Expertise: analog/power-management integrated circuits, wireless implantable medical devices, neural interfaces, ultrasound power-transfer/neuromodulation/imaging, and assistive technologies
Mehdi Kiani received the B.S. degree from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, and the M.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. He joined the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University in August 2014. Kiani’s research interests are in the multidisciplinary areas of analog, mixed-signal, and power-management integrated circuits, wireless implantable medical devices, neural interfaces, and assistive technologies. In particular, Kiani’s group is focused on using ultrasound to enable wireless implantable technologies for large-scale interfacing with the nervous system, as well as efficient power/data transfer and energy harvesting. Kiani has published several IEEE peer-reviewed conference and journal papers.