Mohamed R. Mahfouz, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Dr. Mahfouz received the B.S.B.M.E. degree and the M.S.B.M.E. degree from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. He received the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Denver, Denver, CO, in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree from the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, in 2002. From 1998-2002, he served as Technical Director at the Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in Denver, CO. In 2002, he became both Technical Director for the Center for Musculoskeletal Research and an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. His current research interests include UWB, biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging, surgical navigation, MEMS bio-sensors, and 3-D bone and tissue reconstruction. He has received numerous NIH and NSF grants and has authored many journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. Dr. Mahfouz is a senior member of the IEEE.
Dietmar Kissinger, Ph.D.
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr. Rizwan Bashirullah (S’98-M’04) received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University (NCSU), in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida in 2004, where he held the position of Assistant Professor. Dr. Bashirullah is currently an Associate Professor and the Electronics Division Area Chair. His research interests are in mixed-signal circuits for biomedical applications, power delivery systems and on-chip/off-chip signaling subsystems. He has authored or coauthored over 85 referred technical papers in conferences and journals. Dr. Bashirullah served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2005 to 2009. He has also served as Conference Organizing Co-chair for Biomedical Wireless (BioWireleSS) of the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS) and as member of the Technical Program Committees for ISQED, ISLPED, ISCAS, RWS and BioCAS. Dr. Bashirullah is the recipient of the 2011 Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and the 2005 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development Award.