Jahan Tavakkoli

JAHAN TAVAKKOLI obtained a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, both from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He obtained a PhD degree with the highest honors in Biomedical Physics from University of Lyon-1, and research laboratory of INSERM, Unit 1032, Lyon, France, in 1997. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Biomedical Engineering at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, in 1998. He has over 20 years of professional experience in designing and developing of biomedical ultrasound imaging and therapy devices and technologies. He has been holding senior R&D positions in several leading high-tech medical devices companies prior to joining the academia. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the Dept. of Physics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and an Affiliate Scientist in iBEST, Keenan Research Center, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He also serves as the Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Program Director, Medical Physics, in the Dept. of Physics, Ryerson University. Dr. Tavakkoli is the co-founder and co-director of the Advanced Biomedical Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy Laboratory in the Dept. of Physics, Ryerson University. His main areas of research interests and activities are in biomedical ultrasound for imaging and therapy applications. He has been holding numerous research grants from federal and provincial funding agencies including NSERC, ORF-RE, MITACS, and the United States NIH. He has been an active member of several professional scientific societies and has been serving in the editorial boards of several scientific journals. To date, he has published more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has supervised more than 50 graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of his research activities.

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Image-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) System for Large Animal Nerve Ablation Studies
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a form of thermal ablation technique, which can treat a variety of medical afflictions. One promising therapeutic use is the permanent destruction of nerves non-invasively in patients with severe spasticity or certain types of... Read more