Drive

June 11, 2014:

Dr. Seung-Bae Lee successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis. He is currently a senior engineer at Texas Instruments. Congratulations Seung Bae!

Mar 26, 2014:

Dr. Hyung-Min Lee successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis. He is currently a post-doc fellow at MIT. Congratulations Hyung-Min!

Jan 2, 2014:

NIH-NIBIB coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue-Driven Wheelchair Out-Maneuvers the Competition

Dec 13, 2013:

Dr. Mehdi Kiani successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State U. Congratulations Mehdi!

Nov 27, 2013:

Georgia Tech coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue Drive Wheelchair

Shepherd Center coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue Piercing Put to Medical Use

Washington Post coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue pierce lets the paralyzed drive wheelchairs

The wheelchair driven by a tongue piercing: Cool concept faces uphill battle

BBC coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Body piercing controls wheelchair

Radio Interview: BBC World Business Report

Fox NEWS coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue-controlled wheelchairs prove effective for quadriplegic patients

Nov 27, 2013:

Results of the TDS clinical study is published in Science Translational Medicine (Impact factor > 10).

Nov 2, 2012:

I will be speaking at TEDx Peachtree on the Tongue Drive System, and Jeonghee will do a live demonstration.

February 20, 2012:

Intra Tongue Drive System featured on Georgia Tech research NEWS website:

Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth to Improve Performance and User Comfort

August 11, 2011:

Tongue Drive featured in the WGN-TV Medical Watch: Tongue-Drive System

June 6, 2011:

Tongue Drive featured in the New York Times:

Piercing a Tongue, in the Name of Mobility

January 10, 2011:

MagneTrace System was featured in LA Times:

Pills with a mind of their own

September 30, 2010:

Tongue Drive System won the “Leo” People’s Choice Award at the 2010 da Vinci Awards ceremony!

August 27, 2010:

Tongue Drive featured in 11Alive:

Piercing Tongues To Achieve Self Sufficiency

May 26, 2010:

GT-Bionics Lab receives the 2010 Galaxy of Stars Award in the category of Barrier Breaker for Innovation from Tommy Nobis Center

March 1, 2010:

Maysam Ghovanloo receives the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to work on

Brain-Tongue-Computer Interfacing   

January 25, 2010:

Tongue Drive featured in CNN Health Minute:

Wheelchair Mobility at the Tip of the Tongue 

November 12, 2009:

Maysam Ghovanloo was named the “2009 Faculty Communicator of the Year” and received a Gold Tower Award from the Georgia Tech President.

October 10, 2009:

Tongue Drive featured on Science Nation (the NSF online Magazine):  Tongue Driver

October 1, 2009:

GT-Bionics lab receives an NIH Challenge Grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to evaluate the Tongue Drive System in a multi-center clinical trial.

July 6, 2009:

Tongue Drive on Georgia Tech research NEWS website:

Clinical Trial Shows That Quadriplegics Can Use Tongue Drive System

September 17, 2008:

Tongue Drive featured in President Bush’s Speech:

President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner, Also see: Associated Press Coverage, Iran VNC video clip (English), Iran VNC video clip (Farsi)