Expertise: microwave tomography – breast and bone applications, transmission-based dielectric probes, microwave and ultrasound thermal therapy, microwave temperature monitoring
Paul M. Meaney (M’91–SM’11) received A.B. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, in 1982; the Masters degree in microwave engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA, in 1985; and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, in 1995. He was involved in the millimeter-wave industry with Millitech Corporation, Northampton, MA, and Alpha Industries, Woburn, MA from 1985 thru 1991. He spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow, including one year at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, U.K. He has been a Professor at Dartmouth College since 1997 and is also the President of Microwave Imaging System Technologies, Inc., Hanover, which he cofounded with Dr. Keith Paulsen in 1995. He is also a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. The Dartmouth group has authored several clinical studies in various settings, including breast cancer diagnosis, breast cancer chemotherapy monitoring, bone density imaging, and temperature monitoring during thermal therapy. He has also explored various commercial spin-off concepts, such as detecting explosive liquids and noninvasively testing whether a bottle of wine has gone bad. He has coauthored more than 75 peer-reviewed journal papers, co-written one textbook, presented numerous invited papers related to microwave imaging, holds 13 patents and is a Fellow of the IEEE. His current research interests include microwave tomography, which exploits the many facets of dielectric properties in tissue and other media, and also includes breast cancer imaging, where his group was the first to translate an actual system into the clinic. He is also exploring dielectric sensors for rehabilitation and surgical applications.