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Maysam Ghovanloo

Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Maysam Ghovanloo

Professor Ghovanloo received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 1994. He received his M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. From 1994 to 1998, he worked at the Industrial Development for Electronic Application, Inc., where he led the design and development of a modular patient care monitoring system. In December 1998, he founded Sabz Negar Rayaneh Co. Ltd., developing physiology and pharmacology laboratory instruments. During summer of 2002 he was with Advanced Bionics, Inc., working on a spinal cord stimulator. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in Electrical Engineering in 2003 and 2004, respectively. He joined the faculty of NC State University in August 2004, where he served as an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering until June 2007. Since summer 2007, he has been on the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech, where he founded the GT-Bionics laboratory.

Professor Ghovanloo is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part-II. He is also a member of the International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) subcommittee on Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays (IMMD). He has organized several special sessions and was a member of Technical Review Committees for major conferences in the areas of circuits, systems, sensors, and biomedical engineering. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, the Sigma Xi, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Implantable microelectronic devices
  • Neural interfacing
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Bio-inspired microsystems
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Low-power analog/digital/mixed-mode integrated circuits


Awards and Distinctions: 
  • 2010, NSF CAREER Award
  • 2010, Galaxy of Stars, Barrier Breaker Award for Innovation
  • 2009, Gold Tower Award, Georgia Tech's Faculty Communicator of the Year
  • 2009, Association for Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage, Distinguished Young Scholar Award
  • 2003 and 2004, 40th, 41st DAC/ISSCC student design contest


  • Director, GT-Bionics Lab
  • Faculty, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, 3D Systems Packaging Research Center
  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for MEMS and Microsystems Technology (CMMT)
  • Affiliate Faculty, Georgia Electronic Design Center

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Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir Institute, Tehran (1997); Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 1994