Journal Publications

Stevens

[J22] M. Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “Accurate Doppler Radar-Based Cardiopulmonary Sensing Using Chest-Wall Acceleration,” IEEE Journal on Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (JERM), accepted, October 2018.

[J21] A. Mirbeik*, S. Li, E. Garay, H. Nguyen, H. Wang, N. Tavassolian, "W-Band Micro-Machined Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna Using SIW Structure and CPW," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, July 2018, DOI 10.1109/TAP.2018.2863098.

[J20] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian, "An Independent Component Analysis Approach to Motion Noise Cancellation of Cardio-Mechanical Signals," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME), DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2018.2856700, July 2018.

[J19] A. Mirbeik*, S. Li, E. Garay, H. Nguyen, H. Wang, N. Tavassolian, “Synthetic Ultra-high-resolution Millimeter-wave Imaging for Skin Cancer Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME), DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2018.2837102, May 2018.

[J18] M. Nosrati, A. Jafargholi, and N. Tavassolian, "Broadband Slotted Blade Dipole Antenna for Airborne UAV Applications," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2018.2835524, May 2018. 

[J17] A.  Mirbeik,  N.  Tavassolian, "Ultra-Wideband, Stable Normal and Cancer Skin Tissue Phantoms for Millimeter-Wave Skin Cancer Imaging," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, accepted, April 2018, DOI 10.1109/TBME.2018.2828311. 

[J16] A. Mirbeik, N. Tavassolian, “Characterization and Validation of the Slim-Form Open-Ended Coaxial Probe for the Dielectric  Characterization of Biological Tissues at Millimeter-Wave Frequencies,IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, vol. 28, issue 1, Jan. 2018.

[J15] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian, “Combined Seismo- and Gyro-cardiography: A More Comprehensive Evaluation of Heart-Induced Chest Vibrations,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, accepted, Oct. 2017, September Issue Cover Article.

[J14] A. Mirbeik, N. Tavassolian, “Ultra-Wideband Millimeter-Wave Dielectric Characteristics of Freshly-Excised Normal and Malignant Skin Tissues,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 65, issue 6, pp. 1320 – 1329, June 2018.

[J13] M. Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “High-Accuracy Heart Rate Variability Monitoring Using Doppler Radar Based on Gaussian Pulse Train Modeling and FTPR Algorithm,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 66, issue 1, pp. 556 – 567, Jan 2018.

[J12] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian, “Pulse Transit Time Measurement Using Seismocardiogram, Photoplethysmogram, and Acoustic Recordings: Evaluation and Comparison,IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 22, issue 3, pp. 733 – 740, May 2018, Featured Article in the Sensor Informatics Category

[J11] M.  Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “Effects of Antenna Characteristics on the Performance of Heart Rate Monitoring Radar Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 65, pp. 3296 – 3301, June 2017. A 13-page extension of this paper has also been published in arXiv preprint, arXiv:1801.00484.

[J10] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian, “Utilizing Gyroscopes towards Automatic Annotation of Seismocardiograms,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, issue 7, pp. 2129 – 2136, Feb. 2017.

[J9] M. Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “Miniaturized Circularly-Polarized Square Slot Antenna with Enhanced Axial-Ratio Bandwidth Using an Antipodal Y-Strip,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 16, pp. 817 – 820, July 2016. 

[J8] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian, “Motion Artifact Cancellation of Seismocardiographic Recordings from Moving Subjects,IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, pp. 5702 – 5708, 2016.

[J7] N. Tavassolian, M. Koutsoureli, G. Papaioannou, J. Papapolymerou, “Optimization of Dielectric Material Stoichiometry for  High-Reliability Capacitive MEMS Switches,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 26, pp. 174 – 176, 2016.

[J6] A.  Mirbeik, V. Tavassoli, F. Ayazi, N. Tavassolian, “Three Dimensional, Ultra-Wideband Micromachined Millimeter-Wave Hemispherical Shell Antenna: Theoretical Concept and Calibration,” IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 10, pp. 525 – 535, 2016.

[J5]  N.  Tavassolian,  M.  Li,  C.C.  Vassilou,  M.  J.  Cima,  “A  Novel  Magnetic Relaxation-Based Platform for Hydration Monitoring,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 14, pp. 2851 – 2855, Aug 2014.

Before Stevens

[J4]  N.  Tavassolian,  G.  Papaioannou,  J.  Papapolymerou,  "Dielectric  Charging  in  Capacitive  RF  MEMS  Switches  with Silicon  Dioxide:  The  Effects  of  Extended  Durations  of  Electric  Stress,IEEE  Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 21, pp. 592 – 594, 2011.

[J3] M.  Koutsoureli*, N. Tavassolian*, G. Papaioannou, J. Papapolymerou, "Dielectric Charging in Capacitive  MEMS Switches  with  Silicon  Nitride," Applied Physics Letters, vol.98, pp.  0935051 – 3, 2011. *Equal Contributions.

[J2] S. Yeo, A. Polycarpou, S. Tseregounis, N. Tavassolian, and J. Papapolymerou, "Characterization and Adhesion of Interacting Surfaces in Capacitive RF  MEMS  Switches  Undergoing  Cycling," Journal  of  Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 24, pp. 2617–2639, 2010.

[J1] N. Tavassolian, M. Koutsoureli, E. Papandreou, G. Papaioannou, B. Lacroix, and J. Papapolymerou, “The Effect of Silicon Nitride Stoichiometry on Charging Mechanisms in RF-MEMS Capacitive Switches," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 57, pp. 518-352, 2009.

Conference Publications

Stevens

[C35] A. Mirbeik, N. Tavassolian, Ultra-High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Imaging: A New Promising Skin Cancer Imaging Modality,” IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, October 2018. (EEE BioCAS Student Travel Award Recipient).

[C34] C. Yang, N. Aranoff, P. Green, N. Tavassolian, "A Binary Classification of Cardiovascular Abnormality Using Time-Frequency Features of Cardio-mechanical Signals," IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), presented, July 2018.

[C33] C. Yang, Y. Dong, Y. Chen, N. Tavassolian, "A Low-cost, Smartphone-only Pulse Transit Time Measurement System Using Cardio-mechanical Signals and Optical Sensors," IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), July 2018.

[C32] M. Nosrati, Sh. Shahsavari, N. Tavassolian, “Multi-target Vital-Signs Monitoring Using a Dual-beam Hybrid Doppler Radar,IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC), Best Paper Award Finalist, June 2018.

[C31] M. Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “Accuracy enhancement of Doppler Radar-based Heartbeat Rate Detection Using Chest Wall Acceleration,” IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC), June 2018.

[C30] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian,  “A  Feasibility Study on a Low-Cost, Smartphone Based Solution of Pulse Transit Time Measurement  Using Cardio-Mechanical Signals,” IEEE-NIH Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies (HI-POCT), Nov. 2017.

[C29] M. Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “A Wideband, High-Gain, CPW-Fed, Circularly-Polarized, L-Shaped Slot Antenna Array,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APS), San Diego, July 2017.

[C28] M.  Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “A Single-Feed Dual-band, Linearly/Circularly Polarized Cross-Slot Millimeter-Wave Antenna for  Future 5G Networks,Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APS), San Diego, July 2017.

[C27] M. Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “Experimental Study of Antenna Characteristic Effects on Doppler Radar Performance,Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APS), San Diego, July 2017.

[C26]  M.  Nosrati,  N.  Tavassolian,  “A  Compact  Circularly-Polarized  Square  Slot  Antenna  with  Enhanced  Axial-Ratio Bandwidth  Using  Metasurface,”  Proc.  IEEE  Antennas  and  Propagation  Society  International  Symposium  (APS),  San  Diego, July 2017.

[C25] C.  Yang, N. Tavassolian, “Annotation of Seismocardiogram Using Gyroscopic Recordings,” Proc. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, 2016.

[C24] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian, “Pulse Transit Time Measurement Using Seismocardiogram and In-Ear Acoustic Sensor,” Proc. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, 2016.

[C23] C. Yang and N. Tavassolian, “Motion Noise Cancellation of Seismogram of Ambulant Subjects with Dual Sensors,” Proc. IEEE International Conference in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), August 2016.

[C22] M. Nosrati, M. Jafargholi, N. Tavassolian, “A Broadband Blade Dipole Antenna for UAV Applications,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APS), July 2016.

[C21] M.  Nosrati, A. Abdipour, N. Tavassolian, “Wideband Circularly-Polarized Antenna Using Parasitic Strip, Stub, and Slot,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APS), July 2016.

[C20] M. Nosrati, N. Tavassolian, “A Y-Slot Wideband Circularly-Polarized Antenna for Non-Contact Health Monitoring Applications,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APS), July 2016.

[C19] C. Yang, N. Tavassolian, “Motion Noise Cancellation in Seismocardiographic Monitoring of Moving Subjects,” Proc. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, 2015.

[C18] A. Mirbeik, N. Tavassolian, “Ultra-High Resolution Millimeter-Wave Imaging for Biomedical Applications: Feasibility Study,” Proc. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, 2015.

[C17] A. Mirbeik, V. Tavassoli, F. Ayazi, N. Tavassolian, “Ultra-Wideband, Dual-Mode Millimeter-Wave Micro Hemispherical Shell Antenna”, Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, July 2015.

[C16] A. Mirbeik, N. Tavassolian, “Synthetic Ultra-Wideband Antenna for High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Imaging”, Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, July 2015.

[C15] A.  Mirbeik, V. Tavassoli, F. Ayazi, N. Tavassolian, “Three-Dimensional Super-Wideband Micro-Antenna for High-Resolution   Millimeter-Wave Medical Imaging,” Proc. IEEE International Conference in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 4999 – 5002, 2014.

Before Stevens

[C14] N. Tavassolian, M. Koutsoureli, G. Papaioannou, and J. Papapolymerou, “Dielectric Charging in Capacitive RF MEMS  Switches: The Effect of Dielectric Film Leakage,Proc. International Symposium on RF MEMS and RF Microsystems, Athens, Greece, June 2011.

[C13] N. Tavassolian, M. Koutsoureli, G. Papaioannou, and J. Papapolymerou, "Dielectric Charging in Capacitive RF MEMS Switches: The Effect of Electric Stress," Proc. IEEE Asian-Pacific Microwave Conference, Yokohoma, Japan, Dec. 2010.

[C12] H. Jiang, B. Lacroix, N. Tavassolian, and J.  Papapolymerou, “A Compact Tunable Filter Using BST Thin-film Varactors,” IEEE International Union of Radio Science Conference, Boulder, CO, Jan. 2011.

[C11] N. Tavassolian, G. Papaioannou, and J. Papapolymerou, “The Effects of Dielectric Film Leakage in Capacitive MEMS Switches with Silicon Nitride Deposited at Low Temperatures,” IEEE International Union of Radio Science Conference, Boulder, CO, Jan. 2011.

[C10] G. Papaioannou, N. Tavassolian, C. L. Goldsmith, and J. Papapolymerou, "Dielectric Charging and Thermally Activated Processes in MEMS Capacitive Switches," Proc. IEEE European Microwave Conference, Rome, Italy, Oct. 2009, pp. 1752 – 1755.

[C9] G. Papaioannou, N. Tavassolian, M. Koutsoureli, E. Papandreou, J. Papapolymerou, "Investigation of Charging Mechanisms in RF-MEMS Capacitive Switches with Silicon Nitride: The Effect of Material Stoichiometry,Proc. IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Boston, MA, June 2009, pp. 1653 – 1656.

[C8] R. Daigler, E. Papandreou, N. Tavassolian, M. Koutsoureli, G. Papaioannou, J. Papapolymerou, "Dependence of Dielectric Charging on Film Thickness and Deposition Conditions," Proc. IEEE Asian-Pacific Microwave Conference, Singapore, Dec. 2008, pp. 1 – 4.

[C7] N.  Tavassolian, S. Bhattacharya, G. Ponchak, and J. Papapolymerou, “A High-Power Low-Actuation-Voltage RF MEMS Switch on Silicon and Organic Substrates,” IEEE International Union of Radio Science Conference, Boulder, CO, Jan. 2009.

[C6] N. Tavassolian, G. Ponchak, and J. Papapolymerou, "Compact Conformal Dipole Antenna on Organic Substrate for 2.4 GHz Applications," Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, San Diego, CA, July  2008, pp. 1 – 4.

[C5] N. Tavassolian, S. Nikolaou, and M. Tentzeris, "A Flexible UWB Elliptical Slot Antenna with a Tuning Uneven U-shape Stub on LCP for Microwave Tumor Detection," Proc. IEEE Asian-Pacific Microwave Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 2007, pp. 1 – 4.

[C4] N. Tavassolian, S. Nikolaou, M. Tentzeris, "Microwave Tumor Detection Using a Flexible UWB Elliptical Slot Antenna with a  Tuning Uneven U-shape Stub on LCP," Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007, pp. 257 – 260.

[C3] J. Jordan, G.E. Ponchak, N. Tavassolian, M. Tentzeris, "Characteristics of a Linearly Tapered Slot Antenna (LTSA) Conformed Longitudinally Around a Cylinder," Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007, pp. 3848 – 3851.

[C2] N. Tavassolian, H. Kanj, and M. Popovic, "The Effect of Breast Glands on Microwave Tumor Sensing with Dark Eyes Antenna," Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, July 2006, pp. 291 – 294.

[C1] N. Tavassolian, M. Popovic, “Dark Eyes Antenna for Microwave Tumor Imaging: Assessment of Mutual Coupling between Array Elements,” International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, Montréal, QC, July 2006, pp. 1 – 4.

Patents

 

[P4] N. Tavassolian, M. Nosrati, “Sub-6-GHz Dual-Beam Phased Array Doppler Radar for Short-Range Vital-Signs Monitoring,” Provisional patent submitted June 2018.

[P3] N. Tavassolian, M. Mirbeik, “Millimeter-wave Imaging for Skin Cancer Detection,” Provisional patent submitted Feb. 2018.

[P2] N. Tavassolian, M. Mirbeik, “Synthetic Ultra-Wideband Millimeter-Wave Imaging for Tissue Diagnostics,” US patent submitted Feb. 2017.

[P1] M. Cima, M. Li, C. Vassiliou, N. Tavassolian, L. Colucci, “NMR Sensor for Rapid, Non-Invasive Determination of Hydration State or Vascular Volume of a Subject,” International Patent, Issued 2015.