Kiani named Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mehdi Kiani, a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was recently named the Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering.

The professorship was named after the first female to receive a doctoral degree in engineering at Penn State in 1936 and the first female faculty member in science or engineering. Her professorship provides supplemental support to outstanding faculty members starting their academic career.

Kiani, who joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State in 2014, has the professorship until 2020. Prior to Penn State, he was a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he developed circuit- and system-level techniques for wireless power and data transmission to high-performance implantable medical devices. His research interests include analog, mixed-signal, RF, and power-management integrated circuits and systems for wireless neural interfacing, implantable microelectronic devices, ubiquitous wireless sensing/actuating, energy harvesting, low-power short-range telemetry, and assistive technologies.

He has published several research articles in refereed journals and conferences. In 2016 his paper won the Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society (iGES) Young Investigator Award and in 2014 he received the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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