Dr. Laleh Najafizadeh joins the ECE Faculty

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Dr. Laleh Najafizadeh will join the ECE Department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2012. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009, and between 2009 and 2012, she has been a postdoctoral research fellow with the Section on Analytical and Functional BioPhotonics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. She has an undergraduate degree from Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, and an MS from University of Alberta in Canada, all in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Najafizadeh has a broad range of research expertise that encompasses the fields of brain imaging, microelectronics and circuit design, signal processing, and biophotonics.

Her research in the field of brain imaging has been focused on the design and implementation of a portable version of a functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) system for monitoring cortical brain activations.

In the future, she is planning to utilize her expertise in circuit design to miniaturize the electronics (optical transmitters and receivers, digital circuits, and wireless transceivers) required for the implementation of a portable fNIRS system.