Siavash Pourkamali

Siavash Pourkamali

Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
 
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Professional Preparation

PhD - Electrical Engineering
Georgie Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - 2006
MS - Electrical Engineering
Georgie Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - 2004
BS - Electrical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran - 2001

Research Areas

MEMS, NEMS, Microsystems

Publications

H. Hall, A. Rahafrooz, J. Brown, V. Bright, and S. Pourkamali, I-shaped thermally actuated VHF resonators with submicron components, to appear in Elsevier Journal of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. forthcoming - Publication
X. Guo, E. Mehdizadeh, Y. Yi, and S. Pourkamali, Thermal-Piezoresistive Resonators and SelfSustained Oscillators for Gas Recognition and Pressure Sensing, To appear in IEEE Sensors Journal. forthcoming - Publication
H. J. Hall, D.E. Walker, L. Wang, R.C. Fitch, J.S. Bunch, S. Pourkamali, and V.M. Bright, Mode Selection Behavior of VHF Thermal-Piezoresistive Self-Sustained Oscillators, International Conference on Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems (Transducers), 2013. 2013 - Publication
E. Mehdizadeh, J. C. Wilson, A. Hajjam, A. Rahafrooz, and S. Pourkamali, Aerosol Impactor with Embedded MEMS Resonant Mass Balance for Real-Time Particulate Mass Concentration Monitoring, International Conference on Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems (Transducers), 2013. 2013 - Publication
E. Mehdizadeh, J. Chapin, J. Gonzales, R. Abdolvand, B. Purse, and S. Pourkamali, Response characterization of piezoelectric rotational mode disk Resonant biomolecular Sensors, International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, 2013. 2013 - Publication
E. Mehdizadeh and S. Pourkamali, Two Degrees-Of-Freedom Thermally Actuated Nano-Positioner with Integrated Nano-Tips For Scanning Probe Nanolithography, Proceedings of Nanomechanical Sensing Workshop, 2013. 2013 - Publication
E. Mehdizadeh, A. Hajjam, A. Rahafrooz and S. Pourkamali, Nano-precision force and displacement measurement using MEMS resonant structures, Submitted to IEEE Sensors Conference, 2013. 2013 - Publication
A. Iqbal, J. Chapin, E. Mehdizadeh, B. Purse, and S. Pourkamali, Resonant response validation of micro-channel encapsulated disk resonators via fluorescent imaging, International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, 2013. 2013 - Publication
X. Guo, A. Rahafrooz, Y-B Yi, S. Pourkamali, Gas Sensing Using Thermally Actuated Dual Plate Resonators and Oscillators, IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, 2012. 2012 - Publication
A. Hajjam, A. Rahafrooz, and S. Pourkamali, Electrostatic frequency tuning and Q-improvement of in-plane dual-plate MEMS resonators, IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, 2012. 2012 - Publication

Additional Information

Institutional Professional Services
University: Fall 2010-Spring 2012 SECS representative in the University Graduate Council Summer 2009-Spring 2012 SECS representative in the University Honors Council Spring 2011 Served on DU PROF peer review committee Division and School: Spring 2008- Spring 2012 Engineering Representative in Partners in Scholarship (PINS) Review  Committee Summer 2007-2009 Contributions to the Extreme Sports Summer Camp Outreach Program   Department: Spring 2013-present UTD-EE PhD Program Committee Member 2011-2012 Electrical Engineering graduate program assessment coordinator Spring 2009 Electrical Engineering Department Representative at the Penrose Library  LLGA Meetings Fall 2007-present Served on Several Faculty Search Committees

 

Fall 2006- Summer 2007 Chair, EE Curriculum Committee
Graduate Student Theses
4. Arash Hajjam (PhD in EE), Fall 2008-Summer 2012 Thesis Title: Thermally Actuated Resonant Silicon Crystal Nanobalances 3. Babak Tousifar (MS in Bioengineering), Spring 2009 - Fall 2011 Thesis Title: Label-Free Biochemical Recognition Using MEMS Resonators for Microarray  Technology 2. Amir Rahafrooz (PhD in EE), Fall 2007 – Summer 2011 Thesis Title: High Frequency Thermally Actuated Micromechanical Resonators with Piezoresistive Readout 1. Siddhartha Kala (MS in EE), Spring 2007 – Spring 2009 Thesis Title: Fabrication of Silicon Photo-Voltaic Micro-Particles for Low-Cost Solar Energy Generation
Research Advising
Postdoctoral Research Associate 1. Dr. Amir Rahafrooz, Fall 2011-Fall 2012   Graduate 14. Emad Mehdizadeh (Current PhD student), Fall 2011-present 13. Ayesha Eqbal (Current MS student at DU), Fall 2011-present 12. Sally (Xin) Li (Current MS student at DU), Winter 2011- Present 11. Xiaobo Guo (PhD student, Co-advised by Prof. Yi, Stayed at DU), Spring 2011- Summer 2012 10. Xiaoxiao, Dai (MS thesis student, Stayed at DU, changes advisor), Winter 2012-Summer 2012 9. Meng Wu (MS thesis student, Stayed at DU, changed advisor), Winter 2012-Summer 2012 8. Justin Jacobs (MS student researcher), Fall 2010- Spring 2011 7. Mona Mirzaei (current PhD student), Fall 2010 – Fall 2011, left DU due to family relocation 6. Harita Gulkotwar (MS student), Fall 2010, left DU due to family relocation 5. Jagadeesh Pandiyan (PhD student co-advised by Prof. Voyles), Spring 2010 – Fall 2011 4. Babak Tousifar (graduated MS student), Spring 2009 – Fall 2011 3. Arash Hajjam (graduated PhD student), Fall 2008 – Summer 2012 2. Amir Rahafrooz (graduated PhD student), Fall 2007 – Summer 2011 1. Siddhartha Kala (graduated MS student), Spring 2007-Spring 2009   Undergraduate 11. Kristine Dietrich (undergraduate research Assistant), Summer 2011-Spring 2012 10. Brandon Bourn (undergraduate research Assistant), Summer 2011-Spring 2012 9. Justin Huff (undergraduate research Assistant), Spring 2011-Spring 2012 8. Willy Douglas (undergraduate research Assistant), Winter 2011-Fall 2011 7. Andrew Logan (undergraduate research Assistant), Spring 2010-Summer 2011 6. Kole Reece (undergraduate intern from Michigan State University), Summer 2010 5. Joshua Lane (undergraduate research Assistant), Summer 2010 4. Jonathan Falcey (undergraduate research Assistant), Summer 2009 3. Kari Storslet (undergraduate research Assistant), Spring 2009 2. Nafisa Matin (undergraduate research Assistant), Winter 2007-Fall 2007 1. Kenneth Comstock (undergraduate research Assistant), Summer 2007