Expertise: Brain-machine interfaces, biomedical signal processing, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, Neuro-prosthetics, sensors and sensor interfaces and networks, Lab-on-chip platforms
Mohamad Sawan (S’88–M’89–SM’96–F’04) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, in 1990. He joined Ecole Polytechnique, Montréal in 1991, where he is currently a Professor of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Sawan is Deputy Editor-in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II: Express Briefs, and Co-Founder and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. He is founder of the International IEEE-NEWCAS Conference and of the Polystim Neurotechnologies Laboratory, and Co-Founder of the International IEEE-BioCAS Conference, and the International IEEE-ICECS. His scientific interests are the design and testing of analog and mixed-signal circuits and systems, signal processing, modeling, integration, and assembly. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Smart Medical Devices, and he is leading the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec (ReSMiQ).
Dr. Sawan published more than 600 peer reviewed papers, two books, 10 book chapters, and 12 patents. He received several awards, among them the Barbara Turnbull 2003 Award for spinal cord research, the American University of Science and Technology Medal of Merit, and the ACFAS – Bombardier and Jacques-Rousseau Awards. Dr. Sawan is Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the Engineering Institutes of Canada. He is also “Officer” of the National Order of Quebec.