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Mehdi Kiani

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

111H Electrical Engineering West

muk42@psu.edu

814-867-5753

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Analog, mixed-signal, RF, and power-management integrated circuits and systems for wireless, biomedical, and sensing/actuating applications

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, 2005
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008
  • MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
  • Ph D, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2016, Inductive Power Transfer Systems
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2015, Centimeter-range inductive radios
  • Maysam Ghovanloo, Mehdi Kiani and Konstantina S Nikita, 2014, Inductive Coupling, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 174–208
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2014, Near-Field Wireless Power and Data Transmission to Implantable Neuroprosthetic Devices, Springer New York, pp. 189–215

Journal Articles

  • Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri and Mehdi Kiani, 2017, "Self-regulated reconfigurable voltage/current-mode inductive power management", IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits
  • Miao Meng and Mehdi Kiani, 2017, "Design and optimization of ultrasonic wireless power transmission links for millimeter-sized biomedical implants", IEEE Transaction on Biomededical Circuits and Systems, 11
  • Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri and Mehdi Kiani, 2017, "A multi-cycle switching technique for efficient ultrasonic wireless power delivery", IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems II
  • Ahmed Ibrahim and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "A Figure-of-merit for design and optimization of inductive power transmission links for millimeter-sized biomedical implants", IEEE Transaction on Biomededical Circuits and Systems, 10
  • Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "Current-based resonant power delivery with multi-cycle switching for extended-range inductive power transmission", IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems I, 63, pp. 10
  • Sylive Mimche, Dukju Ahn, Mehdi Kiani, Hassan Elahi, Kyle Murray, Krik Easley, Alan Sokoloff and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2016, "Tongue implant for assistive technologies: test of migration, tissue reactivity and impact on tongue motion", Archives of Oral Biology
  • Byunghun Lee, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2016, "A triple-loop inductive power transmission system for biomedical applications", IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 10
  • Seung Bae Lee, Byunghun Lee, Mehdi Kiani, Babak Mahmoudi, Bob Gross and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2016, "An Inductively-Powered Wireless Neural Recording System with a Wide-Swing Dual-Slope Charge Sampling Analog Front-End", IEEE Sensors Journal, 16, pp. 475-484
  • Miao Meng and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "A hybrid inductive-ultrasonic link for wireless power transmission to millimeter-sized biomedical implants", IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems II
  • Mehdi Kiani, Byunghoo Lee, Pyungwoo Yeon and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2015, "A Q-modulation technique for efficient inductive power transmission", IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, 50, pp. 2839-2848
  • Byunghun Lee, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2015, "A smart wirelessly-powered homecage for long-term high-throughput behavioral experiments", IEEE Sensors Journal, 15, pp. 4905-4916
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2015, "A 13.56-Mbps pulse delay modulation based transceiver for simultaneous near-field data and power transmission", 9, pp. 1 - 11
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2014, "High-Performance Multi-Coil Inductive Power Transmission Links", e-fermet
  • Uei-Ming Jow, Peter McMenamin, Mehdi Kiani, Joseph R Manns and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2014, "EnerCage: A smart experimental arena with scalable architecture for behavioral experiments", Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 61, (1), pp. 139–148
  • Dukju Ahn, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2014, "Enhanced wireless power transmission using strong paramagnetic response", Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, 50, (3), pp. 96–103
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2013, "A figure-of-merit for designing high-performance inductive power transmission links", Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, 60, (11), pp. 5292–5305
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2013, "A 20-Mb/s pulse harmonic modulation transceiver for wideband near-field data transmission", Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on, 60, (7), pp. 382–386
  • Hangue Park, Mehdi Kiani, Hyung-Min Lee, Jeonghee Kim, Jacob Block, Benoit Gosselin and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2012, "A wireless magnetoresistive sensing system for an intraoral tongue-computer interface", Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 6, (6), pp. 571–585
  • Uei-Ming Jow, Mehdi Kiani, Xueliang Huo and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2012, "Towards a smart experimental arena for long-term electrophysiology experiments", Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 6, (5), pp. 414–423
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2012, "The circuit theory behind coupled-mode magnetic resonance-based wireless power transmission", Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on, 59, (9), pp. 2065–2074
  • Mehdi Kiani, Uei-Ming Jow and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2011, "Design and optimization of a 3-coil inductive link for efficient wireless power transmission", Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 5, (6), pp. 579–591
  • Farzad Inanlou, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2011, "A 10.2 Mbps pulse harmonic modulation based transceiver for implantable medical devices", Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, 46, (6), pp. 1296–1306
  • Seung Bae Lee, Hyung-Min Lee, Mehdi Kiani, Uei-Ming Jow and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2010, "An inductively powered scalable 32-channel wireless neural recording system-on-a-chip for neuroscience applications", Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 4, (6), pp. 360–371
  • Masoud Meghdadi, Mehrdad Azizi, Mehdi Kiani, Ali Medi and Mojtaba Atarodi, 2010, "A 6-bit CMOS phase shifter for-band", Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on, 58, (12), pp. 3519–3526
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2010, "An RFID-based closed-loop wireless power transmission system for biomedical applications", Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on, 57, (4), pp. 260–264
  • Mehdi Kiani, Mehrdad Sharif Bakhtiar and Mojtaba Atarodi, 2010, "Low voltage low noise open loop automatic amplitude control for voltage-controlled oscillators", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 62, (3), pp. 319–325

Conference Proceedings

  • Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri and Mehdi Kiani, 2017, "An adaptive reconfigurable voltage/current-mode power management with self-regulation for extended-range inductive power transmission", IEEE
  • Ahmed Ibrahim, Aydin Farajidavar and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "A 64-channel wireless implantable system-on-chip for gastric electrical-wave recording", IEEE
  • Amir Javan-Khoshkholgh, Zaid Abukhalaf, Ji Li, Mehdi Kiani and Aydin Farajidavar, 2016, "An inductive narrow-pulse data telemetry system for gastric slow waves monitoring", IEEE
  • Ahmed Ibrahim and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "Inductive power transmission to millimeter-sized biomedical implants using printed spiral coils", IEEE
  • Miao Meng and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "Optimal resonance configuration for ultrasonic wireless power transmission to millimeter-sized biomedical implants", IEEE
  • Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "Optimal frequency for powering millimeter-sized biomedical implants inside an inductively-powered homecage", IEEE
  • Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "Optimal wireless receiver structure for omnidirectional inductive power transmission to biomedical implants", IEEE
  • Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri and Mehdi Kiani, 2016, "A resonant voltage multiplier for long-range inductive power transmission", IEEE
  • Hyungmin Lee, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2015, "Advanced wireless power and data transmission techniques for implantable medical devices"
  • Ahmed Ibrahim, Aydin Farajidavar and Mehdi Kiani, 2015, "Towards a highly-scalable wireless implantable system-on-a-chip for gastric electrophysiology"
  • Ahmed Ibrahim and Mehdi Kiani, 2015, "Safe inductive power transmission to millimeter-sized implantable microelectronics devices"
  • Mehdi Kiani, Byunghun Lee, Pyungwoo Yeon and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2015, "A power-management ASIC with Q-modulation capability for efficient inductive power transmission"
  • Miao Meng, Ahmed Ibrahim and Mehdi Kiani, 2015, "Design considerations for ultrasonic power transmission to millimeter-sized implantable microelectronics devices", United States
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2014, "A PWM-IR-UWB transceiver for low-power data communication", pp. 436–439
  • Byunghun Lee, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2014, "A smart homecage system with 3D tracking for long-term behavioral experiments", pp. 2016–2019
  • Peter McMenamin, Uei-Ming Jow, Mehdi Kiani, Joseph R Manns and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2013, "A smart cage for behavioral experiments on small freely behaving animal subjects", pp. 985–988
  • Mehdi Kiani and M Ghovanloo, 2012, "Pulse delay modulation (PDM) a new wideband data transmission method to implantable medical devices in presence of a power link", Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), 2012 IEEE, pp. 256–259
  • Peter McMenamin, Uei-Ming Jow, Mehdi Kiani and M Ghovanloo, 2012, "Real time control of a wireless powering and tracking system for long-term and large-area electrophysiology experiments", Proc. IEEE Biomed. Circ. Sys. Conf, pp. 240–243
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2012, "A figure-of-merit for design of high performance inductive power transmission links for implantable microelectronic devices", pp. 847–850
  • Peter McMenamin, Uei-Ming Jow, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2012, "EnerCage: a novel smart wireless power and tracking system for long-term and large-arena experiments", pp. 240–243
  • Hangue Park, Benoit Gosselin, Mehdi Kiani, Hyungmin Lee, Jeonghee Kim, Xueliang Huo and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2012, "A wireless magnetoresistive sensing system for an intra-oral tongue-computer interface"
  • Mehdi Kiani, Ki Yong Kwon, Fei Zhang, Karim Oweiss and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2011, "Evaluation of a closed loop inductive power transmission system on an awake behaving animal subject", pp. 7658–7661
  • Uei-Ming Jow, Mehdi Kiani, Xuliang Huo and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2011, "Towards a smart experimental arena for long-term electrophysiology experiments"
  • Farzad Inanlou, Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2010, "A novel pulse-based modulation technique for wideband low power communication with neuroprosthetic devices", 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, pp. 5326–5329
  • Seung Bae Lee, Hyungmin Lee, Mehdi Kiani, Uei-Ming Jow and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2010, "An inductively powered scalable 32-ch wireless neural recording system-on-a-chip with power scheduling for neuroscience applications"
  • Mehdi Kiani and Maysam Ghovanloo, 2009, "A closed loop wireless power transmission system using a commercial RFID transceiver for biomedical applications", pp. 3841–3844
  • Ahmed Ibrahim, Miao Meng and Mehdi Kiani, , "Inductive and Ultrasonic Wireless Power Transmission to Biomedical Implants"

Research Projects

  • September 2017 - August 2018, "Efficient and Reconfigurable Circuit Interfaces for Multi-Modal Mechanical and Directed-Magnetic Energy Harvesting," (Sponsor: NSF ERC).
  • September 2015 - July 2018, "An Implantable Wireless System to Study Gastric Neurophysiology," (Sponsor: National Institute of Health).
  • August 2016 - July 2018, "An Implantable Wireless System to Study Gastric Neurophysiology," (Sponsor: National Institute of Health).
  • September 2016 - August 2017, "An Efficient Application-Specific Integrated Circuit for Energy Harvesting from a 6-Beam Mechanical Transducer," (Sponsor: NSF ERC).
  • January 2017 - December 2017, "Towards Distributed Wireless Implants for Large-Scale Optogenetics," (Sponsor: PSU College of Engineering).
  • January 2016 - December 2016, "Efficient and Adaptive Energy Harvesting from a Non-Resonant Mechanical Transducer," (Sponsor: NSF ERC).

Honors and Awards

  • Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society (iGES) Young Investigator Award, Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society, May 2016
  • Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, January 2014
  • Solid-State Circuits Society Student Travel Grant Award, IEEE, October 2013
  • Chih Foundation Research Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2012
  • Ranked 2nd in Electrical Eng. in the Iranian M.Sc. Entrance Exam, September 2005

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Undergraduate committee, August 2015 - August 2017
  • Committee Member, Social Committee, August 2015 - August 2017
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, October 2016 - April 2017
  • Reviewer, April 2016 - April 2016
  • Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, November 2015 - April 2016
  • Committee Member, Graduate committee, August 2017
  • Member, Undergraduate lab committee, August 2014
  • Member, Program Evaluation Committee, November 2016
  • Contributor, August 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Panelist, National Institute of Health (NIH), February 2017 - February 2017
  • Session ChairSession chair and co-chair, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2017 - May 2017
  • Committee Member, Review Committee Member (RCM), IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, December 2016 - January 2017
  • Session ChairSession chair and co-chair, IEEE Sensors, October 2016 - November 2016
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), February 2016 - February 2016
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), March 2016 - March 2016
  • Committee Member, Review Committee Member (RCM), IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, June 2016 - July 2016
  • Chairperson, Track Chair, IEEE Sensors 2016 Conference, December 2015 - November 2016
  • Panelist, Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) conference 2016, May 2016
  • Presenter, Speaker, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), May 2016
  • Session ChairSession chair and co-chair, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Committee Member, Review Committee Member (RCM), IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, June 2015 - July 2015
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), April 2015 - April 2015
  • Associate EditorAssociate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, January 2017
  • Committee Member, Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member, IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Power Management, July 2016
  • Reviewer, IEEE, 2009
 


 

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